WMU News

Graduate College plans new orientation program

May 23, 2004

KALAMAZOO--Faculty and staff at Western Michigan University are invited to comment on what type of information should be presented to graduate students during WMU's first Graduate Student Orientation Program Aug. 28.

The new program will be open to all main- and branch-campus graduate students who do not hold an assistantship or associateship. The Graduate College, which is sponsoring the event, already offers a Graduate Assistantship/Doctoral Associateship Training Program. For fall 2004, this program will be held Aug. 23 through 25 for domestic students and Aug. 23 through 27 for international students.

The new orientation program will annually acquaint an additional 1,500 graduate students with the services and resources available to help them successfully complete their master's or doctoral degrees. Although not mandatory, it is highly suggested that incoming full- and part-time graduate students attend.

The Graduate College will continue to develop the campuswide Graduate Student Orientation Program over the course of the summer. A tentative program schedule is available online at <www.wmich.edu/grad>. To provide suggestions, contact the college at (269) 387-8208 or <kevin.vichcales@wmich.edu>.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, 269 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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