Final schedule for Friday, August 11th

Good morning!

First, a quick note about the best way to contact staff members and faculty via e-mail. All OSU staff and faculty can receive e-mail at their name.#@osu.edu addresses (e.g. hambach.2@osu.edu). Staff and faculty do not have @buckeyemail addresses like students do. So, when e-mailing any of us, please make sure to send just to @osu.edu and not @buckeyemail. Thanks!

This is the last post before orientation on Friday. Hopefully the information that has been posted here over the last few weeks has been helpful. If you have additional questions, feel free to e-mail me, catch me at orientation on Friday, or stop by my office in 1110 Newman Wolfrom Lab.

The final schedule is as follows. All events will be held in CBEC 130.

8:45AM – Welcome

8:50AM – Council of Graduate Students

9:00AM – Dr. Sadi Fox from OSU Counseling and Consultation

10:00AM – Alex Rostorfer from the Arts & Sciences Business Service Center

10:30AM – Dr. Jen Yucel from the Office of Research Compliance

11:30AM – 12:00PM – Pizza lunch provided by the Department

12:00PM – Ohio Union Activities Board (if you have not finished lunch, you can bring it with you to this presentation)

12:15PM – Dr. Marcela Hernandez from College of Arts and Sciences Recruitment and Diversity Services

12:45PM – John Herrington, Safety Coordinator for the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

1:45PM – Break

2:00PM – ACS Divisional proficiency exams (Please bring pencils and a scientific (not graphing) calculator. No phones or devices other than a scientific calculator will be allowed out during the exams.)

4:00PM – Advisor meetings for the Analytical and Biological divisions (Please refer to this post for more information about advisor meetings. If you are not in the Analytical or Biological division, you can leave for the day after you complete your ACS exam.)

Graduate Studies Office “Best Practices” Document

Welcome to orientation week! Today I’m providing all of you with a “Best Practices” document that was designed to provide you with information to help you navigate your graduate program. Most of this has already been seen before, but hopefully combining all of the information into one document will be both helpful and more accessible.

 

Helpful Tips

As many of you are arriving to OSU this week, it might be helpful to be reminded about where to go at OSU to take care of a variety of tasks.

Where do you go…

…if you need to get a Buck ID

3040 Ohio Union, 1739 North High St., Columbus, OH 43210

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…if you need to get a parking permit

1560 North High St., Columbus, OH 43201

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…if you need vaccines or other health services

18875 Millikin Road, Columbus, OH 43210

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…if you want to exercise

337 Annie & John Glenn Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210

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…if you need to talk to Chemistry PhD Program Graduate Studies Office personnel

1110 Newman Wolfrom Lab, 100 W. 18th Ave.

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…if you need to use a computer

https://library.osu.edu/about/departments/information-technology/computers-available-for-public-use/

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…if you need to use the campus bus system (CABS)

https://ttm.osu.edu/cabs

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…if you need to use the city bus system (COTA)

http://www.cota.com/Riding-COTA/Pass-Programs/The-Ohio-State-University/Welcome-Students.aspx

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…if you need to buy items for your campus-area apartment

https://www.target.com/sl/Columbus-Central-Store/1058

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…if you are an international student and need assistance with immigration-related questions

140 Enarson Classroom Building, 2009 Millikin Rd, Columbus, OH 43210

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Please feel free to stop by the Graduate Studies Office in 1110 Newman Wolfrom Lab if you have any questions as you get settled at OSU over the next few weeks. Our hours are 7:30AM-4PM Monday-Friday.

Graduate School Handbook

Picture of University Hall

University Hall – Home of the Graduate School

Although not officially required reading, incoming students are definitely encouraged to read the Graduate School Handbook and become familiar with the policies and procedures that will impact you during your graduate program. Please bookmark this handbook and refer to it as needed during your graduate program, especially as you prepare for milestones including, but not limited to, your candidacy exam and your PhD thesis defense.

The Graduate School Handbook should be used in concert with the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Summary of Procedures and Requirements for Graduate Degrees, the 2017 edition of which is forthcoming and, when available, will be linked to on the Facebook group, posted on this page, sent out by e-mail and always available online HERE – it’s obviously an important document for our students to refer to often! Any questions about the Grad School Handbook or the Procedures & Requirements Document can be directed to Graduate Studies Office Personnel (all of whom are located in 1110 Newman Wolfrom Lab):

Dr. Tom Magliery, Vice Chair for Graduate Studies (magliery.1@osu.edu)
Kelly Burke, Graduate Program Coordinator (burke.247@osu.edu)
Jennifer Hambach, Graduate Admissions Coordinator (hambach.2@osu.edu)

Faculty Research Presentations

As part of the advisor selection process, all first-year graduate students are required to attend a series of faculty research presentations. You are all registered for this course, which is Chem 6780, and the presentations will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30PM in CBEC 130 during the first 7 weeks of Autumn semester. The attendance requirement for this course is that each of you attends 6 full evenings of presentations. The evenings you select MUST include all of those (either 2 or 3 evenings) assigned to the division that you intend to join. The remaining presentation evenings that you select to attend can be for any other division.

The draft (subject to change) of the Faculty Research Presentations schedule is available copied below. More information on the advisor selection process will be provided by Dr. Tom Magliery, Vice Chair for Graduate Studies, at 5:30PM on August 22nd in CBEC 130.2017 Faculty Research Presentations Schedule

DRAFT of GTA training schedule and clarification on attendance policy

A draft of the GTA training schedule is available HERE.

This draft is being published to provide all of you with a general sense of the events in which you will participate during the GTA training program. It is not to be considered the final version of the GTA training schedule. It is my understanding that customized schedules will be sent to individuals by the undergraduate teaching team prior to the beginning of the GTA training program.

As previously indicated, attendance is mandatory at all orientation events on Friday, August 11th and all GTA training events on Monday, August 14th-Friday, August 18th and on Monday, August 21st. As graduate students on appointment, your paid appointment – whether as a GTA, GRA, fellow, or self-supporting student – is contingent upon your participation in all orientation and GTA training events.

Graduate Student Welcome Picnic

The Graduate School is co-sponsoring two events for newly admitted graduate students:

The Resource and Involvement Fair on August 20, 4-7 p.m. at the Ohio Union

and

the Welcome Picnic on August 25, 4-7 p.m. at the Faculty Club.

To register for these events, please go HERE.

Schedule for Chem PhD program orientation on Friday, August 11th


Chemistry PhD program orientation will be held on Friday, August 11th in room 130 in the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry (CBEC) building. Attendance is mandatory and the schedule for that day is as follows:

8:45AM – Welcome
8:50AM – Council of Graduate Students
9:00AM – Dr. Sadi Fox from OSU Counseling and Consultation
10:00AM – Alex Rostorfer from the Arts & Sciences Business Service Center
10:30AM – Dr. Jen Yucel from the Office of Research Compliance
11:30AM – 12:00PM – Pizza lunch provided by the Department
12:00PM – Ohio Union Activities Board
12:15PM – Dr. Marcela Hernandez from College of Arts and Sciences Recruitment and Diversity Services
12:45PM – John Herrington, Safety Coordinator for the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
2:00PM – ACS Divisional proficiency exams (Please bring pencils and a scientific (not graphing) calculator. No phones or devices other than a scientific calculator will be allowed out during the exams.)
4:00PM – Advising meetings for the Analytical and Biological divisions

This schedule is subject to change. Any changes that occur will be communicated here, on Facebook, and by e-mail.

GTA Training will begin at 9AM on Monday, August 14th in room 1008 in Evans Lab. Lunch will also be provided that day.