M.A. Orientation

We look forward to welcoming you to the Jackson Institute in August! Below is the orientation schedule for the opening weeks of school. Please note that attendance is required for the events on this list.

 

August 19-22 | GSAS Check-in & Orientation

Monday, August 19 | GSAS Check-in
9:00 am-4:00 pm
135 Prospect Street
Please also refer to the full GSAS Orientation schedule 

Tuesday, August 20 | Informal Lunch at the Jackson Institute
12:00-1:00 pm
Horchow Hall, 55 Hillhouse Avenue, Seminar Room

Thursday, August 22 | GSAS Matriculation Day & Professional Ethics Workshop
9:30 am-2:45 pm
Location TBA
The President and Dean preside over an academic ceremony to welcome the newest class of Graduate School students. Exact time and location of Professional Ethics workshop to be announced in mid-August.

August 23-24 | Jackson M.A. Overnight (off-campus)

Friday, August 23 | Bus Departs Horchow Hall
8:00 am
55 Hillhouse Avenue

Saturday, August 24 | Bus Arrives at Horchow Hall
6:00 pm (latest)
55 Hillhouse Avenue

Monday, August 26 | Jackson Orientation

All activities held in Horchow Hall, 55 Hillhouse Avenue, GM Room

8:45 am – 9:30 am   Breakfast
Opening remarks by Director Jim Levinsohn

9:30 am – 11:00 am   Graduate Studies & the Jackson Core Curriculum
Director of Graduate Studies and faculty

11:00 am – 12:00 pm  Preparing for your first semester
Director of Student Affairs

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm  Lunch with the 2019 World Fellows

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm  Horchow Hall Tours
15-minute tours of Horchow Hall space and resources (2-3 groups)

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm  M.A.S. Student Session
Director of Graduate Studies and Director of Student Affairs

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm  Photo Session #1
Professional photographer takes head shots to be featured on Jackson website. Sign-up sheet available for 5-minute photo slots.

2:00 pm – 4:30 pm  Résumé Gallery
Stop by the Seminar Room for a fun activity

 

Tuesday, August 27 | Jackson Orientation

9:00 am – 9:30 am   Breakfast available

9:30 am – 10:30 am  Introduction to the Career Development Office
Director of Career Development

10:30 am – 12:00 pm  Second-Year Student Panel and Q&A

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm  Lunch with Faculty

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm   Session (to be confirmed)

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm  Photo Session #2
Professional photographer takes head shots to be featured on Jackson website. Sign-up sheet available for 5-minute photo slots.

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm  Meet & Greet with Jackson Senior Fellows

6:00 pm -8:00 pm | Jackson Institute Kick-off Gathering
Graduate students, families, faculty and Senior Fellows gather off-site for dinner. Spouses, partners, and children welcome.

Wednesday, August 28 | First day of classes (Graduate School)

Shopping period officially begins.