M.A. Orientation

We look forward to welcoming you to the Jackson Institute in August! Below is the orientation schedule, which we will continue updating with activities as we approach the start of classes in August.

We have a special team of second-year students, our New Student Orientation (NSO) coordinators, organizing a variety of activities throughout August. Each week, you will hear from the group about the activities for the coming week. All activities are remote, unless indicated otherwise.

Schedule of Events

August 3-7 | Kickoff Social Event & Student-Organized Activities

This week’s remote events organized by your NSO coordinators include:

Monday, August 3

10:00am ET | Kick-off event organized by the New Student Orientation (NSO) coordinators and start of weekly informal hang outs (recurring)

August 6

10:00 am ET | Slide Intros
Each student sends out a slide and presents about personality, hobbies, interests (1 min. per person)

Weekly Happy Hour (recurring)

August 10-14 | Jackson Academic Orientation

Zoom Sessions will be live and recorded

Tuesday, August 11

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. | Intro to Career Development Office
Director of the Career Development Office

Wednesday, August 12

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. | How to Choose Classes
Student Panel

Thursday, August 13

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. | Jackson Requirements & Introduction to Academics at Yale
Director of Graduate Studies and Director of Student Affairs 

August 10-21 | Individual Academic Advising

Individual Advising Sessions for New and Returning Students
Director of Student Affairs, Director of Graduate Studies

Student-organized activities include Trivia Night and Weekly Happy Hour (recurring)

August 17-21 | Student-Organized Activities

This week’s remote events organized by your NSO coordinators include:

Intellectual Engagement / Issue-based Discussion

Navigating New Haven
Groceries, utilities, bicycles, cell phone plans, banks

Weekly Happy Hour (recurring)

August 24-28 | GSAS & Jackson Welcome Week

Please refer to the detailed GSAS Orientation schedule sent via YaleConnect system.

Monday, August 24 | GSAS Check-in

Tuesday, August 25 | GSAS continued

Wednesday, August 26 | GSAS continued

TBA: In-person activities organized by Jackson NSO coordinators

August 27 | Jackson - Horchow Hall

11:00am – 12:00pm | Meeting with Jim Levinsohn on Zoom (mandatory)

1:30 – 2:30 pm | Jackson Community Building Session 1 (mandatory)

3:00 – 5:00 pm | Photo Session 1  (sign-up will be available for a 5-minute slot)

 

August 28 | Jackson-Horchow Hall

9:30 – 11:30 am | Photo Session 2  (sign-up will be available for a 5-minute slot)

12 pm – 1:00 pm Meet & Greet with Jackson Senior Fellows & Faculty on Zoom (mandatory)

1:30 – 2:30 pm Jackson Community Building Session 2 (mandatory)

 

 

Monday, August 31 | First Day of Classes (Jackson & Graduate School)