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 

Monday, August 19 | Informal Meet & Greet at the Jackson Institute
Exact time TBA
Horchow Hall, 55 Hillhouse Avenue

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

8:45 am -4:00 pm | Exact Schedule to be Announced

Tuesday, August 27 | Jackson Orientation

8:45 am-5:00 pm | Exact Schedule TBA

4:00-5:00 pm | Meet & Greet with Jackson Institute Senior Fellows

6:00-8:00 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.