• Start to recruit faculty and student volunteers to help with orientation week activities (check with Associate Chair for support in process of contacting faculty and/or determining which faculty and/or students to ask).
  • Update the Fall 2019 agenda located on the G: drive under Opening & TA orientation-make sure to book the Introduction to Library Resources (Emily Hart), the Initial Lab Safety Training (mdbradle@syr.edu), and the Adventure Course/Team (Julie DeLeo).

  • Add incoming graduate students to PHY Grad, PHY TA listservs.

  • Give Physics building access to all new grads through the BOSS system-training will be required (contact vastt@ot.syr.edu for scheduling).

  • Organize desk assignments for current, incoming grads (with Yudy, Associate Chair)

  • Make key packets for mailbox, desk & grad student (AAF) key for incoming grads.

  • Update website grad page with incoming graduate photos & information.

  • Update website grad page with updated desk info for current (non-incoming students) after moves are made to accommodate incoming class.

  • Request the names of new academic advisor assignments for incoming grads from Mitch Soderberg and add to to their student records in MySlice.

  • Have incoming graduates check in when they arrive and remind them of important trainings, etc.

  • Academic Support Coordinator prepares qualifying/comprehensive result letters  (G:\AS\phy\#private\#Graduate Program (easchiff, msoderbe, pawhitmo, smcatter)\Qualifying Exams & Comprehensive Exams) for signing by Graduate director (currently Mitch Soderberg) and distribution to new graduate students.

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