10:00 am – 11:00 am
Check-in and Walk-in Registration Ackerman Union 2nd Floor Lounge
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch - Box Lunch sponsored by ASUCLA – Lunch will be served on the Kerckhoff Coffee House patio.
1:00 pm – 2:20 pm
Session 1 – Concurrent panel discussions
Embracing Diversity - Highlights programs, resources and campus-based support groups and allies that particularly address the needs of graduate students from ethnic minorities.**
Getting Connected: Social Movements in LA - This panel is designed to articulate how grassroots organizing movements operate, the connection between their analytic framework and the work of graduate students, and the collaborative potential between these seemingly distinct worlds. **
Queer Geographies of LA - Highlights programs, advocacies, workshops, resources, social gatherings, and the important work of the LGBT community in LA.
Family and Graduate School - Addresses the specific challenges of being parent and spouse/partner as graduate students from marginalized populations; Offer ideas of how to balance between school and family life; Provide resources, program and groups that can help addressing these challenges and difficulties.
**Panel repeats during second session
2:30 pm – 3:50 pm
Session 2 – Concurrent panel discussions
Black Lives and the University - This panel is designed to introduce students to various facets of the Black Bruin community. Through discussing the historical relationship UCLA has to Blackness, students will understand resources, networks, and opportunities to invest in the upcoming year and beyond.
Women in STEM, Media, Arts, and Start-ups - Highlights the challenges and prospects experienced by women graduate students and young professionals in these specific fields, and provide an opportunity for new graduate students to learn and build professional networks.
3:50 – 4:20 pm
Social Media Break
Win prizes for posting to EID Facebook and Twitter timelines.
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Networking Reception – Drake Stadium Concourse
Connect with Faculty, Staff, Alumni, Student Group Representatives and other Graduate Students
Check-in and Registration
9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Bruin Reception Room (Ackerman, 2nd Floor)
10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
Ackerman Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor
Campus & Graduate Resource Tours
11:00 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
Tours depart from Kerckhoff Patio
Keys to Success in Graduate School
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Panels include: Academic Master's, Arts, Films, Theater and Performance, Engineering, Life and Physical Sciences, Professional Master's, Social Science
12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Workshops (Click here for more information on workshops)
1:00 p.m., 2:15 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
Immediately Following Orientation (~4:45pm)
Ackerman Terrace Patio