College of Engineering New Graduate Student Welcome

Wednesday, August 31, 2016


The College of Engineering New Graduate Student Welcome serves as the kick-off for the fall term. The event provides an introduction to graduate studies and life in the College of Engineering, and is complemented by the other orientation events listed below. The New Graduate Student Welcome is sponsored by the College of Engineering Office of Graduate Education.

Registration is required by 8/12, for the CoE New Graduate Student Welcome:  
    Incoming students please complete this form.
    Volunteers (faculty, staff, current graduate students) please read about the roles and complete this form.

2016 College of Engineering New Graduate Student Welcome Schedule (Tentative)
12:45              Report to assigned classroom (you will be notified of your location via email once you register)

1:00-2:00        First Michigan Challenge at CoE…Begin your U-M journey here!

2:00-2:20        Go to Stamps Auditorium (Walgreen Drama Center) Directions & Map

2:20-2:30        Director of Graduate Programs & Competition Results

2:30-2:45        Dean's Remarks 
2:45-3:30        Graduate Student Life Panel

3:30-3:40        Walk through the Duderstadt Center to the South Lawn

3:40-4:30        Ice Cream Social with Department 

6:30-8:30        Social Event at the Michigan Union, 530 S. State St., Ann Arbor Map & Floorplans 
During this free event, light appetizers will be served in the Pendleton Room (on the second floor of the Michigan Union), and across the hall in the UM Billiards Room, you can play pool, foosball, table tennis, Wii, and XBox.  This is a great opportunity to meet students from outside your department!  

Resources for Incoming Students

2016 Welcome Sponsors


Previous Presentations from our 9/2/15 Welcome Session
Video and Slides from Welcome Session
Welcome Overview Slides
How to Be a Successful Graduate Student Slides