New Students (2020)

BGS Virtual Orientation Schedule

Monday, 8/17

1pm                      Welcome from the Deans and Graduate Group Chairs - Video

Live Sessions - Recording

2pm                      Intro to Graduate School/Professionalism - Slides

3pm                      How to Survive Graduate School from a Student’s Perspective - Slides

4pm                      Panel Session – Graduate Student Organization Representatives

BGSA (Biomedical Graduate Student Association) - Slides

EEJust (Ernest E. Just Society) 

LTBGS+ (LGBTQIA Students in BGS) - Slides

PBGHC (Penn Biotech Group Healthcare Consulting)

PGCC (Penn Graduate Consulting Club) - Slides

PGWISE (Penn Graduate Women in Science) - Slides

Pharm4GOOD (Pharmacology Graduate Opportunities for Outreach and Development)

PSN (Peer Support Network) - Slides

PSPDG (Penn Science Policy and Diplomacy Group) 


Tuesday, 8/18

Live Sessions - Recording

1pm                      Being a Mentee and a Mentor - Slides

2pm                      Mentorship Discussions (BGSA Student Facilitators) - Slides
                              Effective Communication Styles Inventory
                              Aligning Expectations Questionnaire 

5pm                      Student Group Social (Optional) – EEJust

Wednesday, 8/19

Live Sessions - Recording

1pm                      Introduction to the Responsible Conduct of Research - Slides

2pm                      Lab Notebooks

3pm                      Lab Archives Training (Optional)

5pm                      Student Group Social (Optional) - SACNAS

Thursday, 8/20

10am-12pm         PennCard and PPE Pickup in BRB Lobby - By Prior Appointment (Sign-Up) Only

Live Sessions - Recording

1pm                      Penn’s Wellness and Safety Representatives Panel - 

Campus Health and Student Health Service

Counseling and Psychological Services - Slides

Public Safety

Recreation - Slides

Weingarten Learning Resources Center

2pm                      Wellness Workshop (PSN Student Facilitators) - Slides 

5pm                      Student Group Social (Optional) - PSN

Friday, 8/21

Live Sessions - Recording

1pm                      Creating Inclusive Culture

2pm                      Inclusive Culture Discussions (BGSA, SACNAS, LTBGS+ Student Facilitators)
                               BGS Case Studies

5pm                      Student Group Social (Optional) - LTBGS

Monday, 8/24

Graduate Group-Specific Activities

Tuesday, 8/25

Graduate Group-Specific Activities

5pm                      Student Group Social (Optional) – BGSA

Wednesday, 8/26

11am-1pm           PennCard and PPE Pickup in BRB Lobby - By Prior Appointment (Sign-Up) Only

2pm                      Your Fellowship Explained - Slides - Recording

3pm                      Introduction to Career Development - Slides - Recording

3:30pm                 Time Management and Boundary Setting - Slides - Recording
                               Time Management Self-Assessment

5pm                      Student Group Social (Optional) - PBGHC

Thursday, 8/27

1-3pm                  Ready, Set, Experiment!  (via Canvas)

5-6pm                  Student Group Social (Optional) – PGWISE

Friday, 8/28

Graduate Group-Specific Activities

Important Documents

Other Fall Semester Information and Resources

Coronavirus-Wellness Services, including Testing

BGS Faculty Research Mini-Talks

Biomedical Library Resources

IDOM Laboratories Seeking Grad Students

iLab: BGS Fall 2020 Lab Rotation Plan

Environmental Health Sciences Certificate Program, Alumni Interview 1, Alumni Interview 2

Graduate Training in Medical Sciences Certificate Program

Penn’s Plans for the Fall Semester

Graduate Student Center - Thrive at Penn

Town Hall for Incoming BGS Students - Monday, 6-29-20, 4-5 PM EDT - Video and Q&A Document

Letter to Incoming BGS Students, 6-25-2020

2019 Orientation

For reference, information about 2019 Orientation is provided below.

Information for Combined Degree Students

Penn Graduate Student Center

 Important Links: