Orientation

New & Returning Student Orientation
Wednesday, September 15, 2021- Friday, September 24, 2021

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 | Virtual | New Students

10:00AM-10:15AM

Dean’s Welcome 

 

10:15AM-10:30AM

Situating the Schedule

 

10:30AM-10:45AM

The Work of the Divinity School

 

10:45-12:00PM

Degree Program Meetings (New & Returning Master’s)

AMRS & MA- Professor Sarah Hammerschlag

MDiv- Professor Cynthia Gano Lindner

PhD- Professor Kevin Hector

 

12:00PM-4:00PM

Faculty Advising Appointments

 

12:00PM-4:00PM

DOS Open Hours

 

 

Thursday, September 16, 2021 | Virtual | New Students

12:00PM-4:00PM

Faculty Advising Appointments

 

12:00PM-4:00PM

DOS Open Hours

 

 

Friday, September 17, 2021 | Virtual | New Students

9:30AM-10:00AM

Academic Integrity

 

10:00AM-11:00AM

Academic Resources: Writing Center, English Language Support, Disability Services

 

11:00AM-12:00PM

The Language Requirement

 

12:00PM-4:00PM

Faculty Advising Appointments

 

12:00PM-4:00PM

DOS Open Hours

 

 

Monday, September 20, 2021- Graduate Student Registration Opens | In-Person | New & Returning

9:00AM-10:00AM

Check-In

 

10:00AM-11:30AM

Why are we here?

The Chicago Principles

Diversity & Discourse

 

11:30AM-11:45AM

Navigating the Divinity School: Meet the Staff, Student Clubs & Workshops, Open Space & Wednesday Lunch

 

12:00PM-1:00PM

Lunch in the Common Room & Cloister Gardens

1:15PM-4:00PM

Policy Overview

  • Covid-19
  • The Student Handbook
  • The PhD Handbook
  • The Announcements
  • Title IX
  • Bias Response

 

1:00PM-2:00PM

Returning PhD Cohort Advising Meeting- Students in Coursework

Professor Kevin Hector, Director of Doctoral Studies

2:00PM-3:00PM

Returning PhD Cohort Advising Meeting- Students Taking Exams

Professor Kevin Hector, Director of Doctoral Studies

3:00PM-4:00PM

Returning PhD Cohort Advising Meeting- Students Preparing Dissertation Proposals

Professor Kevin Hector, Director of Doctoral Studies

4:00PM-5:00PM

Returning PhD Cohort Advising Meeting- Students Writing Dissertations & Preparing for the Job Market

Professor Kevin Hector, Director of Doctoral Studies

 

Tuesday, September 21, 2021- Graduate Student Convocation | In-Person | New Students Only

TDB

UChicago Graduate Student Convocation

Main Quad

1:00PM-4:00PM

DOS Office Hours

 

2:00PM

Campus Tour (Leaves from Swift Lobby)

 

 

Wednesday, September 22, 2022 | In-Person | New & Returning Students

1:00PM-4:00PM

Faculty Office Hours

 

1:00PM-4:00PM

DOS Office Hours

 

1:00PM

3:00PM

Campus Tour (Leaves from Swift Lobby)

 

 

Thursday, September 23, 2021 | In-Person | New & Returning Students

9:30AM-10:30AM

Managing your Health & Wellness

  • Student Wellness
  • Immunizations
  • USHIP
  • Spiritual Life

 

10:30AM-11:00PM

Thinking about Safety

 

11:00AM-12:00PM

Managing your Career

  • UChicago Grad
  • The Colman Program

 

12:00PM-1:00PM

Lunch in the Common Room & Cloister Gardens

1:30PM-2:30PM

Managing your Money

  • Billing & Payments
  • Federal Student Loans
  • Tax Implications for Students with Stipends

 

3:00PM-5:00PM

DOS Open Hours

 

3:00PM-5:00PM

Faculty Office Hours

 

 

Friday, September 24, 2021 | In-Person | New & Returning Students

9:00AM-11:00AM

Faculty Office Hours

 

11:00AM-12:00PM

Divinity Welcome Ceremony

 

12:00PM

Community Lunch

 

1:00PM-4:00PM

DOS Office Hours