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Events of relevance to graduate and professional students and faculty are listed chronologically below.
  • PD = professional development event for graduate and professional students
  • OGEL = event sponsored by the Office of Graduate Education and Life
  • Other = event sponsored by other campus office or group

  • Adjusting to WVU & USA:  Stress Management (Other)

    Friday, July 26, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. | Evansdale Crossing, Room 412

    This session will include topics such as common stressors for international students, when stress becomes too much, signs of being overly stressed, tips for managing stress, how to implement self-care, and when to seek professional help for psychological distress. This event is sponsored by the WVU Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services (CCPPS) and the Office of Global Affairs (OGA). 

    New Graduate Teaching Assistant Orientation (PD)

    Friday, August 16, 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Ming Hsieh Hall G20 (1600 University Avenue Morgantown WV 26506)
    This orientation includes mentoring from experienced GTAs, hands-on activities, and the opportunity to practice teaching. New GTAs should attend the face-to-face orientation in addition to completing the online modules. This orientation provides an introduction to effective teaching practices. Click the link below for more information on the orientation and for access to the online modules.

    New Graduate and Professional Student Orientation (OGEL)

    Monday, August 19, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. | Gluck Theater, Room Mountainlair

    Most programs provide orientation sessions for new graduate students either before classes start or during the early part of the fall semester. Information is available from advisors and program directors.

    The Office of Graduate Education and Life (OGEL) will offer a new student orientation session on Monday, August 19, for newly-admitted graduate and professional students. If your program is not offering an orientation session, we encourage you to attend. The OGEL orientation is not required; nonetheless, we strongly encourage newly admitted graduate students to attend because it covers a wide range of topics that may be helpful to your academic and personal success at WVU. This year, our orientation session will also include Title IX training. RSVP HERE.

    Welcome Back Graduate Picnic (OGEL)

    Friday, August 23, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. | Mountainlair Green (above Mountainlair Parking Garage)
    Each year the Office of Graduate Education and Life (OGEL) hosts a welcome back picnic for all of our new and returning graduate and professional students. There will be food, games, WVU-themed giveaways and many opportunities to meet other students. Come enjoy a relaxing afternoon with us before the start of the semester! RSVP HERE.

    Save the date: Women of Color Luncheon (Other)

    Wednesday, September 18, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. | Mountainlair Ballrooms

    Tickets will again be $18 and available in tables of eight and 10. This year we encourage table buyers to consider inviting a student or two to be a part of your table as a way of encouraging our next generation of leaders. Tickets will go on sale July 9 and the purchase link will be provided through E-News that day. Melanie Page and Morgan Haas are co-chairs of the event; questions can be sent to

    From the OGEL University Calendar: