Graduate Student Orientation

BW orientation for all new graduate students will be held on Thursday, August 18, 2022, 4-6 p.m., in the Knowlton Center atrium.


The nearest parking lot for this event is the Knowlton parking lot. Additionally, for this event, graduate students can park in any open space on campus.


All activities will take place in the Knowlton Center atrium unless otherwise noted.

Guided Campus Tour

3:00-3:45 p.m.: The tour will depart from the Knowlton Center atrium. Please RSVP to Katelyn Glaser if you are attending the tour. 

Event Program

  • 4:00 p.m.: Welcome address by Dr. Swagata Banik, Dean of Graduate Studies & Research
  • 4:10 p.m.: Welcome by Graduate Student Association (GSA) Executive Officers
  • 4: 25 p.m.: Remarks by President, Dr. Bob Helmer
  • 4: 35 p.m.: Remarks by Provost, Dr. Stephen Stahl
  • 4:45 p.m.: Remarks by Lauren Bara, Director of Health Center
  • 5:00 p.m.: Remarks by Dr. Timeka Rashid, VP of Student Affairs
  • 5:10-6:00 p.m.: BW Resources Fair
    • Center for Academic Success and Achievement (CASA)
    • Athletics
    • Career Center
    • One Stop Services
    • Financial Aid
    • Disability Services
    • Wellness
  • 6:00 to 6:15 p.m.: Be part of BW's growing graduate culture with panel discussions hosted by GSA executive board and program representative. There will also be Q&A with the Dean of Graduate Studies & Research and GSA representatives


Meet at Berea Depot for networking and dinner/drinks (on your own). Please RSVP to if you want to join the dinner. We will make a reservation.