Classics Graduate Student Orientation 2020

August 17th, 2020

In accordance with University policy, all graduate orientation events will occur remotely.  Zoom links will be sent out through email.  If you require a link, please contact Dr. Courtney Friesen:

Monday, August 17

9:00am—Reception for First Year Graduate Students

10:30am—Diagnostic Test: Greek (required for all First Year Students and anyone interested in serving as a GAT for GRK courses)

11:15am—Diagnostic Test: Latin (required for all First Year Students and anyone interested in serving as a GAT for LAT courses)

12:00pm—Grad Student Meeting (All graduate students expected)

1:00–2:30pm—First Year Graduate Students, required, meeting with classics faculty 

3:00–4:30pm—Departmental GAT Orientation, Faculty Roundtable (All graduate students expected)

Tuesday, August 18

9:30am–3:30pm—COH GAT Orientation, required for all first year students

9:00am–11:00am—Returning Students: Faculty Progress Meetings

11:30am–1:30pm—Returning Students: Individual Meetings with DGS

Wednesday, August 19

2:30–5:00pm—Phase 2 of GAT orientation

2:30–4:00pm—Best Practices for Online Teaching;  (including micro-teaching activity)—required for Latin GATs, optional for all GATs

4:00–5:00pm—(Re-)Orienting Ourselves to Latin Teaching: Goals & Methods (Latin GATs only)

Thursday, August 20

9:00am–12:00pm—New Students: Individual Meetings with DGS

11:00am–12:00pm—Modern Language Exam [Postponed]

1:30–4:00pm—Phase 3 of GAT Orientation: Weekly and Daily Lesson Planning and Activities (Latin GATs Only)

1:00–4:00pm—Classical Archaeology Diagnostic Exam

Friday, August 21

10:00am–12:30pm—Phase 4 of Latin GAT Orientation (Latin GATs Only)

**Please Note: The Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC), in coordination with the Graduate College, is conducting a virtual 2020 Graduate Orientation starting on August 10th. Details are here: Also, Check your email for more information regarding the schedule and on how to register. These offerings are not required, but strongly recommended.**