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GSAS New Student Orientation Rose Hill Campus Agenda

Welcome to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences!

Friday, August 27, 2021


9:00 a.m. – 9:55 a.m. | Registration and Student ID Distribution
Bepler Terrace or Lobby (light breakfast provided)

9:55 a.m. – 10:05 a.m. | Introduction to GSAS Administration and Dean
Bepler Commons

  • Tyler Stovall, Ph.D, Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
  • Garrett Marino, Director of Admissions
  • Mary Louise Santoli, Admissions Counselor
  • Carissa Burns, Admissions Counselor
  • Christine Kelly, Ph.D., Assistant Dean for Student Professional Development

10:05 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. | Dean’s Welcome
Bepler Commons

  • Tyler Stovall, Ph.D., Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. | Student Support and Professional Development at GSAS
Bepler Commons

  • John Barnes, Ph.D., Candidate, Higher Education Leadership Fellow, Coordinator, Preparing Future Faculty Program
  • Christopher Myers, Ph.D., Candidate, Higher Education Leadership Fellow, Coordinator for Graduate Student Mentoring Initiatives
  • Nicolas Sooy, Ph.D., Candidate, Higher Education Leadership Fellow, Coordinator, GSAS Wellness
  • Christine Kelly, Ph.D., Assistant Dean for Student Professional Development

10:45 a.m. – 10:55 a.m. | Introduction to the Office of Career Services
Bepler Commons
Career Counselor, Graduate School Specialist

10:55 a.m. – 11:05 a.m. | Introduction to the Office of Counseling and Psychological Services
Bepler Commons

  • Kevin Foster, Ph.D., Psychologist

11:05 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. | Introduction to Campus Ministry

Bepler Commons

  • Carol Gibney, L.M.S.W., Associate Director of Campus Ministry for Spiritual and Pastoral Ministries

11:15 a.m. – 11:25 a.m. | Introduction to the Office of the Chief Diversity Officer

Bepler Commons

  • Rafael Zapata, Chief Diversity Officer

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | President’s Welcome

Bepler Commons

  • Fr. Joseph M. McShane, S.J., President of Fordham University

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Networking Lunch

Bepler Commons

1:10 p.m. – 1:25 p.m. | Introduction to the Graduate Student Association (GSA)

Bepler Commons

  • Ryan Sullivan, Ph.D., Candidate, President
  • Mardoqueo “Marc” Arteaga, Ph.D., Candidate, Vice President

1:25 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. | Graduate Student Panel

  • GSAS Student Representatives

2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. | Campus Tour Assembly

Bepler Terrace

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Campus Tours or Lounge Break

Rose Hill Campus
*At this time, students are encouraged to join campus tours led by GSA representatives or take a break by remaining in Bepler Commons, visiting the Fordham University bookstore or stopping by Starbucks in Dealy Hall.
*NOTE: For students in Biological Sciences, English and History: Biological Sciences and History -- Please join the GSA for a campus tour where you will be led to meet-and-greet events organized by the Biological Sciences and History Departments.

Students in the Department of English may use this time to meet with the Director of Graduate Studies, Dr. Andrew Albin, in Dealy Hall, Room 515W. 

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Introduction to Fordham Libraries or Department Meet-and-Greets

Bepler Commons (Library Orientation) or Department Locations

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Reception

Bepler Terrace