New graduate student in 2018? We have plans for you!
- Wednesday, January 17 @ 7pm @ the Grad Club – BOARD GAME NIGHT
- Thursday, January 18 @ 6pm @ the Grad Club – NEW STUDENT PARTY ($5*)
You are invited to our monthly Board Game Night @ the Grad Club on Wednesday, January 17. There will be FREE appetizers and a drink special. Come try out our collection of Board Games and bond with your colleagues!
On Thursday, January 18, SOGS is hosting a NEW STUDENT PARTY @ the Grad Club. Services at Western will be in attendance to allow you to get to know what’s available to you as a graduate student. Dinner, games, and prizes!
To purchase your ticket for the New Student Party, visit the SOGS Office (UCC 260) (*cash only). If you wish to get your ticket before the new term rush, email your name and student number, in addition to sending an electronic transfer (EFT) of $6 to email@example.com.
CLICK ON “Gearing Up for Graduate School: Western’s Student Services” for a full list of programming for the 2017-2018 year.
What would you like to know more about?
- GradMap: Campus map highlighting key grad locations
- Orientation Schedule of Events and Socials
- Thriving in Graduate School: Taking Care of Yourself
- Important Academic 2017-2018 Term dates
- Important SOGS and London Community Services
- Gearing Up for Graduate School: Western’s Student Services
- Department graduate student associations/councils
Need help navigating your way around Western Campus? This map has been tailor-made just for you!
Join our Orientation Facebook Event page and share the event with your friends and colleagues!
International Graduate Student Meet & Greet – FOR NEW STUDENTS ONLY
Incoming international graduate students are welcome to register for this FREE event (click to register). At the event, you will be paired up with current international graduate students from your home country. There will be refreshments, appetizers, and ice breaker games!
Welcome to YOUR Grad Club
Want to ensure your Graduate Association/Department is attending this event? Be sure to contact your representation and encourage them to sign up. Please see the Grad Association list for contact information.
Amazing Race: SOGS Edition
Interested in competing for a $200 Grad Club certificate? Sign up as a team of four or as a free agent for our Amazing Race: SOGS Edition. All winners receive free admission to our Bonfire Night (September 15). All participants receive a $5 Grad Club certificate.
Tickets for the New Student Party ($10 – new students only) and the Bonfire Night ($5 – open to all students) can be purchased during the SGPS September 7 Orientation in Alumni Hall or at the SOGS Office (UCC 260).
More information regarding the orientation schedule and event descriptions is available online.
Thriving in Graduate School: Taking Care of Yourself
SOGS and SGPS (School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies) have worked together to amalgamate all the relevant resources for graduate students in a single place: the Thriving in Graduate School hub.
Graduate School is often described as a balancing act. With all your responsibilities in graduate school, it often feels as though there is no time left to look after yourself. It is therefore important to remember that no graduate student is an island, and no graduate degree is achieved without the advice of your colleagues, supervisor, and support services.
Important Academic 2017-2018 Term Dates
Important SOGS and London Community Services
For a full list of community services (parenting, mental health, pride, accessibility, indigenous, etc.), see here.
Gearing Up for Graduate School
Click the above image for a list of 2017-2018 grad student programming offered. Programming can be found within the portfolios of the following services:
A text version of the following info-graphic is available online.
Department Graduate Student Associations/Councils
SOGS is currently developing a complete list of all Graduate Student Associations/Councils. Details regarding these groups, including contact information, will be made available soon. If you are aware of your Graduate Association/Council, please contact your Graduate Administrative Assistant. In the meantime, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.