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Multicultural Graduate Student Orientation

Multicultural Graduate Student Orientation (MGSO) is an orientation on August 24th, 2019 focused on community and strategy building for incoming graduate students on NC State’s campus. This orientation strives to honor and support students’ intersectional identities while immersing students in the resources NC State has to offer.

During this orientation students will be provided with information through skill building workshops, interactive panels, and networking with peers, faculty and staff, the MGSO prepares students to successfully navigate graduate school in their first year. All incoming graduate students are invited to register, particularly students from communities that have been placed in the margin or historically underrepresented.

Throughout the day, attendees will be in concurrent sessions with guest facilitators on topics ranging from respectability politics, major keys to success all the way to finding your people. In addition, there will be chances for students to learn about additional financial resources available to them and orientation will conclude with an organization and resource fair.

Additionally, this orientation is not discipline specific. It was created for all students across disciplines, programs, and colleges at NC State with an intention on breaking the siloed culture of graduate school. There is opportunity for attendees to interact with future colleagues they may not have typically interfaced with otherwise.

Date: August 24, 2019
Time: 10am – 4:15pm
Location: Talley Student Union

Registration opens : July 1, 2019
Registration closes: August 9, 2019


Orientation Schedule

10:00 – 10:30am    Registration
10:30 – 11:00am    Welcome
11:00 – 11:20am    Community Building
11:25 – 12:05am


   Concurrent Session A / Concurrent Session B
12:10 – 12:50am


   Concurrent Session C / Concurrent Session D
12:55 – 1:05pm    BREAK
1:05 – 2:05pm
2:10 – 2:40pm    Graduate Student Panels
2:45 – 3:15pm    Session E
  3:20 – 3:45pm    Session F
  3:45 – 4:15pm    Org/Resource Fair