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August 17, 18 and September 3, 17
Orientation for International Students will be held online via Zoom; students are required to attend all four dates. More information can be found here.
Due August 19
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The general Graduate Student Orientation for the fall 2020 class will be available via canvas.rice.edu in early August. This online orientation should be completed no later than Wednesday, August 19, 2020 for all* incoming graduate students. Many graduate departments also hold their own orientations, please check with your graduate coordinator for additional information. All events are tentative and subject to change.
Lab Safety Training**, Responsible Conduct of Research Training, and Sexual Harassment Prevention Training are all available online. Information on training, including links to access, can be found here. RCR and Sexual Harrassment Prevention Trainings are due Oct. 1.
TA Training details are forthcoming.
*New Master of Business Administration, Master of Accounting, Master of Liberal Studies, and online Master of Computer Science students are not required to attend the General Graduate Student Orientation; all thesis and non-thesis master's not listed, and non-MBA professional master's students are required to attend, but please check with your program coordinator for additional information. All Ph.D. and DMA students are required to attend orientation.
**With the exception only of students in the Departments of Computational and Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, Statistics, all students in Natural Science and Engineering and any other student who works in a laboratory is required to attend lab safety training. Professional Masters students and those in computational or theoretical fields are NOT exempt from lab safety training, with the exception only of students that do not work in a laboratory in the Departments of Mathematics and Statistics and the Schools of Music, Architecture, Social Sciences, Continuing Studies, and Humanities.