The GES and SOGS have a bunch of events planned for September! So be sure to write these down on your calendar!
GES Grad Buddy Welcome Event! Tuesday September 5, 5:30 pm @ The Grad Club
Come meet your grad buddy, catch up with old friends, and help us welcome the incoming students! The GES tour of campus will be bringing new students to the Grad Club following orientation, where the first round is on the department!
The Ground and the Fury!
Every Thursday, 11:30-1:30pm, GES Lounge (AHB 2G28B)
This is our weekly coffee/social break! It’s an informal chance to get caffeinated and catch up with other grad students in the department. If you’re in town before the start of term and want to hang our with some lovely people, stay tuned to our Facebook group where we’ll post that it’s happening, and then drop by! We promise that the Ground and the Fury will return to its usual weekly schedule at the beginning of term.
Department Welcome Reception
Friday September 8th, 4-7pm, IGAB Atrium
All members of the Department of English and Writing Studies, including full-time and part-time faculty, staff, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and retired colleagues are invited to the Department reception. Please RSVP to Vivian Foglton (ext. 83403) by Wednesday, September 6 to receive your complimentary drink ticket.
SOGS Orientation Events!
These events are put on by the Society of Graduate Students (SOGS), which means they’re a great opportunity to meet grad students from other departments and to connect with your English department cohort! The full schedule is here and don’t forget to check out the Facebook event!
International Student Meet and Greet: Tuesday September 12, 3-6pm
For new international students only. Register for this FREE event here.
Welcome to YOUR Grad Club:
Wednesday September 13, 4pm, FREE
Join the GES at the Grad Club for this SOGS-sponsored event! There will be games and prizes, and FREE SAMPLES and merchandise from a beer company! RSVP on our Facebook event!
Board Game Night:
Wednesday September 13, 7pm, FREE
Stick around after the YOUR Grad Club event, or meet up with us later and play some board games! Board Game Night is also a monthly event at the Grad Club, so you can make it a regular thing!
Amazing Race: SOGS Edition: Thursday September 14, 1:30-3:30pm, FREE
SOGS is partnering with over 20 organizations across campus to create the ultimate Graduate Student Orientation experience! Teams of four will race against their fellow SOGS members in order to win prizes! First place is a $200 Grad Club gift certificate and entry to the Bonfire Night on Friday, and all participants will receive $5 at The Grad Club!
We want to register some teams for English! Be ready to sign up with some team name ideas to the department orientation/welcome event on Tuesday September 5th or email Lisa.
New Student Party: Thursday September 14, 7:30pm, $10
For incoming MAs and PhDs only! You’ll receive a buffet dinner (pasta, salad, fries, and soft drink) and have the opportunity to win lots of great prizes! Purchase tickets in the SOGS Office (UCC 260) or at the GES Welcome Event on Tuesday September 5th.
The GES will be going as a group so you’ll be with some familiar faces! Meet just outside the English Department office in AHB at 7:15pm and Jackie Reed, our Social Coordinator, will take everyone over to the Grad Club together!
Bonfire Night: Friday September 15, 8pm, $5
This event is open to everyone and last year we closed down the house! Tickets include a hot dog, corn on the cob, and all-you-can-eat, do-it-yourself s’mores! There will also be a film and popcorn, and lots of prizes! Purchase tickets in the SOGS Office (UCC 260) or at the GES Welcome Event on Tuesday September 5th.
The GES will be going as a group so you’ll be with some familiar faces! Meet just outside the English Department office in AHB at 7:45pm and Jackie Reed, our Social Coordinator, will take everyone over to the Grad Club together!