American Univesity of Beirut

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​As part of the Spring 2020-21 Virtual New Student Orientation Program​, the Graduate Council will be holding a general orientation session for all graduate students with the aim of introducing them to the particulars of their graduate experience at AUB.

The program is highly informative even for former AUB students as it is customized for the graduate experience and features new services and requirements related to your studies, research and campus life. It will consist of a set of presentations followed by a question/answer session with the presenters.

Join Us Online

The session will take place via WebEx; you may want to make sure that you can access WebEx meetings through one of the means available per this page. To access the meeting, you must register here first. Although here is no registration deadline, it is advisable that you register early.

Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (Beirut Time)
Registering/Joining: The link to register and access the meeting is the same; registering beforehand is advisable.

Program and Theme

The theme of the orienation program is "How? Orientation before progress". The aim of the program is to point you in the right direction on your new journey at AUB by informing you of services, requirements, and opportunities that are especially relevant to you as a graduate student. E​ach presentation answers an important "how?" question. Kindly find the program below.  At the end all the presenters will be available to answer your questions. We look forward to having you with us at the session!

Graduate Council (GC)
​Zaher Dawy
How can I know I am at the right place?
Graduate Council (GC)
Kamal Abou Mikhael
How can I expand my horizons while staying on track?
Student Support
(Counseling Center, and Student Wellness Outreach)
Chant KazandjianHow can I connect with the support I need to make it through the challenges and demands of graduate school?
Equity/Title IX
Mitra Tauk
How can I address issues of discrimination, discriminatory harassment and sexual harassment during my graduate experience?
Institutional Review Board (IRB)
Lina OnsiHow can I ensure that my research abides by the highest ethical standards?
Office of International Programs (OIP)
Hala DimechkieHow can I make my graduate experience more global?
Center for Civic Engagement and Community Service (CCECS)
Brooke Atherton El-AmineHow can I make an impact on the community while I am a graduate student?
University Libraries (UL)
Nabila ShehabeddineHow can I access the research resources available at AUB?
The Writing Center​ (WrC)
Amy Zenger
How get I get the most out of the support available for my writing?
Research Computing Services​
Vassili ValerikHow do I leverage AUB's IT support for a better academic/research experience?

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