Schedule of Events

Begins Thursday 8/21/15
SUNY Upstate Medical University's orientation for all incoming students.

15th Biomedical Sciences Retreat
Thursday, September 17, 2015
This is an all day event sponsored by the College of Graduate Studies. The retreat will have a day-long program of talks and posters, including breakfast and lunch for those who register.
This is a great opportunity to catch up on the research happening around you at Upstate and to meet the new faculty and incoming class of graduate students.Please circulate this information to anyone with research interests at Upstate!

Six Steps To Success
A discussion series designed to help incoming students get off to a strong start.
Meetings times are 12:00 Noon

8/28/15 Critical Reading Skills, Critical Study Skills, and Your Rotation, Dr. Gary Chan, Room 3111 WH
9/18/15 Introduction to Bioethics, Dr. Robert Olick, Room 3113 WH
10/16/15 Selecting a Research Topic and Mentor, Dr. Francesca Pignoni, Room 3508 Setnor
12/11/15 Writing a Research Report, Dr. Jennifer Moffat, Room 3113 WH
1/8/16 What You Need to Succeed in Grad School, the Qualifying Exam and Life, Dr. Joseph Sanger, Room 3113 WH
2/26/16 How to Get the Most Out of Your Advisor and Your Committee, Dr. Stewart Loh, Room 3113 WH

Career Development Workshop Series
[Please see website for dates]

Lunch with Dean
Graduate students from individual programs meet regularly with the Dean. These "feedback" sessions are for students to discuss any suggestions, successes or concerns about the graduate program.
Held Fall & Spring semesters

Undergraduate Advisor Day
As a recruitment tool, an Advisor Day was developed to personally introduce the College of Graduate Studies to those who guide students toward post-baccalaureate options. Deans and Advisors from undergraduate institutions within a 250 mi radius of Upstate are mailed an invitation flyer. The goal of the Advisor Day is to build long-lasting relationships with undergraduate institutions.
[Held Fall of even years - Last held 10/23/15]

Spring Semester Registration
Monday, November 30, 2015 – Friday, December 11, 2015

MD/PhD Recruit Days

12/7-9/14, 1/11-13/15

College of Graduate Studies' Recruitment Day

Beyond the Doctorate Research Day (Postdocs, Residents and Fellows)
Wednesday 3/9/16
The College of Graduate Studies' Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and the Office of Graduate Medical Education invited the Upstate Community to celebrate the research accomplishments of SUNY Upstate's postdocs, residents and fellows by participating in the Beyond the Doctorate Research Day (Postdocs, Residents and Fellows).

Student Research Day
This annual event allows students from all four colleges at SUNY Upstate to share their research findings with each other and with the public.
Last held: 3/25/15

Distinguished Alumni Lecture
In an on-going effort to provide career development to students in the College of Graduate Studies, the annual Distinguished Alumni Lecture was created.
Last held: 4/20/15

MD/PhD Research Day
Host: University of Rochester
Last held: 10/11/14
(Upstate hosts once every three years)
Participants: SUNY Buffalo, University of Rochester & SUNY Upstate Medical University
This full-day meeting affords MD/PhD students from the three institutions the opportunity to interact and present their research. The day includes a keynote address focusing on translational research, short talks and poster session presented by MD/PhD students, and group discussion regarding career goals.

CGS Faculty Retreat
Annual College of Graduate Studies' Faculty Retreat
Last held 4/3/12


SUNY Upstate's Commencement and Convocation ceremonies.
Sunday 5/22/15
The College of Graduate Studies's Commencement will be held at the Carrier Theater/John M. Mulroy Civic Center.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program
June 1, 2015 - August 7, 2015
Undergraduates, with appropriate faculty help, formulate their own proposal, carry out research under the supervision of one of our faculty, write a research paper and have the opportunity to see their work published. In the process, students will attend research seminars and participate in discussions on alternative careers in research and how to apply to graduate school.