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Graduate Orientation

FALL ORIENTATION DATE

August 21-25

Orientation Schedule

August 21-25

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Monday, August 21 - Thursday, August 31 Location Description

8:00 AM on Monday, August 21st -
11:59 PM on Thursday, August 31st

FSU Registrar Website

COURSE REGISTRATION FOR NEW GRAD STUDENTS
a. Follow web registration instructions online.
b. Submit one-to-one permits to Melanie Presnell in 203 HMU.  Melanie will give you the course reference number needed to register for applied lessons (if applicable).
http://registrar.fsu.edu/registration_guide/fall/enrollment_appointments/

Monday, August 21 - Wednesday, August 23 Location Description
Any time between 8:20 AM - 2:20 PM FSU Assessment and Testing Facility
University Center, Building C
296 Champions Way
(in the stadium complex)

THEORY PLACEMENT EXAM:  
- Online exam required for all new graduate music students who have never earned a graduate degree from our College of Music, (except music therapy majors).
- You may take the exam on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday of this week; seating for the exam begins at 8:20AM and continues until 2:20PM.
- Covers topics from the first three semesters of undergraduate theory.
- Review the Theory Placement Exam hand-out in your packet for more information.

 

Tuesday, August 22 - Friday, August 25 Location Description
By Appointment By Appointment

Academic Advising with assigned faculty
New students are required to consult with their Major Professors/Area Faculty for
coursework planning.

Monday, August 21 Location Description
7:45 - 8:20 AM

Dohnányi Recital Hall Entrance
(HMU 124)

Check-In
At this time you will pick-up your orientation packet and reserve your seating for the Theory Placement Exam before taking a seat in the recital hall. 
8:30 - 10:45 AM Dohnányi Recital Hall
(HMU 124)
ORIENTATION
All entering graduate students. General policies & information, registration matters, music library information, residency information, etc. With the Graduate Music Office, Laura Gayle Green, Brad Rohrer, Melanie Presnell - COM Registrar. All newly-admitted graduate students who have not earned a graduate degree from the College of Music are required to attend. However, continuing graduate students are invited to attend as-well.

11:15 – 12:45 PM

Dohnányi Recital Hall
(HMU 124)

GRADUATE ASSISTANT MEETING
All graduate students on assistantship.
(COM Fiscal Office staff)   

Tuesday, August 22 Location Description
9:00 - 10:00 AM  HMU 125 NEW ARTS ADMINISTRATION GRADUATE STUDENT MEETING
(Dr. Anne Hodges)
This meeting is for Arts Administration majors only.

1:00 - 4:00 PM

KMU 042B

NEW MUSIC THERAPY GRADUATE STUDENT ADVISING
(Dr. Jayne Standley)
This meeting is for Music Therapy students only. 
Stop-by anytime within this time frame. 

Wednesday, August 23 Location Description

11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Graduate Office: (11:30-11:45)
John Braswell (11:45-12:45)
Dr. Alice-Ann Darrow (12:45-1:30)
Melanie Presnell (1:30-2:00)

 

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Dohnányi Recital Hall
(HMU 124)

COLLEGE OF MUSIC GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANT ORIENTATION
Required of graduate assistantship recipients who will be working with other students in a classroom and/or applied lesson setting. 
Those with an office/accompanying graduate assistantship are not required to attend.

As an alternative, the University’s PIE Fall Teaching Conference may be used as an effective substitute for our session.  FSU highly encourages classroom TA’s to attend their session, but you may attend either one.  You may register for the PIE Fall Teaching Conference here: 

http://pie.fsu.edu/ta-orientationsteaching-conference-trainings

Work environment matters, TA policies, Canvas platform, Turnitin, class grade roster and grade assignment information, harassment violation policy materials, etc

2:30 - 3:30 PM KMU 206 MEETING FOR NEW THEORY/COMPOSITION GRADUATE STUDENTS
For Music Theory and Composition students only.
(Dr. Evan A. Jones)
Thursday, August 24 Location Description
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM HMU 126 NEW VOICE MAJOR GRADUATE STUDENT MEETING
Required for all graduate voice majors. 
(Professor Valerie Trujillo)
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM LON 403 (Piano Lab) PIANO PEDAGOGY GRADUATE ASSISTANT TRAINING
Please contact Dr. Diana Dumlavwalla for details: 
ddumlavwalla@fsu.edu or 850/644-4299
3:00 - 6:00 PM HMU 125

MUSICOLOGY GRADUATE STUDENT MEETING
For musicology students only.
(Dr. Denise Von Glahn)

Friday, August 25 Location Description
9:15 AM - 12:30 PM CAW 023 (Piano Lab) PIANO PEDAGOGY GRADUATE ASSISTANT TRAINING
Please contact Dr. Diana Dumlavwalla for details: 
ddumlavwalla@fsu.edu or 850/644-4299

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

 

KMU 206
(Some will move to KMU
204 at 11:30 AM.)

 

MEETING FOR ALL SIGHT SINGING AND EAR TRAINING INSTRUCTORS 
Only SSET instructors need to attend.
(Dr. Evan A. Jones & Dr. Mark Richards)
If you have questions please direct them to Dr. Jones: eajones@fsu.edu  

2:00 - 3:00 PM KMU 204 MEETING FOR NEW CHORAL CONDUCTING/ DOCTORAL CHORAL MUSIC EDUCATION GRADUATE STUDENTS
For Choral Conducting students only.
(Dr. André Thomas)
3:00 - 5:00 PM KRB 112

CLASS PIANO PLACEMENT EXAM
This short (approx. 10 min.) exam is for Music Education & Music Therapy students whose principal instrument is NOT piano.
Music Education and Music Therapy students except piano principals.
Piano majors/principals do NOT need to attend.
Exams are administered on a first come first served basis.

For a sample exemption exam, please see this link:

http://music.fsu.edu/group-piano-placement-and-exemption-exam/page-4

(Dr. Diana Dumlavwalla)

August 26 - August 31 Location Description
Opens 8:00 AM, August 26th and runs through
11:59 PM, on August 31st
Online at my.fsu.edu DROP/ADD:  This is your final chance to make enrollment adjustments to your Fall class schedule! (See Melanie Presnell in 203 HMU for assistance.)
Monday, August 28 Description
8:00 AM FALL CLASSES BEGIN
Friday, September 8 Location Description

Before midnight

Online or visit the
FSU Student Financial Services Office
A1500 University Center

FEE PAYMENT DEADLINE
Last day to pay or defer tuition, housing or fees for all students, including veterans who are not using a veteran deferment, without a $100.00 late fee. Veterans should contact a VA representative with questions.
(Students who fail to submit their payments by today will be dropped from their courses.)

Please note the following:

All of the FSU academic calendars are located on the FSU Registrar’s website (see below). You must review these calendars on a regular basis to ensure that you are familiar with all University deadlines and important dates. Go to http://registrar.fsu.edu/. Click “Registration Guide” in the menu on the left. When the additional selections appear in the drop-down menu, select “Academic Calendar”. On the next page, select the appropriate semester and year to view the academic calendar.

Registration dates and deadlines are also located on the FSU Registrar’s website. Go to http://registrar.fsu.edu/. Click “Registration Guide” in the menu on the left. When the additional selections appear in the drop-down menu, select “Registration Windows”. On the next page, select the appropriate semester and year to view the registration windows. Failure to enroll for classes by the registration deadlines each semester will result in a $100 late registration fee.

College of Music Student Manual

A comprehensive manual to the College of Music. Offices, Buildings, Resources and a step-by-step guide towards achieving your degree.
Important Websites - Please visit prior to Orientation
Students First http://studentsfirst.fsu.edu/   Directory of commonly-visited areas at FSU
Health and Wellness Center http://tshc.fsu.edu/ On campus health-care facility
FSU Office of Financial Aid http://financialaid.fsu.edu/ Explore options towards paying for college
Student Financial Services http://controller.vpfa.fsu.edu/Student-Financial-Services/ Payment options for tuition and fees
FSU Office of the Registrar http://registrar.fsu.edu/ Learn about registration for classes
University Housing Information http://www.housing.fsu.edu/ Learn about housing options on and off campus
FSU Card Center http://www.fsucard.fsu.edu/ Learn about your official FSU ID card 
Campus Map http://www.fsu.edu/Campus/newmap/ Find your way around campus
University Graduate School http://www.gradstudies.fsu.edu/New-Current-Students Graduate Schools New Student Information
The Center for Global Engagement http://cge.fsu.edu/ Resources for International Students
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