Impactx2 Logo and Photo

Impact x2 Qais

Impactx2 Content

How can we work together to promote better cultural understanding worldwide?

Qais Akbar Omar (GRS’16), a graduate student in the Creative Writing Program, has published a much-praised memoir, A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story. He recalls how the violence and tumult of civil war jolted his family, who, despite losing relatives, their home, and possessions, continued to nurture his wish to attend a university.

Impactx2 Call to Action

With your help, students like Qais gain the skills they need to tell their story and give us a broader understanding of the world.

Will you support CAS?

Incoming MA and MS Student Orientation

Friday, September 2, 2016

Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue,
9am – 12pm

*Please note that the information on this page and the schedule below are both from Fall 2016. This page will be updated with current information for Fall 2017 in the near future. Thank you.*

8:50-9:00 Students Arrive
9:00-9:10 Opening Remarks Dean Ann E. Cudd
Assoc. Dean Jeffrey Hughes
9:10-9:25 Financial Aid & Registration Martin Gastmann
9:25-9:40 Academic Conduct Assoc. Dean Jeffrey Hughes
9:40-9:50 BU Police Department Captain Robert Molloy
9:50-10:00 Title IX Laura Wipf
10:00-10:15 Career Services Doug Edwards
10:15-10:30 Student Life/Graduate Student Organization (GSO) Adam Iaizzi
10:30-10:35 Ombuds Office Francine Montemurro
10:35-10:50 Break
10:50-11:05 BU Libraries Linda Plunket & Tom Hohenstein
11:05-11:20 Student Health Services Katharine Mooney
11:20-11:35 Student Health Insurance Scott Strothers
11:35 – 11:45 Closing Remarks Assoc. Dean Jeffrey Hughes

For a list of useful resources and materials, please see our Information for New Graduate Students page – in addition to the main content, please be sure to note the links under the Related Links portion on the right-hand side.