2018 Schedule of Events

2018 Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity Welcome Day Schedule of Events

9:00 am – 10:00 am
Check-in and Walk-in Registration Ackerman Union 2nd Floor Lounge

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Opening Session
Keynote Speaker, Devon W. Carbado, Associate Vice Chancellor

Critical Resources at UCLA (11 am -12:00 pm)

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch - Box Lunch sponsored by ASUCLA – Lunch will be served on the Kerckhoff Coffee House patio.

1:00 pm – 2:20 pm

Session 1 – Concurrent panel discussions

Embracing Diversity 

Black Lives in the University

Health and Wellness

Women in STEM

 2:30 pm – 3:50 pm

Session 2 – Concurrent panel discussions

Queer in LA

Getting Connected: Social Action

First Generation Graduate Students

Navigating the Academy

 3:45 pm – 4:00 pm Social Media Break

Win prizes for posting to EID Facebook and Twitter timelines.

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Networking Reception – Pauley Pavilion Club Room 

Connect with Faculty, Staff, Alumni, Student Group Representatives and other Graduate Students


The EID Day Committee is excited to announce our first ever EID Day Photo Contest! For the next several weeks leading up to EID Day on September 20th, we invite you to send in photos related to this year’s theme and slogan, Unity & Diversity: Unity begins with U. This theme is purposefully broad and up for interpretation – whatever photos you have that represent what unity and diversity mean to you are eligible!

Photo Contest Rules:

1. Submit your photos anytime on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram from now until midnight on 9/19/18.

2. Submit as many photos as you like, there are no limits on individual submissions.

3. Along with your photo(s), please include a 1-2 line caption explaining the significance of the photo and how it relates to this year’s theme.

4. Tag @UCLAEID and @uclagsrc in each photo, and include the hashtag #UCLAEIDDAY18.

5.  Three winners will be selected and will receive $50 Amazon gift cards on EID Day, and all of your photos will be featured as part of a special event surprise…


That’s it – we can’t wait to see your photos!

2018 Graduate Student Orientation Schedule of Events

Check-in and Registration

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Bruin Reception Room (Ackerman, 2nd Floor)


Plenary Session

10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

Ackerman Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor


Campus & Graduate Resource Tours

11:00 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m.

Tours depart from Kerckhoff Patio


Keys to Success in Graduate School

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Panels include: Academic Master's, Arts, Films, Theater and Performance, Engineering, Life and Physical Sciences, Professional Master's, Social Science



12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Kerckhoff Patio


Resource Fair

12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Ackerman Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor



1:00 p.m., 2:15 p.m., 3:30 p.m.

Ackerman Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor

Workshop Information

GSA GradBar

Immediately Following Orientation (~4:45pm)

Ackerman Terrace Patio