Tuesday, August 25

9:00am-10:15am Fundamental Concepts of Public Health 
Cohorts A, C, E, G, I
Kresge Cafeteria

Our goal this week is to establish a solid foundation for your education, experience and engagement in public health. The objectives of the four core modules are to acquire a conceptual framework for critically thinking about population health – and to be able to use this framework as a platform from which to understand, contextualize, analyze, and tackle important public health challenges. We have intentionally designed the week to be an experience we share – an experience in which you will read, listen, watch, study, discuss, and debate – with yourself, with your peers, and with your instructors! We hope you will leave this week both informed and inspired: informed about contemporary challenges, emerging trends, and unanswered questions; and inspired about the possibilities for transformative change, and the fundamental role you can play. This course will meet Tuesday August 25th through Friday August 28th.

9:00am-10:00am Pick One: STATA, Computing, Countway Digital Library
Cohorts B, D, F, H, J

Student Computing: Hands-on introduction to student computing at Harvard Chan. Topics include:  logging in, saving and printing your work, software overview, course websites, MyHarvardChan, email, and how to get help with statistical computing.
Kresge G2

STATA: STATA is the primary statistical software package used in the introductory Biostatistics courses (BIO200 and BIO201), and is used in some other courses at the Harvard Chan School as well.  The session instructor will cover the same STATA topics covered in the on-line tutorial. Students comfortable with the on-line tutorial do not need to attend the review session.
Kresge LL-6

A Practical Guide to Countway Digital Library: The Countway Library provides access to the Harvard Libraries’ Catalog (HOLLIS), online databases, electronic journals and books, and a variety of services via their web site. Learn how to take advantage of these resources in this introductory session. Special brown bag lunch seminars and our consultation service will also be discussed.
Kresge G1

10:30am-11:30am Fundamental Concepts of Public Health Discussion Groups
Discussion Groups 1-10
*Various locations.  Please see your room assignment on the back of your nametag.

Post-lecture small group discussions.

10:30am-11:45am Fundamental Concepts of Public Health 
Cohorts B, D, F, H, J
Kresge Cafeteria

Our goal this week is to establish a solid foundation for your education, experience and engagement in public health. The objectives of the four core modules are to acquire a conceptual framework for critically thinking about population health – and to be able to use this framework as a platform from which to understand, contextualize, analyze, and tackle important public health challenges. We have intentionally designed the week to be an experience we share – an experience in which you will read, listen, watch, study, discuss, and debate – with yourself, with your peers, and with your instructors! We hope you will leave this week both informed and inspired: informed about contemporary challenges, emerging trends, and unanswered questions; and inspired about the possibilities for transformative change, and the fundamental role you can play. This course will meet Tuesday August 25th through Friday August 28th.

12:00pm-1:00pm Fundamental Concepts of Public Health Discussion Groups
Discussion Groups 11-20
*Various locations.  Please see your room assignment on the back of your nametag.

Post-lecture small group discussions.

12:00pm-1:00pm Pick One: STATA, Computing, Countway Digital Library
Cohorts A, C, E, G, I

Student Computing: Hands-on introduction to student computing at Harvard Chan. Topics include:  logging in, saving and printing your work, software overview, course websites, MyHarvardChan, email, and how to get help with statistical computing.
Kresge G2

STATA: STATA is the primary statistical software package used in the introductory Biostatistics courses (BIO200 and BIO201), and is used in some other courses at the Harvard Chan School as well.  The session instructor will cover the same STATA topics covered in the on-line tutorial. Students comfortable with the on-line tutorial do not need to attend the review session.
Kresge LL-6

A Practical Guide to Countway Digital Library: The Countway Library provides access to the Harvard Libraries’ Catalog (HOLLIS), online databases, electronic journals and books, and a variety of services via their web site. Learn how to take advantage of these resources in this introductory session. Special brown bag lunch seminars and our consultation service will also be discussed.
Kresge G1

1:00pm-2:00pm Lunch
Kresge Atrium
Some Department and Field of Study meetings begin right at 1 pm and may be providing lunch. We ask that if your Department or Field of Study meeting is providing lunch that you do not partake in the Kresge Atrium lunch.

1:00pm-6:30pm Department and MPH Field of Study Meetings
(A schedule of Department and Field of Study Meetings can be found here. Students will receive updated information on the first day of orientation.)

5:30pm-7:30pm Student Government Welcome Party (optional) RSVP here: https://orientationsocials.eventbrite.com 

*Many of these sessions are organized by cohort.