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Graduate Events

Upcoming Events
  • Graduate Open House: This year's summer graduate open house will be held Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the EMU Student Center.  Prospective graduate students can apply for admission, speak with faculty members, and learn about graduate assistantships and doctoral fellowships.  Please visit the news and events section of the Graduate School website for more information.
Events List

The graduate program in English hosts several events each year. Below are a few examples; additional events may vary by degree program and year.

  • Graduate Orientation: Each year the department has a graduate orientation in mid- to late-September. The orientation, which is for both new and returning students, provides general information and updates about graduate studies within the department. Some programs also have separate program orientations to answer more specific questions about their programs and requirements.
  • Graduate Workshops and Colloquia: Each fall and winter, programs and the department sponsor workshops and colloquia for graduate students. Workshops are offered on applying to Ph.D. programs, working in the Community College environment and other pertinent topics.
  • Graduate Research Fair: The Graduate Research Fair is a university-wide conference that features the research of graduate students. It is put on by the EMU Graduate School. The day-long conference has numerous concurrent and poster sessions and is followed by a banquet and awards ceremony. Faculty members nominate students for participation in the Research Fair.
  • Graduate Student Conference: The English Graduate Student Assocation  (EGSA) hosts its annual Graduate Student Conference in the spring.  This conference is an opportunity for graduate students to present their work to the English Department while gaining valuable expertise in a conference setting.
  • Year -End Graduate Celebration: Every April, the department hosts a year-end graduate celebration at which we present the department awards for academic excellence and other recognitions. This is an event where we come together to celebrate our accomplishments for the year and to enjoy one another’s company.