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ASA and the Student Forum

Welcome Students!

The ASA welcomes undergraduate and graduate students at the Annual Meeting. All students who join ASA as student members automatically become members of the Student Forum. Special arrangements for students include discounted registration fees, workshops oriented to issues of interest to students, student paper and roundtable sessions, and an informal Student Lounge area.

Student Reception
All students registered to attend the Annual Meeting are invited to the open student reception on Monday, August 15, at 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Special Poster Sessions
Be sure to attend the funding and data resources poster session on Sunday morning to advance your work in sociology. Poster displays of graduate programs in sociology are located adjacent to the ASA Bookstore, and program representatives will be available to chat with students on at 2:30–4:15 PM on Friday, August 11.

Student Sessions
Whether you are planning to attend graduate school, or are further along and looking toward employment in sociological practice or the academy, there is useful information to be found by attending some of the workshops offered this year. If this is your first ASA Annual Meeting, the Orientation for First-time Meeting Attendees is simply a “must-attend”­ event, where you can meet other newcomers, get advice from experienced attendees, and meet ASA officers.

Don’t let the huge program overwhelm you. Start by looking at the roundtable and paper sessions sponsored by the Student Forum and then check the searchable Program on the website to identify other sessions in your particular areas of interest.