Building community and individual relationships has always been important in HDFS. We live our work! In the era of COVID-19, this has become a challenge, but we are rising to the occasion. As we come back together for a new academic year in an era of uncertainty, we are finding new ways to connect, build relationships, and support one another. One way we are doing this is by ensuring that everyone can participate in their educational communities in the ways that are best for them. Our Graduate Student Orientation is one example. See below for examples of ways we welcomed new graduate students to our community in Fall 2020.