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ORIENTATION WEEK
September 24–28, 2018
Maps of campus and Hyde Park are available at
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DEADLINES
Diagnostic Exam
Students can pick up the exam starting September 17. All new students must complete the take-home diagnostic exam and return it to their faculty advisor by Friday, September 21. Your advisor will need time to review your exam before approving your course registration. If you cannot find your advisor, return your exam to Laura Rigazzi in Jones 222A.
Required for: all new students

Course Registration
New and returning students should meet with advisors, register online, and turn in advisor-approved paper registration forms to Laura Rigazzi in Jones 222A no later than Friday, September 28, at noon.
Required for: all students

Online Orientation for International Students
New international students must complete the online orientation offered by the Office of International Affairs no later than Monday, October 1. See OIA’s website for details.
Required for: all new international students


EVENTS

Monday, September 24
Check-in, Key Pickup, and Keycard Activation
10:00 am–3:00 pm
Location: Jones 1st-floor hallway by main entrance
See Laura at the table in the hallway to check in and receive handouts and keys.
Required for: all new students

Photos
10:00 am–Noon
Location: Jones 1st-floor hallway by main entrance
Our student photographers will take your picture for our bulletin board and online directory.
Required for: all new students

Orientation Meeting for Incoming PhD Students
11:00 am–Noon
Location: Jones 304
Prof. Steven Lalley, Dept. Administrator Kathryn Kraynik, and Student Affairs Specialist Laura Rigazzi will provide an overview of the PhD academic program and give a brief tour of the student office.
Required for: all new PhD students

IT Informational Session
Noon–12:45 pm
Location: Eckhart 133
Ed Friedman, John Zekos, and Mitzi Nakatsuka will explain computational resources in the Department of the Statistics and across campus.

Orientation Meeting for Incoming MS Students
12:45 pm–2:00 pm
Location: Eckhart 133
Dept. Master’s Advisor Dr. Mei Wang, Dept. Administrator Kathryn Kraynik, and Student Affairs Specialist Laura Rigazzi will provide an overview of the MS academic program and give a brief tour of the student office.
Required for: all new MS students

Library Resources Information Session
2:00 pm—2:30 pm
Location: Eckhart 133
Jennifer Hart, Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science Librarian, will give an overview of library services and resources available to all students.

Tuesday, September 25
Dean of Students Welcome Breakfast
10:00 am—11:00 am
Location:Quadrangle behind Eckhardt Research Center
PSD Dean of Students Karin LeClair will host new PSD students for breakfast. After breakfast, students will be led to the Graduate Student orientation.

Graduate Student Orientation
11:30 am–7:30 pm
Location: Main Quad, Rockefeller Chapel, and Ida Noyes
UChicago GRAD will host grad students from across campus in an opening procession, a welcoming convocation, lunch, an information fair, and a social. See UChicago GRAD's website for specific sessions and locations and to register (required).
Required for: all new students

Thursday, September 27
Photos
10:00 am—Noon
Location: Jones 1st-floor hallway by main entrance
Our student photographers will take pictures of any students who missed the Monday photo shoot.

Teaching and Learning in the Multicultural Classroom
1:00 pm—3:00 pm
Location: Jones 226
Laura Demchuck will offer a TA training workshop focusing on teaching in a multicultural classroom.
Required for: all new PhD students

Friday, September 28
NOON—Deadline for Course Registration

Successful Collaboration
1:00 pm—1:30 pm
Location: Eckhart 133
Prof. Dan Nicolae and Dr. Mei Wang will lead a discussion on collaboration within the Department. All students are welcome.
Required for: all new students

UChicagoGRAD: Career Development and Fellowships
1:30 pm—2:15 pm
Location: Eckhart 133
Director of GRAD Career Development and Employer Relations Michael Tessel, Assistant Director of GRAD Career Development Josephine Cai, and Director of Fellowships Karen Rosenthall will present UChicagoGRAD resources for career development and fellowships. Instructional and Administrative Support Specialist Kirsten Wellman will present Department career resources.

Fire Safety Training
2:30 pm–3:00 pm
Location: Eckhart 133
Kimberly Mormann, Laboratory Safety Specialist, will give a fire safety training presentation.
Required for: all students

Second-year PhD Students Orientation Meeting
3:30 pm–4:00 pm
Location: Jones 226
Profs. Mary Sara McPeek and Peter McCullagh will provide an overview of academic matters for returning PhD students.
Required for: all second-year PhD students

Monday, October 1
First day of classes
See the Course Search for details.

Thursday, October 4
General Student Meeting and Election of Student Representatives
5:00 pm—5:30 pm
Location: Eckhart 133
Chair Dan Nicolae will lead a brief meeting, including the election of new student representatives.
Required for: all students

New Students’ Party
5:30 pm
Location: Eckhardt Research Center 161
Chair Dan Nicolae will host a party for new students