2019 MS-PSD Orientation Schedule

Welcome to our new students! We’ve planned the following events for you the week of September 23 to help you learn about the program as well as resources at the divisional and University levels. 


Monday, September 23: MS-PSD Orientation

All events Monday take place in ERC 401.

  • 9:00: Breakfast
  • 9:30-9:45: Welcome and Introductions
  • 9:45-10:15: Academic Pathways and Expectations (Mark Oreglia)
  • 10:15-10:30: PSD Library Resources (Jennifer Hart, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, and Physics Librarian)
  • 10:30-11:00: Registration and Billing Instructions (Laura Rigazzi)
  • 11:00-11:30: Planning for Next Steps/Careers (Josephine Cai, UChicago GRAD)
  • 11:30-11:45: Reminders on Week’s Activities: Divisional Orientation, UChicago GRAD orientation, and classes (Mark Oreglia, Laura Rigazzi)
  • 11:45-1:00: Lunch

Tuesday, September 24: Divisional and UChicago GRAD Orientations

PSD Orientation: International House Assembly Hall, 1414 East 59th St.

  • 8:00-9:00: Check-In and Breakfast
  • 9:00-10:45: Orientation (see schedule for details)
  • 10:45-11:10: Walk to Main Quad for Opening Convocation

UChicago GRAD Orientation: Meet at Main Quad (please register here), see schedule for details

  • 11:30-12:00: Opening Procession
  • 12:00-1:00: Welcome Convocation
  • 1:00-2:00: Lunch
  • 1:00-3:00: Information Fair
  • 3:00-5:00: Graduate Student Social