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Essentials

Essentials

Some essential activities, described in more detail below, are as follows: For all new graduate students, the Mathematics Department will have its graduate student orientation activities beginning on Tuesday, August 12. Graduate Teaching Assistants must attend a University workshop on Monday, August 11, from 8:30-1:00 PM, as well as complete an online tutorial. An additional Departmental orientation for GTA’s will occur from 12:30-1:30 on Friday, August 15. New M.S. students will take the Basic Exam on Friday, August 15. This exam is used for course placement and program recommendations as explained further below. More information is provided on these items below.

The Departmental orientation session for all new graduate students will take place on Tuesday morning, August 12. Coffee and other refreshments will be available in the Math Dept Lounge in Room 310 Armstrong Hall from 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM. The program itself will begin at 10:00 AM across the hall in room 315 Armstrong Hall. Among the sessions/activities will be the following:

  • Meeting Department administration and staff
  • Overview of graduate program requirements and faculty research interests
  • Discussion of course offerings
  • Brief tour of building & facilities
  • Meeting with your advisor (usually me initially) & registering for courses