August 23 - Grad and PhD New Student Orientation


Incoming CS grad and PhD students, mark your calendars!

On August 23 the Department of Computer Science will welcome all new graduate, PhD, and BS/MS students to campus at its fall semester orientation session. Incoming students will learn everything they need to know to have an awesome year. Activities include meeting with faculty and current students as well as socializing with new classmates.

As you can see from the tentative schedule below, new graduate and PhD students should prepare for a busy day!  See you on the 23rd!


Event and Location

9:00am - 9:30am

Chair's Welcome Remarks, ESS 001

Prof. Samir Das

9:30am - 10:00am

Computing Facilities and Staff Introduction, ESS 001

Peter Ruland and Kathy Germana

10:00am - 10:15am

Graduate Student Employees Union (GSEU) remarks, ESS 001

Andrew Dobbyn

10:15am - 10:30am

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) remarks, ESS 001

Dr. Julian Pessier

10:30am - 10:45am

Women in CS (WiCS) talk, ESS 001

Prof. Aruna Balasubramanian

11:00am - 1:00pm

MS program orientation, ESS 001 (MS students only)


Prof. Erez Zadok

PhD student panel, NCS 120

(PhD students only)

1:00pm - 2:30pm

Lunch, NCS atrium

2:30pm - 5:00pm

MS student panel, ESS 001

(MS students only)

PhD program orientation, NCS 120

(PhD students only)


Prof. C.R. Ramakrishnan



NCS - New Computer Science building

ESS - Earth & Space Sciences building


Directions between campus event locations:

Scenes from last year's orientation: