2019 Orientation for New MCAM Students


Course Registration: New and returning students are required to meet with advisors, register online, and turn in advisor-approved paper registration forms to Zellencia Harris in Jones 116B by Friday, Sept. 27 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, Sept. 30.  See OIA’s website at https://internationalaffairs.uchicago.edu/studentorientation for details.
Required for all new international students.


Events marked with * are MANDATORY and all new MCAM students are required to attend.

Monday, 9/23

* Check-in
Stop by Jones Laboratory, Room 308, Monday morning to check in and receive informational handouts.
Time: 10:00am-11:45am
Location: Jones Laboratory (5747 South Ellis Avenue), Room 308

IT Information Session (Joint session with Statistics)
Ed Friedman, John Zekos, and Mitzi Nakatsuka will explain computational resources in the Department of the Statistics and across campus.
Time: 12-12:45pm
Location: Kent 120

* Orientation Meeting for Incoming MCAM Students
Meet with MCAM faculty and staff for introductions and an overview of the academic program.
Time: 1pm – 2pm
Location: Ryerson 358

Tuesday, 9/24

PSD Welcome & Orientation
Physical Sciences Division Dean of Students Office will host new PSD students for breakfast and sessions from several different offices including Financial Wellness, Office of International Student Affairs, and Student Health and Counseling Services.  Afterwards, students will be led to the UChicago GRAD Student orientation.
Location: International House Assembly Hall (1414 E. 59th St. Chicago IL, 60637)
Check-in and breakfast: 8am—9am
Orientation Sessions: 9am-10:45am
Escort to UChicago Grad Orientation: 10:45am-11:10am

* Graduate Student Orientation (Required for all new graduate students)
UChicago GRAD will host grad students from across campus in an opening procession, a welcoming convocation, lunch, an information fair, and a social.  Please see the website https://grad.uchicago.edu/life-at-uchicago/graduate-student-orientation/ for the full schedule, locations, and registration (required).
Time: 11:30 am–5:00 pm
Register here: https://uchicagogradorientation2019.eventbrite.com

Wednesday, 9/25

* Successful Collaboration and Overview of UChicago GRAD (Joint session with the CAM Ph.D. program)
A discussion on collaboration within CCAM programs and an overview of resources available through UChicago GRAD, including career resources.  Required for all new CAM students.
Time: 10am-11am
Location: Ryerson 358

* Library Resources Information Session
Jennifer Hart, Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science Librarian, will give an overview of library services and resources available to all students.
Time: 11am-12pm
Location: Ryerson 358

**No orientation activities are scheduled for Wednesday afternoon. It is recommended that students use this time to meet with advisors for registration.**


Thursday, 9/26


**No orientation activities. It is recommended that students use this day to meet with advisors for registration.**


Friday, 9/27

* Fire Safety Training (Joint Session with Statistics)
Kimberly Mormann, Laboratory Safety Specialist, will give a fire safety training presentation.
Time: 2:30pm – 3pm
Location: Kent 120