2022 MCAM Orientation Schedule


Course Registration: New and returning students are required to meet with advisors, register online, and submit advisor-approved registration forms to Jonathan Rodriguez by Friday, Sept. 23 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, September 26. See OIA’s website for details.
Required for all new international students

In addition, incoming international students are invited to attend an international student orientation hosted by the Office of International Affairs (OIA). This orientation will take place online via Zoom on September 14, 2022 from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm. This orientation is not required but may be a helpful resource for incoming international students. OIA will cover a variety of topics including a general overview of OIA services, important reminders, information about maintaining status, information about employment for international students, and ways to get involved in the international student community at the University of Chicago. An e-mail was sent to students with zoom information. 



(This schedule is subject to change — please check regularly for updates.)


Monday, 9/19

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

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: Kent 107 (1020 E 58th St.)
Required for all new MCAM students.

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: 3:00pm – 3:30pm
Location: Eckhart 133 (1118-32 E 58th St.)


Tuesday, 9/20

PSD Welcome and Orientation
Students will have the opportunity to meet Dean of Students Office staff and other faculty and staff from the Division.  This event is not required, but attendance is encouraged.
Time: 9:00 am—10:00 am
Location: Logan Center for the Arts (915 E 60th St.)

Graduate Student Orientation (UChicago GRAD)
Time: 11:30am—3:30pm
Location: Main Quad
Register online to attend Orientation


Wednesday, 9/21

IT Information Session (joint session with the Statistics programs)
Ed Friedman, John Zekos, and Mitzi Nakatsuka will explain computational resources in the Department of the Statistics and across campus.
Time: 12pm (Noon)—12:45pm
Location: Eckhart 133 (1118-32 E 58th St.)

Successful Collaboration and Overview of UChicago GRAD
A discussion on collaboration within CCAM programs led by CAM faculty and staff.  Nathan Hardy and Amy Rapp from the UChicago GRAD office will then give an overview of career and other resources available to all students.
Time: 1:30pm
Location: Kent 107 (1020 E 58th St.)
Required for all new CAM students.


Thursday, 9/22

(No orientation activities scheduled. Students may want to use this day to meet with advisors for registration, due by Friday at Noon.)


Friday, 9/23

Fire Safety Training (joint session with the Statistics programs)
Ian Hoppie, Laboratory Safety Specialist, will give a fire safety training presentation.
Time: 2:30pm—3:00pm
Location: Eckhart 133 (1118-32 E 58th St.)
Required for all students.