orientation week, 8.14-8.18.2023


  • Monday: last day for new TAs to appear on campus, – Tuesday will be already too busy
  • Tuesday
    • 9:15-10:15 Altgeld Hall 314 breakfast; Introducing Department of Mathematics (Director and Associate Director of Graduate Studies).
    • 10:15-10:45 Breakout groups: Introducing PhD program (Prof. Baryshnikov AH314), MSc program (Prof. Mortensen, AH341), ASRM graduate program (Prof. Wei, AH345)
    • 10:45-noon, departing at AH314: campus tour (Ada Stelzer and Jaya Manthripragada)
    • noon-1pm: pick your lunch boxes near AH267; proceed to AH314 for lunch and trivia game
    • 1:00-1:30 Altgeld Hall 314: Pre-TA Training Meeting (Jennifer McNeilly)
    • 2-5pm Altgeld Hall 141: (PhD students) optional comp exam, Math 500
  • Wednesday:
    • 11am Altgeld Hall 314: Q&A for international students (Bingyan Liu, Jaya Manthripragada, Hongyi Liu, Haoyuan Li)
    • noon-1:30pm Altgeld Hall 314: lunch meeting (Pizza will be provided). Introduction to Association for Women in Mathematics – all genders welcome (Maddy Ritter); Graduate Employees’ Organization presentation (Grace McCourt)
    • 2-5pm Altgeld Hall 141: (PhD students) optional comp exam, Math 540
  • Thursday:
    • 9am-4pm Altgeld Hall 314:TA Training (Required for First Time TAs)
  • Friday:
    • 10:30am-12:15 pm Altgeld Hall 314:TA Training (Required for All TAs)
    • 12:15pm – Altgeld Hall 314 All grad students: meet and greet/pizza
    • Meet course lecturers