2023 New PhD Student Orientation Schedule

2023 New PhD Student Orientation Schedule

SEPTEMBER 18-22, 2023
Maps of campus and Hyde Park are available at


Course Registration

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, September 22, at noon.
Required for: all students

Online Orientation for International Students
Thursday, 9/28

Time: 2:00pm – 3:00 pm
Zoom: https://uchicago.zoom.us/j/95640845145?pwd=cnpLWE9aODZSbzJEbUlJZjFQclUzQT09


***This schedule is subject to change. Please check regularly for updates.***

Monday, 9/18

Welcome Meeting for Incoming PhD Students– Meet Student Affairs Administrator, Jonathan Rodriguez, CCAM Director, Guillaume Bal, some of the CAM faculty and current CAM PhD students.

Time: 9:00am-9:45am
Location: Jones 304 (5747 S. Ellis Ave.)
Followed by an overview of the program.
Time: 9:45am-10:30am
Location: Jones 303 (5747 S. Ellis Ave.)

Campus Tour and Lunch with Current PhD Students (Phillip Lo, & Yifan Peng)
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Meet in Jones Lobby (5747 S. Ellis Ave.)

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, 9/19

PSD Welcome & Orientation
Time: 9:00 am-10:00 am
Location:  Logan Center for the Arts
Divisional Orientation Activities

Graduate Student Orientation for UChicago Grad
11:30 am—3:00 pm
Location: Main Quad
Register online to attend Orientation

Wednesday, 9/20

IT Informational Session – Ed Friedman, John Zekos, and Mitzi Nakatsuka will explain computational resources in Computation and Applied Mathematics and across campus. 
Time: 12:00pm-12:45pm
Location: Eckhart 133 (1118-32 E. 58th St.)
Required for: all new CAM students

Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago (TTIC) Tea Time - TTIC welcomes new CAM and TTIC students and will provide an overview of some of the research being done at TTIC.
Time: 2:30pm
Location: TTIC (6045 S. Kenwood Ave.) (Fourth Floor Commons)

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: 4:00pm
Location: Kent 107 (1020 E. 58th St.)
Required for: all new CAM students

Thursday, 9/21

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

Friday, 9/22

Faculty Lunch with PhD Students – Faculty will have lunch with Incoming Students
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Quadrangle Club (1155 E. 57th St.)a group will walk over from Jones at 11:50 from Prof. Bal’s office (Jones 120B)

Fire Safety Training– Gelacio Rodriguez, Laboratory Safety Specialist, will give a fire safety training presentation.
Time: 2:30pm-3:00pm
Location: Eckhart 133 (1118-32 E. 58th St.)