Fall 2017 orientation activities:
|Sep. 18-19, 21-22, 26||BISB boot camp (schedule) in BRF2 (Biomedical Research Facility II) and CSE|
|Sep. 20||Campus-wide new graduate student orientation|
|Sep. 23||Campus-wide new international graduate student orientation|
|Sep. 27||Campus-wide new TA orientation (for BISB, usually applies to 2nd-3rd year students, not incoming students)|
|Sep. 27||BISB Exchange in PFBH (Powell-Focht Bioengineering Hall) Auditorium|
|Sep. 28||BISB Dinner at Martin Johnson House|
The week-long boot camp for incoming first year students of the Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Graduate Program aims to:
- Introduce new students to the Program, its faculty and students, the courses, and research opportunities.
- Foster student community and collaboration among students of the first year class, and to students in upper classes.
- Convey the bar for the core curriculum and key classes, as well as the research excitement and work ethic characteristic of the program's best students.
- Provide incoming students with an opportunity to remedy deficiencies prior to taking the core classes.
In addition to boot camp, new graduate students should also attend the Bioinformatics & Systems Biology EXPO, and various campus-wide orientations:
- New Graduate Student Orientation (mandatory for all new graduate students)
- International Student Orientation (mandatory for all new international students). Follow the link for information on registering and what to bring.
- Teaching Assistant Orientations by ASE and The Commons (if doing a TAship that school year; other programs have TAships in the first year, but for BISB, this usually applies to 2nd-3rd year students)