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2017 Information

Monday, September 18, 2017

Chemistry Grad Orientation Part I

All Activities will be held in Physical Sciences Building, Room 240

9:15am-9:45am                Pick up Orientation packets and meet other new students. Light Refreshments.

9:45am – 11:00am        Yat Li, Graduate Director - Welcome. General overview of Graduate Program: degree requirements, timetable and attainment exams.

11:00am-11:15am        Break

11:15am-12:00pm        Karen Meece, Graduate Program Coordinator. Calendar of upcoming events,
Chemistry website, Graduate Student Handbook, Requirement Timeline.

12:00pm-1:15pm         Lunch with faculty, continuing students, researchers, and staff. Photos.

1:30pm-2:30pm        Christy Caldwell, Science & Engineering Library. Library resources and research tips.

2:45pm-3:15pm                Representative from UAW Local 2865 (TA) union.

3:15pm-3:45pm        Representatives from the Physical & Biological Sciences Personnel/Payroll office will help you complete paperwork for TA/GSR employment.

Bring photo ID and Social Security card.

International students: bring passport, I-20.

All students: bring your bank routing and account numbers for setting up direct deposit.

3:45pm-4:00pm                Select desk space in the first-year grad student office. PSB 431.

4:00pm-4:30pm        Alison Lindberg, PBSci Academic Computing Group. Computer support, UCSC email, IT services, printing from your laptop, internet access, etc.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

9:00am-6:00pm        Chemistry Conference at Happy Valley Conference Center

6:00pm-9:00pm        Nighttime trivia and social mixer at Crepe Place 

Annual department conference attended by faculty, staff, postdocs and grad students. Includes keynote speaker, poster session, and lectures. Visit the following webpage for more details.

Attainment Exams, 9/21 & 9/22

Below are some guidelines for the attainment exams. Note: backpacks/purses and cell phones are not allowed. A non-programing calculator is okay. You will have 2 hours complete each exam. You cannot leave the testing room, until you complete your exam - no bathroom breaks.

• Only one answer per question, no penalty for guessing.

• Leave label on test booklet. Pull out answer sheet and scratch paper. Fill out highlighted info on answer sheet and write last name in upper right corner of each piece of scratch paper (2). Form # (year version) and test booklet # are located in upper right corner of cover.

• Do not make any marks in test booklet, since we reuse them.

• You have two hours (for physical exam takers, 40 minutes per section). When you are finished, put answer sheet and scratch paper inside test booklet and bring to front of room.

• Do not speak once the exam has started. Proctor may not answer any questions about exam questions.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

10:00am-12:00pm & 2:00pm-4:00pm             Attainment Exams – Engineering 2, Room 194 (First Floor)

10:00am-12:00pm        Organic Chemistry Attainment Exam        

2:00pm-4:00pm                  Physical Chemistry Attainment Exam

Friday, September 22, 2017

10:00am-12:00pm & 2:00pm-4:00pm             Attainment Exams – Engineering 2, Room 194 (First Floor)

10:00am-12:00pm        Inorganic Chemistry Attainment Exam        

2:00pm-4:00pm                  Biochemistry Attainment Exam

Monday, September 25, 2017

International Graduate Student Orientation - Media Theatre 110

International Graduate Orientation Registration


TA Orientation - Media Theatre 110

11:30am to 4:00pm

TA Orientation Registration 

New International Graduate Student Orientation

8:45 AM

11:30 AM

Media Theater

Resource Fair, Lunch & TA Registration

11:30 AM

1:00 PM

Media Theater Court Yard

TA Orientation

1:00 PM

4:00 PM

Media Theater

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

New Graduate Student Orientation - Graduate Student Commons

New Graduate Student Orientation Registration

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm

Welcome Coffee, Mimosa and Scones

9:00 AM

10:00 AM

GSC or Cafe Ivéta (TBD)


10:00 AM

11:00 AM

Departs GSC- Humanities

Resource Fair

11:00 PM

12:00 PM

Humanities Court Yard

New Graduate Student Orientation Welcome

12:00 PM

1:00 PM

Humanities Lecture Hall

Social BBQ

1:00 PM

4:00 PM

Cowell Provost Back Yard

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

All Coursework Masters Students Advising

12:00pm – 12:30pm        Academic Advising Held in Physical Sciences Building, Room 341

PhD Drop-In Advising

12:30pm – 1:30pm        Drop-In Advising Held in Physical Sciences Building, Room 341

Chemistry Grad Orientation Part II        , PhD only

Held in Physical Sciences Building, Room 240

1:30pm-5:00pm                Lab Safety Training hosted by:

                        Randa Roland – Lecturer

                        Caitlin Binder – Lecturer

                        Terra Haddad – PBSci Environmental Health and Safety

Thursday, September 28, 2017

First day of Instruction