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 +====== Orientation Day 2007 ======
 +
 +The 2007 orientation wasn't actually planned on the wiki, but I ([[:​wiki:​user:​peterwilliams]]) thought I'd preserve some information about it on the Wiki. Especially since it looks like the 2008 Launch Day will take a slightly different shape.
 +
 +From an email:
 +
 +"The schedule is as follows:
 +
 +  * 10am - Logistical Meeting - Lounge - Your attendence is optional here
 +    * Intro to the department and to the staff
 +    * Lots of housekeeping (keys, computer accounts, etc)
 +    * Other useful info for first-years (residency, health insurance, etc)
 +
 +  * 11am - Discussion of Classes - Lounge - Your attendence here would be good
 +    * Panel with James, Eugene, Eliot, Bower
 +    * How to sign up for classes
 +    * What classes are offered this semester
 +    * What to expect from grad classes & how to divide your time in the semester
 +    * How to plan for the first two years
 +
 +  * 12pm - Lunch (paid!) - Faculty Club - Your attendence here is very important
 +    * Debrief with your mentee about classes (especially if Eugene scared them)
 +    * Answer any questions the mentees have from the morning
 +    * Get to know your mentee and just chill
 +
 +  * 1pm - 5pm - Scavenger Hunt - You don't have to do a thing
 +    * First-years wander around campus & Campbell meeting people and getting first-year things done (pick up Cal card, RSF membership, etc)
 +
 +  * 5pm - Fun Meeting - Lounge - Your attendence here is optional
 +    * Grads come in and discuss various extracurricular activities that they would like to recruit first-years to do
 +    * General chill time
 +
 +  * 6pm - BBQ - Between Birge & LeConte - Your attendence here would be good
 +    * Free food!
 +
 +"There are also a few social events, to make the first-years'​ first few
 +days especially enjoyable, and we hope that you will be able to attend
 +these as well to be part of the welcoming:
 +
 +  * Wed Eve - post-orientation go-to-a-bar event, details decided at the BBQ
 +  * Fri Eve - small hang-out at Linda'​s house, chance for the first years to relax after the horrible GSI orientation day
 +  * Sat Eve - party at Nicholas'​ house"