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 +====== Launch Day 2013 ======
  
 +Planning information for the 2013 Launch Day
 +
 +Wednesday, 21 Aug
 +
 +Below is the past year's schedule.
 +
 +===== Schedule =====
 +  ***11:​45-12:​45 Lunch (???)**
 +
 +  ***1:​00-3:​30 Orientation (Lounge)**
 +    ***Welcome from the chair (Imke)**
 +    ***Getting set up**
 +      * residency info
 +      * in the department (cubes, computers, etc.)
 +      * campus resources (gym, health center, eye center, dentists, bearwalk)
 +      * upcoming events reminder: BBQ, 300 boot camp, GSI orientations
 +    ***Information/​Q&​A on courses**
 +      * required classes  ​
 +      * work per class
 +      * classes in other departments (physics, CS, pottery, language)
 +      * filling your 12 units 
 +    ***GA presentation** (Chris Klein, ~2 p.m.)
 +    ***Mentoring and advising systems** (Eugene, 2:​30???​) ​
 +      * Faculty side of advising (we describe student side)
 +      * Class shepherds  ​
 +    ***Expectations**
 +      * how many classes should you take?
 +      * when to start research and how?
 +      * expectations by the end of 2nd year
 +        * 6 core classes, 12 astro units (300 doesn'​t count)
 +        * 2/3 for letter grade
 +      * prelim - 3 classes
 +        * 1 of radiation/​fluids
 +        * other options - stars, SF, ISM, galaxies, cosmology, (planets, high energy?)
 +    ***Talks** (colloquium,​ Journal Club, GSPS, etc.)
 +      * lots of talks in department
 +      * GO TO COLLOQUIUM, JOURNAL CLUB AND GSPS!
 +      * mention 1 min colloquium?
 +    ***Fun Stuff** to do in Berkeley (outreach, Sierra Conference, Ski Trip, etc.)
 +      * Outreach: James McBride
 +  ​
 +
 +  ***3:​30-5:​00 Jobs meeting (B1)**
 +
 +
 +
 +===== Logistics =====
 +   * Invite mentors for lunch at ??? (funds are limited)
 +   * Book the lounge