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 +====== First-Year Orientation 2016 ======
  
 +Planning information for the 2016 First-Year Orientation
 +
 +Wednesday, 17 Aug
 +
 +===== Schedule =====
 +  ***11:​00-12:​00 Orientation (Lounge)**
 +    ***Welcome from the Chair** **(Eugene ~11:00)**
 +    ***Getting set up**
 +      * residency info
 +      * in the department (cubes, building access, email, printing)
 +      * campus resources (gym, health center, eye center, dentists, bearwalk)
 +      * What is Berkeley Time?
 +      * upcoming events reminder
 +        * GSI orientations (Thurs 18 Aug -international,​ Fri 19 Aug - everyone)
 +        * Picking a Research Advisor meeting (in a few weeks)
 +        * [[:​student_jobs|Jobs Meeting]]
 +        * Welcome Party (????)
 +    ***Talks** ​
 +      * lots of [[:​talks_in_the_department|talks in the department]]
 +      * GO TO COLLOQUIUM, THURSDAY LUNCHES AND GSPS!
 +      * mention 1 min colloquium  ​
 +    ***Grad Assembly** **(Dyas, ~11:40 p.m.)**
 +    ***Classes** ​
 +      * classes in other departments (physics, CS, pottery, language)
 +      * filling your 12 units
 +
 +
 +
 +  ***12:​00-1:​30 Lunch (go out somewhere to eat like Celia'​s)**
 +
 +  ***1:​30-2:​30 Orientation (Lounge)**
 +    ***Mentoring and advising systems** **(Aaron ~1:​30)** ​
 +      * Faculty side of advising (we describe student side)
 +      * Class shepherds  ​
 +    ***Expectations** (Aaron ~1:40)
 +      * **Pass out academic roadmap**
 +      * how many classes should you take?
 +      * when to start research and how?
 +        * How pick to Picking a Research Advisor meeting coming soon to a department near you
 +      * expectations by the end of 2nd year
 +        * 6 core classes, 12 astro units
 +        * 2/3 for letter grade
 +      * prelim - 3 classes
 +        * 1 of radiation/​fluids
 +        * other options - stars, SF, ISM, galaxies, cosmology, (planets, high energy?)
 +      * Funding
 +        * 1st years are covered for teaching
 +        * GSI vs GSR in subsequent years
 +        * check to make sure you are getting paid/​tuition is paid each semester
 +    ***Information/​Q&​A GSI** **(Carina, ~2:00pm)**
 +      * required classes (AY 375, GSI orientation,​ Ethics training)
 +      * work per class (hours per week per GSI)
 +    ***Fun Stuff** to do in Berkeley
 +      * Outreach: **Lea (~2:20 pm)**
 +      * How to get around (Bus pass, BART), things to do in the area
 +      * Sierra Conference, Ski Trip, etc.
 +
 +
 +===== Logistics =====
 +   * All Completed