2019 New Student Orientation

We are excited to welcome over 400 new students to PhD and MS programs in the Physical Sciences Division (PSD) this fall. Several orientations throughout your first few days on campus will provide information and guidance. Please see the overview of important sessions below.

PSD Welcome & Orientation

Tuesday September 24th, 2019

International House: Assembly Hall
1414 E. 59th St. Chicago IL, 60637

8:00-9:00 AMCheck-In & Breakfast9:00-9:10 AMWelcome RemarksAngela Olinto, Dean, PSD
Aaron Dinner, Deputy Dean of M.S. Programs, PSD
9:10-9:20 AMPSD Office of the Dean of Students

Michael Foote, Deputy Dean for Academic Affairs 
Bahareh Lampert, Dean of Students
Laura Rigazzi, Associate Dean of Students
Adam Antoszewski, PSD Social Committee Treasurer

9:20-9:35 AMPSD Equity, Diversity & Inclusion OfficeNeli Fanning, EDI Director, PSD
Jordan Kemp, Student, Physics
Abby Stevens, Student, Statistics
9:35-9:50 AMFinancial Wellness

Emily Easton, Associate Director, Graduate Administrative Services, UChicagoGRAD

9:50-10:15 AMStudent Health & Counseling ServicesJennifer Conor, Director of Clinical Operations10:15-10:45 AMInternational House | Office of International Affairs

Denise Jorgens, Director, International House
Hannah Barton, Assistant Director of Programs and Communications, International House
Nick Seamons, Director, Office of International Affairs
Amima Diagne, Assistant Director, Student Services, Office of International Affairs

10:45-11:10 AMEscort to Main Quad for Opening Processional

International House logo

Event is free.

Persons with disabilities who may need assistance should contact International House in advance of the program at 773-753-2274 or i-houseprograms@uchicago.edu.

UChicagoGRAD Student Orientation Program

Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 11:30 AM-5:00 PM
See full schedule

All New PSD Student Onboarding

Monday September 30th, 2019
8:30-11:00 AM
1:00-5:00 PM
Eckhart Research Center Lobby
5640 S. Ellis Ave.

You will be able to:

  • complete onboarding steps in Workday
  • get your I-9 verified
  • ask the Payroll personnel about tax-related questions
  • get a Social Security letter if you need to apply for SSN

What you should bring:

Department and Program Orientations

Dates vary

Astronomy and Astrophysics


Computational and Applied Mathematics

Geophysical Sciences


MS Computer Science