New Student Orientation

Agenda

Thursday, August 5 - Thursday, August 19

English Placement Exams for International Students

Early August

Assessment Exams - MANDATORY REQUIREMENT (Virtual)

Wednesday, August 17

9:00 - 9:30 am: Continental Breakfast - PHY 150

9:30 - 9:45 am: HR/Payroll with Katherine Siler, DGSA - PHY 150

9:45 - 10:30 am: Introduction & Welcome to Physics, Mark Kruse, DGS - PHY 150

10:30 - 11:30 am: Computing Practices, Policies and Accounts, Jimmy Dorff, IT Analyst Sr. - PHY 150

11:30 am - 12:00 pm: Photographs and Computing Accounts, Jimmy Dorff, IT Analyst Sr. and Salim Shaw, IT Analyst - PHY 150

12:00 - 12:30 pm: Introduction to Library Resources, Ciara Healey, Duke Librarian - PHY 150

12:30 - 1:30 pm: Lunch with GSO representatives, Devils KraftHouse, Brodhead Center - Meet in Physics Building lobby to walk over to venue


Thursday, August 18

1:00 - 5:00 pm: Individual meetings with Mark Kruse, DGS - PHY 283  


Friday, August 19

1:00 - 5:00 pm: Individual meetings with Mark Kruse, DGS - PHY 283


Monday, August 22

8:30 am - 12:00 pm: TA Qualifications and Preferences. Individual Meetings with Kate Scholberg, Associate Chair for Teaching - PHY 273  (Students serving as TAs requirement)

4:00 - 6:00 pm: Graduate School Welcome Reception - venue TBD


Tuesday, August 23

10:00 am - 12:30 pm: Graduate School Student Orientation (virtual). More information coming.         


Wednesday, August 24    

12:00 - 1:30 pm: Lunch with Steffen Bass, Department Chair - Meet in Physics Bldg lobby 

4:00 - 5:00 pm: Tentative: Graduate and Professional School Convocation, Duke Chapel

5:00 - 6:00 pm: Tentative: Duke Alumni Reception, Chapel Quad


Thursday, August 25

9:00 am - 12:00 pm: RCR Orientation Training for Natural Sciences (virtual)


Friday, August 26

9:00 am - 5:30 pm: TA Training and Orientation - MANDATORY, Ken McKenzie & Derek Leadbetter, Lab Managers

9:00 - 9:30 am: TA Expectations and Responsibilities, Kate Scholberg - PHY 150

9:30 - 10:30 am: Lab and Computer Orientation, Derek Leadbetter - PHY 141

10:30 am - 12:45 pm: Introduction to Teaching, Ken McKenzie - PHY 141

12:45 - 1:30 pm: Lunch with Current Grad Students - PHY 150

1:30 - 3:00 pm: Prep for Lab Sessions & Practice Lab Session, Ken McKenzie - PHY 141

3:00 - 4:30 pm: Grading, Ken McKenzie - PHY 141

4:30 - 5:30 pm: Meet with Individual Course Instructors, Ken McKenzie - PHY 141         


Saturday, August 27

4:00 - 7:00 pm: Welcome Picnic - Duke Forest, Gate F; Awards start at 4:30 pm