All events will be condcuted virtually, unless stated otherwise. Zoom information for all sessions will be sent to your UCI email prior to the listed start time.

Incoming first-years must also complete the Graduate Student Orientation Checklist.

Date Activity
Online Modules

Campus-wide Graduate Welcome and Orientation

Environmental Health and Safety Training (TANGO)

School of Physical Sciences - NSF GRFP Workshop

Wednesday, September 1

9/1 Orientation Zoom Recording (timestamps below)

8:00am Foundational Principles - Professor Craig Martens, Vice Chair for Graduate Affairs (00:00:48)

9:30am Becoming anti-Racist in The Physical Sciences - Professor Amanda Holton, Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (1:34:31)

10:00am Graduate Student Funding - Morgan Sibley, Student Affairs Manager (02:07:59)

10:30am Establishing California Residency - Omar Saucedo, Assistant Residence Officer (02:29:35)

11:00am UC SHIP - Charles Adams, Administrative Director, Student Health (02:57:08)

11:30am Counseling Center - Dr. Meladee Garst, Assistant Director, Counseling Center (03:34:48)

1:00-5:00pm Individual Area Advising Meetings (see individual schedule)

  • Chemical Biology, Physical, Theoretical, Atmospheric, Analytical, Materials

Thursday, September 2

9/2 Orientation Zoom Recording (timestamps below)

8:30am-1:00pm Individual Area Advising Meetings (see individual schedule)

  • ChAMP, Inorganic, Organic

1:00pm Iota Sigma PI - Graduate Student, Allie Zito (00:00:14)

1:15pm Graduate Safety Team - Graduate Safety Fellow, Amanda Chung (00:08:18)

1:20pm UCI SACNAS - Graduate Students, Moises Romero, Ali Younis, and Heriberto Flores Zuleta (00:17:30)

1:40pm ChemUnity - Graduate Students, Rakia Dhaoui and Alissa Matus (00:38:55)

2:00pm PSML Nexus - Graduate Students, Bhupalee Kalita (00:54:12)

2:30pm Science Library Virtual Tour - Mitchell Brown, Research Librarian (01:29:30)

3:00pm Mass Spectrometry Facility Virtual Tour - Felix Grun, Director, Mass Spectrometry Facility (01:59:45)

3:15pm Office of Equal Opportunity & Diversity - Katherine Papageorges, Senior Investigator (02:14:04)

3:30pm Academic Counseling - Phong Luong, Assistant Director (02:25:52)

4:00pm UCI CARE - Kaeleigh Hayakawa, Violence Prevention Coordinator (02:54:15)

Friday, September 3

11:00am-12:00pm Faculty Presentations

1:00-2:00pm Faculty Presentations

Monday, September 6 Labor Day
Tuesday, September 7 Rosh Hashanah
Wednesday, September 8 Rosh Hashanah

Thursday, September 9

12:00-1:00pm Faculty Presentations

2:00-3:00pm Faculty Presentations

4:00-5:00pm Lab TA Training Kick-Off Zoom Meeting

Friday, September 10

10:00-11:00am Faculty Presentations

1:00-4:00pm Lab TA Training -- The Student Experience (in-person)

Monday, September 13

10:00-11:00am Faculty Presentations

1:00-4:00pm Lab TA Training

Tuesday, September 14

8:00-9:00am Individual and Group Photos - Laurel Hungerford Photography (in-person)

10:00-11:00am Faculty Presentations

1:00-4:00pm Lab TA Training -- Feedback and Grading

Wednesday, September 15 Yom Kippur
Thursday, September 16 Yom Kippur

Friday, September 17

12:00-1:00pm Faculty Presentations (CANCELED)

2:00-3:00pm Faculty Presentations (CANCELED)

Monday, September 20

11:00am-12:00pm Faculty Presentations

1:00-2:00pm Faculty Presentations (CANCELED)

Tuesday, September 21

1:00pm - 4:00pm TA Training (TAPDP)

  • All students

Wednesday, September 22

10:00am - 12:00pm International TA Training (TAPDP)

  • If you are an international student that meets certain criteria, you will be contacted in September, if you are required to participate.

1:00pm - 4:00pm TA Training (TAPDP)

  • All students
Thursday, September 23 Fall Classes Begin