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Fall 2013 EECS Graduate Student Orientation

Monday, August 26, 2013
H-P Auditorium, 306 Soda Hall

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9:30 Coffee and Pastries
10:00 Welcoming Remarks by EECS Chair Prof. David Culler and Associate Chair Prof. Tsu-Jae King Liu
Welcome Presentation
10:30 Staff Introductions: EECS Center for Student Affairs, Diversity Coordinator Tiffany Shaleen Reardon, Christine Zhou of Counseling and Psychological Services, Lily Zhang of External Relations Group (XRG), Student Ombudsmen Profs. Christos Papadimitriou and Laurent El Ghaoui, and Building Managers Mark Davis for Cory Hall, Jerry Jai for Soda Hall, and Domenico Caramagno of Sutardja Dai Hall
11:15 Kresge Engineering Library in Bechtel Engineering Center
11:30 Student Organizations: EEGSA, CSGSA, WICSE, LAGSES, QICSE, BGESS and Graduate Women in Engineering (GWE).
Also speaking will be representatives from UAW Local 2865, which represents Graduate Student Instructors (GSIs).
12:00-1:15 Lunch in the Wozniak Lounge and Patio, 4th Floor Soda Hall


M.S/Ph.D. and Ph.D. students

1:15 Fellowships and Other Funding (for M.S. and Ph.D. students)
1:30 Graduate Student Researcher (GSR) Hiring Process (for M.S. and Ph.D. students)
1:45 Gaining California Residency and the GSI Hiring Process (for M.S. and Ph.D. students)
2:00 Degree Requirements
2:30 Kevin Mullally of the Instructional Support Group (ISG) will discuss EECS computing services.
ISG Presentation
2:45 Disabled Students Progam
3:00 IT Training led by Lars Rohrbach. This is mandatory for all new EECS students before you can be issued a laptop.
Attendance will be taken. It lasts about one hour. Laptop distribution will begin at 9:30 on the following day in 395 Cory.
4:00 Graduate Student Panel Discussions:
EE Panel Discussion in H-P Auditorium
CS Panel Discussion in 310 Soda Hall
5:30 Pizza and Beer at Wozniak Lounge Patio hosted by CSGSA and EEGSA
7:00 Games Night in the Wozniak Lounge with New and Continuing EECS Students hosted by WICSE


Master's Students (MEng, 5th Yr MS, MS)

1:15 Meet in 310 Soda Hall: Joint session (5th year MS, MEng) with Vice Chair for Masters Programs, George Necula, and Masters Student Services Advisor, Jenn Gardner.
M.S. students should go to the Fellowships, GSI Hiring, and Other Funding session with the Ph.D. students, then come over to 310 Soda Hall at 2pm to join the other Masters students.
2:15 Disabled Students Progam
2:30 MEng card key access and instructional accounts. 253 Cory Hall.
MS and 5th year MS degree requirements and student panel. 212 Cory Hall.
3:15 MS and 5th year MS card key access (253 Cory)) and instructional accounts (199 Cory). MS-only IRIS accounts (395 Cory).
MEng degree requirements and student panel. 212 Cory Hall.
5:30 Pizza and Beer at Wozniak Lounge Patio hosted by CSGSA and EEGSA
7:00 Games Night in the Wozniak Lounge with New and Continuing EECS Students hosted by WICSE


Handouts from Orientation
2013 Orientation Schedule
Forms of Support for First-Year Sudents
Psychological Services Offered by Christine Zhou
Resources for Incoming Students
Useful Acronyms
Presentations from Orientation
Chair's Presentation
EECS Computing Orientation
Financial Presentation
Orientation GSA
Head Graduate Advisor Presentation
ISG Group
PhD Degree Orientation
XRG Presentation
Here are more events for new graduate students:
August 19-21: Short Course on Parallel Computing
There is a 3-day hands-on short course on Parallel Computing in Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall. This course is intended to offer programmers a practical introduction to parallel programming techniques and tools on current parallel computers, emphasizing multicore and manycore computers. New students are welcome to attend. This course is free for students, faculty and staff of UC Berkeley.
August: Lab Safety Training
The Lab Safety Training session is conducted online by Environment, Health & Safety. It is mandatory for new EE students, including M.Eng. students. An announcement will be made near the start of classes.
August 27: Residency Workshop, 145 Dwinelle Hall
All U.S. citizens and permanent residents are expected to establish California residency for tuition purposes by Fall 2014. If you are not currently a California resident,
please consider attending this important workshop given by the campus residency office at the New Graduate Student Orientation (NGSO).
August 28: EmpowerU & Inclusion Workshop, 3:30-5pm in 306 Soda Hall (HP Auditorium)
This is a required workshop for all new grad students on campus. We will be taken through training and examples of inclusion and non-harassment.
August TBD: IT Orientation
If you were not able to attend the orientation on August 26 please plan to attend this one. It will be held on August XX at XXpm at the helpdesk in 395 Cory Hall.
August 29-30 : AMP Camp Big Data Bootcamp, Banatao Auditorium in Sutardja Dai Hall
Also open to new students is the AMP Camp Big Data Bootcamp. It will feature hands on tutorials for popular AMP software such as Spark, Shark and so on, including exercises using those tools. It will also have overviews of the BDAS stack, as well as tutorials on Machine Learning, Crowdsourcing and other Big Data topics.
September 23: New Students Lunch with Faculty at Noon in the Wozniak Lounge
This will be an oportunity to meet the faculty. Please plan to attend.
Information For New Students
Welcome Week Agenda
New International Student Orientation
Other Graduate Orientations and Events
Nanoscale Science and Engineering (NSE) Designated Emphasis
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