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   Physics Graduate Placement Exams & Schedule of Events
Fall 2014

Below is the physics graduate placement exam schedule and General Orientation Information for this Fall.
On Monday after general orientation week, results of exams and discussion of course selection will be held on an individual basis at the times indicated below. Please note that new graduate students who arrive at Caltech prior to Orientation Week and Official Check-In Day, are required to visit the Registrar and Dean of Graduate Studies Office upon arrival. More information will be available at Check-In. Your course schedule blue card is to be completed pending the results of placement exams and must be submitted to the Registrar's Office no later than the end of the second week of instruction. You may attend classes before completing your registration. Subsequent add/drop cards must be returned directly to the Registrar's Office by the add/drop dates indicated on the current academic calendar.
September 17-19
International Student Orientation
September 21
Convocation and reception
September 22
Physics Placement Exams - 114 E. Bridge
8:00 am - 8:30 am: General Information Session (Refreshments at 7:45 am)
8:30 am - 10:00 am: Classical Physics Exam - 201 E. Bridge Lecture Hall
10:00 am - 10:30 am: Break
10:30 am - 12:00 pm: Quantum Mechanics Exam - 201 E. Bridge Lecture Hall
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm: Lunch with Physics Grads
Room 201 E. Bridge Lecture Hall
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: Safety Training (Mandatory) - 201 E. Bridge Lecture Hall
Monday, September 22 to
Friday, September 26
Official Check-in for Graduate Students
General Orientation for Graduate Students
See Orientation Information for details
September 26
Results of Physics Placement Exams
Prof. David Hitlin - 367 Lauritsen
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
No appointment required
September 29
Beginning of Instruction
October 16
PMA Fall Gathering 4:30-6:30 pm
North portico of East Bridge

This is a preliminary schedule, dates and times of Institute Events may be subject to change.
Exams times are fixed. Check this page in mid-September for updates.

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