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   Physics Graduate Placement Exams & Schedule of Events
Fall 2013


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 in 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.
Wednesday-Friday
September 18-20
International Student Orientation
Sunday
September 22
Convocation and reception - 4:30 pm
Monday
September 23
Physics Placement Exams - 114 E. Bridge
8:00 am - 8:30 am: General Information Session (Refreshments)
8:30 am - 10:00 am: Classical Physics Exam
10:00 am - 10:30 am: Break
10:30 am - 12:00 pm: Quantum Mechanics Exam
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)
Monday
September 23
Official Check-in for Graduate Students - 9am-4:30pm
Social events begin at 8:00 pm
General Orientation for Graduate Students
See Orientation Information for details
Tuesday
September 24
General Orientation for Graduate Students
See Orientation Information for details
Wednesday
September 25
General Orientation for Graduate Students
See Orientation Information for details
Thursday
September 26
TA training for all new graduate students and teaching assistants
General Orientation for Graduate Students
See Orientation Information for details
Friday
September 27
General Orientation for Graduate Students
See Orientation Information for details
Friday
September 27
Results of Physics Placement Exams
Prof. Ken Libbrecht - 263 West Bridge
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
No appointment required
Monday
September 30
Beginning of Instruction
Thursday
October 3
PMA Fall Gathering - North Portico outside East Bridge
~4:30 pm

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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