The Extended Graduate Orientation is a strongly recommended minicourse for the new graduate student in mathematics. The program is run by the Department of Mathematics and has proven very beneficial for all involved. The purpose is twofold: to introduce incoming students to the style and pace of graduate courses, so as to have everybody up to speed when Fall classes begin; and to foster a cohesive and supportive social environment of graduate students, faculty, and staff, in which all can work most effectively and productively.
The Extended Graduate Orientation takes place in mid-August. The Summer 2016 orientation was August 8-12, 2016. The program mainly consists of lectures and discussions in mathematical topics, and meeting with faculty and support staff. A program schedule is given to participants in June.
Professor Renato Feres was the program coordinator for the Extended Graduate Orientation in 2016. The program was first created and organized in 2007 by Professor Gary Jensen, Professor Emeritus, and consolidated by Professor Renato Feres. See the webpage for the Summer 2016 program.