The first year of graduate school can be a challenging time in your life, with new surroundings and considerable demands on your time. While developing a sense of independence is important in a research program, you should be absolutely assured that we are here to help you with problems in any way we can, whether they be of a professional, academic, or personal nature. There are several resources available to you. The First-Year Advisory Committee oversees all issues and student plans relating to first-year students and is also charged with assisting students in later years. You may consult with any of these members, who have a lot of experience in helping incoming students. If you would like to contact the members of the First-Year Advisory Committee please contact the office.
Josh Knackert, Outreach Specialist, is an excellent source of information about all aspects of the Program. Feel free to drop in to chat with either Josh at any time. Please also note that the Program’s Director, Mary Halloran (firstname.lastname@example.org; 608-263-7875) would be happy to meet with you as well.