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Graduate Advising

Janet Tate talking to students in her lab.

Advising for current students

Students are strongly encouraged to maintain contact with their academic advisors. The incoming graduate students are mentored by the Core Advising Committee (CAC) comprised of five graduate faculty members until they find their research home and major advisor. The committee meets the students every term discussing their academic progress and helping them to select courses that are supportive of their academic goals.

Physics graduate advisor

Thesis advisor (mentor)

By the fifth quarter, students will have identified and reached an agreement with a faculty mentor, at which time the mentor and the student's graduate committee, which includes a graduate council representative (GCR), will assume the mentoring role.