Fall 2008 Open House Information

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Fall 2008 Open House Information

Postby grae313 » Sat Feb 16, 2008 9:58 pm

This is meant to be a repository for Fall 2008 open house information.

I will update this first post periodically with dates of open houses as they become known. Along with the dates of each school's open house, I thought it would be neat to continue hpharty's idea and include the names of the forum members here who are planning to attend.

Please post if you know the dates of an open house not included or if you plan to attend an open house listed here. If there is a university you are interested in that is not included, please let me know.

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-A-

University of Arizona
Physics: March 27th - March 29th
Astronomy: March 27th - March 29th

KB,


-B-

Boston University
March 28th-29th

Brandeis University
March 28th


Brown
No open house, arrange your own visit


-C-

California Institute of Technology
March 27th - March 28th

arago, drken, nvanmeter, xdebugger,


Carnegie Mellon University
March 28th - March 29th

hpharty, buddyo,


Columbia University
March 30th - March 31st

christopher3.14


Cornell University
March 28th - March 29th (Physics and Applied Physics)

grae313, hintonburgdisaster,


University of California, Berkeley
April 2nd - April 3rd

Surjective, hintonburgdisaster, nvanmeter, grae313, xdebugger, zxcv, calphys, myass, jburkart, butsurigakusha,


University of California, Davis
Feb 29th - March 1st

zxcv


University of California, Irvine
#1: February 29th

#2: March 7th


University of California, Los Angeles
April 4th - April 5th


University of California, San Diego
April 4th - April 5th

butsurigakusha,


University of California, Santa Barbara
April 4th

nvanmeter, grae313, calphys, xdebugger, peder, jburkart,


University of California, Santa Cruz
March 17th


University of Chicago
April 4th

superfun,


University of Colorado, Boulder
#1: March 20th - March 22nd

#2: April 3rd - April 5th

Astronomy: February 28th - March 1st

KB,


University of Southern California
March 3rd


-D-

Duke


-F-

Florida State University


University of Florida


-G-

University of Georgia


-H-

Harvard University
Applied Physics: March 16th - March 17th

ibbgs,

Physics: March 17th - March 18th

superfun,

Astronomy: No open house


University of Hawaii
Astronomy: March 17th - March 19th

KB,


-I-

Indiana University
March 21st/22nd (?)


University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne
#1: March 7th - March 8th

butsurigakusha, inverseErfc,

#2: April 4th - April 5th

christopher3.14,


-J-

John Hopkins
Feb 22nd - Feb 24th

hpharty,


-L-

Lehigh


-M-

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
March 19th - March 20th

geomar, xdebugger, superfun, myass, Geoff Olynyk,


University of Maryland
April 4th - April 5th

kangen558, doom,


McGill University


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
#1: Weekend of March 21st

#2: Weekend of March 28th


University of Minnesota
#1: March 28th - March 29th

VT,

#2: April 4th - April 5th


-N-

New York University
March 28th

North Carolina State University
March 28th - March 29th


Northeastern University
March 15th

TheHawkBat,


Notre Dame University
March 13th - March 16th

Xanthippe, kangen558,


State University of New York, Stony Brook
March 30th - March 31st

TheHawkBat,


University of New Mexico
March 27th - March 29th

doodlebug,


-O-

Ohio State University
March 6th - March 7th

doom, buddyo,


University of Oregon
Feb 29th - March 2nd

fermiboy,


-P-

Pennsylvania State University
March 28th - March 29th


Princeton
March 30th - April 1st

dcr13, geomar, myass,


University of Pennsylvania
March 28th

-R-

Rice University
March 14th - March 15th


University of Rochester
Feb 29th - March 1st

buddyo,


Rutgers
No Open house, arrange own visit.


-S-

Stanford University
Physics: March 31st - April 1st

aanaa,

Applied Physics: March 31st

grae313,


Syracuse


-T-

University of Texas, Austin
Feb 29th - March 1st

LuminiferousAether, Xanthippe,


University of Toronto
March 28th - March 29th

deyton,


-V-

University of Virginia
No Open House - Arrange your own visit


-W-

University of Washington, Seattle
March 7th - March 9th

zxcv, neoslovakia, grae313, pacman,

Astronomy #1: Feb 28th - March 2nd

Astronomy #2: April 3 - April 6th


University of Waterloo


University of Wisconsin, Madison
#1: March 6th - March 9th

VT,

#2: March 27th - March 30th

dlenmn,


-Y-

Yale University
March 28th - March 30th

superfun, LucasWillis, myass,
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Postby nvanmeter » Sat Feb 16, 2008 10:10 pm

not sure if you meant post here, but you can of course just delete my post if you want afterwards. here's what i know:

MIT: March 19-20
UC San Diego: April 4-5
U Illinois: March 7-8 or April 4-5
UC Santa Barbara: April 4 (my letter didn't mention the 3rd or 5th)

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Postby grae313 » Sat Feb 16, 2008 10:10 pm

yes, go ahead and post here and I'll update the first thread!

Thanks!

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Postby grae313 » Sat Feb 16, 2008 10:14 pm

nvanmeter, which of these are you planning on attending?

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Postby VT » Sat Feb 16, 2008 10:37 pm

For Minnesota, # 1 March 28-29 and # 2 April 4- 5

EDIT: sorry grae313, I forgot to mention. I will be at Minnesota on April 4-5.
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Postby nvanmeter » Sat Feb 16, 2008 10:55 pm

only UCSB's

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Postby grae313 » Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:03 pm

thanks, VT. are you attending either of those?

nvanmeter, you are turning down MIT? :o niiiice. way to *** off the school with damn committee! garden would be proud.
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Postby dlenmn » Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:09 pm

@ grae313

Good idea. Thanks for doing this.

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Postby butsurigakusha » Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:14 pm

I'll be attending the open house at Illinois March 7-8

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Postby VT » Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:32 pm

grae313, I do not think nvanmeter is turning down MIT. He is simply turning down UCSD over UCSB cuz both of them have the same visiting days!

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Postby quizivex » Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:42 pm

grae313 wrote:nvanmeter, you are turning down MIT? niiiice. way to *** off the school with the damn committee!


NOOOOO... this is sacrilege... you have misquoted the great garden!!!!!

it is "*** off the school with damn committee."

Because you forced an extra "the" in there, this whole thread must be cast into the lounge forever :(

It was a good idea while it lasted...

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Postby tnoviell » Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:58 pm

I'll be right across the street from the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus, mainly 'cause that's where I live :P

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Postby nvanmeter » Sun Feb 17, 2008 12:00 am

hell no, i'm not turning down MIT. but March 19-20 is right in the middle of my spring break vacation which was planned long before this grad school visiting day....south padre island woohoo!!! so i'll visit MIT (and harvard if i get in) some other time before april 15.

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Postby doom » Sun Feb 17, 2008 12:07 am

OSU: March 6-7, I guess you can put that I'll be there.

Indiana: March 22

EDIT: I looked up the date for Indiana. It's the 22nd. I'm still not going though.
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Postby grae313 » Sun Feb 17, 2008 12:16 am

OK, my bad nvanmeter :wink:

I edited my garden post, and now I am so ashamed. the lack of a "the" before "damn committee" is extremely important because it leads to all sorts of ambiguity. Are we supposed to use a "damn committee" as the tool to "*** off the school," or are we supposed to *** off the schools that have a damn committee?

the ambiguity is meant to be there and you are right, it was sacrilege to change it!

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open house uiuc

Postby inverseErfc » Sun Feb 17, 2008 12:31 am

Hi everyone..have been reading the threads for about a week now...congrats to everyone with admission offers and best of luck to those waiting for replies. I plan to be at the UIUC open house March 7/8.

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Postby LuminiferousAether » Sun Feb 17, 2008 12:31 am

UT Austin: Feb 29 - Mar 1
I will be attending :-)

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Postby twistor » Sun Feb 17, 2008 1:02 am

grae when did you get up to 500?

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Postby twistor » Sun Feb 17, 2008 1:06 am

multigoal:

Please post your stats here so we can evaluate you. If you don't post in every thread how can we possibly help you?

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Postby twistor » Sun Feb 17, 2008 1:08 am

Are we supposed to use a "damn committee" as the tool to "*** off the school," or are we supposed to *** off the schools that have a damn committee?


The answer is clear. You must use the committee to *** off the school. I imagine you'd have them line up single file in a doorway and back them in and out until the school was satisfied.

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Postby grae313 » Sun Feb 17, 2008 1:23 am

inverseErfc, welcome and thanks!

LuminiferousAether, thanks!

twistor: that's how I imagined it as well

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Postby physicsstudent » Sun Feb 17, 2008 5:29 pm

Harvard Astronomy: there is no open house. Admitted students can arrange to go anytime. The department actually does prefer to talk to admits one at a time.

UW astronomy: first one around (feb 28-march 2); second one around April 3-6.

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Postby Zoe » Sun Feb 17, 2008 9:42 pm

Caltech already had their "open house" (Interviews where pretty much everyone who goes gets an offer) and Yale's open house is the weekend of March 28-30th.

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Postby butsurigakusha » Sun Feb 17, 2008 9:51 pm

I know Caltech Applied Physics had their interviews, but what about their physics department?

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Postby doodlebug » Sun Feb 17, 2008 10:04 pm

University of New Mexico - March 27-29
I'll be there!

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Postby grae313 » Sun Feb 17, 2008 10:39 pm

awesome. so no one else is going to cornell's open house? I know that can't be right...

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Postby inverseErfc » Sun Feb 17, 2008 10:46 pm

i would love to go to cornell's open house...but I still havent heard back from them...doesnt look good

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Postby nsa311 » Sun Feb 17, 2008 11:28 pm

March 28th.

Brandeis University.

I just love the fact that I will be leaving midwest FOREVER.

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Postby VT » Sun Feb 17, 2008 11:41 pm

:(

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Postby quizivex » Mon Feb 18, 2008 2:38 am

inverseErfc wrote:i would love to go to cornell's open house...but I still havent heard back from them...doesnt look good


I have no interest in going to Cornell for grad school, but I would love to go to Cornell's open house just to meet all the characters here that are going...

twistor wrote:multigoal:

Please post your stats here so we can evaluate you. If you don't post in every thread how can we possibly help you?


I don't think reverse psychology will work on multigoal... he is determined to take over the forum with his profile...

twistor wrote:
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Are we supposed to use a "damn committee" as the tool to "*** off the school," or are we supposed to *** off the schools that have a damn committee?



The answer is clear. You must use the committee to *** off the school. I imagine you'd have them line up single file in a doorway and back them in and out until the school was satisfied.


AHAHHAHAHAHA!!!

The ambiguity in garden's words is what makes them so beautiful... he meant both things at the same time.

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Postby aquarius_camus11 » Mon Feb 18, 2008 11:15 am

Sorry if this is an inane question, but is the Cornell Open House that's March 28-29 for Applied Physics or Physics? I applied to Applied Physics but am still waiting to hear back re: my admission status. Thanks!

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Postby hpharty » Mon Feb 18, 2008 12:59 pm

Carnegie Mellon - March 28th and 29th

Unless a better school gets back to me about that weekend; I'll be there.

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Postby VT » Mon Feb 18, 2008 1:08 pm

yeah, I got into Carnegie Mellon too, but I am not going to thier openhouse. I applied to way too many schools without thinking.

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Postby AppPhy » Mon Feb 18, 2008 2:29 pm

@aquarius_camus11

Applied physics at Cornell is having its open house on March 28-29 too

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Postby hpharty » Mon Feb 18, 2008 4:41 pm

VT

Surely you must have realized you applied to too many schools after the countless hours you surely spent on your applications. That is a serious list you have!

I was way too nervous to ask professors to write that many letters.

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Postby VT » Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:07 pm

hpharty,
I did not spend much time on the last 6 schools on my list. I send the same statement everywhere, and later I realized some of them even had mixed up names and all that.

Good luck to you with the visit.

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Postby fermiboy » Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:31 pm

I noticed my Yale statement lacked a period at the end of one paragraph. Perhaps that's why I was rejected.

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Postby 1420 Peach » Mon Feb 18, 2008 7:12 pm

Penn's is the 28th!

Edit: Sorry, thats UPenn's
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Postby VT » Mon Feb 18, 2008 7:15 pm

For Yale, fermiboy, I spent all my life writing my SOP and making things correct, but could not make in. :(

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Postby peder » Mon Feb 18, 2008 7:49 pm

NYU has open house on March 28th. I believe it's a one day thing?

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Postby surjective » Mon Feb 18, 2008 11:22 pm

Berkeley open house is April2-3. I will be there.

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Postby grae313 » Mon Feb 18, 2008 11:25 pm

1420 Peach wrote:Penn's is the 28th!


Is that U Penn or Penn State?

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Postby nvanmeter » Tue Feb 19, 2008 12:04 am

@surjective
when did you hear from berkeley and by what method (i.e. email or mail)?

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Postby vicente » Tue Feb 19, 2008 1:39 am

USC's is March 3rd.

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Postby arago » Tue Feb 19, 2008 3:07 am

Caltech open house is March 27-28. Is anyone else planning to attend?

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Postby hintonburgdisaster » Tue Feb 19, 2008 3:33 am

I be at Berkeley and Cornell yo.

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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Postby LucasWillis » Tue Feb 19, 2008 1:43 pm

University of Michigan has two open house weekends, one the weekend of March 21st and the other the weekend of March 28th.

University of Virginia is not having an open house, admitted students arrange their own visits with financial support.

Stony Brook didn't mention an open house in their email, but they are mailing out the details later.

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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Postby TheHawkBat » Tue Feb 19, 2008 3:34 pm

Stony Brooks open house is March 30-31st. They have many more details available on their website at http://graduate.physics.sunysb.edu/visiting/

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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Postby grae313 » Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:38 pm

updated. keep 'em coming! And I know we have more people going to some of these open houses than is listed. If you are planning on attending any open houses, speak up!!

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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Postby samoa » Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:43 pm

Applied Physics for Harvard is March 16-17. Thanks.




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