2011 Open House Information

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2011 Open House Information

Postby grae313 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:48 pm

This is meant to be a repository for Fall 2011 open house information.

I will update this first post periodically with dates of open houses as they become known, and if you want, let me know which open houses you'll be attending and I will add that information as well.

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-

Arizona State University
Astro: February 17th - 19th

University of Arizona
Optics: March 4th - March 5th

-B-

Boston University


Brandeis University


Brown

-C-

California Institute of Technology
Applied: February 22nd

Carnegie Mellon University
Physics: March 18th - 19th

Case Western University
Physics: March 31st - April 1st

Columbia University
Physics: March 28th

Cornell University
Physics: March 11th - 12th
Astro: March 11th - 12th

University of California, Berkeley
Physics: April 7th - 8th

University of California, Davis


University of California, Irvine
Physics and Astronomy
#1: February 18th
#2: March 11th

University of California, Los Angeles
Physics: March 31st - April 1st
Astro: March 7th - 8th

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

University of California, Santa Barbara
Physics: April 4th (optional dinner April 3rd)

University of California, Santa Cruz
Physics: March 9th - 12th

University of Chicago
Astro: March 4th

University of Colorado, Boulder


University of Southern California

-D-

Duke

-F-

Florida State University

University of Central Florida
Optics #1: March 3rd - 4th
Optics #2: March 24th - 25th
Optics #3: March 31st - April 1st

University of Florida
Astro #1: February 18th
Astro #2: February 25th
Astro #3: March 18th

-G-

University of Georgia

-H-

Harvard University
Physics: March 29th - 30th

University of Hawaii
Astro: March 16th - 18th

Indiana University
Physics: March 26th

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Physics: March 11th - 12th

-J-

Johns Hopkins
Physics: February 25th - 27th

-L-

Lehigh

-M-

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Physics: March 31st - April 1st

University of Maryland - CP
Physics: April 8th - 9th
Astro: March 10th - 13th

McGill University


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Physics: March 24th - 27th

University of Minnesota

-N-

New York University


North Carolina State University


Northeastern University


Notre Dame


State University of New York, Stony Brook


University of New Mexico

-O-

Ohio State University
Physics: March 10th - 11th

University of Oregon

-P-

Pennsylvania State University
Astro #1: March 17th - 18th
Astro #2: March 31st - April 1st

Princeton
Physics: March 27th - 29th

University of Pennsylvania
Physics: April 1st

-R-

Rice University
Physics: March 10th - 13th

University of Rochester
Physics: February 25th - 26th
Optics: March 18th - 19th

Rutgers

-S-

Stanford University
Applied: April 5th - 6th

Syracuse

-T-

University of Texas, Austin
Physics: February 23rd - 25th
Astro: March 3rd - 5th

University of Toronto

-V-

University of Virginia

-W-

Washington University, St. Louis
Physics: March 4th - 5th

University of Washington, Seattle
Physics: March 4th - 5th

University of Waterloo


University of Wisconsin, Madison
Physics #1: March 3rd - 6th
Physics #2: March 10th - 14th

-Y-

Yale University
Physics: March 25th - 26th

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Re: 2011 Open House Information

Postby grae313 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:49 pm

Cornell just informed us of the open house date, so I figured I'd get this year's thread kicked off. Post up if you know some more.

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Re: 2011 Open House Information

Postby Dreaded Anomaly » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:56 pm

Rochester's recruiting weekend is February 25-26.

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Re: 2011 Open House Information

Postby RabiFlops » Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:15 pm

UT Austin's is Feb. 23-25.

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Re: 2011 Open House Information

Postby The_Duck » Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:06 pm

University of Washington, Seattle is March 4-5.

University of Wisconsin, Madison has two: March 3-6 and 10-14.

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Re: 2011 Open House Information

Postby skcush » Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:14 pm

http://gabriel.physics.ucsb.edu/educati ... ive/visit/

UCSB's open house is Monday, April 4, with an optional dinner the previous evening.

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Re: 2011 Open House Information

Postby tapauly » Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:26 pm

Sorry to start this already, but for astro at Texas-Austin, the visiting weekend seems to be March 3rd-5th. The visit time for Cornell astro is the same as physics. Ohio State astro doesn't seem to make a given weekend the visit weekend, as a couple of us from Iowa State are visiting on different weekends of OSU's choosing.

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Re: 2011 Open House Information

Postby meichenl » Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:47 pm

Hopkins is Feb 25 - 27.

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Re: 2011 Open House Information

Postby grae313 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:07 pm

Updated -- thanks guys! I'm posting astro here, too.

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Re: 2011 Open House Information

Postby entanglement » Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:25 pm

U Michigan recruitment weekend march 24-27

Astro-K
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Re: 2011 Open House Information

Postby Astro-K » Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:17 pm

University of Hawaii's astro open house is March 16-18 (also, be jealous--they're flying us to the Big Island to visit the telescopes on Mauna Kea).

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Re: 2011 Open House Information

Postby axiomofchoice » Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:30 pm

Columbia university's is on March 28, according to this:

http://www.columbia.edu/cu/physics/grad ... index.html

Yeah I have nothing better to do than browsing the grad schools' websites for new pages :wink:

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Re: 2011 Open House Information

Postby signminus » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:45 pm

axiomofchoice wrote:Yeah I have nothing better to do than browsing the grad schools' websites for new pages :wink:

Amen to that...Berkeley physics is April 7-8. :)

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Re: 2011 Open House Information

Postby turgonel » Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:21 am

Washington University- St. Louis has their open house March 4-5.

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Re: 2011 Open House Information

Postby bfollinprm » Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:31 pm

Irvine (physics and astronomy) has 2: February 18 and March 11.

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Re: 2011 Open House Information

Postby ekuphysics » Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:46 am

For those accepted to Ohio State, the open house is March 10 and 11.

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Re: 2011 Open House Information

Postby kacsa8 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:13 pm

Arizona Optics: Friday, March 4th and Saturday, March 5th

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Re: 2011 Open House Information

Postby RobC » Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:56 am

Yale physics is March 25-26.

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Caltech open house applied physics

Postby exy » Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:40 pm

Does anyone know what percentage of people who get invited to caltech's applied physics open house get accepted?

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Re: Caltech open house applied physics

Postby bfollinprm » Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:45 pm

exy wrote:Does anyone know what percentage of people who get invited to caltech's applied physics open house get accepted?



I bet they don't even know that. If it works like most places do, they've invited the minimum number that guarantees they fill their admissions quota, after some of their top picks choose other schools/get in trouble for academic fraud/other unfortunate calamities. My guess would be in the low to mid 90's for a percentile, though some people will have to wait for others to withdraw their application/reject the offer.

Remember that open houses cost a lot of money, so they aren't going to waste theirs on someone who they don't want to admit (I'm assuming its all-expenses paid, but I didn't apply to Cal Tech so I wouldn't know).

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Re: Caltech open house applied physics

Postby drunkscientist » Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:09 pm

Did the results for Caltech;s applied physics come out ? Was anyone invited for openhouse/interview ?

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Re: 2011 Open House Information

Postby cryingsun » Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:18 am

UChicago Astronomy & Astrophysics on March 4th (date is still tentative).

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Re: 2011 Open House Information

Postby grae313 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:36 am

Updated. Keep 'em coming!

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Re: 2011 Open House Information

Postby vttd » Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:02 pm

ASU - Astronomy Feb 17-19
Penn State - Astronomy March 17-18 or March 31-April 1

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Re: Caltech open house applied physics

Postby vesperlynd » Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:05 pm

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Re: 2011 Open House Information

Postby The_Duck » Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:01 pm

Carnegie Mellon physics - March 18-19

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Re: 2011 Open House Information

Postby Captain_Slow » Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:01 pm

Rice University Physics is March 10-13th (there goes my spring break plan)

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Re: Caltech open house applied physics

Postby exy » Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:43 pm

I think the open house is for Feb 22nd

exy
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Re: Caltech open house applied physics

Postby exy » Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:44 pm

bfollinprm wrote:
exy wrote:Does anyone know what percentage of people who get invited to caltech's applied physics open house get accepted?



I bet they don't even know that. If it works like most places do, they've invited the minimum number that guarantees they fill their admissions quota, after some of their top picks choose other schools/get in trouble for academic fraud/other unfortunate calamities. My guess would be in the low to mid 90's for a percentile, though some people will have to wait for others to withdraw their application/reject the offer.

Remember that open houses cost a lot of money, so they aren't going to waste theirs on someone who they don't want to admit (I'm assuming its all-expenses paid, but I didn't apply to Cal Tech so I wouldn't know).


i see. thanks!

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Re: 2011 Open House Information

Postby astrok » Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:58 pm

UCLA Astronomy - March 7 & 8

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Re: 2011 Open House Information

Postby Alice » Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:59 pm

UPenn physics is April 1st.

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Re: 2011 Open House Information

Postby vesperlynd » Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:42 pm

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Re: 2011 Open House Information

Postby kacsa8 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:31 pm

Central Florida Optics:

- March 3-4
- March 24-25
- March 31 - April 1

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Re: 2011 Open House Information

Postby Astro-K » Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:42 pm

University of Florida astronomy: February 18, February 25, or March 18

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Re: 2011 Open House Information

Postby bfollinprm » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:33 pm

Case Western Physics: March 31- April 1.

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Re: 2011 Open House Information

Postby RabiFlops » Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:02 pm

U Maryland--College Park: April 8-9

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Re: 2011 Open House Information

Postby Tuguldur » Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:14 am

uc santa cruz - 3.9-3.12

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Re: 2011 Open House Information

Postby Dreaded Anomaly » Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:01 pm

UIUC: March 11-12.

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Re: 2011 Open House Information

Postby The_Duck » Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:00 am

Indiana physics: March 26.

RabiFlops
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Re: 2011 Open House Information

Postby RabiFlops » Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:18 am

Visiting Days for Stanford Applied Physics are April 5-6 (The Physics Dept. might do it at a different time).

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Re: 2011 Open House Information

Postby kacsa8 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:36 am

Rochester Optics:
March 18 - March 19

astrok
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Re: 2011 Open House Information

Postby astrok » Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:09 pm

Maryland Astronomy: March 10-13

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Re: 2011 Open House Information

Postby axiomofchoice » Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:07 pm

Harvard Physics: Tuesday and Wednesday March 29 and 30, 2011

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Re: 2011 Open House Information

Postby grae313 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:20 pm

Updated!

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Re: 2011 Open House Information

Postby negru » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:29 pm

Princeton is 27-29 March

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Re: 2011 Open House Information

Postby KBTPhys » Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:27 am

SUNY Stony Brook - Mar. 13-14

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Re: 2011 Open House Information

Postby blacksl » Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:59 am

University of Nebraska Lincoln
March 3-5

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Re: 2011 Open House Information

Postby warning » Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:26 am

Davis is March 4-5
U of Oregon is April 1-2

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Re: 2011 Open House Information

Postby WhoaNonstop » Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:14 pm

Brown University is April 4th.

-Riley

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Re: 2011 Open House Information

Postby matto07 » Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:41 pm

Colorado- Boulder: March 10-12 and March 31- April 2




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