Fall 2008 Open House Information

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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by myass » Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:24 pm

Open house for Princeton is March 31st and April 1st. There would be a dinner on 30th, too.

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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by hpharty » Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:41 pm

According to the e-mail I received today Rutgers has no official open house. It is a schedule-your-own-visit kind of deal.

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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by dcr13 » Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:04 pm

I will be attending Princeton open house.

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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by geomar » Thu Feb 21, 2008 3:45 am

So Grae doesn't *** a brick :wink: :

I will be going to Princeton and MIT's open houses. And will be trying to go to Cornell on an a different date.

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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by grae313 » Thu Feb 21, 2008 4:02 am

geomar wrote:So Grae doesn't *** a brick :wink:
Thank you, geomar. I was getting ready to and I wasn't looking forward to it... :shock:

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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by Xanthippe » Thu Feb 21, 2008 4:52 am

Hi from a newb. :)

Here are the open houses I know right now:

UT Austin - Feb. 29 to Mar. 2 (Attending)
Rice U - Mar. 14 - 15 (Not attending, possibly visiting some other time)
Notre Dame - Mar. 13 - Mar. 16 (Attending)
UW Madison - Either March 6-9 (Not Attending) or March 27-30 (Attending)

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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by grae313 » Thu Feb 21, 2008 4:09 pm

Xanthippe wrote:Hi from a newb. :)

Here are the open houses I know right now:

UT Austin - Feb. 29 to Mar. 2 (Attending)
Rice U - Mar. 14 - 15 (Not attending, possibly visiting some other time)
Notre Dame - Mar. 13 - Mar. 16 (Attending)
UW Madison - Either March 6-9 (Not Attending) or March 27-30 (Attending)
thanks!

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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by nvanmeter » Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:37 am

i should also be at caltech's and berkeley's open houses.

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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by TheHawkBat » Fri Feb 22, 2008 2:52 am

Northeastern's open house is March 15th. And I'll be at Stony Brooks and Northeastern's

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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by tamasir » Fri Feb 22, 2008 3:05 am

UCI has its open house on feb 29th and march 7th.

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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by myass » Fri Feb 22, 2008 11:12 am

University of Chicago holds their open house on April 4th.

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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by grae313 » Fri Feb 22, 2008 2:52 pm

Thanks, everyone! This is coming along really well.

I would like to see more forum members signing up for the open houses in this post though. I know more of you are going. Perhaps you want to remain anonymous, but that is still quite possible even with your name on this post.

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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by LuminiferousAether » Fri Feb 22, 2008 6:36 pm

Grae:

Colorado@Boulder is March 20-22 or April 3-5
Penn State is March 28-29

I probably won't be attending either.

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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by KB » Fri Feb 22, 2008 9:11 pm

Colorado Boulder Astro is next weekend 2/28-2/30

I'll be there and at Hawaii Astro on 3/17-3/19 and Arizona Astro on 3/27-3/29

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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by AppPhy » Fri Feb 22, 2008 10:57 pm

Applied physics at Stanford is having its Open House on March 31st

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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by grae313 » Mon Feb 25, 2008 11:25 pm

Updated. Thanks!

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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by deyton » Mon Feb 25, 2008 11:34 pm

If anyone is interested, University of Toronto is on March 28/29 and I will be attending.

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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by calphys » Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:03 am

I'll be at UCSB's on April 4th.

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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by ibbgs » Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:35 am

I am going to Harvard APh and probably Stanford Aph. As far as I have heard, U of Central Florida has no open house this year.

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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by grae313 » Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:24 pm

Updated. Thanks!

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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by buddyo » Wed Feb 27, 2008 7:59 am

I'll be visiting the University of Rochester on Feb 29-March 1st & Ohio State University the next weekend

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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by geomar » Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:12 pm

Harvard Physics open house is march 17-18th, I want to be there but we'll see if the stars align and let me get my flight changed.

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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by landau007 » Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:25 am

Harvard physics: March 17-18

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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by aanaa » Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:04 pm

does anyone know what berkeley reimburse for flights and stuff???

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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by VT » Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:19 pm

Brown has no visiting weekends. They give you $500 for travel related expenses and arrange for one night stay in the hotel. What a pathetic open house! Brown is a shame in the name of IVY.

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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by aanaa » Fri Feb 29, 2008 7:44 pm

Stanford physics: March 31 - April 1

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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by VT » Fri Feb 29, 2008 7:47 pm

aanna, no body is going to hear you unless you post your profile. Thanks.

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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by peder » Fri Feb 29, 2008 11:55 pm

I will be at UCSB's open house.

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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by butsurigakusha » Sat Mar 01, 2008 12:01 am

I will be at the UCSD open house. It would be cool if some of the others from this forum joined me.

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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by VT » Sat Mar 01, 2008 1:17 am

I'd love to join, but I have not been accepted yet. I am waiting to hear from them soon, but the damn place is still reveiwing applications for second round of offerings. I hope I will make it, if not, srew them.

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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by ibbgs » Sat Mar 01, 2008 3:02 am

Will anyone else be at the Harvard APh thing in a couple of weeks?

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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by nsa311 » Sat Mar 01, 2008 3:09 am

North Carolina State University

Open house: March 28-29

I plan to attend.

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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by zxcv » Sat Mar 01, 2008 3:40 am

I will be at Berkeley. I'm still thinking about whether I want to visit San Diego, again.

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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by superfun » Sat Mar 01, 2008 7:05 am

I'll be at harvard and MIT from the 16th to the 21st, and later yale and uchicago. see some of you there i suppose

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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by quizivex » Sat Mar 01, 2008 3:38 pm

Hi, I'm only visiting Princeton Plasma's open house, which is tomorrow through monday. This event is separate from the open house of the main physics dept.

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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by xdebugger » Sat Mar 01, 2008 4:00 pm

I'm visisting MIT Caltech Berkeley and Santa Barbara.

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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by nvanmeter » Sat Mar 01, 2008 4:14 pm

@ grae and xdebugger

i see that both of you are also visiting Berkeley and then UCSB - i guess you're going to fly down from berkeley to santa barbara on the afternoon/night of the 3rd? do you guys know which airport i should fly into/out of for berkeley - the oakland one or the san francisco one? also, when you plan your flights, let me know about what time you'll be flying down the coast - it would probably be a lot easier if a few people were going around the same time so we can all go to the airport together (i suck at figuring out public transportation/shuttles/etc.)

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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by grae313 » Sat Mar 01, 2008 6:11 pm

nvanmeter wrote:@ grae and xdebugger

i see that both of you are also visiting Berkeley and then UCSB - i guess you're going to fly down from berkeley to santa barbara on the afternoon/night of the 3rd? do you guys know which airport i should fly into/out of for berkeley - the oakland one or the san francisco one? also, when you plan your flights, let me know about what time you'll be flying down the coast - it would probably be a lot easier if a few people were going around the same time so we can all go to the airport together (i suck at figuring out public transportation/shuttles/etc.)
Oakland airport is much closer to Berkeley and a little bit larger so finding flights should be easier. I live in San Jose though (about 50 minutes south of Berkeley), so I'll probably go home after Berkeley gets through and fly out of SJ International. But yeah, I'm planning to fly down there on the night of the 3rd.

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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by LucasWillis » Sat Mar 01, 2008 7:13 pm

yo nvanmeter (not to destroy your forum anonymity),

If you recall when we took the Caltrain to San Fran, the San Francisco airport has a BART subway terminal that would take you directly and easily to Berkeley for cheap. My friend lives in Oakland and flies into San Francisco because the flights (at least out of the northeast) are generally cheaper.




Also: Yale, Michigan (weekend 1), or UC Boulder anyone? I like the fact that Yale's open house weekend starts out at a Bar. I'll be sure to get too drunk and make a fool of myself.

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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by calphys » Sat Mar 01, 2008 8:42 pm

I'll be heading to Berkeley on April 3-4.

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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by butsurigakusha » Sat Mar 01, 2008 8:52 pm

I see that aanaa asked this earlier, but no one seems to have responded, so I will ask again. Does Berkeley reimburse for flights, and do they arrange for hotels? My letter didn't say anything about that. I will email them and ask.

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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by calphys » Sat Mar 01, 2008 8:56 pm

My letter didn't mention it. I think I've heard from others in the past that Stanford and Berkeley usually fly people up jointly to save costs, but the dates are different enough this year that I'd guess that isn't the case.

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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by nvanmeter » Sat Mar 01, 2008 11:29 pm

haha lucas, i don't think i'm too concerned with anonymity with a name like "nvanmeter" haha i didn't realize you posted on this forum ***. does everybody do this? lol

@ but
berkeley said in my letter that they arrange for you to stay with a graduate student who will be your "personal guide" and that they reimburse for your flight.

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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by grae313 » Sat Mar 01, 2008 11:47 pm

yes, if you want to visit berkeley, send them an email and they will help arrange it and reimburse you

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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by grae313 » Sun Mar 02, 2008 12:14 am

OK, I think I got everyone who posted updates. Thanks again and keep them coming!

Looks like we've got some good open house lists forming. If you are attending one of these and aren't on the list yet, let me know! Also, whoever is coming to stanford's open house is welcome to my living room floor (bring a sleeping bag), the hot tub in my condo complex, and the ping pong table. Pancakes for breakfast, anyone? Quizivex, you should come to stanford's open house. You can't turn down stanford without visiting, can you?

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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by VT » Sun Mar 02, 2008 12:55 am

I think I will be at Minnesota 28-29. and Brown 14-15.

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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by dlenmn » Sun Mar 02, 2008 12:59 am

@ VT

Glad to see you worked something out with visiting Brown. I'd be interested to hear how it goes.

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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by VT » Sun Mar 02, 2008 1:19 am

dlenmn: Yeah, I crossed my weekend program off and decided to vist Brown on 14.

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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by Geoff Olynyk » Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:29 am

I will be attending the MIT Physics open house March 19-20.

I know this isn't strictly Physics but can anyone confirm that MIT Nuclear Science and Engineering open house is this coming weekend, March 7-9? I'm still holding out hope for that program. (User "1420 Peach" said that the open house was March 7-9 in the "MIT" thread but before I despair too much I'd like to confirm this.)

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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by doom » Mon Mar 03, 2008 3:49 pm

Maryland's open house is April 4-5. I will probably attend.



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