Boot Camp

Fall 2017 orientation activities:

Sep. 18-19, 21-22, 26 BISB boot camp (schedule) in BRF2 (Biomedical Research Facility II) and CSE
Sep. 20 Campus-wide new graduate student orientation
Sep. 23 Campus-wide new international graduate student orientation
Sep. 27 Campus-wide new TA orientation (for BISB, usually applies to 2nd-3rd year students, not incoming students)
Sep. 27 BISB Exchange in PFBH (Powell-Focht Bioengineering Hall) Auditorium
Sep. 28 BISB Dinner at Martin Johnson House


The week-long boot camp for incoming first year students of the Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Graduate Program aims to:

  • Introduce new students to the Program, its faculty and students, the courses, and research opportunities.
  • Foster student community and collaboration among students of the first year class, and to students in upper classes.
  • Convey the bar for the core curriculum and key classes, as well as the research excitement and work ethic characteristic of the program's best students.
  • Provide incoming students with an opportunity to remedy deficiencies prior to taking the core classes.

In addition to boot camp, new graduate students should also attend the Bioinformatics & Systems Biology EXPO, and various campus-wide orientations: