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Information for Incoming Students

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Information for Incoming Students


Welcome to Caltech! We hope that this website provides you with the information you are looking for but don't hesitate to reach out to someone in the Student Programs Office if you have any additional questions:

Nam Ung, PMA Student Programs Director
[email protected]

Mika Walton, PMA Graduate Affairs Coordinator
[email protected]


Students who would like to begin summer research earlier than the fall term must contact the Student Programs Office.

The Graduate Studies Office website will be a helpful resource throughout your graduate career here at Caltech. Check out their page specifically for Incoming Students to get information regarding Orientation, Health Insurance, Resources, etc.

Department Orientation Day is where you were learn more about the Physics Option and meet people within the Physics Department. 

All first year Physics graduates will have office space in West Bridge. Please see Mika in B161 W. Bridge to get a key.
You will have a mailslot in the mailboxes located in the Bridge Annex. Your Mail-Code is 103-33