Traditionally, Thursday evening of the first full week of fall classes is set aside for the Graduate Student Reception. The reception is open only to graduate students, their spouses/partners, and faculty. New and current graduate students have the chance to get to know one another and the faculty. Each faculty member introduces his or her graduate students and speaks briefly about the research done in that faculty member’s lab. The event provides a unique opportunity to see who is doing what and which faculty members are working in your area of interest.