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2020 Department Retreat, March 6-7 Friday & Saturday, 2020
Friday breakfast at 9:30 in LS 650 for prospective students, their student hosts/buddies and potential faculty advisors, GPD and Chair
Friday Social at 5:00 in LS 650 for all faculty, students, postdocs, etc.
At the retreat on Saturday, we invite you to give a lightning talk or regular talk!
A lightning talk is 3 minutes, plus up to 2 minutes for questions, with one slide. What a great opportunity to let everyone known about your exciting project!
A regular talk is 15 minutes, plus up to 5 minutes for questions. 
Please sign up to give one of these talks when you RSVP (or  Joshua Rest  an email). 
Tentative retreat schedule:
Friday, March 6. On Campus events for prospective students (all program members and affiliates are invited to the social at 5pm)

9:30-10:00 Breakfast (for prospective students, their student hosts/buddies, potential faculty advisors, GPD and Chair)
10:00-11:00 Meeting with GPD
11:00-12:00 Meeting with a panel of graduate students
1:00-1:30 Meeting 1
1:30-2:00 Meeting 2
2:00-3:00 Activity (scavenger hunt in Life Sciences Building)
3:00-3:30 Meeting 3
3:30-4:00 Meeting 4
4:00-5:00 Activity (choice of campus tour, greenhouse tour or break)
5:00-6:00 Friday social (for all faculty, graduate students, postdocs, etc.)
6:00- Lab dinners (you will be contacted if this applies to you)

Saturday, March 7 - Port Jefferson Village Center. All program members and affiliates (faculty, graduate students, postdocs) are invited to all events.
9:30-9:55 breakfast and coffee
9:55-10:00 welcoming remarks
10:00-11:00 first session of talks
11:00-11:20 coffee break
11:30-12:20 second session of talks
12:20-1:00 lunch
1:00-2:30 excursions depart the Village Center (visit to Port Jeff Brewery, visit to Kilwins, visit to Local’s, walk around harbor, visit to Flax Pond, etc.)
2:30-3:30 third session of talks
3:30-3:50 coffee break
4:00-5:00 fourth session of talks
5:00 awards
5:30 social
6:00 dinner (please send me an email if your partner or family members will be attending).
Please  RSVP for Saturday's part of the retreat  here.
Please volunteer to help out  here (thanks to you who already did so!) .

Updated 01/30/2020