Welcome Weekend 2023 Schedule


Friday, March 3, 2023

8:00 am – 8:30 am Check-In and Continental Breakfast Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID)

The Deluca Forum

8:30 am – 12:30 pm Department Overview & Faculty Research Presentations

Welcome and Department overview from department chair Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau will be followed by research presentations from faculty in computer architecture, databases, graphics, human computer interaction, artificial intelligence, networks, numerical analysis, optimization, programming languages and software engineering, robotics, security, systems, and theory. Faculty talks will be livestreamed: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85987950417?pwd=SmhZZCs1SE1MSnhzS1ZadnZtTXFnZz09

Passcode: 030323

Wisconsin Institute for Discovery

The Deluca Forum

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch – prospective students and faculty Wisconsin Institute for Discovery

The Deluca Forum

1:30 pm – 4:00 pm Meetings with Professors

Student meeting schedules will be available Friday. Each student’s schedule will be determined by faculty availability. Meetings run concurrently with other afternoon activities. Locations and specific times to be determined.

To be determined (TBD)
1:30 pm – 4:00 pm TGIF

Enjoy some afternoon snacks and mingle with current grad students in between meetings with professors and area open houses.

Computer Sciences

The Shelf

1:30 pm – 4:00 pm


Meet the Research Groups/Lab Tours

Click this link to see the schedule of open houses: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1S5xIfJr-DHfVJ2lNIqZGVE5PL1mOGUeN4jO7lfuoA3k/edit#gid=0


Computer Sciences


4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Graduate Assistantship Info Session

Info on TA placement process and graduate assistantship opportunities.

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5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Happy Hour with Faculty

Conversation, hors d’oeuvres and beverages

Fluno Executive Dining Room

601 University Ave

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Dinner with Faculty

Department Chair Remarks – Professor Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau

Keynote Speaker: Professor Jelena Diakonikolas

Fluno Executive Dining Room

601 University Ave

Saturday, March 4, 2023

  SACM (Student ACM) & WACM (Women’s ACM) Activities  
8:30 am – 10:30 am Women in Computer Science Breakfast

The female grad students in WACM welcome all visiting women prospective students to join us for breakfast.

By invitation
9:00 am – 10:30 am Breakfast

If you are not attending the Women in Computer Science Breakfast, join current grad students for bagels and coffee.

CS 1240
10:30 am – 11:30 am Q & A Session

A panel of current grad students will field questions from prospective students – a great opportunity to discover what life is like for CS grad students at UW-Madison.

Computer Sciences 1240
11:45 am – 1:00 pm Campus Tour

We will tour the campus and city of Madison on our way towards lunch.

Depart from CS Lobby
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Lunch in Downtown Madison Cooper’s Tavern, 20 W. Mifflin St
2:30 pm – 6:00 pm Explore Madison

There’s a lot to see in Downtown Madison and along State Street, which connects the capitol to the UW Madison campus including hundreds of retail stores and restaurants.

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Pizza & Games

We’ll provide pizza, drinks and games.

CS 1240

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