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BioMASS First Year Camping Trip
Hello Incoming Biosciences PhD Students!
Each year, BioMASS organizes a camping trip the weekend before classes start for incoming PhD students to get away from campus and get to know each other and some current students. The School of Medicine and the Medical Center Alumni Association are partially sponsoring our trip this year from Friday, September 18 through Sunday, September 20 at Big Basin Redwoods State Park. The camping is very simple car camping and we can provide all the necessary supplies (if you prefer to bring your own camping supplies, you may). We will even work out carpooling to make sure that everyone who is interested will be able to come.
In order to register for this wonderful event, you will need to go to the following website http://www.stanford.edu/~mmogri/biomass2009.html and fill out the web form BEFORE Tuesday, September 1. We are asking everyone to send in a $20 check to reserve a spot on the trip and to help pay for food/equipment for the weekend (the address and information for submitting the check will be emailed to you after registering, and the check must be received by Monday, September 14). The size of the campsite limits the number of people that we can take, and so we recommend that you sign up/send in your deposit early in order to ensure that you get a spot. This weekend is really a great chance to get to know people outside of your program, and a number of students say that they met their core group of friends during this orientation event. Some pictures from last year's camping trip are available here.
What?: camping with your peers
When?: September 18-20
Where?: Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Why?: meet new people and have fun!
How?: register at http://www.stanford.edu/~mmogri/biomass2009.html by September 1 & send in a $20 check
Want to see some pictures from BioMASS events?