Visit Days for Admitted Prospective Students
March 7-8, 2013
Congratulations on your admission to our graduate program. We hope you will join us for EPI Visit Days. An important part of the visit days
is a chance for you to meet with faculty members about their research. Start contacting faculty now to schedule your appointments.
Transportation and Accommodations
- Transportation: Visitors are responsible for making their own transportation arrangements. We have very limited travel
funds for only a very few students due to budget cuts. Purchase the best airfare now! We will let you know if we can provide
partial airfare support.
- Hosts: A limited number of accommodations with student (or faculty) hosts will be available for those traveling alone - if
you are interested, please indicate in your registration.
- Other Visitor Accommodations near the
- Directions and Maps:
Our faculty are located
- Consult maps, bus and shuttle schedules when making appointments.
- Print and bring with you.
Visit Day Program
Schedule Faculty Meetings Now! - Very Important
seeking funding or wishing to meet faculty individually should schedule meetings with appropriate faculty members as soon as he or she is admitted.
Our faculty select their own RA's and fellows. (TA positions in Epidemiology are limited to 2nd year students.) Contacting many (and meeting
several) faculty is a critical step toward locating funding.
- Procedure for Contacting Faculty
- During Visit Days, faculty often run out of meeting times that fit your or their schedules, so start now.
- Schedule meetings anytime that is convenient for the faculty member - (even during the program hours of 9am - 1:00pm on
March 8, if that is your only option).
- If you have difficulty reaching a faculty member, call him/her directly. Contact the Epi Program Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-685-1762 if you still have difficulty.
- Locating appropriate faculty
- Read How to Select and Contact
Faculty - Critical Step
- Check the Research Areas for names of faculty
with appropriate research interests.
- Faculty Directory is located on the left hand menu bar. Click on appropriate faculty names for more information and
look them up on PubMed.
- Contact faculty outside the Department - see
How to Select. (Many students work with faculty/investigators from outside the Department.)
- You may send email@example.com a draft list of faculty contacts for us to
review for appropriateness and suggest other faculty, if applicable.
- Be sure to email us your interests and attach a CV.
- We need a few days to get back to you, so start contacting faculty in the meantime.
- PhD students are given priority for review of faculty lists.
Faculty Locations, Maps, Buses and Parking
- Faculty Research Offices Located around Seattle
- Be sure you know the meeting location because many faculty have two offices.
- Visiting the Department on the Epidemiology website
has directions to most off-campus sites. (For other sites ask the
faculty member or firstname.lastname@example.org.)
- Allow at least an hour for transportation between meetings at different locations.
- Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center ("Hutch/FHCRC") faculty often refer to it as "the campus", but it is not at the
- Keep in mind appropriate shuttle/bus times and stops when scheduling meetings.
- Between certain meetings you may have to take a taxi.
- Print out the maps, directions and bus schedules to the sites you will visit, and bring them with
you. Getting around can be confusing.
- Parking on campus is limited and expensive ($15). Walk, or take a bus or shuttlebus, if possible.
- No visitor parking is allowed near health sciences. You will have to park in E-12 by the stadium (or in
meter parking on Boat Street if your total parking time
will be less than 2 hours for ~$2.00/hour with credit or debit card.)
This page was last updated on
March 1, 2013