Officially, the Graduate Student Handbook includes all the official policies of the Department of Astronomy with respect to graduate students. Together with the recommendations on the department website, this is the entirety of what is available as written advice for graduate students. This part of the departmental wiki is designed by recommendation of the faculty and the graduate students as a means of keeping an up-to-date record of best practices, issues, problems, and solutions associated with being a graduate student in this department.

We follow the guide provided to us in the handbook, including relevant quotations, but also including annotations by users of the CAL wiki.

THESE PAGES ARE NOT OFFICIAL DEPARTMENTAL POLICY. THEY MERELY REPRESENT THE PEER-ADVICE PROVIDED BY FELLOW STUDENTS AND FACULTY.

NOTE: THESE PAGES HAVE NOT BEEN UPDATED TO REFLECT CHANGES MADE TO HANDBOOK IN SPRING 2011

Following the outline of the Graduate Student Handbook