CHOPs Schedule

Weekend Overview

Thursday Evening

  • Current UW-Madison chemistry graduate students welcome CHOPs participants at the Dane County Regional Airport
  • Check-in to the Union South Hotel
  • Welcome dinner with graduate student hosts and an overview talk about UW-Madison


  • Breakfast and welcome talk with the department chair
  • Faculty research presentations
  • Microscopy workshops
  • Individual meetings with faculty
  • Break out sessions (tour the Department of Biochemistry, School of Pharmacy, State Street, chemistry research labs, or meet with the graduate student services director)
  • Poster session and social hour
  • Dinner


  • Breakfast and presentation on attending graduate school at UW-Madison, the application process, application fee waiver, GRE prep, overview of funding opportunities, tips on creating a successful graduate school application
  • Tour of Madison
  • Dinner


  • Depart for home