Most of one’s time on campus in the graduate program will be spent in the Applied Physics and Mathematics (APM) building. A highlighted map with the building can be found here.
The front office for the department is located on the seventh floor. This floor also contains faculty and support staff offices, two classrooms and the mailroom.
Graduate classes in the department are typically held in one of seven rooms: 7421, 7218, 6402 (the Halkin Seminar Room), 6218, 5402, 5829, and B412A. The Halkin Seminar Room is typically used for visiting professors and other departmental functions and as such, is not often used for lectures.
When you are not in class, you will probably be spending your time in your office. First year students are typically assigned one of the larger offices (which holds between twelve to eighteen students). These are 5412, 6414, and 6446. These offices have partitioned space where office hours can be held.
Typically, in your third year of study you will be moved to a smaller office which typically holds three or four students. The smaller office is better suited for doing research, as there are fewer students than in the larger rooms.
Some students have computers in their offices (all of the CSME students are provided computers to use). One does not need to have a computer, though, as the department provides a computer lab. Even if you have a computer, you may still find a use for the computer lab, as the computers there have the latest version of popular mathematical software, including but not limited to Matlab, Mathematica, Maple, SAS, and R. Also, all of the computers are loaded with TeX editors.
In addition to classrooms, offices and the comptuer lab, the department also has their own library, the James Ax library, located next to the computer lab on the fifth floor. There one will find a huge selection of books that are available for checking out. There is also a graduate lounge located on the second floor which contains a fridge, espresso machine, coffee maker, and some lockers that students can use.
The department also has a lounge on the seventh floor. In the afternoons, coffee and cookies are available. It is a great place to hang out and relax with fellow students or meet informally with a faculty member. While you are up there, you can pay a visit to the Graduate Affairs Officer.
As a teaching assistant, you will be required to hold office hours. If you involved with a lower division class, you will be asked to hold half of your office hours in the Calculus Tutoring Lab, located in the basement of the building. Before the Computer Science department moved out of APM, the basement was exclusively used for computer labs and earned the nickname of “The Crypt”, as there are no windows and those who came out from hours of coding had slightly pale skin.