At today's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) registration, 3,417 students will join 49 departments in fields of expertise ranging from forestry science to political science.
After several years of a stagnant job market, graduate students will register this year with slightly better prospects for their futures.
Preliminary data on the GSAS class of 1994 job searches shows that "things are looking better," said Margaret L. Newhouse, Office of Career Services Assistant Director for Ph.D careers.
Sixty percent of registering graduate students are male, 30 percent are from foreign countries, and 10.5 percent of the U.S. students are underrepresented minorities, according to Ruth B. Libbey, assistant to Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Christoph J. Wolff.
Registration will take place at Dudley Hall from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Returning students will register inside and the 569 first-year graduate students will matriculate in a tent outside.
Students with no outstanding debts to the University will receive a Pandora's Box of bureaucratic materials, including registration forms, study cards, identification cards, and supplements similar to those given out at first-year registration.
Graduate students who miss registration will be required to report to the registrar's office at 20 Garden Street and pay a $50 penalty.