A number of resources are available for current students, from important information regarding examinations and teaching assistantships to university-wide resources such as the Graduate School, the Office of Residential Life and Housing, and the Academic Year calendar. Additionally, a number of external links are available through the American Physical Society and the Society of Physics Students.

Guide for Graduate Students

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Prior year Guides for Graduate Students


In Brief

Graduate Physics Society

Forms and Documents

Summer Course information

The summer course consists of three three-week segments:

  • PHYS 67001 Review of Physics A:  Mechanics & Thermodynamics (June 3-21)
  • PHYS 67002 Review of Physics B:  Electromagnetism (June 24 - July 12)
  • PHYS 67003 Review of Physics C: Quantum Mechanics (July 15-August 2)

Each segment is three weeks.  There is no class on July 4th.

Classes are held daily from 9:00 to 11:30 am in Room 184 Nieuwland Science.

  • Read Preliminary Examination details from The Guide for Graduate Students:  

                      4.1 Preliminary Examination  (pdf file)

  • Read description of Review of Physics Summer Course from the Guide for Graduate Students:  

1.8 Review of Summer Physics Course  (pdf file)

  • Summer Course Description 

Read the course syllabus here (pdf file)

Preliminary Examination Dates

Friday, August 9:  Part A

Monday, August 12: Part B

Wednesday, August 14: Part C


Archive of past ND Physics Preliminary Examinations and solutions
(for current graduate students and faculty)

Exam and Solution Archives


For Teaching Assistants (TAs)

Fall 2019

 TA Assignments by Course

TA Assignments by Teaching Assistant       

Summer 2019

       Summer 2019 Ta Assignments

TA Resources

University Resources

External Links