The Warmup Program for entering first year graduate students in mathematics is a social and academic program organized by older graduate students in the math department. The goals of the 2021 program, similar to its predecessors, will be to provide the background necessary for approaching the first year coursework, provide opportunities for first year students to meet older graduate students in the math department, form connections essential to an inclusive department, as well as develop a group dynamic among their cohort.
Given the COVID-19 pandemic, the warmup program in 2021 is different from its traditional format. The program will be a week long rather than two. In addition, social events will be held with the appropriate social distancing measures in place.