During the months of September and October, FRI students have opportunities to learn about the areas of scientific research represented by our Research Streams, to meet some of the students in those streams, and to submit a Stream Sort form ranking their top five preferred research streams. .  


Due to the delay in on-line course schedule publication to October 18th, the Stream Sort timeline has also shifted later. The Stream Sort form will now be open October 19th -26th, and notifications will be sent by November 3.


Stream SORT Timeline 2017

Time Frame  Event
September 7

Come to the annual FRI Welcome Picnic

All current FRI students will be invited to the annual FRI Welcome Picnic.

September 13 - 19                                                                                                  

Attend an Information Session

FRI students who are not enrolled in an FRI UGS 303 course (SIAD or OAS) should attend one of four one-hour information sessions we provide.  

Wed-Sep 13, 2017  3:00PM  - 4:00PM   BUR 106     

Thu-Sep 14, 2017  4:00PM  - 5:00PM   GEA 105     

Mon-Sep 18, 2017  4:00PM  - 5:00PM   GEA 105     

Tue-Sep 19, 2017  5:00PM  - 6:00PM   PAI 3.02    

 September 11 - 29

Explore the Research Streams

Read about the Research Streamswatch some Stream Videosand visit stream Open House Hours, September 11 - 29, 2017. You can ask questions, talk to other students, meet the Research Educators, and see the labs. 

September / October

Check Course Credits and Scheduling Issues

Once you identify several Research Streams that interest you, be sure to check the Course Credits Offered by the streams, and check that you can fit the stream meeting time in your planned schedule.


Fill out a Stream Sort form

The Stream Sort form will be open from October 19  through October 26 at 11:59pm (after the publication of the course schedule on-line). Students will have the opportunity to submit, online, their top 5 research stream choices, and a brief statement explaining their choice.


Get Sorted

Students are sorted into Research Streams based on student preference and research stream availability. We do our best to give students one of their top choices.

Early November

Get a Stream Assignment

Students who submitted a stream sort form by the deadline will be notified of their Stream assignments and the unique number of the course(s) associated with that Stream by November 3, 2017.

If you have a course conflict with the stream you've been placed in, and you feel very strongly that you need to change streams, the Stream Switch form will be available. It may not be possible to accommodate all requests, but we will do our best.   

Early November

Register for your Stream

Students register themselves for the stream they've been placed in, following the instructions in the stream assignment email.


Questions? Ask the Stream Sort Coordinator at fristreamsort@gmail.com.