Woke up around 8, did some small task at Carnegie before going to my first class, math. Followed by the two thermodynamicses. After the chem, I had to go to a table at the activities fair being held to watch it for SWE. Jia was also on that shift but she was late, so I had only the company of a grad student for a while.
At 12:30 I had a meeting with my math tutor, which went until it was time for me to go to my 2:15. The professor was not there for this class; the lecture given by the grad student TA was rather irrelevant.
After this last class of the week I went to one of my professors whom I’d like to be my advisor and asked him about declaring (this major that I’m not sure I’ll be able to complete–I’ve told him as much) and he directed me to another professor and declined to be my advisor as he already has 35 advisees! I was surprised as in this major there’s not even 35 undergraduates per year.
So, back to room and did some reading before a nap. Jia, Fei and Jing went to the celebration of Moon Harvest Festival at Bechtel International Center. A friend reminded me our fellowship was hosting a barbeque; I went to this. Ying saw me as I was on my way and asked about running; I tentatively agreed but later when returned to dorm could not find her.
Back to room, read some, drew some. Eugene stopped by and I went with him to visit Val on the third floor, but Val wasn’t in. I suspected he went to the Harvest Moon Festival celebration as well. Eugene called it the Moon Cake Festival and left a message on Val’s door half in Chinese characters and half in English.
I read in my room a bit more before heading with my books to the Education building. Saw Jia, Jing, Fei, Ping (a graduate friend of theirs) and Jianbo (who sat near Jia in high school) on their way to Ping’s Rains apartment.