Just wanted to start a thread to see how my fellow first-years were doing. I just moved cross-country last week and am now "almost" done getting myself organized down here - which is why you may have noticed a drop-off in my posting. Have you all met up with the other students in your program yet? I've hung out with my class about 3-4 times now, met the 2nd year students, and will be meeting the non-clinical psych grad students sometime soon. So far everyone has seemed great, which I think is a good sign (esecially since I'm very picky about who I become friends with!). Got over to the lab a couple times now and my god was it intimidating. Huge off-campus lab, I think around 6 or 7 active grants right now. I obviously won't be becoming an expert on all of them, but I have a choice of what I want to work on and its hard to decide with everything that is going on. Awesome that even with the NIH cutbacks there is that much grant money flying around though. I have a few minor concerns at this point, and one major one, but I'm going to sort of put those on hold for a few months and come back to them later on when I have a better feel for things. Either way I think the program will be good for me, I just have some reservations about how hard I will have to push to go in the direction that I want to go, and whether I can do so without pissing people off. Best of luck to those of you still in the process of moving/getting settled and let us know how you're doing!