This week, May 31 to June 5th, the 2010 class of IRIS interns have gathered in Socorro, NM. This orientation week is designed to help them get to know one another and to provide them with an opportunity to learn the basics of seismology and computer programming. The week kicked off with a welcome dinner, bonfire and a number of get to know you activities. For example, below IRIS Interns were challenged to line up to create a human map of where they attend school during the year. Day one of the program featured the deployment of 3 broadband seismographs behind the PASSCAL Instrument Center and an introduction to various seismology topics. Many thanks to Pnina Miller and the other staff who helped make the deployments run smoothly. Following this classroom sessions provided an introduction to the Grand Challenges seismology faces in the next decade (Rick Aster, NMT), an introduction to Earth's structure (Seth Stein, Northwestern U.) as well as an introduction to the realities of graduate school (Rob Porrit, a program alumnus & PhD student at Berkley).