The Graduate College hosts two types of orientation sessions during the year. These sessions introduce graduate students and teaching assistants to the University resources and services available to them.
For new graduate students
The New Graduate Student Orientation is held before each fall and spring semester. Designed for new students, this orientation focuses on the following:
- The nuts and bolts of graduate school
- Research resources
- Graduate assistantship information
- University resources and services
- Meeting fellow graduate students and University faculty and staff
View our slides from our Fall 2017 Orientation New Graduate Student Orientation
For teaching assistants
All new graduate teaching assistants must attend the Teaching Assistant Orientation before the TA teaches any class.
This orientation provides students with information relevant to their academic role as well as graduate assistantship responsibilities, including:
- Legal issues related to teaching
- Effective teaching strategies
Typically, academic departments also provide formal orientation and training sessions for their specific teaching assignments. Such departmental training is a supplement to, rather than a substitute for, this required orientation.
View our slides from the Fall 2017 Teaching Assistant Orientation