Winter 2020 New Graduate Student and TA Orientation

Winter orientation for new graduate students and teaching assistants will take place on

Friday, January 10, 2020

in Richcraft Hall, second floor


Locations or timing may change, so please check back before the date of the event.

1:00 to 2:00 p.m. New Graduate Student Orientation
2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Coffee and Tea, Campus Service Representatives
3:00 to 4:00 p.m. New Teaching Assistant Orientation

If you are a graduate student or teaching assistant new to your role in Winter 2020 it is strongly recommended that you attend Winter orientation. The sessions will provide you with important information about starting your graduate studies and your role as a teaching assistant. You will also have the opportunity to meet other grad students, faculty, members of the Graduate Students’ Association and CUPE 4600, and a variety of campus service representatives.

The TA Orientation session counts toward paid training hours for new teaching assistants who attend.

If you have questions about Winter Orientation please contact David Lafferty at

International Graduate Student Orientation

If you are an international student, you should also attend one of the orientation sessions being offered by the International Student Services Office (ISSO). Please visit the ISSO’s orientation page for details. For information about other ISSO initiatives, please click here.

Departmental Orientations

Your academic department, school, institute, or program may be offering a specific orientation for you and your incoming cohort. More information is available from your academic department, school, institute or program.