Fall 2017 New Graduate Student and TA Orientation

Fall Orientation for new graduate students and teaching assistants will take place on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. All orientation sessions will be held in the afternoon.

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

TIME SESSION/EVENT LOCATION
11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Grad BBQ for all new graduate students (organized by FGPA, GSA, and CUPE 4600) Outdoor green area on University Drive between the Colonel By entrance to campus and the Loeb Building.
1:00 to 2:00 p.m. General Orientation for Arts and Social Sciences; Public Affairs; Sprott School of Business Kailash Mital Theatre, Southam Hall
2:15 to 3:15 p.m. TA Orientation for Arts and Social Sciences; Public Affairs; Sprott School of Business Kailash Mital Theatre, Southam Hall
2:15 to 3:15 p.m. General Orientation for Engineering and Design; Science Theatre B, Southam Hall
3:30 to 4:30 p.m. TA Orientation for Engineering and Design; Science Theatre B, Southam Hall
3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Grad Meet-and-Greet Social Loeb Building 3rd floor lobby and patio

Register here!

The sessions at Orientation 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, and members of the Graduate Students’ Association and CUPE 4600.

The New Teaching Assistant Orientation may count toward paid pedagogical training hours for new teaching assistants who attend.

We encourage you to arrive an hour or more before your first session, which will give you time to visit the BBQ for lunch (see location above) and speak to various campus service representatives on your way into Southam Hall. Please note that no food or drink is permitted in the Southam Hall theatres. ID is required for the Grad Meet-and-Greet social if you would like to enter the area with the cash bar.

If you have any questions about Fall Orientation, please contact David Lafferty at david.lafferty@carleton.ca.

Graduate Students’ Association (GSA)

The GSA offers services and events to all graduate students. For more information, please visit gsacarleton.ca or visit in person on the 6th floor of the University Centre.

International Graduate Student Orientation

The International Student Services Office (ISSO) offers an orientation specifically for international students held on Friday, September 1, 2017. Please visit the ISSO’s orientation page for more details.

Departmental Orientation

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