Fall 2018 New Graduate Student and TA Orientation

Fall Orientation for new graduate students and teaching assistants (domestic and international) will take place on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. All orientation sessions will be held in the afternoon.

If you are a graduate student or teaching assistant new to your role in September 2018, it is strongly recommended that you attend this 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.

More information will be available in the near future.

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). These two-hour sessions are open to undergrad and gradauate students. They will be held from Aug. 31 until Sept. 7. Please visit the ISSO’s orientation page for details (will be posted in the near future).

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.

Graduate Students Association Welcome Weeks

The GSA holds the longest orientation in the country for its graduate students. Details about Welcome Weeks will be available at a later date on the GSA’s website.