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.

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

Register here!

General Grad Student and TA Orientation Sessions

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

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. Some taxi chits are available for those unable to find safe transportation home.

Graduate Students’ Association and CUPE 4600 Information Sessions

The GSA/CUPE 4600 information sessions are optional and do not require registration. The two sessions are the same, and they have been scheduled to give all students a chance to attend.

TIME SESSION/EVENT LOCATION
1:00 to 1:30 p.m. GSA information session 304 Southam Hall
1:30 to 2:00 p.m. CUPE 4600 information session 304 Southam Hall
3:30 to 4:00 p.m. GSA information session 304 Southam Hall
4:00 to 4:30 p.m. CUPE 4600 information session 304 Southam Hall

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

Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) Welcome Weeks

The Graduate Students’ Association hosts two weeks of fun activities for new and returning graduate students at Carleton from September 1 to 22, 2017. Grad Welcome Weeks are designed to provide a balance of social, academic, accessible, and family-friendly events.

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.