Winter 2018 New Graduate Student and TA Orientation

Winter Orientation for new graduate students and teaching assistants (domestic and international) will take place on Friday, January 12, 2018 in Richcraft Hall, 2nd floor. All orientation sessions will be held in the afternoon.

If you are a graduate student or teaching assistant new to your role in January 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.

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

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Coffee and Tea
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. New Graduate Student Orientation
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Meet our campus service representatives
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. New Teaching Assistant Orientation

After your sessions, head up to the Grad Students’ Association (GSA) lounge on the 6th floor of the Unicentre for dinner and trivia! Food will be served at 4:15 p.m. Students who are not attending the New Teaching Assistant Orientation can arrive anytime after 3 p.m.

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

International Graduate Student Orientation

If you are an international student, you should also attend the International Student Services Office (ISSO) orientation, which will be held on Sunday, January 7, 2018. Please visit the ISSO’s orientation page for more details.

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.