Fall 2018 New Graduate Student and TA Orientation
Fall Orientation for new graduate students and teaching assistants will take place on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. All orientation sessions will be held in the afternoon.
After your session(s), you are invited to attend our Grad BBQ, which will run from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. It is brought to you by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, the Graduate Students’ Association, and CUPE 4600, with support from University Services.
Locations or timing may change, so please check back before the date of the event.
|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 to 6:00 p.m.||Grad BBQ for all new graduate students (organized by FGPA, GSA, and CUPE 4600, with support from University Services)
Please note: valid, government-issued photo ID required for any alcohol purchases. Must be 21 or older to purchase alcohol.
|Outdoor green area on University Drive between the Colonel By entrance to campus and the Loeb Building.|
We also encourage you to arrive early to attend one of these info sessions from the Graduate Students’ Association:
|12:30 to 12:55 p.m.||Graduate Students’ Association info session||403 Southam Hall|
|1:45 to 2:10 p.m||Graduate Students’ Association info session||403 Southam Hall|
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 graduate student teaching assistants who attend.
We encourage you to arrive a little early to your general orientation session, which will give you time to 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.
If you have any questions about Fall Orientation, please contact David Lafferty at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graduate Students’ Association Welcome Weeks
The GSA holds the longest orientation in the country for its graduate students. Details about Welcome Weeks are available on the GSA’s website.
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 graduate students. You have your choice of several sessions between Aug. 31 and Sept. 7. Please visit the ISSO’s orientation page for details. For information about other ISSO initiatives, please click here.
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.