Graduate Student Orientation


Graduate Studies orientation for Summer 2019 and Fall 2019 incoming students is a two-day event which will be held on Tuesday, August 20 and Wednesday, August 21 in the Tinkham Veale University Center.

Tuesday, August 20, 8am - 4pm: Day 1 Orientation for All Students


Wednesday, August 21

  • 8am - 12:30pm: Day 2 Orientation for All Students
  • 12:30 - 3:30pm: International Teaching Assistants
  • 3:30 - 5pm: International Students

Teaching Assistants (TA) will also be required to complete a two-part training:

  1. Complete the Webinar, which is now open. This webinar will close on: August 23, 2019. Students can self-enroll in the Canvas Webinar 
  2. On-campus TA Training Orientation on Saturday, August 24, 2019, from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm in the Tinkham Veale University Center Ballrooms A/B (light lunch will be served)

Please contact Elise Geither in UCITE at if you have questions about TA training. 

Full Orientation Schedule

Additional events are taking place on campus and in the community which can help you meet people, learn about services, and get to know your surroundings. We've compiled a schedule of these events, including orientation, which begin on Saturday, August 17 and continue after classes begin. Click here for the schedule of events. More events will be added, so check back later in the summer. 

The presentations and flyers/handouts from the Spring 2019 Graduate Orientation can be viewed in the spring online orientation packet. 

The presentations and flyers/handouts from the Fall 2018 Graduate Orientation can be viewed in the fall online orientation packetView last year's schedule (including optional events).