Spring 2018 Orientation


The Graduate School and Biggio Center invite all incoming Graduate Students to attend Spring 2018 Orientation on Monday, January 8, 2018 in the Mell Classroom Building.

All graduate students, including Graduate Teaching Assistants, are invited to attend from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. During this time, students will have the opportunity to enjoy breakfast while mingling with other incoming graduate students, attend the interactive orientation session, and gather information at the resource fair.

Graduate Teaching Assistants are invited to stay for sessions that are specific to GTAs beginning at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided for GTAs between sessions.

Please register by filling out this Microsoft form if you plan to attend.

Schedule for the day

8:30-9 a.m. | Breakfast

9-10:30 a.m. | Graduate Student Session (for all incoming graduate students)

10:30-11:30 a.m. | Resource Fair

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Graduate Teaching Assistant Session 1 (for GTA’s ONLY)

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. | Lunch

1:30-3 p.m. | Graduate Teaching Assistant Session 2 (GTA’s ONLY)

What is the difference between a graduate student and a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA)?

A Graduate Teaching Assistant is a graduate student who will fulfill a teaching role during their assistantship. GTAs are responsible for teaching a class or assisting a professor teach, grade, and perform other classroom tasks. If you will not be serving in a teaching role during the Spring semester, you do not need to stay for the GTA sessions.

What do you need to do to be prepared for orientation?

Watch the following videos and send any questions to us by using this Qualtrics survey. Questions you ask now will be answered during the orientation session.

All videos that need to be watched before attending orientation can be found on the YouTube playlist titled “Graduate School Orientation”.


Last modified: December 11, 2017