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Graduate Student Orientations

Get a good start to your first semester at UT as a graduate student with our fall orientations.

Orientations 2023

The New Graduate Student Orientation took place on August 15 from 8:30am–2:30pm. The New Graduate Student Orientation is designed to provide all new graduate students with the information they need to get a good start in their program. This program includes presentations and breakout sessions on financing graduate education and research, student health insurance, the UT Libraries, professional development, and much more.

The New Graduate Teaching Assistant/Associate Orientation is designed to prepare graduate students (most of whom are new to the university) to succeed as an instructor. There are sessions on inclusive teaching processes, library resources for instructors, student conduct, student success, and others. This orientation took place on August 17, from 8:30am–2:30pm.

The Community Resource and Engagement Fair was held on August 18 on the HSS Lawn in the heart of UT’s campus. Open from 11a.m. to 1p.m., this is an event in which units and organizations from the UT and Knoxville community are present to speak with graduate students, whether new to UT or returning to continue their program.