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Fall Orientations

Each fall, two orientations are held prior to the start of classes that students are encouraged to attend. The New Graduate Student Orientation is an orientation designed to help graduate students new to UT get information on a variety of topics to help them get situated. The New Graduate Teaching Assistant/Associate Orientation is for graduate students who will be teaching assistants or associates for the first time. This orientation includes information on teaching practices and working with students.

In order to provide a safe and accessible environment for all of our students, the fall 2020 orientations will be taking place online. To register for the New Graduate Student Orientation, visit Registering for the orientation will allow you to get links to the online venue when it becomes available. We are working with departments regarding registration for the New Graduate Assistant/Associate Orientation.

Recordings of this year’s sessions will soon be available. If you were registered to attend, you will receive a link when the videos are ready. If you were not registered, please submit your name and NetID, and we will contact you when access is available.

For fall 2020, the dates for the orientations are the following:

  • New Graduate Student Orientation—Monday, August 10, 8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. — Download the Program
  • New Graduate Teaching Assistant/Associate Orientation—Tuesday, August 11, 8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.