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Graduate Student Orientations

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

Orientations 2021

The New Graduate Student Orientation, which will take place on August 9 from 8:30am–3:00pm, is designed to provide all new graduate students with the information they need to get a good start in their program. This year’s program will include presentations and breakout sessions on financing graduate education and research, student health insurance, the UT Libraries, professional development, and much more. This orientation will be held virtually.

» View the session schedule for the New Graduate Student Orientation.

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 will take place on August 10, from 8:30am–2:15pm. This orientation will be held virtually.

» View the session schedule for the New Graduate Teaching Assistant/Associate Orientation

This year we will be offering a Community Fair, in which units and organizations from the UT community will be present to speak with new students. This event, on August 11, from 11:00am–1:00pm will be in person, outside on the Pedestrian Walkway, with all safety protocols in place. Besides being able to speak to members of the UT community at their tables, there will be refreshments provided.