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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 2023

The New Graduate Student Orientation, which will take place on August 15 from 8:30am–2:30pm, 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. This event will be virtual.

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 17, from 8:30am–2:30pm. This event will be virtual.

The Community Fair is an event in which units and organizations from the UT community will be present to speak with new students. This event will take place on August 18, and information about time and location is forthcoming.

Admitted students will be receiving an email in the next couple of weeks with instructions on how to register for the Orientations. If you do not get an email, or you have questions, please contact the Graduate School at