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Campus-Wide New TA Orientation

Every August prior to the start of the Fall Semester, the Graduate College offers a campus-wide new teaching assistant (TA) orientation. The purpose of the orientation is to provide new TAs with information, issues, and policies to help with the teaching process at UIC.

Note for international TAs: On Monday, August 20, International TAs will be required to attend two orientations. 1) The Office of International Services' "New International Student Summit" AND 2) the Campus Wide New TA Orientation. TAs will be dismissed from the New International Student Summit after lunch and escorted to the Campus-Wide New TA Orientation. Please register for and attend both orientations.

Date and Time

The Fall 2018 Campus-Wide New TA Orientation will occur August 20, 2018, 1:00 pm - 4:10pm.


Students can register online by clicking here


TA Orientation will be held in the Science and Engineering South (SES) building on the East Campus, located at 845 West Taylor Street.


TA Orientation will be held in the Science and Engineering South (SES) building on corner of Taylor and Halsted. SES is easily accessible from the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Blue Line trains via the UIC-Halsted station (wheelchair accessible) and the #7-Harrison, the #60-Cicero, and #8-Halsted buses. 

Parking is available in Parking Lot #9 at the corner of Harrison and Morgan Streets (entrance on Morgan Street), in the Harrison Street Parking Structure on the north (westbound) side of Harrison Street, between Morgan and Racine. Parking is also available in the Halsted-Taylor Parking Structure on Halsted Street directly across from the Chicago Circle Center. There is a fee for on-campus parking.  

Click here for campus maps. 

Tentative Agenda

2018 Campus-Wide TA Orientation Agenda
Monday, August 20, 2018
General Check In: 11:30 – 1:00 p.m.
Orientation: 1 p.m. – 4:10 p.m.
Science and Engineering South Building Room 250

                          1:00 – 1:05        Welcome Address   

                       1:05 – 1:20        Faculty Address

                       1:20 – 1:30        GC 593 Course & the TA Certification

                       1:30 – 1:40        Title IX Office

                       1:40 – 1:50        Disability Resource Center

                       1:50 – 2:00        Counseling 

                       2:00 – 2:15        Graduate Employees Organization 

                       2:15 – 2:25        10-Minute break 

                       2:25 – 2:55        TA Informational Panel 

                       2:55 – 3:30        Breakout Session A in classrooms

                       3:30 – 4:05        Breakout Session B in classrooms

                       4:05 – 4:10        Dismissal


UIC TA Practical Manual for Instructors and Teaching Assistants

Program/Department Information

Incoming fall 2018 teaching assistant lists, for both domestic and international TAs, should be uploaded by program administrators below: