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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.

Date and Time

The Fall 2019 Campus-Wide New TA Orientation will occur August 19, 2019, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Check in will begin at 12:00 pm.


TA Orientation will be held in 250 Science and Engineering South (SES) building on the East Campus, located at 845 West Taylor Street.


250 SES is located on the 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.  

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Orientation Agenda


UIC TA Practical Manual for Instructors and Teaching Assistants