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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.

New international TAs must also attend the New-International TA Orientation.

Date and Time

The Fall 2017 Campus-Wide New TA Orientation will occur August 21, 2017, 12:30 pm - 5:00pm.


The Fall 2017 Campus-Wide New TA Orientation will be held in the Science and Engineering South (SES) building on the East Campus.


Monday’s all new TA Orientation will be held in the Science and Engineering South (SES) building on corner of Taylor and Halsted.  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, and in the Halsted-Taylor Parking Structure on Halsted Street directly across from the Chicago Circle Center.  There is a fee for on-campus parking.  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.

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NOTE:  Registation for 2017 is not yet open. The registration information below will be updated for 2017 shortly.

Students can register online:

2017 Campus-Wide TA Orientation

Tentative Agenda

Monday, August 21st
12:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Science and Engineering South Building Room 250

                      12:30 – 1:45      Check In, SOLAR ECLIPSE                                                                             Viewing Party & TA Resource Fair   

                       1:45 – 1:50        Welcome Address

                       1:50 – 2:05        Faculty Address

                       2:05 – 2:15        GC 593 Course & the TA Certification

                       2:15 – 2:25        Title IX Office

                       2:25 – 2:40        Disability Resource Center

                       2:40 – 3:00        Graduate Employees Organization

                       3:00 – 3:30        TA Informational Panel

                       3:40 – 4:15        Breakout Session A in classrooms

                       4:15 – 4:55        Breakout Session B in classrooms

                       4:55 – 5:00       Dismissal



Program/Department Information

Incoming fall 2017 teaching assistant lists, for both domestic and international TAs, should be uploaded by program administrators below: