The Graduate School hosts orientation sessions for incoming graduate students and for new teaching assistants. Please note that there may also be program and/or department specific orientation sessions that you are required to attend. See below for information for the upcoming events.
GradStart is the Graduate School's home for orientation resources for all incoming graduate students. GradStart is a Canvas-based orientation program. It provides asynchronous modules which contain an introduction to academic expectations at UF, and also includes live information sessions prior to the beginning of the semester.
GradStart materials and the event schedule are both accessible through eLearning, and all graduate students are invited to participate prior to each Fall and Spring semester. All live sessions will be recorded and posted in the GradStart Canvas course.
Master's and Doctoral students who have been admitted will be added to GradStart. The course will open August 1, 2023.
Note: GradStart event attendance is strongly encouraged. They are not meant to replace program-level activities, which will be held separately, but are very helpful for acquainting new graduate students with available resources. The F-1 session is required for international students, on the 16th.
August 8, 2023
9:00 am-9:45 am (EST): Wellbeing and Accommodations
10:00 am-10:45 am (EST): Identifying Accessibility Resources
August 10, 2023
9:00 am-10:00 am (EST): Library resources
10:00 am -11:00 am (EST): Graduate Student Panel - Tips for succeeding in graduate school
August 16, 2023
9:00 am - 11:00 am (EST): Graduate School welcome and Keynote
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (EST): F1- International Student Orientation (Mandatory for F-1 International Students)
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (EST): Cross Cultural Adjustment
ALL ZOOM SESSION LINKS AND RECORDINGS ARE FOUND IN THE GRADSTART CANVAS COURSE. IF YOU DO NOT SEE THE COURSE IN YOUR DASHBOARD AT https://elearning.ufl.edu/, PLEASE SEND YOUR GATORLINK ID TO firstname.lastname@example.org.
In collaboration with the Center for Teaching Excellence, the UF Graduate School will host the Fall 2023 New Teaching Assistant (TA) Orientation. This two-part orientation will kick off with a live session on August 18th via Zoom.
TA Orientation is mandatory for graduate students who will be teaching assistants for the first time, beginning with the Fall 2023, Spring 2024, and Summer 2024 semesters.
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If you have any questions about TA Orientation, please email email@example.com