Spotlight Archive

2014 Graduate School Orientation

Wednesday, August 13 * 9:00 - 11:30 am: Athens Classic Center Grand Hall (300 N. Thomas Street)

The Graduate School holds an Orientation and Information Fair for all incoming graduate students in the Fall semester.

Orientation is an opportunity for students to learn about UGA, key components of their graduate education experience from members of the Graduate School staff and representatives of key campus units, and meet other incoming students.

Bus Tour of Campus

Wednesday, August 13 * 11:30 am: Athens Classic Center (300 N. Thomas Street)

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) has arranged for Campus Transit to provide a bus tour of campus immediately following the Information Fair. The buses will pick up the students at the Classic Center beginning at 11:30 am and bring them to the Graduate School for the reception.

GSA Welcome Reception

Wednesday, August 13 * 11:30 - 1: 30 pm: The Graduate School (279 Williams Street)

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) will host a welcome reception with refreshments and activities for all incoming graduates students immediately following the Orientation from 11:30 am-1:30 pm.

GAPS Ice Cream Social

Wednesday, August 13 * 1:30 - 2:30: The Graduate School (279 Williams Street)

The Graduate and Professional Scholars (GAPS) will host an ice cream social for all incoming graduate students directly following the GSA welcome reception.

UGA Libraries Open House

Wednesday, August 13 * 2:00 - 4:00 pm: Main and Science Libraries

The UGA Libraries invites you to an Open House for graduate students. Enjoy an afternoon snack, meet librarians, and pick up information about our services. Learn about research resources in your discipline, what you can borrow (including DVDs, bound journals, and puppets), getting materials from other libraries, and using EndNote and Refworks to organize and format your citations.

Teaching and Lab Assistant Orientation

Thursday, August 14 * 8:00 - 11:45 am: Miller Learning Center, Room 101 (48 Baxter Street)

All new graduate teaching and laboratory assistants who will have instructional responsibilities during 2014-2015 academic year are required to attend the Orientation for Graduate Teaching and Laboratory Assistants. This includes laboratory and teaching assistants as well as others in graduate student classifications who will be serving as instructors. Register for TA/LA Orientation here.

In addition, returning GTAs and GLAs are welcome to attend the sessions of interest to them. If you have specific questions regarding the orientation please contact Paul Quick, pauquick@uga.edu or 706-542-0534.