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Graduate Orientation

Graduate Student Orientation provides valuable information about university resources, programs and events on campus, as well as graduate academic policy. Orientation is scheduled prior to the beginning of each semester.

Register for New Graduate Student Orientation

Please check back for more details as updates on the orientation event are in the works!!

  • Date: August 2021
  • Location: Virtual

The Graduate Student Services Office is excited to virtually welcome you to UMass Lowell! This Orientation will include sessions for academic and campus resources. We look forward to preparing and guiding you through what your experience will look like both inside and outside the classroom for this Fall 2021 semester!

While the general new graduate student orientation is not mandatory, all newly admitted students will learn about University polices and resource which will be helpful throughout your academic career.

Mandatory VIRTUAL Teaching Assistant Orientation & Training

Teaching Assistant Orientation is a two-day training offered once a year in August. All new Teaching Assistants are required to attend.

  • Date: August 2021
  • Location: Virtual

While Teaching Assistant (TA) duties vary across colleges & departments, they all demand considerable skill and knowledge. These duties can include grading, consulting with students during office hours, leading discussion or tutoring sessions, teaching lab, or giving lectures.

The Teaching Assistant Orientation & Training program, is required for all new teaching assistants (TA's) and provides new TA's with an orientation to UMass Lowell and helps prepare them for their duties as a TA. During orientation, tools and resources are shared to help TA's learn about the various expectations of them in their new role, as well as University resources.