Campus-Wide New TA Orientation

View TAO 2020 Video Recording and Resources

Every August, prior to the start of the Fall Semester, the Graduate College sponsors a mandatory Campus-Wide New Teaching Assistant (TA) Orientation.  All graduate students who will be TAs at UIC for the first time during the upcoming Fall and/or Spring Semester are required to attend.  The purpose of the orientation is to provide new TAs with information on the relevant policies, procedures, and campus resources that will help them successfully fulfill their TA duties.

Date and Time

The 2020 Campus-Wide New TA Orientation will take place on Monday, August 17, 2020 from 1:00 to 5:10 PM CST.  There will be an optional New TA Meet and Greet from 1:00 to 1:45 PM CST, and the mandatory webinar portion of the orientation will be held from 1:45 to 5:10 PM CST.


The entire orientation will be held online through the Zoom videoconferencing program.  Because the New TA Meet and Greet is optional, the social event and the required webinar will be hosted as separate Zoom meetings, so you will need to complete 2 different registrations.  Once you have signed up, Zoom will automatically send you the links that you will need to access the events.

If you are a new TA for Fall 2020 and/or Spring 2021 but did not receive the Zoom registration links from us, please email us at to let us know.