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Seasonal Events

School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies

          Seasonal Events


The School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies offers many events in an effort to aid students in their graduate studies. Below are descriptions of five events that are offered throughout the school year for graduate students. Further information regarding eligibility criteria, application materials, and schedule of events, will be posted on the SIGS website closer to the time of the event. Since these events are seasonal, associated website links will not be in effect until the event is running. 

Graduate Visitation Day:  This event which occurs early in the spring semester allows students to visit UofL for an in-depth look at graduate programs.  Academically talented college juniors and seniors, along with current graduate students who are interested in doctoral studies, are invited to apply.  Under-represented minorities are encouraged to apply. At Graduate Visitation Day, students will meet faculty, administrators, and current graduate students from various academic departments, will attend informational sessions on admission requirements, university policies, and financial support, and will tour campus and departmental offices. For questions regarding this event, contact Yvette Stith (502) 852-3104, FAX (502) 852-3111.

New Graduate Student and Graduate Teaching Assistant Orientation: This event is held in August for entering graduate students. It is designed to assist in your transition to graduate study at the University of Louisville.  All new graduate students are invited and highly encouraged to attend orientation.  New graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) are required to attend (one general session and the GTA-specific session). Graduate orientation is meant to complement departmental orientations by providing information on University policies and programs, and by allowing an opportunity for you to connect with other graduate students (new and current) and University administrators. Graduate orientation will include a student resource fair, and sessions to discuss programs, policies, and IT-related issues (ULink, Blackboard, Cardmail, etc).  In addition, there will be a session restricted to new GTAs. For questions regarding this event, contact the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies at email or (502) 852-3101.

Graduate Teaching Academy: The Graduate Teaching Academy is designed to assist Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) to develop knowledge, skills, and excellence in classroom teaching. Students must apply in August for the Graduate Teaching Academy. The academy meets once a month and covers such topics as test development and item analysis, classroom assessment techniques and active learning, and classroom management techniques. Subjects may vary from year to year. For more information regarding this event, contact the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies at email or (502) 852-3101.

GRE Workshops: The School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies organizes free GRE workshops for graduate students twice a semester. Dates for these workshops will be published in advance. For questions regarding these workshops.

PLAN Events and Workshops: The School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies hosts various workshops throughout the school year as part of their professional development plan for graduate students. These workshops cover subjects such as finance, wellness, career development, and classroom management. For information regarding PLAN, visit: . For questions regarding workshops, contact: Jackie Fryer via email at or by phone at (502)852-5882.

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