New Graduate Teaching Assistant Orientation

    Fall 2023 New Graduate Teaching Assistant Orientation


    We are pleased to share information about the TWO required  components of the Graduate School’s Fall 2022 New Graduate Teaching Assistant Orientation:



    All new Graduate Teaching Assistants are required to complete the Fall 2023 New Graduate Teaching Assistant Orientation Module. In this module, you’ll find the materials you’ll be required to know as well as some immediate resources. The module will be available in mid to late July here, and students will be emailed the link to the module as well. 

    Please complete the module before the first day of classes, and ideally prior to the required in-person component of Fall 2023 New Graduate Teaching Assistant Orientation.



    All new Graduate Teaching Assistants are required to attend an in-person orientation on Monday, August 14, from 10:30am-5pm in the Student Activities Center (SAC) on the Belknap Campus. While registration is not required, we will check all GTAs in to confirm their attendance. The in-person component of the New GTA Orientation will include opportunities for question and answer, advice and suggestions from experienced GTAs, selected topics of interest, and of course, snacks and prizes.  

    Free parking will be available  in the Floyd St. Parking Garage (across the street from McDonalds, see map here). The parking gates should be up and you can enter and park in any of the “blue” spaces. You can then walk across the pedestrian bridge over the train tracks. The orientation sessions will be in Ekstrom Library toward the east side of campus. Feel free to use this map (red dot indicates Floyd Street Garage, black dot indicates Ekstrom Library, yellow line is a suggested walking path). Pay parking and accessible parking is also available at the Speed Parking Garage. The general parking map is available here

     If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Michelle Rodems, Director of Professional Development, Retention, and Success at

    The schedule for Fall 2023 New GTA In-Person Orientation will be available the week before the session. 

    New Graduate Teaching Assistants who have attended a GTA Orientation at UofL within the last three years do not need to complete it again.



    Additional GTA Resources