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Fall 2014 Academic Orientation Seminar for all New Graduate Students (including Co-Terms) and TA Training Seminar (for all new TAs)

Academic Orientation Seminar: ADMN-6700

The Fall Academic Orientation for all new students (including those in a co-terminal program) is scheduled for Thursday, August 21, 2014 - Darrin Communications Center (DCC) – Room 308 (#17 on the Rensselaer Campus Map). Registration will begin at 8:00 am and the program ending at approximately Noon.

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Please register for the course online through the SIS - (ADMN-6700, CRN: 67288, Academic Orientation Seminar). Once you have logged in you can find the course through the Class Search (Subject – Administrative Courses; Course Number – ADMN-6700, CRN: 67288) or through the Register Add/Drop page. The Academic Orientation appears on your transcript as a zero-credit required course (no cost) and receives a Satisfactory (S) or Unsatisfactory (U) grade which will be assigned at the end of the semester.

NOTE: Students are required to attend the morning session on Thursday, August 21, 2014 and also complete an on-line component located on Rensselaer's Learning Management System. More details, including a completion date, to follow regarding this on-line requirement.

If you have technical difficulties with the on-line component of the academic orientation, please send an email to rpilms-support@rpi.edu and provide as much detail as possible including the name of the course/course number, RCS User ID, and statement of the problem. Note: the site will not be available until either late on Friday, August 22 or within 24-48 hours AFTER you register for ADMN-6700.

All new students (including those in a co-terminal program) must attend the seminar and participate in the on-line component. Registration is required (ADMN-6700) – one registration covers both the face-to face and on-line components. There is no cost to register. The Orientation Seminar appears on your transcript as a zero-credit required course, and receives a Satisfactory (S) or Unsatisfactory (U) grade which will be assigned at the end of the semester.

NOTE: Please be sure to check with your individual department for additional orientation activities and to find out about your expected arrival date.

NOTE: International and Exchange Students should also be sure to review the pre-arrival booklets on the International Services for Students and Scholars (ISSS) Website.

pdf Information on primary campus accounts such as Campus Card Access; Rensselaer Identification Number (RIN); Rensselaer Computing System (RCS); Student Information System (SIS); Webmail; and Rensselaer’s Learning Management System (LMS) (169KB PDF file)

NOTE: the above document will provide students with information on how to access their RPI email addresses so that you are sure to receive new communications early on.

International Teaching Assistant Training

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Heffner Alumni House.
Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM, Darrin Communications Center Room 345.

Teaching Assistant Training Sessions For All New Teaching Assistants: ADMN-6800

Friday, August 15 (8:30 AM-11:00 AM), Monday, August 18 (9:00 AM-11:00 AM) & Tuesday, August 19, 2014 (9:00 AM-12:00 PM or 1:00 PM-4:00 PM/times will be selected at a later date) - location to be determined.

All new TAs must attend the training program in its entirety. Registration is required – one registration covers all TA sessions. There is no cost to register or attend. The TA Training Seminar appears on your transcript as a zero-credit required course, and receives a Satisfactory (S) or Unsatisfactory (U) grade which will be assigned at the end of the semester.

Please register for the course online through the SIS - (ADMN-6800, TA Training Seminar,). Once you have logged in you can find the course through the Class Search (Subject –– Administrative Courses; Course Number) or through the Register Add/Drop page.

Fall 2014 Program Information

pdf Program Information- Academic Orientation Seminar for All New Graduate Students- Fall 2014 (169KB PDF file)

NOTE: The above document will provide students with information on how to access their RPI email addresses so that you are sure to receive new communications early on.

Orientation Inquiries/Questions: For further information about the program, Request Information, or contact, the Office of Graduate Education at (518) 276-6488.