*
*
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
About RPIAcademicsResearchStudent LifeAdmissionsNewsTour
The Office of Graduate Education, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Office of Graduate Education

*
*
*

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 - Location to be announced. Registration will begin at 8:00 am and the program ending at approximately Noon.

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.

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.