Fall 2013 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 22, 2013 – Darrin Communications Center – Room
308. 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 22, 2013 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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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 23 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
Services for Students and Scholars (ISSS) Website.
International Teaching Assistant Training
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Heffner
Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM, Darrin
Communications Center Room 345.
Teaching Assistant Training Sessions For All New Teaching
Friday, August 16, Monday, August 19 & Tuesday, August
20, 2013 - Friday, August 16- 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM, Darrin
Communications Center Room 308.
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
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
Fall 2013 Orientation Program Information
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
Orientation Inquiries/Questions: For
further information about the program, Request Information, or
contact, the Office of Graduate Education at (518)