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Congratulations on your acceptance to the Rensselaer! We hope that you enjoy the time you spend with us, and that your work here leads you to a very prosperous future. To help you begin, we provide a comprehensive graduate student orientation program. You are required to attend the program in its entirety. If you are unable to attend, please contact the Office of Graduate Education to discuss possible alternative arrangements. Please review the preliminary orientation schedule below.

If you are also a new Teaching Assistant, you will need to attend an additional program -- TA Training. Please select the TA Invitation Letter and the appropriate Training Schedule, Domestic or International. The Invitation Letter lists various enclosures -- each of which can be identified and printed from the menu below. Once you have completed the necessary forms, please email them to Any questions, please write us at the same address, we will be happy to assist you in any way possible. Get Acrobat Reader

Essential Orientation Information - PDF / Word

General Orientation for All New Graduate Students - PDF / Word

TA Welcome Letter for All New Teaching Assistants - PDF / Word

Program Information for Domestic TAs - PDF / Word

Program Information for International TAs - PDF / Word

International TA Training Schedule - PDF / Word

Domestic TA Training Schedule - PDF / Word

Pre-Registration Form - PDF / Word

EVS Document List - PDF / Word

Language Test Form - PDF / Word

Teaching Assistant Handbook - PDF / Word