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Graduate Assistants Orientation (GAs, TAs, RAs, graders)

Only NEW Graduate Assistants must attend - Resources for GAs



Date & Time

August 21, 2024, 10:00 am2:00 pm


This event is mandatory for all NEW Graduate Assistants, this includes teaching assistants, research assistants, graders and peaceworkers. We encourage to attend as a refresher for returning GAs.

Join us for this need-to-know information session (orientation) for new GAs on Wednesday, August 21, 2024 from 10AM to 2PM Online. It will include an introduction to key resources on campus that you may need throughout your semester, from back-end technical support, to your benefits and policies governing graduate assistantships at UMBC. We look forward to meeting you and being part of your welcome back to UMBC!


10:00 - 10:05 AM Welcome
10:05 - 10:15 AM What is GAAC
10:15 - 11:15 AM GA Handbook
11:15 - 11:30 AM ISSS FAQs
11:30 - 12:00 PM CIRTL and SEA CIRTL teaching certification
12:00 - 12:30 PM Valuable campus resources GAs must know about 
12:30 - 1:50 PM Panel of students (topics include: time management skills, 
uncomfortable conversations, deadlines, additional resources and support)
1:50 - 2:00 PM  Closing remarks and adjourn

Invited Speakers:

  • Graduate Assistant Advisory Committee (GAAC), Graduate Student Association (GSA)
  • Dr. Jeffrey Halverson, Associate Dean of the Graduate School at UMBC
  • Representative from the Center for Global Engagement at UMBC.
  • Dr. Jamie Gurganus, Engineering Faculty and CIRTL Director at UMBC
  • Panel of graduate students

Please click the "Going" button below to register for this event.

For questions or concerns please contact the Office of Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Development (GSPD) at gspd@umbc.edu