GradStart


GradStart is the Graduate School's home for orientation resources for all incoming graduate students. GradStart is a Canvas-based orientation program. It provides asynchronous modules which contain an introduction to academic expectations at UF, and also includes live information sessions and panels prior to the beginning of the semester.

 

GradStart materials and the event schedule are both accessible through eLearning, and all graduate students are invited to participate prior to each Fall and Spring semester. All information sessions, panels, and workshops will be recorded and posted in the GradStart Canvas course.

 

Master's and Doctoral students who have confirmed their admission with the Office of Admissions's online application will be added to GradStart. The course will open August 1.

 

Note: GradStart events are recommended. They are not meant to replace program-level activities, which will be held separately. The only required session is for F-1 international students, on the 16th.

 

 

GradStart Events

Fall 2022

ALL ZOOM SESSION LINKS AND RECORDINGS ARE FOUND IN THE GRADSTART FALL 2002 CANVAS COURSE. IF YOU DO NOT SEE THE COURSE IN YOUR DASHBOARD AT https://elearning.ufl.edu/, PLEASE SEND YOUR GATORLINK ID TO gradstart@aa.ufl.edu

 


 

Graduate School Orientation

 

August 16

Graduate School Welcome and Keynote

9:00-9:45 AM

Presentation by the Graduate School

 

F-1 International Student Orientation

10:00-10:35 AM

Presentation by the International Center

(Required for F-1 international students)

 

Cross-cultural Adjustment at UF

10:45-12:00 PM

Presentation by the Counseling & Wellness Center

(For new international students)

 


 

Information Sessions and Panels

45-minute sessions, all held on Zoom

 

August 4

Intro to GradStart course and sessions

9:00-9:45 AM

Presentation by the Graduate School

 

Graduate Student Panel #1

10:00-10:45 AM

Presentation by Organization for Graduate Student Advancement and Professional Development (OGAP)

 

August 9

Library Resources for the UF Graduate Student

9:00-9:45 AM

Presentation by UF Libraries

 

Developing a Mentoring Network

10:00-10:45 AM

Presentation by Dr. Jeremy Waisome

 

August 11

9 Dimensions of Wellness

9:00-9:45 AM

Presentation by GatorWell

 

Identifying Accessibility Resources

10:00-10:45 AM

Presentation by Disability Resource Center

 

August 18

Graduate Student Panel #2

9:00-9:45 AM

Presentation by Graduate Student Council (GSC)

 

Identifying Professional Development Resources at UF

10:00-10:45 AM

Presentation by Office of Graduate Professional Development

 


 

Teaching Assistant Orientation

Fall 2022

Date: August 19, 2022

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: On Zoom

 

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TA Orientation is a live event held each Fall semester, as a part of teaching resources provided to new teaching assistants by the Graduate School and the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE).

Please note: Orientation is mandatory for graduate students who will be teaching assistants (TAs) in Fall 2022, Spring 2023, and/or Summer 2023 terms.

New Graduate Student Teaching Assistants (TAs) can register for this orientation by clicking this link: TA Orientation & TAPS 2022.