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Elizabeth Cullingford, Chair CAL 226, Mailcode B5000, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-4991

Fall 2014 Orientation Schedule

More updates for 2014 on the way! 

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Monday, August 18, 2014

9:30a-10:30a, Parlin Hall (PAR), Room 201.  General welcome and introduction.  Required for every new student.

10:30a-10:40a, BREAK.

10:40a-11:45a, Parlin Hall (PAR), Room 201.  General advising and Ph.D. interest groups for all new Literature and Rhetoric students.

10:40a-11:45a, Calhoun Hall (CAL), Room 300 (Atwood Library).  General advising for all new New Writers Project (Creative Writing) students.

12:00p-1:30p, Calhoun Hall (CAL), Room 103 (Grad Student Lounge).  New Student Luncheon, for all new students, returning grad students, and faculty.

2:00p-4:15 PM, Perry-Castaneda Library (PCL), Room 1.124. Required UT library and HRC orientation for all incoming English graduate students. This will be a hands-on introduction to the resources available to you at the UT Libraries and the HRC, successful search strategies, and library services, led by Kristen Hogan (hogank@austin.utexas.edu) and Jean Cannon (jeanmcannon@utexas.edu).  The Library/HRC orientation will begin in PCL 1.124, from 2-3pm and then the group will walk to the HRC for Jean's presentation from 3:15-4:15.

4:30p-5:00p, Parlin Hall (PAR), Room 312.  Professional Skills Information session, led by current grad student Regina Mills.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

9:00a-4:00p, Benedict Hall (BEN) and Parlin Hall (PAR).  AI Orientation, Department of Rhetoric and Writing (DRW). Orientation for new RHE 306 Assistant Instructors only (detailed schedule).

10:00a-12:45p, Calhoun Hall (CAL), Room 208 (English Graduate Advising Office). (tentative-subject to change) Prescheduled Individual Advising Appointments for New Writers Project (Creative Writing) Students.

11:00a-12:30 and 1:30p-3:30p, Calhoun Hall (CAL), Room 210 (English Graduate Advising Office). (tentative-subject to change) Prescheduled Individual Advising Appointments for English MA/PhD Students.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

9:00a-3:30p, Benedict Hall (BEN) and Parlin Hall (PAR).  AI Orientation, Department of Rhetoric and Writing (DRW). Orientation for new RHE 306 Assistant Instructors only (detailed schedule).

9:00a-5:00p, Liberal Arts Building (CLA), Room 1.104.  New TA Orientation. For all new E 316K Teaching Assistants only.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

8:30a-5:00p, Digital Writing and Research Lab, Flawn Academic Center (FAC).  DWRL Orientation. Orientation for all Assistant Instructors teaching in the DWRL.  See DWRL schedule for exact times and locations.

Friday, August 22, 2014

8:00a-5:00p, Calhoun Hall (CAL), Room 210 (English Graduate Office).  Fall Registration for New Students (Access Period 3). Patricia will register all incoming students for classes. Stop by at your convenience- it only takes a few minutes.  Remember, you must ensure that your tuition bill is paid and confirm your attendance online with "My Tuition Bill" for your registration to be complete.

8:30a-4:00p, Undergraduate Writing Center, Flawn Academic Center (FAC).  UWC Consultant Orientation.  See UWC schedule for exact times and locations.

8:30a-4:00p, Digital Writing and Research Lab, Flawn Academic Center (FAC).  DWRL Orientation, Orientation for all Assistant Instructors teaching in the DWRL.  See DWRL schedule for exact times and locations.

12:00p-5:00, Liberal Arts Building (CLA), Room 1.104. New TA Orientation.  For all new E 316K Teaching Assistants only.

Monday, August 25, 2014

8:00a-2:00p, Student Activity Center (SAC), optional Graduate School orientation.  Full schedule here: http://www.utexas.edu/ogs/current/orientation/

9:00a-12:45p, Benedict Hall (BEN).  AI Orientation, Department of Rhetoric and Writing (DRW). Orientation for new RHE 306 Assistant Instructors only (detailed schedule).

12:00p-5:00p, Liberal Arts Building (CLA), Room 1.104.  New TA Orientation. For all new E 316K Teaching Assistants only.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

8:30p, Main Building (The Tower). "Gone to Texas" is a university-wide event that welcomes new undergraduate and graduate students with live music and a broad spectrum of presentations from across the campus.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Classes begin

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Tuition Bill Due (confirm attendance) by 5:00p.


University campus map and parking.

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