Orientation & Information for New Graduate Students

Your 2023 Virtual Orientation Binder

  1. Important Links for New Graduate Students (bookmark it!)
  2. Your Department's Grad Resources Page (bookmark it!) including:
    1. Degree Checklists
    2. Degree Requirements
    3. Program Handbook
    4. Description of Duties forms
    5. Eligibility Checklist (required each quarter, except summer, for employment or fellowship)
    6. and more...
  3. Professional Development program, including a calendar of workshops: GradPathways
  4. Becoming a California Resident - Domestic nonresidents are expected to become California residents before the start of their second year - Make sure to start collecting evidence now. (International Students may not become residents for tuition purposes)
  5. UC Davis Campus Map - Find out how to get to orientation and your classes
  6. When in doubt, ask the LangLit Staff

Orientations Schedule 2023

*Please note that any references to “New” French TAs/AIs means new to teaching French at UC Davis (even if you’ve had previous teaching experience at another university or in another department at UC Davis)

TBA: International Graduate Student Orientation (required for new international students)


TBA: Graduate Student Orientation

Orientation by the Office of Graduate Studies register here  https://gradstudies.ucdavis.edu/current-students/newly-admitted-students/orientation

Various Dates: Sexual Violence Prevention training
All new students must complete this training.  See https://sexualviolence.ucdavis.edu/graduate-and-professional-student-education-requirements to select a date.

Various Dates: Test of Oral English Proficiency (TOEP) / SPEAK Test – For international graduate students / TAs.  See http://iae.ucdavis.edu/graduate/index.html for information on who must take it and how to sign up.

TBA: Languages & Literatures Orientation -required
Administrative items; IT troubleshooting; photos; tour of DLC

TBA: Center for Educational Effectiveness (CEE) TA Training

Register online at http://cetl.ucdavis.edu/courses-and-events/ta-orientation.html  (required for new TAs/AIs). Two courses must be completed online prior to this in-person training. Consult your registration confirmation email for time & location of the in person 

Department of French & Italian Orientation: Tuesday September 26th, 2023