On behalf of the
Office of Graduate Student Life & Development (GSLD) at Teachers College, we invite you to join us for our College-wide Fall 2021 New Student Orientation (NSO) Program. Welcome Week 2021 will be hosted entirely virtually August 30 - September 3. Enjoy informative sessions designed to introduce newly admitted students to graduate school and the College community. Learn essential information about the TC student experience; meet faculty and administrative staff within your Academic Department; and enjoy (digital) social activities with fellow new TC students (in-person programming to begin September 15). While not all NSO sessions are mandatory, your attendance is strongly encouraged to ensure a successful start to your TC journey.
The NSO Program is open to Teachers College graduate students, admitted for the Fall 2021 term, as well as those students who began their studies in the Summer term(s). If you were admitted to Teachers College and have not received a Fall NSO invitation via email (to be generated in early August 2021), please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Again, welcome to Teachers College; we look forward to having you join our community!
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the Office of Access and Services for Individuals with Disabilities (OASID) at email@example.com, (212) 678-3689, or (212) 678-3854 video phone, as early as possible to request reasonable accommodations.
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"The orientation site was really user friendly and I liked that, especially for the international orientation webinars, that I was automatically enrolled. Each orientation webinar that I've attended have been well organized and really informational. I know that these things are especially hard to do virtually so I appreciate the effort put into these and they've exceeded my expectations for virtual orientation!"
"I like that because of the virtual format, the different events/workshops/sessions were split up across a general two-week period and offered recordings for sessions I couldn't make. It definitely helped combat Zoom fatigue and made everything much more accessible. I truly felt like I was able to digest way more information than I would have had I been sitting in an auditorium for hours."
"I liked that there were so many webinars to attend. Whether or not I (or others) were able to attend due to schedule conflicts is another thing, but I felt like this year's orientation did a great job with offering many, many different virtual activities for orientation. Also huge plus that recordings were posted."
"What I enjoyed most about orientation was how organized it was despite being online. The team behind this clearly put in a lot of hard work to make virtual orientation happen, and it was very easy to navigate and explore."
All students are strongly encouraged to review the "Next Steps" checklist available on the Admitted Student Portal for more details, as there may be specific requirements pertaining to your student-status. Complete important items such as activating your UNI/TC email address, register for courses, submit insurance and immunization documentation, upload a photo for your student ID and confirm financial aid eligibility.
International Students are strongly encouraged to contact the Office of International Students & Scholars (OISS) for additional resources to help you begin your TC student experience. For students interested in living on-campus, please contact the Office of Residential Services (ORS) to learn how to apply for on-campus housing.
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