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Payroll and Benefits Orientation 

The Payroll Office of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will hold a Payroll and Benefits Orientation. International students should have access to their passports and I-20s, and US citizens and permanent residents should have access to their driver's licenses. If possible, all students should have their bank account information to set-up direct deposit. To view descriptions of health benefit plans and insurance premiums for each plan prior to the payroll orientation, visit the University Human Resources website.

Payroll and Benefits Orientation

You may attend one of the following sessions:

Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2024  (in-person)
Time: 2 - 3:00 pm
Location: 2460 AV Williams Building

Date: Friday, August 23, 2024 (in-person)
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 2460 AV Williams Building

Who should attend? This session is mandatory for all new teaching assistants, research assistants, and fellows.

New Student Orientation and Welcome Lunch

The ECE Graduate Studies Office will hold a welcome and orientation session for all new students.

New Student Orientation and Welcome Lunch

Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 2460 AV Williams Building

Lunch at 12:00 pm in Kim Rotunda

Who should attend? This session is mandatory for all new students.

Overview of UMD’s Non-Discrimination Policies and Procedures for new TAs

Non-Discrimination Policies & Procedures for TAs

Date: Friday, August 23, 2024 (in-person)
Time:  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: 2460 AV Williams Building

Who should attend? This session is mandatory for all new Teaching Assistants.

Teaching and Learning Transformation Center (TLTC) TA Orientation

TLTC Teaching Orientation for Graduate TAs

Date:  Thursday, August 22, 2024 (online)
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Zoom

Date: Fri. August 23, 2024 (in-person)
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: TBD

Registration is now open on the TLTC website.

Please contact the TLTC if you have any questions about these events!

Who should attend? This University-wide TA orientation is mandatory for all students who will be serving as a TA for the first time in the fall, including fellows. Attendance is a requirement of the TA contract.

Graduate School New Student Orientation

The Graduate School is hosting a campus-wide Graduate School New Student Orientation.

Graduate School New Student Orientation

Available: on Monday, July 1, 2024 
Complete: By Friday, August 30, 2024
Access the orientations through Open Learning

Visit the Graduate School's orientation website to learn more and access the orientation.

Who should attend? This University-wide orientation is optional for all new students.

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