New Teaching Assistants (TAs) are required by Graduate Division to attend a one-day New TA Orientation prior to beginning their TA assignment. TADP offers these orientations twice prior to the beginning of every Fall quarter, and twice prior to the start of every Winter quarter. The sessions covers specific classroom techniques and issues, such as preparation, presentation skills, problem solving, teaching with technology, and rapport and diversity, as well as rights, regulations, and campus resources.

You must complete the New TA Orientation before or during your first academic-year quarter as a TA, or you will not be eligible to TA in subsequent quarters. If the orientation you need is full, we encourage you to attend the TA orientation as a walk-in. Seats often open up due to no-shows and, if so, we will do our best to place you in an orientation.

Please note that these days are after the quarter starts, but before instruction begins.

Fall 2019 Orientations


Winter 2020 Orientations

Thursday, January 2 (9:30am-4pm – lunch provided)
Friday, January 3 (9:30am-4pm – lunch provided)

Chung Hall Room 139

TA Orientation

Register for Orientation

If you need to make up an orientation session you missed, please contact

TADP FERPA Information

Before you take the TADP FERPA Quiz, please review our on-line training powerpoint that reviews the rules and regulations of FERPA below


Detailed information on FERPA and UCR's policies is available here:

After reviewing the powerpoint, please complete the Fall 2019 quiz using this link:

For those who attended Fall 2019 New TA Orientation, this quiz must be completed with a passing grade (80% or 8/10) by Monday, October 14th at 8:00am.

If you encounter problems with the quiz, please contact TADP at