Newly Admitted Students

New Student Orientation

Orientation for all new SGS Students

The orientation is now available for all new SGS students entering Fall 2023 on Canvas. To access that content, click here:

New Student Orientation

Teaching Assistant Orientation

Incoming students who will be TAs need to attend the mandatory New Teaching Assistant Orientation and New International Teaching Assistant Orientation. New TAs should have been emailed the instructions for accessing the Canvas sites by The TA Project and new TAs should be reminded that they are expected to complete all the modules in the TA Orientation prior to the start of classes. Canvas sites will be active in early August.

If you are a new TA, and have not yet received information regarding the orientations, you may register and access the orientation by clicking the link below. 

TA Orientation Registration


If you are a faculty or staff member and wish to view the TA Orientations, please submit your NET ID, name, and title to and we will provide you with access to the orientation page.

New TAs will have an opportunity to join synchronous Q&A sessions to talk with experienced TAs during the last two weeks of August. To join these sessions, new TAs should navigate to the “Ask an Experienced TA” Sessions page on the orientation Canvas site once the site is active in early August.

These orientations, in conjunction with sessions presented by your graduate programs on discipline-specific information, will help new students and new TAs understand their new roles and responsibilities and the expectations that you have for them.

Biomedical and Health Science - New Brunswick | Piscataway

In addition to the school-wide SGS orientation, there are orientation events for some of the academic clusters and individual graduate programs to help new students become familiar with the resources and requirements of their discipline. View the schedule for the Ph.D. and Masters of Science programs in the Biological, Biomedical, and Health Sciences: New Brunswick/Piscataway location.

Click here


Biomedical and Health Science - Newark Health Science Campus

Things to do before you arrive:

Checklist for incoming Master Students

Checklist for incoming PhD Students

Laptop Requirements

Incoming Student Forms:

Official Name Change Affidavit

Health Insurance Responsibility Form

Immunization and Health Forms


There will be a mandatory orientation to give you details about immigration issues and maintaining status. It is mandatory that you check in with the International Services Office 10 days after your arrival at Rutgers.  The office of International Services will provide you with information on obtaining an Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) on the day of their orientation.
For questions regarding your international status please contact International Services Office at 848-932-7015 or for RBHS students 973-972-6138 or visit here