Incoming Graduate Student Information: Fall 2019


August 15 Recommended arrival for international students. International students with TA funding or who hope to be TAs must arrive before Aug. 19 for Speak test.
August 19 Speak test. International students with TA funding or who hope to be TAs must be here for the speak test at 9:00 a.m.
August 21 TA training begins. This three-day training is mandatory for all funded TAs and those hoping to be TAs. Training is scheduled for Aug. 21-23, all day each day. International students who attend TA training should plan to attend the ISS orientation on Aug. 26 at 3:00 p.m.
August 26 Department orientation at 8:30 a.m, followed by lunch with the faculty.  Unfunded students who do not plan to attend TA training can arrive by Aug. 25 on time for the orientation. All other incoming students have earlier required arrival dates.


Please do not forget to update your email address in MyUW if it changes over the summer. All communication from the Department of Computer Sciences will be via email. Once you have a email account, you should check it regularly to ensure you do not miss important messages!


You can expect to receive an email from UW Registrar Enrollment Services in June with an invitation to enroll and instructions for registration. You will be able to register (enroll for classes) starting on June 24.  We recommend that you register for courses online this summer. If necessary, you can make changes to your course selection after you arrive.


All students should plan to be at the Computer Sciences building on Monday morning, August 26, for a department orientation followed by lunch with faculty.  Advising and other activities will be scheduled throughout the week of August 25 – August 31. Fall 2019 classes begin on Wednesday, September 4.


All incoming students are required to fill out an online UHS Immunization and Health History Form. You can access the required form via the University Health Services website. Please note: if you have guaranteed support, you are eligible for health insurance coverage through the university and will not need SHIP insurance.