Checklist for New International Assistants

This checklist provides a summary of the actions new international assistants need to complete during the first two weeks upon arrival. Please consult CIE, the Graduate school, the hiring program or unit, and the Office of Human Resources when questions arise. Some of these actions can be completed virtually or in person.

ItemsOfficesLocations or website
1.Complete arrival check-in with CIECIEGarland Hall 138
Arrival Check-in
2.Open a US bank accountUW credit union or other local banksStudent Union
3.Apply for an SSN and submit it to HR after receiving itCIE and local social security officeGarland Hall 138
Social Security
4.Complete hiring paperwork with HRHREngelmann Hall 125
5.Complete TA Training (if applicable)CETL
6.Attend a benefits review sessionHR
7.Enroll in UW system employee health insuranceHR
8.Submit proof of health insurance enrollment and assistantship contract in ISSS Connect portalCIEGarland Hall 138
Health Insurance
9.Attend F1/J1 orientationCIEGarland Hall 138
F1/J1 Orientation
10.Attend Graduate School orientationGraduate School
11.Attend department orientationDepartmentsVarious time and location
12.Meet with supervisor and other peer GAsDepartmentsVarious time and location