Incoming Students


Information for Incoming Students

Orientation for Fall 2014 will be September 21-26. Instruction begins September 29. All incoming students must attend orientation.  Anyone unable to attend will need to make special arrangements to attend mandatory sessions on policies, TA training, and other essential elements of orientation. 

The 2014 Orientation schedule will be available soon.


  • Health Form (due July 31)
  • Housing Application (due April 30)
  • Patent Agreement (due August 15) - available upon request
  • Pre-Registration (due August 15) - available upon request
  • W-4  (US Citizens and Permanent Residents only)
  • I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification -

Caltech collects information for Form I-9 electronically.  If you are currently residing in the United States, Section 1 of Form I-9 should be completed prior to September 22, 2014. Your account for the I-9 system will be created by Human Resources, and instructions and your password will be sent in a separate email.  Please note that both the login and password are case sensitive. 

If you are not currently residing in the United States, you will be able to complete Section 1 of Form I-9 when you check in on Monday, September 22. Computers will be available, but you may also consider bringing a laptop with you when you check in.  The documentation required for Section 2 must be reviewed for authenticity during check-in.  Examples of acceptable documents can be found on page 9 at



  • Teaching Assistant Handbook
  • Technique
  • New Student Information Handbook 
  • Ethics Handbook