Welcome to the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) at the University of Calgary. We are thrilled that you will be joining us in September for an exciting academic year ahead.
FGS is committed to training the next generation of scholars, practitioners and professionals. Through our services and workshops, you will have access to some of the best academic training for grad students. Check out the My GradSkills website to learn about the resources we have to help build your skills.
Our team of dedicated specialists is also available to answer questions you might have about registration, academic regulations, scholarships or working with your supervisor. You can reach us anytime at [email protected], or visit us in person in MT 213 between 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (MST).
You’ll receive this newsletter, GRADgreet, once a month over the summer. By taking a few moments to go over each issue, you will learn about the resources, deadlines, workshops, policies and special events that you will need to get off to a great start this fall.
Fall term begins
Sep. 6 - 10
Fall classes begin
Last day to drop a class without financial penalty
Last day to add a course
Last day to withdraw from a course
End of refund period
Fee payment deadline for Fall term fees
|GRADUATE ORIENTATION (GRADO)
|Please schedule Friday, Sep. 9, 2016 in your calendar to attend Graduate Orientation, also known as GradO. This event is designed to help you transition to graduate studies and is your best opportunity to discover all the resources and to meet the people who will support your success over the next few years.
We will send an invitation in late summer to register. In the meantime, you can read more about the full day event here. If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].
If you are an international student, you might also be interested in signing up for International Student Orientation. The Graduate Student session will be held Thursday, Sep. 8 from 8:30 am to noon. Read more about it, here.
|MEET JAYA DIXIT
| Jaya is our Graduate Academic and International Specialist and your main point of contact to help you stay on track and reach your academic goals.
To support your success as a student, Jaya offers workshops, advises on academic issues and provides referrals to many other valuable services on campus. She also runs Extended Orientation, a program that is held throughout the Fall and Winter terms to support all first and second year graduate students who are transitioning to graduate life at the University of Calgary.
If you have questions about your new role as a grad student, academic expectations, student life or Extended Orientation, you can reach Jaya anytime at [email protected].
|NEW TO CALGARY?
|The Welcome Centre provides support and programming for new-to-Calgary students to make Calgary feel like home. The website has lots of great information about the city and finding accommodations. Also, a series of videos covers everything a new student needs to know, from living in Calgary, to preparing a budget, to surviving winter in Canada.
|International Student Services provides support services for all international students studying at the University of Calgary. Please see their website for immigration information, things you should know before arriving and for many other useful resources.
|Unicard: Your Unicard is your official University of Calgary identification card. You will use it to borrow materials from the library, to use Calgary Transit (for full-time students) and to gain access to the gym, labs and other secure areas. Read about how to get your Unicard.
|UPASS: The Universal Pass Program (UPass) is a transit sticker applied to the Unicard that entitles full-time graduate students access to transit services for the applicable term(s). Read more to find out when the pass is available and where you can pick it up, here.
|Campus map: The campus is quite large and can often feel like a maze for any student. Good thing the university has developed a series of online maps to help you find your way around!