GRADpost moved to biweekly schedule for June, July and August
GRADpost will be sent out every second week during the remainder of the Spring and Summer terms starting in June. The next edition of GRADpost will come out in two weeks, on June 25, 2020.
UPASS (transit pass) will notbe available to students for the Fall 2020 term.
How will COVID-19 impact fall 2020 classes? Students likely have many questions following the announcement that instruction in the fall term will be provided through a combination of face-to-face and online learning. What technology do I need to have access to? Are services still available on campus like writing support, career advice, etc.? If all my classes are fully online, do I need to be in Calgary for the fall term? Will residence be open for the fall 2020 term? We've created an FAQ page to answer questions you may have: Fall 2020 term – FAQ. Follow this resource as new questions arise, more information is added, and the global COVID-19 situation evolves.
The University of Calgary is firmly committed to providing world-class learning opportunities this fall. Please submit any questions or feedback to [email protected]. Your questions and suggestions will help guide our planning and communications as we transition through the summer and fall. Thank you for your patience as we plan for the fall and share our re-entry plans with you in the weeks ahead.
Spring and Summer 2020 Payment Plans Open to All Graduate Students
In response to the COVID pandemic, the university is opening eligibility for payment plans to all graduate students for Spring/Summer 2020 tuition. Payment plan applications must be received by 4:30 pm MST on May 29, 2020 for the Spring term, and July 24, 2020 for the Summer term. Application forms are available on theFGS COVID page.
Federal Emergency Funding for Graduate Students
Students eligible for the Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) will receive $1,250/month from May to August. Tri-Council funding recipients may be eligible for an extension to expiring scholarships and/or a supplement to existing federal research grants. Receiving CESB does not currently impact students' funding or scholarship payments. Details of the application process are available here.
Expanded Research Designations for Graduate Students
The ExpandedResearch Designation (ERD) enables some time-sensitive research to continue that did not meet the Critical Research criteria. Graduate students who cannot make adequate progress without access to crucial research and creative spaces on campus or in the field or community may be approved for an ERD. Graduate students interested in having ERD status should communicate with their supervisors, and must be approved by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Learn more.
COVID-19 Information for Graduate Students Please monitor the FGS COVID-19 information page for updates and information affecting graduate students.
June 17- End of classes for Spring session, last day to withdraw from a course. June 19-23- Exams June 26- End of Spring 2020 Intersession June 29- Start of Summer 2020 classes