Last Day to Drop Standard (non-block week) classes (without Financial Penalty) – Sept. 17
Graduate Student Health and Dental Plan Coverage - Change of Coverage Period
Graduate students starting their academic year in September can opt in, opt out, or add family members to the plan during the period between Aug. 26 to Sept. 25, 2020.
International students: Studentcare will host a special retro-active change-of-coverage (COC) period in July 2021, for international students of the Sept. 2020/Jan 2021 intakes who do not come back to Canada for the 2020-2021 academic year. More info: GSA Health and Dental Plan.
Recording of Sept. 2 Graduate Orientation Now Online
Graduate students who begin their program in Fall need to activate their registration before the posted deadline. Check the Academic Schedule for all registration and fee payment deadlines. Fall payment plans are available to all students.
Reminder: Activate your annual registration before booking your exam! Scheduling your thesis defense this fall? Make sure that you have activated your annual registration before you set your exam date. Graduate students are required to maintain continuous registration until all degree requirements have been completed.
International Student Services International students can access advising services by contacting [email protected] using your UCalgary email account. Advisors will reply to you during advising hours (9-noon and 1-4). Learn More. Only Certified Student Immigration Advisors may provide advice or information to international students.
Discounted transit ticket booklets See the Message from the President of the GSA (Graduate Students Association) about discounted transit ticket booklets for graduate students. Up to 5 books of 10 tickets may be purchased per month from these locations:
Parking & Transportation Services between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday
Residence Services (Dining Centre) between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday
Foothills Medical Bookstore between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (will need to call phone number on the door entrance)
Main Campus Bookstore between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (south exterior doors, opens Aug. 17)
In order to be eligible, you must show your UCalgary ID Card or proof of active student status at these locations when purchasing the tickets.
Face coverings for students
UCalgary is providing a one-time distribution of two reusable face coverings for graduate students who are working on campus and have been identified in Lab/Worksite Safety Plans. Reusable face coverings are not currently available for students not working on campus. Eligible students should have received an email on Sept. 2 with instructions for picking up masks. For more information or if you did not receive an email, please contact your department.
Reminder: Library gradually expands services Libraries and Cultural Resources announced several enhancements to library services as we gear up for the fall term:
Contactless pickup is available in the foyer of the Taylor Family Digital Library (TFDL) for the parts of the collection not already available online.
Space reconfiguration has taken place in the TFDL to conform with physical distancing requirements. Twenty-nine computer workstations and 45 individual study spaces on the first floor are now available for booking online.
Online support is continuing. Since classes moved online in March, librarians have assisted 5,500 people through online chat — three times the normal volume — and 1,150 by email.
Field of Studies (FoS) students will continue to have priority access to library resources. Temporary accommodations, which have now been extended to December 31, 2020, can be found here. The accommodations are especially relevant if a student requires materials that do not belong to the University of Calgary’s collections.
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? Visit the following FAQ pages for answers to questions you may have:
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.
Sept. 18 - Last day to add or swap a class Sept. 25 - Tuition and fee payment deadline Sept. 25 - Thesis-based degrees: last day to submit required forms to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and thesis to The Vault to be eligible for Fall Convocation and cancel Fall registration