UPDATED - Student Services Fee ($450 full-time, $150 part-time) Effective Fall 2019, all students will see a Student Services Fee in their account. This is not a new fee, it’s been in place since 2010 and covers a number of services provided to UCalgary students including: the digital infrastructure for the student centre, registering in courses, transcripts to advising, academic supports, careers advice, and wellness supports etc. During a recent audit, UCalgary determined that some students, mostly off-site undergraduate and graduate students, were not properly assessed the required Student Service Fee. There will be no retro-collection of fees from prior years. However, beginning this fall (September 2019), students will have this fee included in the required payment section of their statements ($450 annually for full-time graduate students and $150 part time).
Apply for Convocation Application for Fall Convocation are open. If you will be eligible to graduate, please apply through your Student Centre. Eligibility:
Course Based degrees – all courses must be completed by Aug. 31, 2019
Thesis based degrees – all required forms must be submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and thesis submitted to the Vault by Sep. 20, 2019
Fall 2019 UPASS The Fall 2019 UPass will be available to eligible students at the UPass Centre (Science B, Room 140B) and Parking & Transportation Services (North End of McMahon Stadium) starting Aug. 19/19. The UPass will be valid from Sep. 1/19 – Dec 31/19. More information and hours of operation.
Annual Registration Reminder If your registration anniversary is the Fall term, please ensure that you have initialized your annual registration for the upcoming academic year. Students must register annually, at the time of the anniversary of their first registration, and before the deadline for that term. More information.
FGS Foothills Advising Dates for August Please note that Wednesday morning FGS specialist advising appointments will only be available on Aug. 28. If you have an urgent concern, or require in-person advising outside of this date, please contact [email protected].
Enrolment Services Is On the Move As of Aug. 6, Enrolment Services will be located on the main floor of the MacKimmie Tower. Visit the new location if you need assistance with transcripts, degree pick-up or degree certification.
ISS is Moving Back to MacEwan Student Centre On Aug. 16, International Student Services (ISS) will be returning to their offices in MSC 275. In this refreshed space, ISS supports international students on a variety of topics, such as pre- and post-arrival, visa/permanent residency applications, information on working in Canada and activities to do in Calgary.
PhD students successfully meeting candidacy requirements between May 1 and Aug. 31, 2019 will have their tuition fees changed to a continuing rate in Fall term 2019.
2019 Summer Innovation Showcase Grad students participating in Platform Calgary’s Summer Inc. program will present their startup concepts at this celebration of student innovation. Students participating in UCalgary’s Innovation Reactor will also present. Networking and more. Sep. 10, 5:00-8:00 pm, EEEL atrium. RSVP.
Internship Opportunities • Grad Intern – Digital Communications and Marketing Student with Celero Solutions. CareerLink Job ID 56302
• Grad Intern – Research and Project Assistant with Quest Project and Advisory Services Mid-Sep. 2019 to April 2020 (30-37.5hrs/week) providing operational support for development and delivery of energy and climate related projects. CareerLink Job ID 56515
• Grad Intern – Engineering Exam Intern with PPE Headquarters PPE Headquarters helps Canadian and US Engineers pass their professional certification exams. CareerLink Job ID 56580
Preparing Yourself for the Next School Year? Submit your Unicard photo online before classes begin and avoid the long lines in September. It’s as easy as smile, click, send: submit your selfie today! Learn more.
Apply for Access to the TFDL Grad Commons–Aug. 19 Successful applicants will be granted access to the Graduate Commons in September. All students are eligible to reapply for a spot when their access expires. Lockers assigned on first-come, first-served basis. Apply starting Aug. 19th.
Register for Community Helpers training–Aug. 22-23 Learn the skills you need to help others experiencing a problem or in distress with Community Helpers, a free two-day training program offered by Student Wellness Services. Register today.
Teaching Days 2019– Aug. 27-28 Get inspired! Discover teaching practices to spark your students’ curiosity, build your confidence and energize your classroom this fall. Interactive workshops on experiential learning, online learning, student engagement, course design fundamentals and effective use of teamwork. Registration is required. Learn more here.
Everyone is Worthy of Care – Aug. 28 Experience personal stories of loss and resilience from members of Change the Face of Addiction, a local advocacy organization fighting against addiction stigma, and research from the Mathison Centre. Register for Worthy to join the conversation.
Teaching Assistant Orientation–Sep. 3 This three-hour event involves interactive sessions that will help you identify effective teaching strategies and reflect on the value of teaching at the University of Calgary. Open to all current and prospective teaching assistants. Spaces are limited. Register here.
DATES & EVENTS
Aug. 23 End of Spring/Summer Term End of Summer Intersession
Aug. 26 Start of Fall Term
Aug. 26-30 Block Week
Aug. 31 Course-based degrees: Last day to complete all requirements to be eligible for Fall Convocation
Sep. 5 Start of classes
Sep. 12 Last day to drop a class without financial penalty