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 as of August 1.
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.
Discounted transit ticket booklets See the Message from the President of the GSA (Graduate Students Association) about discounted transit ticket booklets for graduate students. Starting August 4, up to 5 books of 10 tickets may be purchased per month and can be purchased from these select 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.
FGS Survey for Self-Isolating Arriving or Returning UCalgary Graduate Students
Are you a new or returning UCalgary graduate student who has, or is planning to self-quarantine upon arrival in Calgary? The FGS Student Team is seeking student input to create and promote information and resources for students navigating the task of self-quarantine. The survey takes approximately 5 minutes to complete, and is completely anonymous and confidential.
Face coverings for students with Expanded or Critical Research Designation
UCalgary is providing a one-time distribution of two reusable face coverings for staff, faculty and graduate students who are working on campus now or will be returning by September and have been identified in Lab/Worksite Safety Plans. Reusable face coverings are not currently available for staff and faculty who are not working on campus. Please contact your department for information.
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.
GRADpost will return to weekly schedule in September 2020
GRADpost will be issued weekly commencing September 3.
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.
August 31 - Start of Fall Term August 31 to Sept. 4 - Block Week Sept. 7 - Labour Day - University closed Sept. 8 - Fall classes start Sept. 15 - Deadline to apply for fall convocation Sept. 17 - Last day to drop a class without financial penalty Sept. 17 - End of refund period 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