UCalgary Campus

New Student Checklist

I've been admitted! What's Next?

We are so excited for you to join our UCalgary community! Now that you've accepted your offer of admission and paid your deposit, you can use the checklist below to keep track of everything you need to do to become a Dino!

✔ Step 1

✔  Explore classrooms, residences, athletic facilities, and more through a newly admitted student tour

✔  Don't forget to apply for residence early, because living on campus puts you as close as it gets to everything you need.

✔  As a student at UCalgary, there are a variety of IT services available to you. Make sure you set-up your IT account and UCalgary email.

✔  Familiarize yourself with student services, extra-curricular activities, and campus policies by checking out our First Year Resource Guide.


✔ Step 2

✔  Find out what courses you need to take by exploring our degree guides, and try using the academic requirement planning tool.

✔  Review key registration dates, watch past registration webinars, and attend orientation sessions.

✔  To access the best course selection, begin registering at your enrolment start time

✔  Get to know the friendly faces at New Student Registration Assistance, and connect with your Faculty Advisor to start degree planning.

✔  If you are transferring from another university, review your transfer credit report.

✔  If you're an international student, reach out to International Student Services for help with your study permit, work permit, visa and other immigration questions.

✔ Step 3

✔  Apply for government student assistance in June by submitting one application through your province to be assessed for federal and provincial loans and grants.

✔  Remember you can't win a scholarship or bursary if you don't apply, so be sure to review which UCalgary Awards you're eligible for, and prepare applications early. 

✔  Watch our University 101s with Professor Rex to learn more about using your student centre portal, financing your education, and more.

✔  It can take time to organize academic accommodations. Students requiring disability-related services are encouraged to begin the registration process with Student Accessibility Services early.

✔ Step 4

✔  Your Unicard is your official campus identification and all-access pass for libraries, and active living facilities. Avoid the line by submitting your photo to Campus Service Centre online.

✔  Ancillary Services offer a wide variety of parking options. Be sure to purchase your parking permit early, to ensure you can secure a parking option that works best for you.

✔  Join us in fostering a safe and healthy living and learning environment by downloading the UCSafety app.

✔ Step 5

✔  ​​​Finalize your financial plan by exploring payment plansthird party sponsorships, and cashing in your Registered Education Saving Plan (RESP) in early August.

✔  Get ready for classes by attending events and orientation, purchasing your textbooks, course-specific equipment, and swag at the Bookstore.

✔  Learn how to pay your fees online and make sure you account for processing time.

✔ Step 6

✔  Students are responsible for meeting deadlines listed in the Academic Calendar, so be sure to keep an eye on upcoming academic, registration, and tuition dates, and mark your calendar with term breaks and university closures. 

✔  Get familiar with D2L and review your course outlines.

✔  Jump into a great student experience, by getting familiar with our Guide to Services for Students.