Graduate Orientation Sign-Up

Graduate Orientation (GradO) events for all new graduate students will take place virtually on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 10:45 a.m. MDT.

Just prior to GradO, International Student Services (ISS) will facilitate a live, remote question and answer panel with staff and student leaders from several UCalgary offices who work to support international graduate students on topics such as immigration, work regulations for employment, Canadian classroom culture, getting settled in Calgary, and social programming for students and their families.  This panel will take place on Wednesday, September 2, 2020, 9:30 am- 10:30 a.m. MDT. Students are encouraged to review additional international orientation materials online starting August 25, 2020.

International graduate students are encouraged to attend both the International Graduate Essentials Panel at 9:30 am MDT and the GradO session at 10:45 a.m. MDT, as the two sessions cover different topics.

Are you an international student?
If you will be travelling to Calgary from an international destination, please confirm that you have read and understood the Government of Alberta’s self-isolation requirements and the Government of Canada’s self-isolation requirements
Are you interested in receiving invitations or updates from International Student Services (ISS) about international student-specific programs, events, and activities?
Do you have a guaranteed room in the UCalgary residence or will you be living off campus?
Orientation events will be delivered remotely. Do you have access to an internet connection that can accommodate streaming audio and video?*
Do you require any accessibility accommodations?
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic Fall Orientation for all students will be delivered online. For an up to date schedule of events, please visit for more details about your orientation events schedule.
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