When you arrive
Get a UniCard
All graduate students need a UniCard. Beat the rush by submitting a selfie online and collect your UniCard on your first day.
UPass pick up
The Universal Pass Program (UPass) is a transit sticker applied to the UniCard that entitles full-time graduate students access to Calgary Transit.
Enrolment Verification Letter
If you are a new resident in Canada, request an Enrolment Verification Letter to obtain a Social Insurance Number (SIN) and government IDs.
Pay your tuition
It is important to pay your tuition and fees before the payment deadline listed in the Academic Schedule. If you have guaranteed funding from an approved source, you can apply for a graduate student payment plan.
Note for third-party programs: Please pay only the amount owing on the student's account as excess funds will be returned. Money for other expenses should be sent directly to the student.
Questions? Contact us
Graduate student responsibility
Know your department
You are expected to maintain high standards of integrity in your coursework and research. You will also find the best support by getting to know your Graduate Program Director, Graduate Program Administrator and Supervisor.
Learn about academic integrity
Academic integrity is a critical part of your graduate studies. We treat incidents of plagiarism very seriously. Any occurrence may affect your academic record and/or registration status.
For thesis-based students and some course-based students, your relationship with your supervisor is one of the most important parts of your graduate student experience.
Our libraries aren’t just about books! Attend workshops, borrow technical equipment, book workrooms, and consult with our friendly librarians.
Explore our libraries
Speak to Graduate Librarians about accessing research materials and library facilities available to graduate students.
Meet your Subject Librarian
Our specialized librarians are here to help you find resources specific to your subject area and more.
The Grad Commons
The Alan MacDonald Graduate Commons on the 5th floor of the Taylor Family Digital Library (TFDL) is a quiet, card-access study space for graduate students only.
The Lab NEXT facility on the 3rd floor of the TFDL includes a Makerspace, Virtual Reality studio, high performance computers, collaboration rooms and support with digitization, data management, and specialized software.