At Graduate Orientation (GradO) you'll discover the resources and meet the people that will help you succeed at the University of Calgary
87% of students feel better prepared for graduate school after attending GradO, and 96% of survey respondents said the content was helpful.
GradO 2017 Survey
What happens at GradO?
We have developed special presentations and activities that will get you acquainted with some important grad school basics, and you'll have the chance to (virtually) meet other students and leaders in graduate studies.
Browse the resources below that were used at last year's orientation for an idea of the topics and issues we cover at GradO.
Winter 2021 GradO
Winter 2021 GradO took place on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 1 PM (MST). Scroll down to watch a video of GradO.
Watch a recording of GradO from Winter 2021
Use the times below to help find a particular segment:
Welcome Session - 0:00:00
Smudge and Blessing with Elder Dr. Reg Crowshoe - 0:03:25
Welcome from Provost and Vice-President Dr. Dru Marshall - 0:09:10
Introducing the Faculty of Graduate Studies - 0:28:47
The Dunning-Kruger Effect - 0:33:50
COVID Information for Graduate Students - 0:39:51
COVID Information for Arriving International Students - 0:53:23
Your Graduate Program vs FGS - 0:55:44
Key Contacts - 0:57:40
FGS Supports and Areas of Service - 1:02:10
FGS Registration and Records - 1:06:26
FGS Student Advising - 1:08:08
FGS Scholarships - 1:12:20
FGS My GradSkills - 1:18:12
FGS Contacts - 1: 20:38
Introducing the Graduate Students' Association - 1:21:40
GSA Executive - 1:22:42
GSA Health and Dental Plans - 1:23:50
GSA Awards and Financial Support - 1:26:20
GSA Union and Labour Relations - 1:28:19
GSA Events - 1:29:48
GSA Peer Beyond Research Conference - 1:30:51
GSA Contacts - 1:31:30