Graduate Orientation

At Graduate Orientation (GradO) and International Student Orientation 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 Survey

Winter 2023 GradO and International Student Orientation

Graduate orientation (GradO) takes place January 4, 2023 from 1-4 pm (MT).


IMPORTANT: As of January 3, 2023, we have reached capacity limits for in-person attendance at Graduate Orientation on January 4, 2023. Unfortunately, we are no longer accepting new registrations.

We will be recording the event, however, and if you would like to receive a link to the recording, please email

If you are still interested in enrolling in the online International-only zoom orientation from 10:00-11:00 MT, please click here.  

Please note that you will be enrolled in a D2L module called Graduate Student Orientation (GradO) and a recording of the orientation will be posted there at a later date. If you do not see an Orientation module, please email

GradO will be recorded for those who cannot attend in person; the recording will be available in D2L to watch at your convenience. You can also watch orientation videos to help answer some of your questions. Learn more about GradO and watch our orientation videos here.

Students attend Graduate Orientation for the Fall 2022 semester

GradO D2L module

In early January, be sure to check D2L for a comprehensive list of resources for graduate students. This module will also host the GradO video following the live event. 

The Graduate Calendar

Learn about the University of Calgary's Graduate Calendar - an essential and authoritative source of information for every UCalgary graduate student.

Health and Wellbeing

Learn about the University of Calgary's resources supporting the health and wellness of graduate students.

Graduate Supervisors

Learn about the importance of your graduate supervisor, along with some key practices for a successful relationship with your supervisor.

Newcomers to Calgary

Find important information for students relocating to Calgary from other cities, provinces or countries.

Student Services

Learn about the university’s graduate student services and supports including My GradSkills, a service that will help prepare you for life after graduate school.


Learn about the Graduate Students' Association (GSA), and all of the services and supports that the GSA provides to graduate students.