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.

Get your UniCard

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. 

UPass pick-up hours and locations

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. Questions? Contact Grad Studies.

Request a letter

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.

Check the Graduate Calendar regularly for information on all regulations concerning your graduate degree.

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.

Academic integrity and misconduct

Academic integrity is a critical part of your graduate studies. We treat incidents of plagiarism very seriously and may result in a reduced (or failing) grade, suspension, or even expulsion. For more information:


Student/Supervisor relationship

Your relationship with your supervisor is one of the most important parts of your graduate student experience. Start off right by going through the Student-Supervisor Checklist of Expectations together as soon as possible. If applicable, also consider completing the Intellectual Property Awareness Checklist.

Download this bookmark for a quick guide to Student/Supervisor expectations.

Library resources

Our libraries aren’t just about books! Attend workshops, borrow technical equipment, book workrooms, and consult with our friendly librarians.

Learn about library resources

Speak to Graduate Librarians about accessing research materials and library facilities available to graduate students. Search library resources.

Meet your Subject Librarian

Our specialized librarians are here to help you! Find your subject librarian here.

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. Sign up for a spot here


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.