Graduate Students: Welcome to the Faculty of Science
Important Information for Grad Students in Academic Programs
Getting Set Up for the Academic Programs
Note: This section is only applicable to those in a thesis-based program
As you get settled in, talk to your advisor or supervisor about:
- Your responsibilities in lab, group meetings, courses you are expected to take, etc.
- Laboratory Safety Training - Requires prerequisite of WHMIS 2015 completion at start of term
- Complete the Intellectual Property Checklist -- By Sept 30 (or your 2nd week on campus)
- Complete the Student-Supervisor Checklist - By Sept 30 (or your 2nd week on campus)
- Most of these courses are self-enrolled, and it is up to you to make sure you have enrolled and completed them on time.
Getting Set up on Campus and in Town
See the New Student Guide and Welcome Centre for important information before, during, and after your arrival on campus. For international students, the International Student Services office provides support and advising for international students, including an orientation session.
Once you’re on campus, also:
- Get your UCalgary ID - Unicard
- Find out how to get your new UPass
- Living on campus? Check out housing options
- Install the UC Emergency App for alerts and "working alone" support
- Install the "follow-me" printers on your computer. Shared department printers are located in SB 050B
- Lost? Try the Interactive Room Finder
- See other Mental and Physical Health resources on campus
- Basic medical services are covered for free by the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP). View insurance information (coverage for new residents begins after 3 months).
- Before you can get paid or receive scholarships and grants, you must have a Social Insurance Number (SIN) (which you apply for at a Service Canada location) and bank account information on file with the University. NOTE: Due to Covid-19, there is only one Service Canada location open, which is located downtown in the Harry Hays Building.