Graduate Orientation

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 Survey

Please note that you will be enrolled in a D2L module a week before orientation 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

Orientation videos to help answer some of your questions are available for viewing below. 

Students attend Graduate Orientation for the Fall 2022 semester

GradO D2L module

As you prepare to start your program, be sure to check D2L for a comprehensive list of resources for graduate students. 

This module will be available one week prior to the GradO 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.