New graduate students

Congratulations on your acceptance to a ULethbridge graduate program!

We understand you have a lot of questions about beginning your graduate program and we're here to support you every step of the way.

Next Steps for Graduate Students 

Starting Your Program

Registration Guide

The most important thing to do before the start of each term is register! As a graduate student, you need to maintain continuous registration for the 12 months of the academic year, which is comprised of three terms (Summer, Spring, and Fall), throughout your program.

Graduate Student Registration Guide →

International Pre-Departure Guide

Learn about the Canadian Study Permit with the Pre-Departure Guide on the International Student website.

Read the Pre-Departure Guide →

Graduate Student Checklists

Use these program checklists to keep yourself on track.

Graduate Student Checklists →

Student - Supervisor Guidelines

Read up on the the roles and responsibilities of graduate students and supervisors.

Supervisor-Student Guidelines →

Graduate Student Orientation (GSO) Resources

GSO is an important event to learn everything from your rights as a student to how to take advantage of the opportunities around you best, this is why we now offer Graduate Student Orientation virtually to provide easy access at your convenience. As an incoming or current student in the School of Graduate Studies, you can access Graduate Student Orientation (GSO) now! 

Watch your inbox for details about the upcoming Welcome Events held in collaboration with the Graduate Student Association (GSA) in September and January, please note this event will take place on our Lethbridge Campus. Additionally, you will find The SGS Graduate Student Hub with resources continuously added and updated to support your success as a graduate student and beyond.

For questions or more information on upcoming events and resources contact The School of Graduate Studies at

Past events

July Town Hall

Thursday, July 8, 2021

The School of Graduate Studies, Graduate Students’ Association and the International Centre discuss important updates to the University of Lethbridge’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and how it relates to graduate studies. 

Missed it? View Recording
Questions? Contact your graduate program office

International Graduate Q&A

Monday, June 28, 2021

Missed it? Please visit the International Centre's webpage for information for incoming international students and additional weekly drop-in sessions.
Questions? Please contact

Funding Q&A

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Missed it? View our Funding Your Graduate Education Webinar
Questions? Fill out our Funding Inquiry Form