New Graduate Student Orientation

Admitted students should monitor their UAlberta email, in addition to this webpage, for updates regarding their Fall Term Orientation. Fall Term 2020 will be delivered remotely as a result of public health measures undertaken by the University to combat COVID-19. 

2020 Orientation Dates and Details TBA

All new and current students in the department of Educational Policy Studies are invited to join us at the 2020 Graduate Student Orientation in August. It will be a relaxed opportunity for you to meet other students in the department as well as an opportunity to meet department staff. Light refreshments will be available. As an environmentally friendly option we encourage you to bring your own mugs for coffee and/or water.

As well, the Educational Policy Students Graduate Students Association will be providing a tour to key areas in the Education building following the orientation.

By attending this informative session new students will have the opportunity to:

  • meet their personal Program Advisor
  • become more familiar with important program information
  • meet other new graduate students, their faculty instructors, and support staff who can assist with their programs
  • have an opportunity to meet other students in the department and see the research that they are involved with
  • get a chance to meet department staff.

Specialization Orientations

Some specializations will host an additional orientation event; those students will receive a separate orientation invitation. Students are encouraged to attend both the specialization and departmental orientation. The events box will be updated with Specialization Orientation information. 

Featured Speakers

List is tentative and subject to change. 


  • Orientation Agenda
  • Graduate Program Requirements
  • Guidelines for Registration 2020-2021
  • Campus Resources for Graduate Students

Resource links will be activated as documents become available.

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