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Campus Services | Haskayne International Exchange Program

International Student Services (including study permit information)

At UCalgary, we have a dedicated International Student Services (ISS) team, who are available to help with many questions you may have about things such as your study permit and living in Calgary, in addition to organizing the international student orientation. We strongly encourage you to connect with their team early if you have any questions.

To find out more about study permits, please visit the Government of Canada Immigration and Citizenship website

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Unicard and U-Pass

The Unicard is the official campus identification for students, faculty and staff. Your Unicard acts as an access card around campus and for meal plans, a pass to transit, the libraries, and Active Living facilities. When you arrive on campus, be sure to get your Unicard before classes start.

Part of the mandatory term fees for all incoming exchange students include the U-Pass, an unlimited transit pass for the duration of your exchange. This gives you access to City of Calgary transit buses and c-trains. Click here to learn more about getting around Calgary. 

UCalgary Student Wellness Services

UCalgary offers an on-campus resource for health and wellness support, with a wide range of service options. Visit them for medical and mental health care, as well as chiropractic and massage appointments with our team of professionals.

Student Accessibility Services

The goal of Student Accessibility Services (SAS) is to work collaboratively and innovatively with the campus community to create an accessible, equitable and supportive learning environment that enhances each student's academic and personal development. If you need academic accommodations, contact SAS as soon as you have your UCID. 

Students’ Union

Our Students’ Union, in addition to being an advocate for all UCalgary students, also has resources and tools for finding off-campus housing, locker rentals on campus, the Q Centre and other supports, tutor listings, etc.

IT & UCalgary email account

Our Information Technologies team is available to help all incoming exchange students, as well as having many helpful articles and how-to instructions.

While on exchange here at UCalgary, you will be asked to set up your UCalgary email account, which is the primary email address for all UCalgary students.

Libraries & other services

In addition to books, the UCalgary Library Services offers many other resources to help you through your studies, including private group study rooms, printers/scanners, and friendly staff ready to help you find what you need.

Looking for a computer lab, or software to download for your classes? Click here to find out more!