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Read the Guide to First Year
Read the Graduate Student Guide
The Graduate Student Guide will help you navigate through the next steps to becoming a Concordia graduate student and help you find the resources you’ll need to succeed.
Your program may also have a program specific graduate students’ handbook or guide.
Meet with a mentor
Meet your advisor
(if necessary)

Meet with your Graduate Program Director (GPD) or Assistant (GPA) for any academic matters (including course selection). They are responsible for managing all aspects of your program and for advising students on academic matters and, for some programs, course registration.

Attend a workshop
Register for your courses
The Course registration guide is a step-by-step guide on how to go about registering for your graduate courses.
Familiarize yourself with the rules, regulations, policies and important deadlines in the Graduate Calendar.
Go to an orientation
Pick up your student ID card
Your student identification card confirms that you are a Concordia University student. You will use it for all kinds of essential everyday campus activities, from using the library and printing documents via DPrint, to riding the shuttle bus, and writing exams. For these reasons, please carry your student ID card with you at all times.
Go to an orientation
Attend Graduate Orientation/
Graduate School Base Camp
At Graduate Student Orientation you will learn about your new campus, meet new people, make new friends and find out what it takes to be a successful student. Your program may also hold an Orientation event, please check with your program. Graduate School Base Camp is a full-day event combining essential GradProSkills workshops for newly admitted graduate students.
Go to events
Get  involved
There are countless ways to engage with life outside class. Explore new challenges and build new career options. Work for societal and environment changes. Dive into a wide range of student organizations, including the Graduate Student Association (GSA), or go on an exchange.

Where you'll be
Where you’ll live and dine
How you’ll take your learning to the next level

Get your bearings

Get your bearings

Find out what it takes to be a successful graduate student.

Workshops, events & more

Workshops, events, and more

Each year, we facilitate over 400 free workshops, fairs and events around campus.


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