March 8, 2011
By Deidra Vicente
Prospective students from across Canada will get a taste of what the University of Calgary has to offer at the university’s third annual Information Evenings for Students and Parents. The event takes place over two days in MacEwan Student Centre:
“Providing future U of C students with the opportunity to learn more about our academic programs and services allows them to feel connected to campus before they begin their studies,” says Ann Tierney, vice-provost (students).
In addition to specific information from the faculties they have applied to, students will learn more about the admission process, course registration, financial assistance, student life and the support services available to them.
“The transition from admission to registration to arriving on campus in September can be a confusing time for students,” says Tierney. ”We want to ensure they get the information they need at this time of year. Events such as these provide for excellent interaction between faculty, staff and prospective students and confirm for our prospective students that they have made a great decision in choosing the University of Calgary.”
In addition to Information Evenings, Student and Enrolment Services has several programs and events designed to support students with their transition to the university. When course registration opens in May, they will be able to access the New Student Registration Assistance program. In July, new students will be invited to participate in Summer Orientation and in September they will take part in Fall Orientation Week.
For more information about Information Evenings for Students and Parents, visit www.ucalgary.ca/admissions/infoevenings.