Students at Orientation

Orientation & Transition

Starting university can be a big transition. There are a variety of programs and resources to ensure new students have the information they need for a smooth transition to campus.

Here are a few resources that can help students feel welcome and prepare in the first year.

Your First Year Resource Guide

Your First Year Resource Guide is an online resource that UCalgary students can use to familiarize themselves with student services, extra-curricular activities and campus policies before arriving.

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Summer series

This series of virtual and in-person workshops complement Your First Year Resource Guide and will introduce key campus resources that can help students be successful in their first year.

New Student Orientation

A tradition that is 30 years strong, New Student Orientation is a rite of passage for all University of Calgary undergraduate students and the official welcome to our campus community.

This exciting event helps set the stage for success as an undergraduate student.

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Ask Me program

Ask Me buttons and posters can be found all over campus. When you come across someone with this red button or a poster outside an office, know that they are happy to help you. The Ask Me program enables staff, faculty and students across campus to help new students answer any questions they may have.

First Year Council

First Year Council is a group of first-year student advisors who provide feedback to the university community on student experience and important campus projects.