UCalgary Orientation

International Student Orientation

The UCalgary International Student Services team looks forward to welcoming new international students each fall and winter term.

Welcome to UCalgary

International Student Services will be hosting International student orientation sessions for international students throughout the summer and start of Fall.

Meet UCalgary advisors and staff and get to know the student support available to you. We'll discuss Canadian immigration, travel restrictions, work regulations for employment, Canadian classroom culture, living in Calgary, wellness supports, and social activities for students.

International Student Orientation Series

  • How to Prepare for Your Arrival: June 27, July 18 - closed
  • Minor Students Travelling and Studying in Canada: minor (17 years or younger) international student: July 6 - closed
  • Finding Housing in Calgary: July 7 - closed
  • General Q&A: August 8 - closed
  • Canadian Culture and Classroom: Transitioning to a New Academic Setting​​​​​​​: August 10 - close

Working in Canada as an International Student

  • September 14, 2023 2:00pm -3:30pm MDT - Click here to register.

Video recordings, presentation slides, and transcripts will be posted on our Pre-arrival D2L course 48 hours after the events. We strongly recommend you review them before you begin your courses.

Welcome Centre

The Welcome Centre is a short-run transition program for incoming students new to living in Calgary. We open every year in August and close before the fall term begins.

The Welcome Centre (MSC 275) will re-open from Aug. 17 to Sept. 1, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Click here to learn more

UCalgary Student Orientation
Welcome Centre

New Student Orientation and Summer series sessions

Please head to the New Student Orientation page to view the August 2023 Summer Series Sessions and register to for orientation.

UCalgary Student Orientation

Attend a Welcome Centre social event

Connecting with fellow new international students is an important part of starting your studies. You’ll have an opportunity to meet others, socialize, and start building community. You’ll also get a chance to learn more about different social events through other UCalgary offices.

Welcome Centre Social Featured events

Audience: exchange students, visiting students, and students starting a bachelor's, master's degree, or PhD


International student support and workshops