UCalgary Orientation

International Student Orientation

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

COVID-19 updates

The Government of Canada has removed most COVID-19 border and travel measures. However, there is a temporary COVID-19 testing requirements for certain travellers.

For more information please visit the COVID 19 Travel Canada website 

Welcome to UCalgary

International Student Services hosts orientation events for international students on Aug. 30 and 31, 2022.

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.

Undergraduate international and exchange student orientation

Date: Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022
Time: 9:30 –11:00 a.m. MDT (UST-6)
Location: In-person at MacHall A/B
Audience: Exchange students, visiting students, students starting or continuing a bachelor's degree


UCalgary Student Orientation

Graduate international student Orientation

Graduate students register for the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) Graduate Student Orientation, which includes your registration for the international session. 

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022
Time: 10:–11:30 a.m. MDT (UST-6)
Location: In-person at MacHall Ballroom
Audience: International students starting or continuing a master's degree or PhD


UCalgary Student Orientation

Attend a 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.

Optional social events (no cost): TBD

Audience: exchange students, visiting students, and students starting a bachelor's, master's, or PhD in winter 2022.

Register here

Aug. 18, 2022

Welcome Centre: Aug. 18 to Sept. 2, 2022, at UCalgary International Student Services Office (MSC 275)

Aug. 28, 2022

Residence Services Move-In

Aug. 29, 2022

Block Week Classes: Aug.29 to Sept. 2, 2022 - You only need to attend if you're registered in a "block week course". Check your start date and course schedule through your Student Centre (my.ucalgary.ca).

Aug. 30, 2022

International Orientation events: Aug. 30 and 31, 2022 
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Sept. 6, 2022

First day of fall 2022 classes: Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022. Check your start date and course schedule through your Student Centre (my.ucalgary.ca).

International student support and workshops