New Student Orientation

At Fall Orientation, new students learn about the academic, student life and wellness services that can help them to transition into to life at the University of Calgary.

Stay-tuned for information about Fall Orientation

Watch your UCalgary email inbox in early July for important information on how to access the pre-arrival Online Orientation website. Later in the month, you will receive a registration link for the Fall Orientation in-person event on Sept. 1 and 2. Check out some of the activities that take place during the two days of programming.

  1. Pep Rally: Show off your faculty colours in a fun and energetic welcome ceremony at the Jack Simpson Gymnasium.
  2. New Student Picnic: Lunch is on us! Hang-out on the lawn with your Orientation Leaders (OL) at this outdoor event.
  3. UCalgaryStrong Carnival: This is your chance to unwind with new friends at an afternoon of games, activities, music and more.
  4. Faculty Orientation: Connect with instructors, staff and other students from your chosen programs and academic faculty area.
  5. Kick-Off: Enjoy a meal and a cold drink at the tailgate barbeque before showing some team spirit at a Dinos football game.

Featured events


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Graduate Student Orientation

Set yourself up for success by attending Graduate Student Orientation. Learn about important university regulations, services and more.

Find out more about Graduate Student Orientation

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International Student Orientation

Attend International Student Orientation, an important pre-class information session about immigration, working in Canada, life in Calgary and more.

Learn more about the International Student Orientation

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Indigenous Student Orientation

At Indigenous Student Orientation, you'll meet other First Nations, Métis and Inuit students. You'll also learn about the Writing Symbols Lodge's programming and participate in exciting workshops.

Read more about Indigenous Student Orientation

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Virtual Orientation Events

In order to accommodate social distancing, select Fall Orientation events will be held online. Please watch for updates and a information about Campus Expo, The Welcome Ceremony and more on the Fall Orientation webpage.

Read more about Online Fall Orientation events.

Fall Orientation

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Date: Fall Orientation 2022 will take place on Thursday, September 1 and Friday September 2, 2022.
Times: Event times will be announced in the weeks leading up to Fall Orientation.
Cost: Fall Orientation events are free for all new undergraduate students. If you are a graduate or exchange student, please visit the corresponding tab above to learn more about additional events that apply to you.

New Student Orientation Services

New Student Registration Assistance

Do you have questions about course registration? NSRA can provide you with answers about requisites, restrictions, registration errors, advising and course timetables.

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Ask Me Program

During your first few weeks of classes you can access a virtual front desk where students, staff and faculty volunteers can answer your questions. Whether you arrive in-person or virtually, be sure to visit a live Zoom session and ask any questions that you have about campus or Calgary.

Learn more about the Ask Me program

Online Orientation

Learning how to make the best of your university experience can be a lengthy process, so it's good to get started before classes begin. Learn about academic expectations, advising, health and wellness supports and co-curricular opportunities and more.

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