New Student Orientation

UCalgary Orientation is a series of events, workshops and information sessions where new UCalgary students can learn about academics and campus life before starting classes before beginning Fall and Winter semesters. Please follow the link that applies to you for more information.

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Due to ongoing concerns about COVID-19, the Leadership and Student Engagement office will be closed until further notice. Please direct all of your questions about new student orientation programming and preparation to this email link. Contact us

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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


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

Fall Orientation

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Date: September, 3 and 4, 2020.
Time: Your personalized schedule for the day will be sent to you after completing the registration form.
Cost: This event is free for all new undergraduate students. If you are a graduate or exchange student, please visit the corresponding tab above. 

Visit this website at the end of July 2020 for further details on how to register for Fall Orientation.

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.

Learn more about NSRA

Ask Me Program

During your first few weeks of classes you'll see students, staff and faculty volunteers wearing red buttons that say "Ask Me." Have a question about campus or Calgary? Make sure you ask us! 

Learn more about the Ask Me program

The Welcome Centre

Each summer, the Welcome Centre provides support and programming for new-to-Calgary students as they prepare to make Calgary their new home. Visit us for social activities, advice on living in Canada, and more.

Find out more about the Welcome Centre

Extended Orientation

Did you miss Fall Orientation or want access to additional resources? Attend an extended orientation session held in Sept. and Oct.

Thank you to this year's event sponsors

Thank you to all of the organizations below who helped to make Fall Orientation at the University of Calgary extra special. We want to especially thank Bullfrog Power for their generous donation, and making our event a more sustainable one.