New Student Orientation
Orientation at UCalgary is a series of events, workshops and information sessions where new students can learn about academics and campus life before starting classes before beginning fall and winter semesters. This fall's events will be conducted entirely online.
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
Graduate Student Orientation
Set yourself up for success by attending Graduate Student Orientation. Learn about important university regulations, services and more.
International Student Orientation
Attend International Student Orientation, an important pre-class information session about immigration, working in Canada, life in Calgary and more.
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.
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.
Date: September, 3 and 4, 2020.
Cost: This event is free for all new undergraduate students. If you are a graduate or exchange student, please visit the corresponding tab above.
Please watch this space for upcoming information about registering for Fall Orientation. Check back in late July for a full update.
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.
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!
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.
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.