Your First Year

Your first year begins with Fall Orientation - two days of events and workshops where you will meet your peers, learn about university life and get off to the right start. Register today and be sure to check out Online Orientation in June.

Whether you are studying and enjoying programs online or coming to campus, we are here to help you have an outstanding student experience. Email us with any questions

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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 2021 will take place Thursday, September 2 and Friday, September 3.
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.

Learn more about NSRA

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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