New Student Orientation

Fall Orientation was a hit! Thanks to each and every one of the Orientation Leaders, staff members and new students for bringing their enthusiasm and passion into the online space. If you have further questions about student life, please check out Online Orientation for resources. For more information about becoming an Orientation Leader for the 2021 event, please click on the link below.

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

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 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.

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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

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

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.

Find our more about Online Orientation