Celebrate the end of the semester with friends

Festival has always been about bringing the campus community together to celebrate the previous year. Stay tuned for updates on the activities, entertainment and snacks coming to this year's in-person event.

What is the UCalgaryStrong Festival?

Since 2015, the UCalgaryStrong Festival has been a chance for students to unwind and have fun during exam season. Beginning as an artisan market and evolving into a multi-activity event with inflatable games, live music and delicious snacks, the goal of the event is to give students and the community a place to meet, have fun and relax.

For a sense of what to expect, check out the last in-person event in the video below.

Event details

When is it? Attend the UCalgaryStrong Festival on Wednesday, April 12, 2023.

Where is it taking place? This year's event will take place on the upper and lower floors of the Jack Simpson Gymnasium.

Is there anything else I should know? Just show up! Festival activities are free for the community and are an exciting way to celebrate the end of the semester.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact us.


Play an important role in this annual UCalgary celebration by volunteering your time at activity stations. Volunteers are needed for the following shifts on Wednesday, April 12.

  1. Volunteer Shifts:

    • Shift 1: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    • Shift 2: 12:45 - 2:45 p.m.
    • Shift 3: 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
    • Shift 4: 4:15 - 6:30 p.m.
  2. Volunteer Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • Volunteers will be assigned to one of the following tasks (more details are available on “Opportunities” page on MyImpactPage once you fill out the volunteer registration form)
      • Signage set-up/take-down
      • High-energy activities supervision (large inflatables)
      • Low-energy activities supervision (craft table, labyrinth, photo booths, henna art, etc.)
      • Attendance tracking
      • Line attendant
      • Food and drink attendant
      • Evaluation roamer
    • Read and understand the Volunteer Hazard Assessment
    • Log your volunteer hours on MyImpactPage after completion of your shift(s)
    • Have fun!

Performance stage line-up


Singer at the 2019 event

Students golfing at the 2019 event

Interactive activities


Free refreshments and snacks


Food trucks



Community supporters

The contributions of both campus and the wider Calgary community continue to make this event an exciting one year after year. A list of this year's activity and prize supporters is coming soon..

Do you have have questions about the UCalgaryStrong Festival? Feel free to connect with us at