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Neurodiversity Immersive Campus Experience (NICE)

A two-day on-campus experience for incoming undergraduate students.

Get acquainted with campus life, supports and neurodiverse peers

Neurodiversity Immersive Campus Experience (NICE) is a free UCalgary initiative to help incoming first-year undergraduate students who self-identify as neurodiverse. This experience provides students with a supportive environment in their transition from high school to university.

Participating students will also be engaged in ongoing campus learning to provide sensory-friendly and supportive learning that benefits students’ learning needs and supports their wellbeing.

About NICE Campus Experience

Incoming students will be accepted to participate in two days of on-campus programming and workshops that will introduce them to life at university, other neurodiverse peers, helpful campus supports and programs and more. Students will also have the ability to explore the university on their own, outside of program hours (9:00 a.m. – 3:50 p.m.)

Eligibility: Applicants must:

  • Be entering their first year of undergraduate studies, and
  • Be beginning studies in the fall of 2023, and
  • Self-identify as neurodiverse

When: Monday, August 28th and Tuesday, August 29th

Where: UCalgary main campus

Contact information

Jess Lopez
Neurodiversity Support Advisor, Student Wellness Services 

Heather Thompson
Academic Strategist, Student Success Centre

Kirstin Kot
Neurodiversity Support Advisor, Student Wellness Services 



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NICE Frequently Asked Questions

The program runs for two days, Monday, August 28th to Tuesday, August 29th, 2023.

The program begins at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, August 28th and runs from 9:00 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. each day. Breaks and lunch are built into the schedule for each day.

No, the program is free and includes lunch daily.

We have a limit of 20 students.

The nearest parking is Lot 3, directly behind International House. It also has accessible parking spaces. Please note that there is an hourly rate to park.

More information:

Lunch will be provided for each day. You can provide dietary needs within your application to the program.

Although sessions are designed for students, program coordinators are happy to talk with parents about any specific needs prior to the event (please see contact information for how to reach coordinators).