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What is Orientation Week all about?

Orientation is the University of Calgary's official welcome to our campus community, setting the stage for your success as an undergraduate student.

Orientation Week 2017

Orientation Week 2017 will take place Sept. 5 - 8. More information about the details of the week will be posted throughout the summer and registration will open in early August.

Orientation Week

A tradition now 20 years strong, Orientation Week is a rite of passage for all University of Calgary undergraduate students and is your official welcome to our campus community.

More on Orientation Week

Graduate Student Orientation

Graduate Student Orientation provides you with information around key academic principles and policies. Attending this orientation day will give you the tips, contacts, and knowledge you need to succeed in your graduate program.

Learn more about Graduate Student Orientation

International Student Orientation

If you are an international student, we strongly encourage you to attend orientation! Important sessions will be held in early September covering essential topics specific to international students including immigration, working in Canada, and academics in Canada. 

More on International Student Orientation

Ask Me Program

Student, staff and faculty volunteers wearing red Ask Me buttons will be available throughout campus during September to answer any questions you might have about starting out at UCalgary.

More on the Ask Me Program

The Welcome Centre

The Welcome Centre provides support and programming for new-to-Calgary students as they prepare to make Calgary their home. This year, the Centre will be open weekdays starting July 15th, 2016, and then will be open seven days a week starting August 8th. The Welcome Centre is a summer-term service and closes on September 11th, 2016.

Visit the Welcome Centre

New Student Registration Assistance 2016

The NSRA team is available to assist new to UCalgary Undergraduate students with their registration for the Fall 2016/Winter 2017 academic year.

Students can expect assistance with:

  • Building their course timetable
  • Basic registration questions regarding requisites, restrictions and registration errors
  • Referrals to campus resources and advising offices

Contact the NSRA


Chat with us at the Student Success Centre on the 3rd Floor of the Taylor Family Digital Library (drop-in only)

By telephone

If you can’t make it to the university, you can call us at +1.403.210.7625

By email

You can use the internet to reach us too. Email us at:

Need help?

The Orientation Team is reachable:

By phone: +1.403.210.9269
By email:
On Twitter: @UCalgaryOWeek
In person: MSC 293

Sponsor Orientation Week

Contribute to the success of our new students through sponsorship of our Orientation program.

Contact us at 403-210-8750 or to be a sponsor.