Alumni Weekend FAQs

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General Questions

What is Alumni Weekend?

Alumni Weekend opens the doors to some of UCalgary’s most imaginative experiences around the arts, innovation, athletics and culture. Return to campus, reunite with former classmates and professors, and experience UCalgary like never before!

Can only UCalgary grads attend Alumni Weekend?

Nope, everyone is welcome! 

Where can I learn more about Alumni Weekend?

Follow @ucalgaryalumni on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest Alumni Weekend news and exclusive sneak peeks.

How much does Alumni Weekend cost?

You can expect an affordable weekend of fun and exploration. The football game Friday is $10 per adult (18+) and general admission for Saturday is $20 per adult. Sunday session prices range from free to $60 per adult. The entire weekend is on us for youth and children (17 and younger) and current UCalgary students.

How come there’s a fee to attend Alumni Weekend this year?

We are raising the bar this year by bringing in special guest presenters, opening the doors to some of UCalgary’s most imaginative experiences and increasing the fun factor, yet we are still keeping this year’s Alumni Weekend price very affordable for the whole family.

Can you accommodate special accessibility requirements?

We want you to have as few obstacles as possible and to be able to participate in all activities. Please fill out the “accessibility requirements” section of the registration process so we can meet your needs, or contact the Alumni Weekend team directly by emailing or by calling 403.220.8500 or 1.877.220.8509 (North America toll-free).

What is the attire for Alumni Weekend?

Dress for comfort. Attire for Alumni Weekend is casual, except for where indicated specifically. We recommend that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and dress for the weather as some activities are outdoor events.

I’m interested in volunteering at Alumni Weekend — what roles are available?

No matter if you’re outgoing and energetic, reserved and organized, social media- and technically-savvy, a keen decorator, or good at giving directions, there’s a role that’s perfect for you. Visit our Volunteer Portal to sign up and find the role and shift that suites you!

Will I still get to take part in Alumni Weekend festivities if I sign up to volunteer?

You sure will! We’ve structured most of our shifts to allow you to attend many of our sessions before or after your volunteer stint. Plus, by signing up as an Alumni Weekend volunteer, you’ll be able to attend sessions at no cost — it’s on us!

Do I have to register in advance?

Yes. We recommend that you register online in advance of Alumni Weekend to guarantee your spot. You’ll have the chance to build your own weekend experience by choosing the Friday, Saturday and Sunday sessions that interest you most.

How will I know my registration has been received and processed?

After registering online, you’ll receive a confirmation email with important information and a detailed itinerary of the events and activities that you have registered for. If you do not receive your confirmation email, please check your junk mail folder; if it’s not there, please call 403.338.3008 or email

How do I make changes to my registration?

Simply log on using the email address and password you created when registering for Alumni Weekend. Once you’re logged in, you’ll be able to update and make changes to your schedule. Or, contact us by call 403.338.3008 or email, and we will help update your Alumni Weekend schedule.

When is the registration deadline?

Online registration will stay open until Sept. 7. You can also register onsite day-of; however, many of the sessions have a set number of seats available, so we recommend you register as soon as possible to guarantee your spot.

What if my plans change and I need to cancel my registration?

You can get a full refund up until Aug. 31 at 11:59 p.m., MST, by submitting a request in writing by emailing As of Sept. 1, cancellations and missed events are non-refundable.

Can I pay cash or credit card for events at Alumni Weekend if I do not pre-register?

We encourage you to register online by no later than Sept. 5 to guarantee your spot; however, you’ll be able to register and pay with a credit card for sessions that still have space Saturday morning only at the Welcoming Area, located at Taylor Quad out front of MacEwan Hall. Cash will not be accepted.

Where and at what time can I pick up my registration materials on the day(s) of the event?

You can pick up your event registration materials any time on Saturday at the Welcoming Area, located at Taylor Quad out front of MacEwan Hall. The registration table will be open from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Where is Alumni Weekend being held and how can I get there?

With the exception of Friday’s football game and activities at McMahon Stadium and the Science in the Cinema event at the Palace Theatre downtown, all Alumni Weekend sessions will be held on the University of Calgary Main Campus. Visit our Getting Here page for the various transportation options, including public transit, cycling, Car2Go and driving. Sessions that are not being held on Main Campus will be clearly marked and directions provided.

Where can I park?

There are various lots available for complimentary parking on each day of the weekend. Please visit our Getting Here page for details.

If I am coming in from out of town, where can I stay?

We are proud to offer UCalgary grads a special rate at Hotel Alma, the university’s very own on-campus hotel. Learn more and book your room today.

Have a question that we haven’t answered?

Contact the Alumni Weekend team by emailing, or calling 403.220.8500 or 1.877.220.8509 (North America toll-free).

Friday is for football

Friday is for football

Kick off your weekend by tailgating and cheering on the Dinos at McMahon Stadium.

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Who’s who at Alumni Weekend?

Who’s who at Alumni Weekend?

They’re fluent in Klingon and quantitative research; they’re professional taste-testers and start athletes; and much more. Check out the headliners.

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See all the fun from last year!

See all the fun from last year!

Nearly 1,400 of your fellow alumni, families and friends registered to attend Alumni Weekend 2017. Check out all the fun that took place!

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A special thank you to our presenting sponsor TD Insurance.