Under the Arch

Want to know what’s happening at UCalgary? Looking for some campus tips and tricks? You’ve found the right place! Check out our latest updates or search our old posts to find out more about life at UCalgary.

Come to the Welcome Centre

Moving to a new city for school can be overwhelming and stressful, but it doesn't have to be. If you need any help with your transition, visit the Welcome Centre in the Campus Community Hub (YAS005).

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DaveandJenn, The Houseguest

Recall: Recent acquisitions and their new context

Student Life

Summer exhibitions are on now at Nickle Galleries. Take a break between classes to visit the gallery and check out what's new. 

 On now at Nickle Galleries »

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Food Services

Parents coming to visit? Going on a date? Got a hankering for sushi? Here’s a quick rundown of favourite campus eateries.

Find a place to eat »

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Moving into residence?


If you'll be living in residence this fall, find out what you need to bring with you to have a comfortable stay on campus.

Find out what you need to pack »

More stories

Looking for more info about what's happening under the arch? Check out our older stories. 

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Travel the world for less

Under the Arch 
Did you know full-time students can save on travel, food, and entertainment costs in 125 countries?

Find out how you can get in on these deals »

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What to do in Calgary this summer

Student Life

If you’re staying in Calgary over the summer break, here are a few things you can do from food to festivals and more.

Stay in the know »

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What is pay to pass?


Learn how to spot unethical tutoring practices that are being offered by companies with the promise of enhanced GPAs and passed exams.

Read the full article »

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The power of peer listening

Student Wellness Services

If you're lonely, isolated or dealing with stress, frustration or sadness, talking to someone who understands what you’re going through can help. 

Read the story in UToday »



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Wellness spaces on campus

Student Services

Feeling the pressure? Want to talk to someone who gets it? Visit a drop-in wellness space on campus for self-care and support.

Find a drop-in wellness space »

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Get those gains without the wait!

Working out 

Sometimes the gym is packed, and sometimes it's empty. Rather than guess when those times are, let Rex fill you in! 

Rex’s guide to visiting the gym »