Under the Arch

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Convocation 101

Are you attending convocation in November? First of all, congratulations! You did it! We're so proud of all you've accomplished and we can't wait to see you walk across the stage to receive your parchment.

Before the ceremony arrives, you probably have a few questions about what to expect. Don't worry, we've got you covered. Click the link below to learn all about what will happen before, during and after your convocation ceremony.

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Nickle Galleries

Take a break at the Nickle Galleries

Nickle Galleries

Three new exhibitions just opened at the Nickle Galleries. Have a break between classes? 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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What has your Unicard done for you lately?

If you have $20 and a Unicard, Alberta Theatre Projects has a seat at one of their shows with your name on it.

Get in on That $20 Ticket Thing »

More stories

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

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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 »