Dec. 8, 2023

Get a sneak peek of the new academic calendar website

New website will go live in March 2024 with 2024/25 academic calendar year

A new academic calendar website is being introduced to the University of Calgary community. Substantial improvements include a modern product and website, and an accessible, mobile-friendly and searchable digital experience.

UCalgary and the Office of the Registrar initiated a project to update the current calendar software in June 2022. A full analysis of requirements was gathered, followed by a request for proposal process to award a contract to a new vendor for managing our university academic calendar. The contract was awarded to a company called Coursedog.

Important upgrade 

The new system supports many improved features including: 

  • A modern product and website that provides easier navigation, is mobile and tablet friendly, and meets web accessibility standards enabling students to use reader devices.

  • Implementation of a modern search tool provides quick and easy access to academic regulations, policies, programs and course information.

  • Improved efficiency of our governance processes. Our new unified product will reduce risks of errors, support modern workflow processes and enable everyone involved in calendar changes to work from a singular source of truth.

  • The current product is unsupported and on outdated technology. It is no longer compatible with modern browsers and has frequent site failures in the module used to edit and modify the web content.

Feedback welcome

As of Dec. 8, 2023, staff and students can view the 2023-2024 academic calendar in the new calendar website as a sneak peek.

It’s important to note that the current calendar available on our old software will remain the official calendar for both undergraduate and graduate studies for 2023-2024. After the launch in March 2024, the 2024-2025 academic calendar will only be available in the new format.

In transferring content from one application to another, there is a chance of errors being introduced. We encourage staff and students to provide feedback as we move toward our go-live launch in March 2024. We would like to hear from you if you find inconsistencies between the old and new calendars, feedback regarding the layout, or anything else you see that may be a concern.

To report issues, use the contact us form on the new calendar website. Known issues will be available to view before submitting any feedback.

Orientation to new academic calendar website

Members of the university community can learn more about the website and how it works through an orientation video and training guide.

Implementation has been a University of Calgary community effort! 

Converting the old calendar into a new and modern format has been a substantial undertaking that could not have been completed without the input and support of so many members of the university community. A big thanks to the many individuals and campus groups, including students, faculty and staff who contributed time and energy into helping launch the new academic calendar website. 

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