September 6 - 9 is Orientation Week. A University of Calgary tradition now 20 years strong, this event officially welcomes you to the university, and is jam-packed full of fun events and activities.
Join the energetic and fun team of Orientation Leaders who welcome our incoming class this September!
A tradition and rite of passage for every new undergraduate student, Orientation Week is designed to help you make the most of your university experience. You will meet fellow students and members of the campus community and become familiar with your faculty. You will also learn how you can get involved, what clubs there are, and where to go to meet the different needs you might have as a student. Sounds official, but the reality is that Orientation Week is a fun intro to life at the university.
Please feel free to contact the Orientation team at 403-210-9269 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Each year, Orientation Week is given a theme that relates to the wider University campus. This year’s orientation theme is “50 Years of Dinos Pride”. Being a Dino means becoming an active participant in your university experience by connecting to campus, exploring your interests, and discovering the importance of personal and global leadership. As we celebrate the University of Calgary’s 50th anniversary, this year’s theme reminds us that we are all connected in our University of Calgary community. Overall, Orientation Week will encourage you to “find your fit” on campus and connect to the resources that are here to help you reach your potential. There is a place for everyone on the UCalgary campus.
Induction is a book-end to convocation, where students are welcomed to the University through a pep-rally and ceremony. At Induction, hear from a variety of honoured speakers including Dr. Elizabeth Cannon, the University’s President and this year’s keynote speaker, Stanford University health psychologist Dr. Kelly McGonigal.
Kelly McGonigal is a psychologist who works at the intersection of neuroscience and the latest advances in understanding the mind-body connection. You may recognize her from her TED Talk: How to Make Stress Your Friend. Her specialty is discovering ways to apply new scientific findings to personal health and happiness.
Driving or using Calgary Transit are two options to get to campus for Orientation Week. The C-Train line stops at the University of Calgary. Additionally, bus routes 9, 19, 20, 72, 73, and 119 stop at the bus loop adjacent to Murray Fraser Hall and Professional Faculties.
Interact with @UCalgaryOWeek on twitter! Live tweet events, tell us how you’re feeling, ask us a question, or share a photo of your experience! Use the hashtags #UCalgaryOWeek and #WeAreAllDinos. You may see your most creative tweets and photos retweeted.
Need a direction? Are unsure about anything Orientation Week related? The Orientation Team is reachable: