International Student Orientation

The UCalgary International Student Services team looks forward to welcoming new international students to campus each fall and winter term.

I missed orientation! What can I do?

If you weren't able to attend international student orientation, don't worry. We'll have a few options to make sure you're caught up on all the information that was covered.

Attend orientation on Jan. 28

This condensed session from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. is for new international undergraduate, graduate and exchange students who were not able to attend the orientation events on Jan. 9 or 10. 

Register

Review orientation content

If you can't attend the catch-up session or want to refresh your memory, we've uploaded the presentations for you below.

International Graduate Essentials

Exchange, Visiting and Undergraduate International Student Orientation

Attend events

We host many informational workshops and social events throughout the year. It's a great way to explore Calgary, connect with your peers and get to know the campus community.

View our events calendar

Still have questions? Contact us

Email international.advice@ucalgary.ca or visit International Student Services in MSC 275 to speak with an advisor.

Students at Orientation

Winter (January) 2020

All newly-admitted students will receive an email from International Student Services (ISS) when registration for Orientation opens. That email will contain details of all orientation sessions for undergraduate, graduate, exchange, and visiting students.

We recommend that you arrange your travel so that you can attend this orientation and consider these additional important dates:

  • Residence Services Move-In: Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020.
  • Orientation Events: Jan. 9 – 10, 2020 (scroll down to see specific information)
  • Block Week Classes: Jan. 6 – 10, 2020. You only need to attend if you're registered in a "Block Week Course". 
  • First Day of Winter Term Classes: Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. Check your start date and course schedule through your Student Centre (my.ucalgary.ca)

All new international students beginning studies at the University of Calgary are strongly encouraged to attend the Orientation to assist in a smooth transition.

  • Date: Friday, Jan. 10, 2020
  • Time: Doors open at 9:45 a.m.
  • Session: 10 a.m. – noon
  • Location: ST 135 
  • Registration is now open! Sign up here

All new international students beginning studies at the University of Calgary are strongly encouraged to attend the Orientation to assist in a smooth transition.

  • Date: Friday, Jan. 10, 2020
  • Time: Doors open at 9:45 a.m.
  • Session: 10 a.m. – noon
  • Location: ST 135 
  • Registration is now open! Sign up here

Winter 2020 International Graduate Essentials (Orientation Session) will take place on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, before the general Graduate Student Orientation. All new international students beginning studies at the University of Calgary are strongly encouraged to attend both the International Graduate Essentials and Graduate Student Orientation events on Thursday, Jan. 9, to assist in a smooth transition.

International Graduate Essentials will highlight critical information about immigration, medical insurance, the Alberta healthcare system, social activities, and key resources on campus to support your success at UCalgary.

  • Date: Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020
  • Time: Doors open at 9 a.m.
  • Session: 9:15 – 10:30 a.m.
  • Location: MacEwan Ballroom
  • Registration is now open! Sign up here

Following International Graduate Essentials, you will stay in the same location to attend the Faculty of Graduate Studies' Graduate Orientation, starting at 10:45 a.m. Online registration for orientation events and detailed information will be available in early November 2019. Please check this website for more details closer to that time.