What should I do before classes begin?
Before arriving here, it can be helpful to learn what university life is all about. Your first top should be the Online Orientation portal, a place where students learn about important dates, campus opportunities, academic aides and more. For more information about student services, advising and events, be sure to read further.
Your IT username (also known as your eID) is what you'll use to log in to your UCalgary email and D2L. You'll also need it to register for courses, pay your fees, and more.
Your Unicard is your campus identification card. You’ll need it for writing exams, borrowing books, accessing the gym, using your meal plan and more.
If you're a full-time student, your tuition includes a UPass, which is an unlimited transit pass. To get your UPass, you’ll need to get your Unicard first.
UC Emergency App
Available on your iPhone or Android device, this app's features include campus emergency notifications, a help line, a sexual violence disclosure function and more.
Ways to get involved now
You at UCalgary
During this on-campus event, you'll attend a day of lectures, Q&A sessions, and information booths. Keep an eye out for your invite this spring!
Online Orientation is a way for you to connect with other students, ask questions, and learn about topics like academic advising, writing support, and co-curricular activities.
Meet your peers
Looking to connect with other new students before school begins? Check out Leadership and Student Engagement's offerings, such as Camp LEAD - a weekend leadership retreat for incoming students in Kananaskis.
Never visited campus? Now's the time! Join a tour with one of our current students to check out our popular study spaces, fitness facilities, labs, residences, and more.