Welcome Centre

New to Calgary? Whether from another country or from another province, the Welcome Centre provides support and programming for incoming students as they prepare to make Calgary their home.

Important dates

Aug 18

Welcome Centre opens

Aug 29

Start of fall term; Block Week begins

Sept 2

Welcome Centre closes

Sept 1

Fall orientation

Sept 2

Fall orientation

Sept 5

Labour Day (university closed)

Sept 6

Start of classes

Sept 15

Last day to drop a class without financial penalty*

Sept 16

Last day to add or swap a course

Sept 23

Tuition and Fee Payment Deadline

Sept 30

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (university closed)

Oct 10

Canadian Thanksgiving (university closed)

Nov 6

Term Break begins (no classes)

Nov 11

Remembrance Day (university closed)

Nov 12

Term Break ends

Dec 7

End of classes

Dec 10

Start of final exams

Dec 21

End of final exams

Let's get you settled in!

Arriving in Calgary

Get more information on arriving in Calgary.

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Your First Week

Get to know your new campus and city!

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There are a number of accommodation options available to you. If you choose not to live on-campus, you may want to look at off-campus housing when you first arrive so you can explore your long-term options.

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Find out what UCalgary has to offer to help smooth your transition.

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