Check out the additional information below to help you with your transition to UCalgary,
Libraries at the University
The university has nine libraries. Each library focuses on a different subject area and offers various study spaces. The Taylor Family Digital Library (TFDL) is the largest of those and offers various services. It allows students to:
- Get IT help from the Tech Support Desk on the second floor
- Book a workroom for group projects
- Print from library computers or wirelessly from your own laptop
Attend workshops for academic and writing support, library research, technology topics, and get one-on-one support from librarians.
Due to the COVID-19 situations, physical access is limited and remain closed. Visit their website – COVID-19 page for more information.
Student Wellness Services
Student Wellness Services is your on-campus student health and wellness centre, with a wide range of service options. Visit them for medical and mental health care, nutrition, chiropractic and massage appointments with our team of professionals.
To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, Student Wellness Services is currently offering remote services only. There is a procedure available online for sick students.
MacEwan Student Centre
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m
The bookstore allows students to obtain the course materials they need. They also provide many other items to support students’ academic career and school spirit.
As of currently, the storefront remains closed. However, things are running smoothly behind the scenes as the bookstore offer online services and delivery to those who need textbooks and more.
MacEwan Student Centre 170
Mon - Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed Sundays and university holidays
Bound and Copied
Bound and Copied offers services such as used book consignment and sales, copying and bindery, laminating, locker service on campus, and much more.
The physical store is closed for now. However, you can place your order over the phone or email and staff will arrange curb-side pick-up or delivery by Canada Post.
MacEwan Student Centre (1st Floor)
Mon-Fri: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Closed all weekends and statutory holidays
Safety Services/Campus Security
University of Calgary has implemented safety services to enhance your safety while on-campus. These services include:
- Safewalk volunteers walk people safely to their destination, anywhere on campus, and are available to students 24/7.
- The Working Alone system is a web-based check-in, checkout system with Campus Security. Campus Security will check on students who have registered as working alone.
- The Emergency Communication system alerts the University campus community in emergency situations
Stör provides various items to fulfil student needs such as fresh food, newspapers, transit tickets, and phone cards, and even nutritional powerhouses like chocolate, pop, chips, and ice cream.
The Stör is currently closed until further notice
MacEwan Student Centre 278
Mon – Fri: 7:30 am – 11:00 pm
Sat: 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Varsity Pharmacy's “on campus prescription service” provides injections, smoking cessation counselling, medication reviews and direct billing to student/private insurance plans.
Shop for LGC Certified batch tested and Informed Choice athletic supplements, stethoscopes for nursing and medical students, as well as everyday cough & cold, pain relief, vitamins, health & beauty products, snacks and drinks.
Faxing services and lottery tickets are also available in store.
The Varisty Pharmacy is currently closed until further notice. However, there are other options such as London Drugs (in Brentwood Village) that can offer services that you need.
Visit www.varsitypharmacy.ca for hours of operation.
Information Centre/Lost & Found
The best place to find or turn in a lost item is the Lost and Found.
MacEwan Student Centre (2nd Floor)
Mon – Fri: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (until further notice)
Food Services (Meal plans)
Meal plans are available for purchase to anyone who has a Unicard. The cards are also loadable on an ad-hoc basis and can serve as a simple way to purchase food at several locations on campus. For more information visit http://www.ucalgary.ca/unicard/meal-plans.
Dining Centre 18B
Mon - Fri: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Witchcraft Hair Salon
Witchcraft Hair Salon is the stop for all your hair care needs.
Located in MacEwan Student Centre (1st floor) 190. Check their website for hours, services, and cost: https://witchcrafthairsalon.com/
Whether it is planning your trip back home or going to visit a new and exotic place, Merit Travel has all your travel needs covered!
MacEwan Student Centre (1st Floor, across the bookstore)
Mon - Wed & Fri: 9:00 am – 5:00pm
Thur: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Diversity on Campus
Writing Symbols Lodge
The Writing Symbols Lodge offers assistance with program advising, registration, post-secondary sponsorship information, volunteerism, employment, and personalized support and referrals to Aboriginal students and community.
Writing Symbols Lodge is moving online with advising services offered via Zoom or telephone. Please email email@example.com for more information.
The Q Centre: Student Union Centre for Sexual & Gender Diversity
The Q Centre is a new resource centre for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and allied (LGBTQA) communities on campus.
The Q Center is closed until further notice. Please contact them by email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
MacEwan Student Centre 210
Mon - Fri: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Faith & Spirituality Centre
The Faith & Spirituality Centre (FSC) endeavours to foster an inclusive and supportive community by offering a variety of spiritual and faith-based practices and by encouraging religious literacy, interfaith dialogue, cooperation and action.
The FSC is currently closed due to COVID-19.
MacEwan Student Centre 487
The Women’s Resource Centre (WRC)
The WRC provides a safe and supportive place to advance gender equality and build community. There are two lactation rooms located inside the centre, as well as a library and study space. Anyone, of any gender is welcome!
The WRC is currently closed until further notice. Please email email@example.com to connect with staff or book a peer support session.
Student Success Centre: Writing and Academic Support
The Student Success Centre offers a range of services including writing workshops, and academic planning and development workshops. Each faculty has program advisors you can consult about planning, course selection, etc.
Currently, the Student Success Center offer online services. You can drop into their virtual front desk between Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. An SSC staff member will answer your question via the chat function or by video.
International Student Services (ISS)
International Student Services (ISS) provides support services and customized advising for all international students adjusting to studying at the University of Calgary and to life in Canada.
ISS is now online! To access advising services, you must contact firstname.lastname@example.org using your UCalgary email account. ISS’ advisors will reply to you during advising hours (9 a.m. to noon, and 1 to 4 p.m. MST).
IT (Information Technologies) Support
The IT support Centre can help you set up the different accounts you will need as a student at the University of Calgary.
Mathematical Sciences 773; Taylor Family Digital Library (1st Floor)
Office of the Student Ombuds
The Student Ombuds Office offers a safe place for undergraduate and graduate students to discuss student related issues.
The Student Ombuds Office remains available to support the UCalgary community. You can complete an Advising Intake Form and schedule an appointment for a phone meeting through the links. You can also reach the Student Ombuds at email@example.com, or leave voicemail at 403-220-6420.
The Career Services Centre helps you find job postings, build your resume, learn about networking, and provides you with interview tips.
Career Services is now online. Until further notice, career advising appointments are being conducted via Zoom or telephone. You can book an appointment with a career development specialist through CareerLink.
Office of Diversity, Equity and Protected Disclosure
The University of Calgary is committed to continuing to ensure a safe, respectful and inclusive campus for all students, faculty and staff.
Residence Services offers a wide variety of dorm-style rooms and/or suites for individual students and families.
Information related to COVID-19 Updates can be found here.
SU Volunteer Tax Program
Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) trained volunteers assist members of the campus community in completing and filing their tax returns for free. For more information visit https://www.su.ucalgary.ca/about/more/volunteer-tax-program.
The SU Tax Clinic is available every February-April during “tax season”, but you can find services during other months through this website: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/taxes/income-tax.html
Student Legal Assistance
Student Legal Assistance (SLA) is the on-campus law clinic that provides free representation and legal assistance to UCalgary students.
SLA will be resuming a limited number of new client appointments beginning the week of July 20, 2020. New client appointments will be conducted with SLA summer student caseworkers remotely by computer link on Zoom. Visit their website for more information.
Murray Fraser Hall 3390
Mon – Fri: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Closed on weekends and statutory holidays
University Child Care Centre Society
Students with children looking for childcare can look at the University Child Care Centre Society. The UCCCS accepts only children of full-time students, full-time staff, and/or full-time faculty of the University of Calgary.
Student Accessibility Services
Students with disabilities are encouraged to register with Student Accessibility Services (SAS). SAS provides various services and support for students to be successful in their programs.
The physical office is currently closed. Contact them via email or over the phone for questions or concerns.
We understand that accompanying spouses, partners, and children of our students have unique needs. We provide information, support and organize events to address the questions and concerns of our international family community.
Leadership and Student Engagement
The Leadership and Student Engagement office provides undergraduate and graduate students with the opportunity to develop their leadership potential through a series of programs and events.
The LSE will be closed until further notice. Please direct all of your questions about the programming and events to firstname.lastname@example.org.
MacEwan Student Centre 293
Mon – Fri: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Student Union Clubs
The Student Union clubs connect you with people who may share your academic background, culture, political views, hobbies, etc. For more information about student clubs and/or to join a club, visit: http://suclubs.orgsync.com
Whether you are looking for a volunteer opportunity around campus, the city or the world, Volunteer Services can connect you to groups and organizations that could use your help!
MacEwan Student Centre 225
MacEwan Student Centre, Room 225
If you have any questions, email email@example.com.