Your First Week
Congratulations, you moved to a new city/country! The hardest part is over. As you get ready to settle in your new place, make sure that you have the essentials covered.
Aug. 19, 2019
The Welcome Centre re-opens
Sept. 1, 2019
Residence Services move-in day
Sept. 2, 2019
Exchange, International Visiting, and International undergraduate student orientation
Sept. 3, 2019
Undergraduate campus-wide orientation starts (Sept. 3-4)
Graduate student orientation
Sept. 5, 2019
First day of fall term classes. Good luck!
Sept. 5, 2019
Q Centre open house
Sept. 6, 2019
Join the campus community and cheer on the UCalgary Dinos at their first home game of the season!
Sept. 13, 2019
The Welcome Centre closes. See you next year!
About Living in Calgary
Calgary is a diverse city with 1.39 million people living in the metropolitan area that has the energy and busyness of a big city, while maintaining the warmth and friendliness of a small town.
Calgary is located in the province of Alberta, just a 90 minute drive (or bus ride) to the Rocky Mountains, where you can walk, hike, camp, downhill ski, snowboard, snowshoe, cross-country ski, bike, and more.
Calgary is also located on the traditional territories of many Indigenous people, including the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta which includes the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprising the Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai First Nations), as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda (including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations). The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.
The University of Calgary is situated on land adjacent to where the Bow River meets the Elbow River, and that the traditional Blackfoot name of this place is “Moh’kins’tsis”, which we now call the City of Calgary. As you get used to life in Calgary, we encourage you to learn more about the diverse Indigenous cultures in Alberta by connecting with the Writing Symbols Lodge, community events, and local heritage sites.
Calgary is the third-largest municipality in Canada
In 2018, Calgary was named the top North American city for liveability based on 30 factors across five different categories: stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure.
As a University of Calgary student it is important that you have coverage that meets your needs and that you understand your options.
It is important to have temporary accommodation options(s) in mind for the first few days or weeks in Calgary. The start of semester can be a busy time around campus and the city so try to make these arrangements well in advance.
Banks in Canada charge different fees for the same type of service. Look up monthly service charges, telephone and computer banking options, transaction charges, and interest to find the bank whose services best meet your needs.
Food and Shopping
Congratulations, you moved to a new city/country! The hardest part is over. As you get ready to settle in your new place, make sure that you have the essentials covered. From bed linens to appliances, you might need various items to get settled in your new home.