Events & Workshops

For prospective and incoming students

The University of Alberta puts on numerous events for prospective students throughout the year, both on campus and in schools and communities throughout Canada.

The type of event you're looking for will depend on what stage of the admission process you are in. Please choose from one of the categories below.

Start Here: Discover the U of A

School Visits - UAlberta representatives visit high schools to talk to students about the University of Alberta. Students can learn more about the university, pick up a Viewbook, and get answers to your questions!
Learn more about upcoming school visits »

Postsecondary Fairs - UAlberta representatives will be attending post-secondary fairs in the fall, including those run by the Education Liaison Association of Alberta (ELAA) throughout Alberta and Canadian Universities Events (CUE) in Greater Vancouver and Vancouver Island. Please contact your school counsellor for more information about events at your high school.

Info Sessions - Info Sessions are an opportunity for high school students and their families to meet university and faculty representatives and learn about what the University of Alberta has to offer. Next event: September 23, 2014 (Red Deer)
Learn more about upcoming info sessions »

Open House - The University of Alberta's annual Open House is a great way for prospective students and their families to discover everything the University of Alberta has to offer. Each year, thousands of future students and their families join us for a fun-filled day of workshops, presentations, exhibits, and tours! Next event: October 18, 2014
Learn more about Open House » 

Explore UAlberta at the Calgary Centre - This event gives high school students in Calgary the opportunity to speak to our advisors and learn more about everything the U of A has to offer, including program options, admission requirements, scholarships and awards, and campus and residence options. Information Sessions will be held throughout the day. Next event: October 25, 2014
Learn more and register for Explore UAlberta »

Aboriginal Student Discovery Day - In honouring its relationship with the Aboriginal community, the University of Alberta invites Aboriginal students in grades 10, 11, and 12 to take part in a one-day UAlberta experience at our North Campus. Next event: March 13, 2015
Learn more and register for ASDD » 

Rural Discovery Day - Rural Discovery Day is a day-long event that introduces students from rural communities and their family members to the University of Alberta in person. Registration is required to attend this event. Next event: May 8, 2015
Learn more and register for RDD » 

International Student Receptions - We invite grade 10, 11, & 12 international students to attend our International Student Receptions in Edmonton and Calgary. At these exciting events, students will meet UAlberta alumni who were international students themselves and learn what it is like to be an international student at the University of Alberta. Next event: Spring 2015
Learn more and register for an International Student Reception »

Ready to Apply?

Applications for high school applicants open on October 1. For more information, see How to Apply.

Application Workshops - Get assistance applying for admission to the U of A! During Application Workshops, UAlberta staff advise students on the application process and help them complete and submit an online Application for Admission.
Learn more and register for Application Workshops »

After You've been admitted

Registration 101 Workshops - Registration 101 (or “Reg101”) Workshops allow students to attend a formal presentation outlining how to navigate the Bear Tracks system for the purpose of course selection and registration, build a first-year schedule, and ask UAlberta representatives registration questions. RSVP is required to attend Reg101 Workshops.
Learn more and register for Reg101 » 

On Your Way to the U of A - We invite Grade 12 students with an offer of admission to attend this pre-orientation meet and greet where students will have a chance to meet other students attending the U of A, talk to recent grads, learn about residence and orientation, find out how to get involved on campus, and ask questions.
2015 dates and locations will be posted soon - please check back!

Online Events

Online Information Sessions - Chat online with our advisors!

  • General UAlberta online info sessions (program options, admission requirements, student life, etc.)
  • Financial support online info sessions (costs, awards & scholarships, student loans, etc.)

Learn more and register for Online Information Sessions »

Online Group Chats - Online group chats are held once a month from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) and allow students to sign in from the comfort of their own home and ask real-time questions to University of Alberta advisors.
Learn more and login to Online Group Chats »

Visit Us

Campus Visits are a great way to explore our campuses and first-year residences, connect with our staff about your academic questions, and discover everything the U of A has to offer!

Learn more and book a campus visit »

Contact Us

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