Events & Workshops

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. 

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 and one-on-one advising will be held throughout the day. This year's event took place on Saturday, November 14.

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. This year's event took place on Friday, May 13, 2016. 

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! This year's Open House took place on Saturday, October 17.
Learn more about Open House » 

Ready to Apply?

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

Admission Workshops - Receive on-the-spot admission to the University of Alberta! During Admission Workshops, UAlberta staff advise students on the application process and help them complete and submit an online Application for Admission. Students will be assessed for admission on the spot and eligible students will receive an admission offer at the workshop.

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.

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. RSVPs are required to attend Reg 101 Workshops.
Learn more about Reg 101 » 

Student Loan 101 Workshops - The Office of the Registrar is pleased to host Student Loans 101 Workshops to help you navigate the student loan system. Attendees will apply for their Alberta Student Loan during the workshop!
Learn more about Student Loan 101 »

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.)

Check back soon for 2016 dates!

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 »


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