New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation 2022 is right around the corner! Already registered? Click here to view your draft schedule.

New Student Orientation program is available in-person from August 27th - August 30th! Click here to register!

We've created an online resource with information about activities happening throughout the next few weeks. Click here to sign up for the 2022 New Student Orientation eClass page.

eClass is the platform that all University of Alberta classes are organized through. There, you'll find all your assignments, announcements and resources you'll need for your classes. To find eClass, please visit

New Student Orientation 2022 will have all program components - including tours, presentations, and panels - available on multiple days. Students will have the opportunity to choose a schedule that works for them. That means there's no need to worry if you can't make one of the days!

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What is New Student Orientation?

New Student Orientation serves as the main introduction and welcome to the University of Alberta for new students.

The program eases the transition to university life by delivering important content through presentations, panels, and campus tours. Additionally, New Student Orientation creates connections between new students, as well as to volunteer leaders.

What is Campus Kickoff?

Campus Kickoff is a special event happening in Main Quad on August 31st to celebrate student life on campus! Highlights of the day will include an outdoor concert, clubs fair, games, and Presidents' Address - where students get to hear welcoming words from University and community leaders.

We encourage all new and returning students to attend this event. Bring your friends and celebrate the start of a promising and exciting school year!

What do I do after registering?

After registering for New Student Orientation, please watch for updates from your UAlberta email. Throughout the summer, you will receive important updates about your orientation schedule and programming.

Virtual Campus Tour

A virtual campus tour showcasing University buildings and spaces is available for anyone interested. Click here to access tour details.

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