Virtual Open House

Join us at Virtual Open House 2021!

Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

It’s the most exciting day to explore the U of A!

Join us virtually on Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. to learn about our 200+ program options, explore student opportunities, and meet and ask questions of our U of A community!

Registration is required for this event. Register and attend Open House to be entered to win a $500 tuition credit! View contest rules and regulations.

Register Now

Once you have registered for the event, you will receive a confirmation email that provides you with the link to 6Connex, the online platform we are using for Virtual Open House. On October 16, you can log into 6Connex using this link as many times as you would like. You will also have access to on-demand content through the platform for three weeks following the event.

On event day, play the 2021 Virtual Open House contest! The more you explore Virtual Open House, the more points you get. All participants who get over 2,500 points will automatically be entered into a draw for two U of A prize packs. View contest rules and regulations.

Virtual Open House Offers More

Explore the Open House virtual booth fair as well as a mix of live and on-demand content, including presentations, workshops, and tours. Plan your virtual experience and check out the Virtual Open House event schedule below. Please note, registration for individual virtual events is not required.

View Virtual Open House Event Schedule

virtual booth fair

Our virtual booth fair is the perfect way to explore our 200+ program options by engaging with faculty booths to learn more and get your questions answered. Visit over 60 booths to discover our many university services and supports!

Interactive tours and workshops

While we’d love to welcome you to campus, our interactive virtual tours allow you to digitally explore campus as if you were really there. Get an inside look at what it’s like to be a student at the University of Alberta.


We will offer dozens of general and program-specific information sessions, student panels, and interactive workshops during Virtual Open House. Learn more about U of A programs, the application process, scholarships and awards, and university services to support you throughout your degree.

Q & A

Get your questions answered in real-time by chatting with U of A staff and students throughout the duration of the event. We are here to help make sure you feel comfortable and confident beginning your journey at the U of A.


Do I need to register for virtual presentations and tours?
There is no pre-registration required for virtual presentations and tours! All virtual sessions will be 'first-come, first-served' and be accessible within the 6Connex platform. Many sessions are offered several times with large capacities, providing lots of opportunities for you to attend.
I registered for Virtual Open House but can no longer attend. How do I cancel my registration?
Check your confirmation email for a link to cancel your registration.
What technology requirements are needed in order to attend Virtual Open House?

The Virtual Open House experience will be optimal if using a laptop or desktop computer; however, it can be viewed on a mobile device as well. 

Live-stream sessions will use a variety of platforms linked to Virtual Open House, including Zoom and YouTube live streams.

I wasn’t able to see all the virtual sessions I was interested in, can I still view them?
Yes, on-demand videos will remain available on the 6Connex platform until Sunday, November 6th.
Are my parents and family members also able to attend Virtual Open House?

Parents and family members are welcome to attend Virtual Open House along with you! They will learn more about what the University of Alberta has to offer, our many student resources, and how they can continue to support you on this journey!

Attend our Parents & Supporters presentation where we will go over everything we have to offer your student and what to expect on this next step of their academic journey. Register here »

Why can’t I see all of the booths / booth content within the Virtual Open House platform?
If you feel as though you are unable to see all content within the Virtual Open House platform, 6Connex may not be sized appropriately for the device you are using. In order to ensure you are seeing everything available to you, adjust the zoom settings on your device until you can view the full screen comfortably.