Open House - Saturday, October 21, 2017

Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the Butterdome and across campus.


Start here at Open House! It’s the most exciting day of the year to come to campus, and the best way for prospective students to discover everything the University of Alberta has to offer.

Open House runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 21, in the Butterdome and across North Campus and Campus Saint-Jean.


Booth fair

Start your day at the booth fair in the Butterdome and browse our 200+ program options at our faculty and program booths. 

Be sure to stop in at the Student Connect booth, where you can speak with one of our friendly advisors about admissions, funding and scholarships, and any other questions you may have.

Then, get ready to explore everything the U of A has to offer, with tours, presentations, faculty events, and much more.

Tours

Let us show you around! Learn more about all our tour options below. 

Register online or in-person at the Registration Desk.

As of 12 p.m., most tours are now full!  

  • Campus Tours

    Take a tour of North Campus with a UAlberta Ambassador as your guide! Register online or in-person at the Registration Desk. 

    9:30 a.m. | FULL

    10 a.m. |  FULL

    10:30 a.m. | FULL

    11 a.m. | FULL

    11:30 a.m. | FULL

    Noon | FULL

    12:30 p.m. | FULL

    1 p.m. | Register »

    1:30 p.m. | Register »

    2 p.m. | Register »

    2:30 p.m. | Register »

  • Engineering Tours

    Get a behind the scenes look at Canada’s top engineering facilities.

    Register online or in-person at the Registration Desk.

    10 a.m. | FULL

    10:30 a.m. | FULL

    11 a.m. | FULL

    11:30 a.m. | FULL

    Noon | FULL

    12:30 p.m. | FULL

    1 p.m. | FULL

    1:30 p.m. | FULL

    2 p.m. | FULL

  • Physical Education and Recreation Tours

    Tour our academic, athletic (Golden Bears & Pandas), and campus recreation facilities on North Campus, including the PAW Centre, our state-of-the-art indoor climbing and fitness facility.

    Register online or in-person at the Registration Desk.

    11 a.m. | FULL

    1 p.m. | FULL

  • Physics Tours

    Visit the coldest place in Canada and gaze upon stars in the middle of the day at our observatory. Plus, take a tour of our physics, geophysics, and condensed matter physics research spaces.

    Register online or in-person at the Registration Desk.

    11 a.m. | FULL

    1 p.m. | FULL

  • Residence Tours

    Lister Hall

    Join us for a tour of Lister Hall, our first-year residence, and see what it’s like to live on campus!

    Register online or in-person at the Registration Desk.

    9:30 a.m. |   FULL

    10 a.m. | FULL

    10:30 a.m. | FULL

    11 a.m. | FULL

    11:30 a.m. | FULL

    Noon | FULL

    12:30 p.m. | FULL

    1 p.m. | FULL

    1:30 p.m. | FULL

    2 p.m. | FULL

    2:30 p.m. | FULL

    3 p.m. | FULL

    St. Joseph's College Residence

    A Catholic community experience that welcomes students of all cultural, spiritual or academic backgrounds.Take a tour of the men’s and women’s residences located in the heart of North Campus. 

    Register online or in-person at the Registration Desk.

    10 a.m. | FULL

    11 a.m. |  FULL

    Noon | FULL

    1 p.m. | FULL

    2 p.m. | Register »

    3 p.m. |  FULL

  • Science Tours

    Learn more about InSciTE, an immersive experience available to all first-year Science students. See the spaces where students integrate all major disciplines and engage in science investigations.

    Register online or in-person at the Registration Desk.

    Noon | FULL

    2 p.m.| FULL

  • Sustainability Tours

    Find out why the University of Alberta is one of the greenest universities in Canada! Register online or in-person at the Registration Desk. 

    2 p.m. | Register »


Presentations

We offer dozens of general and program-specific presentations throughout the day, in classrooms across campus.

View the schedule

Special events

All special events are sold out! Check the schedule to see everything else going on at Open House.


Student Life in SUB

Check out the Students' Union Building (SUB) for the inside scoop on student life including music, games, student groups, services, and events offered by our Students’ Union. 

Food & refreshments

There are tons of places of eat on campus! Food & refreshments will be for sale at the concession on the second-level concourse of the Butterdome. Food vendors are also open in the Students’ Union Building and across campus.


Faculty events

Our faculties are hosting events on campus for the day! Get to know your faculty of interest, meet current students, hear from alumni, or discover what you could be doing as a student!

View the schedule
 

Varsity sports

Get in on the excitement by cheering on our Golden Bears. You'll get a voucher to use at one of the following games:

Football
Golden Bears vs University of Saskatchewan Huskies
1 p.m. at Foote Field (South Campus)

Soccer
Golden Bears vs University of Calgary Dinos
2 p.m. at Foote Field (South Campus)

Hockey
Golden Bears vs University of Calgary Dinos
5 p.m. at Clare Drake Arena (North Campus)


Open House FAQs

  • Are the facilities at Open House accessible?

    All University of Alberta buildings have physically accessible ground level entrances with door paddles, elevators, and accessible washrooms.
  • Can I change or cancel my pre-registration once I've signed up?

    Yes. In advance of Open House, log in to Eventbrite or check your email confirmation, go to the Tickets page, and locate your order. Click your order to view order details, and then select "Cancel Order" to cancel your registration. You’ll receive an email confirming the cancellation.

    On the day of the event, simply come to the Tour Registration booth and we will make the change there.

  • Do I have to RSVP to attend Open House?
    No, you do not need to RSVP to attend Open House. However, we encourage you to pre-register for campus, residence, and other facility tours! You can also plan your day online with our calendar of events.
  • I am unable to attend Open House this year. Is that my only chance to visit the U of A?
    Not to worry — you can sign up for a campus tour any time of year! This includes both a tour and a personalized advising session, and is an excellent way to discover everything the U of A has to offer, on your own time.
  • I tried to pre-register for a tour but it was full. Will I still be able to go on a tour?
    Yes, there will be plenty of space on tours beyond the pre-registration spots. More spots will be available on October 21 — register online or visit the Tour Registration Desk. Register early as spots will fill up fast!
  • What can I pre-register for?

    You can pre-register for the following tours online:

    • Campus
    • Lister residence
    • St. Joseph’s College residence
    • Sustainability
    • Engineering
    • Physical Education & Recreation
    • Science InSciTE
    • Physics

    All other faculty special events and facility tours do not require registration. Check the schedule or your program guide for more details.

    Presentations are also first-come, first-served. Although the seating in the lecture theatres is plentiful, we encourage you to arrive early if you want to get a seat!