Open House - Saturday, October 19, 2019

Saturday, October 19, 2019 at the Butterdome and across campus.

Start Here at Open House!

Date: Saturday, October 19, 2019 

Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

It’s the most exciting day to visit the U of A! Explore campus, learn about program options, discover student life, and so much more!


The best way to explore campus is with a guided tour! Register for these tours in-person at the Registration Desk, or pre-register below. Note that registration is not required for Faculty special events or presentations.

  • Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences Tours

    Discover the Anne Lambert Clothing and Textiles Collection

    Take a walk through time with the Anne Lambert Clothing and Textiles Collection. With over 350 years of history, the Collection is an integral part of teaching, learning, and research in the Department of Human Ecology.


  • Campus-Saint Jean Tours

    Visite du CSJ/ Tour of CSJ

    Les Ambassadeurs du Campus Saint-Jean offrent des visites guidées du campus et de la résidence Saint-Jean. Venez découvrir le CSJ!
    Take an English, French, or bilingual tour of our francophone campus and residence led by CSJ Ambassadors. It’s just a 10-minute drive or shuttle ride away. Shuttle rides depart throughout the day from outside the Fine Arts Building (FAB).

    No registration required.

  • Education Tours

    Technologies in Education Tour

    Get a hands-on tour of Tech in Ed! Have the chance to test out different technologies that can be incorporated into the classroom.


  • Engineering Tours

    Engineering Facility Tour

    Explore the high-tech facilities where our engineering students attend classes, study together, and participate in research.


  • Indigenous Campus Tour

    Indigenous Campus Tour

    Meet current UAlberta students and learn about the services, support, and opportunities available for Indigenous students. 

    12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. | Register»

  • Kinesiology, Sport, & Recreation Tours

    Kinesiology, Sport, & Recreation Facility Tour

    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 wall and fitness facility.


  • Lister Residence Tours

    Lister Residence Tour

    Discover what it's like to live on campus as a first-year student! Check out dorm rooms, rec and study spaces, and where to eat.


  • North Campus Tours

    North Campus Tour

    Get the authentic campus experience on this tour led by current students. Check out student and study spaces in the most popular buildings on North Campus on this walking tour.


  • Physics Tours

    Physics "From the Ground Up" Tour

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


  • Radiation Therapy Tours

    Lite Linear Accelerator Demonstration Tour

    This tour will give participants a first hand look at the state-of-the-art linear accelerator technology used in radiation therapy student training based out of the Cross Cancer Institute.


  • Science Tours

    Student Innovation Centre: Bring Your Ideas to Light Tour

    Tour the new Student Innovation Centre in the Faculty of Science: where you can dream up innovative initiatives beyond the classroom. Register»

    Earth & Atmospheric Sciences Tour

    Take a tour of EAS field schools, labs, museums and rock garden! Register»

  • St. Joseph's College Tours

    St. Joseph's College Residence Tour

    St. Joseph’s College is a Catholic community experience that welcomes students of all cultural, spiritual or academic backgrounds. Tour our men's and women's residences located in the heart of North Campus.

    Men's Residence Tour: Register»

    Women's Residence Tour: Register»

  • Sustainability Campus Tour

    Sustainability Campus Tour

    Learn UAlberta facts and features that make us one of the highest ranked universities in Canada for sustainability performance.


Special Events

RSVP for special events at Open House!

Booth Fair

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

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!

Indigenous Student Experience at Open House

Come and see what it’s like to be an Indigenous student on campus!

Check out our Indigenous Student Experience booth to hear from current students, attend a one-on-one advising session, sign up for an Indigenous-focused tour, and enjoy some tea and bannock while you’re there.

No need to register - just show up!

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 faculty events


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

View presentations

RATT on the Patio

Refuel at the newest patio on campus at the Room At The Top BBQ between 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Food and Refreshments

There are tons of places to eat on campus! Food and 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.

Varsity Sports Games

Cheer on our Golden Bears and Pandas at Open House!

Time  Location 
Golden Bears Football 1 p.m. Foote Field, South Campus
Golden Bears Soccer 2 p.m. Foote Field, South Campus
Pandas Volleyball 5 p.m. Saville Community Sports Centre, South Campus
Golden Bears Volleyball 6:30 p.m.  Saville Community Sports Centre, South Campus
Pandas Hockey 7 p.m. Clare Drake Arena, Main Campus

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