U of A Getaway


You’ve never seen the University of Alberta like this before. 

It’s time to get away and experience a Top 5 university in Canada. Your adventure will include transportation, accommodations, and a whirlwind weekend of exciting events. 

Join us in Alberta’s capital city, Edmonton - Canada’s largest, northernmost metropolis. Here you’ll discover our breathtaking North Campus, nestled atop Edmonton’s lush river valley and just steps away from the iconic Whyte Avenue district.

You’ll have the chance to stay in residence, check out state-of-the-art facilities, learn about our 200+ programs, uncover hidden gems on campus, and experience UAlberta student life. We’ll also show you around our beautiful city!

Don’t miss your chance to get away to the U of A! 20 Grade 11 students will be selected for this unique experience. 

Applications close January 28, 2022.

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Event Details

Who: Open to Grade 11 students throughout Canada

When: May 27 - 29, 2022

Where: University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

Event Schedule

Stay tuned - full schedule details will be shared with our lucky guests closer to the event!

Future Guests

We’re looking for well-rounded high school students from across Canada who want to experience the University of Alberta first-hand. Successful applicants will be contacted in Spring 2022.

Covid-19 Vaccination Requirements

As of November 1, 2021, guests visiting the University of Alberta are required to be fully vaccinated and must provide proof of vaccination upon arrival and/or when requested. 

Visitors are required to follow all safety protocols, including wearing masks indoors, maintaining physical distancing where possible, and practicing good hygiene. For more information and to stay up to date on resources and safety measures, please visit uab.ca/covid19

Reimbursement Details

Participants will be reimbursed 100% of their travel up to a maximum dollar amount per region as reflected below. Region reimbursement is based on average travel prices to Edmonton.


Maximum Reimbursement Amount

Edmonton and surrounding area Parking reimbursable if required
Calgary and surrounding area $300
Central Alberta $300
Western Alberta $300
Eastern Alberta $500
Southern Alberta $500
Northern Alberta $500
British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba $500
Nunavut, Yukon, and Northwest Territories $600
Ontario and Quebec $800
New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland $1,000