Student Life


The University of Alberta is home to over 38,000 students, including 7,700 international students and 1,200 Aboriginal students.

Something for everyone

University is a time when you can reinvent yourself an discover new social circles, or it can be a time for you to hone in on your passion and discover a group of like-minded enthusiasts.

Food scene
You'll never go hungry on or off campus, whether you are checking out the farmers' market in SUB, grabbing some all-day breakfast at Dewey's, or cruising the patios of Garneau.

Varsity sports
Catch a Golden Bears or Pandas game — students have free admission to all regular-season home games!

Student groups
With over 450 student clubs to choose from, like the Hide and Seek Club, the Powerlifting Club, and the Musicians' Club, it's likely that you'll join more than one.

Support networks
You'll find a welcoming community of students and support with organizations like the Aboriginal Student Services Centre, the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services, the Peer Support Centre, and many more.

Campus activities

With so many events happening on campus throughout the year, your social calendar will be packed!

year round  Year round: Comedy nights, farmers' markets, intramurals, movie nights, pet therapy
fall
Fall: Orientation, Week of Welcome, TAWOW welcome ceremony, Green and Gold Day, Oilers Rookies vs. UAlberta Golden Bears, Bar None, Campus Cup
winter
Winter: Anti-Freeze winter festival, Round Dance, International Week, Pride Week, SUB House Party
summer
Spring / Summer: Tipi raising, Environment Week