Fall Orientation 2022

Welcome to the Alberta School of Business! We're so happy that you're joining us. Visit this page often to get the most up-to-date information about orientation, frequently asked questions and some back-to-school information to help you start your year off right.


New student information package 2022

Download your information package here and refer to it often as you start your journey at the University of Alberta. In this information package, you can find out more about course registration, student organizations, available help and support, health and wellness resources and more!




Message from the Dean

Welcome to the 114th year of the University of Alberta, and the 107th year of the Alberta School of Business. What started out as a small cohort of women and men in a remote prairie town has transformed into a world-class university with a global family of more than 290,000 alumni, over 30,000 of whom are graduates of the School of Business.

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about orientation

How do I know if I am attending orientation on August 28 or August 29?
When you register for orientation, you will select which date you prefer to attend. You will receive a copy of your orientation registration form via email once you submit it.
What can I expect at orientation?

The New Student Orientation welcomes new Business students to the Alberta School of Business. You will be introduced to the exciting opportunities and resources in the program to enhance your student experience. You will have the chance to meet our Dean and Associate Deans and your peers, and participate in some fun activities with your fellow BCom students.

There is also an additional one-hour orientation option for international BCom students that follows the main orientation event. International students can sign up for this session by selecting this option on the BCom Student Orientation RSVP form.

What do I need to bring for the day?
Please bring your picture ID for orientation sign-in. Additional instructions and a more detailed agenda will be emailed to you a few days in advance of the event.
I’ve never been on campus before. How will I know how to find the Alberta School of Business building?

You can use this map to find where the Alberta School of Business building is located.

You can find maps to other key locations on the University of Alberta campus here. 

Questions about courses

Can I take Fall term courses that are scheduled at the same time?

No. You cannot register for courses which are scheduled at the same time.

Will classes be held in-person in Fall 2022?
Classes will be held in-person for Fall 2022 as the University has returned to regular scheduling practices.
How can I tell if my course will be offered online or in-person?

In Bear Tracks, courses and course components, such as seminars or labs, with in-person delivery are shown within student registration. For remote delivery, the Location appears as remote. Please view our 2022-23 Course Calendar webpage for more information.

General Questions

What grading scheme will be used?

Courses will be graded using letter grades unless the course was previously CR/NC/F (for example, WKEXP). All GPAs will be calculated on a 4-point scale. Please see the Registrar’s Office website / this link for more information on the grading system.

Where can I find information about campus life for Fall 2022?

The U of A has a website on Campus Life in Fall 2022 where you can find information on everything from virtual advising to computing requirements to student services.

Please also explore Bear’s Den which includes info and links for all of the U of A’s student groups.

Information about Alberta School of Business student groups can be found on our website. 

The Students’ Union website also includes information on upcoming campus events.

How can I access the library?
Please visit the U of A Library website for more information.
What is the What If/Advisement Report and how do I use it?
Where can I find information for International Students?

Please visit the International Student Services (ISS) website. You can find information on study permits, tuition, fees, services and support for international students. Advising appointments for international students can be booked with ISS here.

How can I participate in case competitions?

The Alberta School of Business student clubs host numerous case competitions throughout the year that are open to all undergraduate students. Each club will have details about how you will participate in their competitions.

Listen to a heartwarming message from Michelle Inness, associate dean, undergraduate, at the Alberta School of Business, as she welcomes incoming students to the business community.

Hear from Leo Wong, associate dean, education in the Alberta School of Business, as he welcomes you to campus and talks about some of the opportunities available to you throughout your journey.

Here from the Alberta School of Business Alumni Association as they talk about opportunities available to you as a business student and what it means to join a community of over 31,000 alumni around the world.

Hear from Felipe Aguerrevere, chair of the Alberta School of Business Department of Finance, as he speaks about finance and some of the opportunities available to you as a BCom student!

In this video, Robert Fisher, chair of the Alberta School of Business Department of Marketing, Business Economics and Law talks about some of the courses offered.

Hear from Ian Gellatly, chair of the Alberta School of Business Department of Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Management, as he speaks about the program and some of the opportunities available to you as a BCom student!

Hear from Armann Ingolfsson, professor in the Department of Accounting and Business Analytics as he talks about the program, courses and opportunities available.

Learn about some of the opportunities and extracurricular activities available to you as a University of Alberta student.

In this video, Celine Gareau-Brennan, business librarian at the Cameron Science, Engineering and Business Library, talks about how you can best use the services offered through the University of Alberta libraries to make the most of your learning.

Learn about opportunities available with the Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, an embedded certificate available to students in business.

Hear about the Alberta School of Business Consulting Group and the Digital Economy Program and learn how you can get involved.

David Dale-Johnson is an executive professor and the Stan Melton Chair in Real Estate at the Alberta School of Business at the University of Alberta. He talks about the value of the real estate program, possible career paths after graduation, and more.

2022-23 Course Delivery Information

Find information on your courses, including whether they will be synchronous or asynchronous, the required technology, and notes from your instructors.

See Courses