U of A Orientation Programs

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Welcome to the University of Alberta and your new community!

If you have questions or are feeling nervous about what's to come – U of A Orientation programs will answer those questions, calm those fears, and help prepare you for life as a U of A student.

For 2021, the U of A community is excited to be offering a combination of virtual Orientation and in-person experiences! We encourage you to register for Orientation 2021 and to check this page and your UAlberta email account over the summer for the latest updates, information, and advice.

The first step on your journey - registering for Orientation!

You can sign up for the 2021 University of Alberta Orientation experience in one place. The single registration form will guide you through the process and place you in the appropriate Orientation programs – creating a custom experience just for you! See below for the variety of Orientation programs offered by the U of A.

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Orientation Programs

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New Undergraduate Student Orientation

SU Undergraduate Orientation is a great opportunity to learn about university from academic, administrative, and social perspectives.

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Graduate Students Orientation

The GSA e-Class will help you learn about the various resources for graduate students, including FGSR, libraries and other university services.

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International Students Orientation

Learn about the different Orientation and campus welcome programs for international students.

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Bridges Orientation

Bridges Orientation is for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students who are new to campus or >the University of Alberta.

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Campus Saint-Jean

CSJ's New Student Orientation will introduce you to student services and resources available to you on Campus.

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Augustana Campus

Augustana's new student online and in-person orientation program provides information that is critical to your orientation and experience as a first-year student.


Residence

BaseCamp: First-year Lister, Peter Lougheed, and Residence Saint-Jean Residents

BaseCamp is a residence-based orientation program specifically designed for first-year students living or delaying their arrival into residence to help ease the transition into residence and university life. Residents will have the opportunity to get to know other students in the residence community, familiarize themselves with residence and campus, and be introduced to academic strategies and resources, all before their classes begin.

Residents are automatically enrolled in BaseCamp when they confirm their space in residence. 

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Eastern Ascent: East Campus Residences

Eastern Ascent is the Residence Services upper-year student Orientation program specifically designed for students living in East Campus residences or students who have had to delay their arrival into one of these residences. Eastern Ascent was implemented to enable residents to become comfortable in their new living environment, develop peer connections and become better oriented to the Edmonton community and UAlberta campus upon move-in. Eastern Ascent focuses on providing residents with the chance to explore and develop a sense of citizenship within the Edmonton community and establish a strong support system in residence prior to the start of Fall Term Classes.

Residents are automatically enrolled in Eastern Ascent when they confirm to live in residence or delay their arrival into residence.

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Faculty Orientations

Faculty of Agriculture, Life, and Environmental Science
Your Faculty will reach out to you through your ualberta email address regarding Faculty specific orientation programming. For any questions, email questions.ales@ualberta.ca.
Faculty of Arts
The Faculty of Arts is excited to welcome new students and plans are being finalized for Arts Orientation. Check back in early August for full details. For any questions, email arts.recruiting@ualberta.ca.
Faculty of Business
The Business Faculty session will take place virtually via Zoom. Registration details will be sent to all New BCom students in early August. Please continue to check your UAlberta email for updates. For any questions, email ugradbus@ualberta.ca.
Faculty of Education
Your Faculty will reach out to you through your ualberta email address regarding Faculty specific orientation programming. For any questions, email edevents@ualberta.ca.
Faculty of Engineering
Your Faculty will reach out to you through your ualberta email address regarding Faculty specific orientation programming.
Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation
Your Faculty will reach out to you through your ualberta email address regarding Faculty specific orientation programming. For any questions, email ksr.info@ualberta.ca.
Faculty of Native Studies
Your Faculty will reach out to you through your ualberta email address regarding Faculty specific orientation programming. For any questions, email nsrecruitment@ualberta.ca.
Faculty of Nursing
Your Faculty will reach out to you through your ualberta email address regarding Faculty specific orientation programming. For any questions, email nursing.studentadvisor@ualberta.ca.
Faculty of Science
Your Faculty will reach out to you through your ualberta email address regarding Faculty specific orientation programming. For any questions, email science.recruiting@ualberta.ca.

Professional Programs

New students in professional programs will receive information about orientation events directly from the Faculty unless otherwise noted.

Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
For any questions about orientation programming, contact the Office of Advocacy & Wellbeing at oawadmin@ualberta.ca.
Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine
The Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine holds mandatory orientation programming for new students in the Faculty. Please refer to your program-specific orientation information. If you do not receive this information via email, please contact frminfo@ualberta.ca.
Faculty of Law
Mandatory incoming student orientation for the Faculty of Law is in September 202. Information about this programming will be communicated to students directly from the Faculty. For any questions, contact law.studentlife@ualberta.ca.
School of Public Health
For any questions about orientation programming, contact sph.programs@ualberta.ca.
Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Formal invitations and the orientation agenda will be extended to successful candidates in conjunction with the offer of admission. For more information, contact phstud@ualberta.ca.  
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