Welcome Services

Welcome to the University of Alberta

We can't wait to meet you! International Student and Visitor Services is ready to help, and we look forward to speaking with you during any of our welcome events, including the following:

Online Orientation (anytime)

Prepare for the U of A and living in Edmonton through this self-paced online class.

Pre-Departure Lounge (June - August - online)

Join a virtual session prior to departure to ask any questions you may have.

Parent Info Session (August 10 - online)

Parents and guardians are invited to join this online session to learn about the various U of A services that support their students.

Airport Welcome (August 14 - September 2 - in person)

At the Edmonton Airport, stop by our booth between 11 am and 11 pm to get your taxi coupon for your ride home (by registration).

Campus Check-in (August 14 - September 10 - in person)

After you arrive in Edmonton, stop by the International Service Centre to help you get ready for your time on campus.

InfoMart (August 29 - in person) 

Meet International advisors (and see where you can find us regularly) and connect with campus services and businesses from around Edmonton.

Bear Necessities (August 30 or 31 - in person)

Join us for an outdoor adventure and meet new friends!