First Year Orientation: BaseCamp

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Basecamp 2021

August 23–27

BaseCamp continues to adapt to current and expected public health measures. We anticipate this year’s BaseCamp program to feature both synchronous and asynchronous programming with limited in-person activities. Continue to check your UAlberta email over the summer or our orientation webpages to stay up to date with our Fall 2021 residence orientation plans.


As a first year student living in residence in Fall 2021, you are automatically registered in BaseCamp.


Fact about UAlberta Basecamp

Moving away from home and starting university can be a daunting mountain to climb. BaseCamp is the University of Alberta’s first year residence orientation program designed to provide new students living in residence early access to resources, experiences and learning opportunities to help them transition into university.

Meet your new neighbours during the five day orientation and get settled comfortably in your new virtual or physical community—all before classes begin!

BaseCamp kicks off Monday, August 23 and all first year residents are invited. You'll get the chance to celebrate with your new peers, win awesome prizes and learn more about your BaseCamp orientation experience!



Take part in a variety of activities and workshops with a lasting impact on your transition to university life.

During BaseCamp, you will:

  • settle into your new home
  • discover campus and where your classes will be
  • bond with your floormates and make new friends
  • develop a personal and academic support network
  • make connections with helpful resources
  • and more!
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Sample Schedule

Residents will receive access to their specific BaseCamp schedule through Expedition: Connect in early August.


BaseCamp Online is offered through Expedition: Connect and features a variety of orientation content and resources you can use both during and after BaseCamp. It gives you an idea of what to expect in your first year and how to take advantage of all of the support available. Learn about resources and services for any academic, transitional or personal issues.

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BaseCamp Online provides pre-arrival information, as well as extra information that you can use as a resource before, during and after BaseCamp. This will give you a clearer idea of what to expect prior to Move In and BaseCamp.

BaseCamp Online also features interactive components, like discussion boards and quizzes, to connect you with other first-year students. BaseCamp Online will lead you to the appropriate resources and services that you can access when faced with any academic, transitional or personal issues.

Some modules included in BaseCamp Online are:

  • Living in Residence
  • Transition from High School to University
  • Academic Life
  • Degree and Career Planning
  • Ways to Get Involved on Campus


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BaseCamp is the university’s residence orientation. To learn more about other orientations across campus, visit New Student Orientation.

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