Residence Orientation


Whether you’re just starting your university journey, finishing your undergraduate degree, studying in graduate school or a professional program, or anything in between, residence orientation is designed to equip you with the tools and connections for success in next year’s University adventure. Depending on where you are on your journey, we offer two different streams of orientation programming for students living in residence that are tailored to their level of study and experience as a student.

No matter which stream you participate in, you’ll get comfortable in your new living environment, develop connections with peers, and get to know the Edmonton community and campus--all before classes begin!

Which stream is for me?


Just starting your adventure?

First year undergraduate students

The BaseCamp stream is for you! Moving away from home and starting university can be a daunting mountain to climb. Get early access to resources, experiences and learning opportunities to help you smoothly transition into university.

Learn more about BaseCamp


Already climbing?

Upper-year undergraduate, graduate or professional student

Ascent is a flexible stream of orientation programming tailored to upper year students. Connect with peers and build a support system with events and programs based on what you know you need to succeed in the next stage of your academic journey.

Learn more about Ascent


Moving in for Winter?

Don’t worry! We offer residence orientation programming specifically to support students moving into residence in the Winter term. Continue to check your UAlberta email or our orientation webpages to stay up to date with our Winter 2023 residence orientation plans.