SLIS participates in or hosts numerous events throughout the year. Student events, as well as important dates and deadlines, are available via the calendar below. A complete list of major university dates and deadlines is available on the University Calendar

SLIS Important Dates + Events Calendar 


The University of Alberta holds two convocations each year: Spring Convocation in June and Fall Convocation in November.

Convocation is the formal process where your degree is conferred. Students must complete their degree requirements and apply for convocation by the dates indicated in the Academic Calendar.

Convocation ceremonies are administered by the Office of the Registrar. Convocation events may also be held at the faculty-level.


Graduate students typically have two orientation events: a broad orientation event for all UAlberta students, and a departmental or school-level orientation for your program.

The School hosts orientation events for new and current MLIS students shortly before the beginning of Fall term. This includes in-person events for on-campus students and those in the Edmonton Area, as well as a virtual component. Students will be notified of orientation events via the SLIS student listservs.

Students may also participate in other orientation events, such as those organized by the Graduate Students' Association.