Community-Based Summer Orientation

Check out your Summer 2022 schedule by pathway and year, and save the dates! Ensure to visit this page closer to the start of the Summer term for updates to room and location information, and check out the Werklund Student Resource D2L shell! Questions? Email us at upe@ucalgary.ca.


Your time on-campus

Summer Dates

2022 Dates

Monday, July 11th - Friday, July 22nd, excluding weekends.

Online Success Program

Newly admitted students are required to complete the Online Success Program, designed to orient you to the platforms and skills necessary to be successful in an online learning environment. The program runs June 13-24, and requires about 45 minutes to an hour of time daily. Returning students interested in re-taking the Online Success Program are more than welcome to do so!

Click here to learn more!

Orientation

During your Summer terms, you will participate in orientation activities, built to familiarize you with the University community, resources that you can access (even during your distance-learning courses), and with faculty, staff, and fellow Education students. Activities are run for all cohorts - from incoming to graduating-year students!


Events & Sessions for All Students!

These events and sessions are intended all community-based students

Welcome Session

Status: Mandatory

When: Monday, July 11 - Noon (50 minutes) 

Where: MFH 162 (Map)

What: Meet your Associate Dean, Director, Student Experience, and more!

Audience note: This session is intended all community-based students.

Drop-In Advising Sessions

Status: Optional

When: You are welcome to attend any of these drop-in advising times offered throughout your time on campus. 

  • Wednesday, July 13, 12-1PM
  • Thursday, July 14, 11AM-1PM
  • Monday, July 18, 12-2PM
  • Tuesday, July 19, 11AM - 1PM
  • Thursday, July 21, 12-1PM
  • Friday, July 22, 12-2PM

What: Meet your Advisors in-person, and review your program, degree progression, Letters of Permission processing, and more! Do you have further advising questions, from transfer credit to degree progression to registration troubleshooting or program regulations? Visit us in EDT 230 - we've dedicated this advising time to you!

Where: Room EDT 230

Audience note: This is available to all community-based students.

  1. Can I book an appointment?

    Yes! We will also be offering scheduled advising appointments that you can book into! We are happy to offer scheduled advising appointments, in addition to the drop-in sessions listed above,  during your time on campus too! 

Campus Tour

Status: Optional

When: You are welcome to attend either of these Community-Based Campus Tours:

  • Friday, July 15 - Meet us at noon to stroll around campus (approx. 40 minutes)
  • Wednesday, July 20 - Meet us at noon to stroll around campus (approx. 40 minutes)

Where: Meet us in front of the Education Classroom block, near the bus loop and clock tower!

What: Stretch your legs, see campus in the summertime, and get to know your fellow Community-Based students!

Audience note: This is available to all community-based students.

Status: Optional

When: This session is offered twice. Please attend your preferred session: 

  • Tuesday, July 19 - 12:00 PM (50 minutes) - In EDC 280
  • Tuesday, July 19 - 4:00 PM (50 minutes) - In EDC 280

What: Meet your Experiential Learning Facilitator, and learn about all of the amazing student opportunities you can engage in during your degree, from Service-Learning to Teaching Across Borders!

Status: Optional

 

When: This session is offered twice. Please attend your preferred session: 

  • Monday, July 18, 12:00 PM (50 minutes) - In the Doucette Library (Education Block 370)
  • Monday, July 18, 4:00 PM (50 minutes) - In the Doucette Library (Education Block 370)

What: Learn more about the Doucette Library, and how to make the most of their resources, services and expertise! More information about this opportunity will be posted here soon. 

For more information about the Doucette Library, visit: https://library.ucalgary.ca/doucette/

Audience Note: We encourage all Community-Based students to attend one of these sessions! We also encourage you to visit the Doucette Library (EDC 370) during your time on campus!

 

The Unicard is the official campus identification for students, faculty and staff. Your Unicard acts as an access card, a pass to the libraries, and Active Living facilities.

Submit a photo online to have your Unicard printed for you ahead of arriving on campus.  

Submit your selfie now! 

Unicards must be picked up in person, by the cardholder.

For more information, visit the Unicard website

ESA Events

The ESA has organized a few fantastic events for community-based orientation! 

About the ESA: The Education Students' Association (ESA) is the Alberta Teachers' Association (ATA) student local for the University of Calgary. For more information about the ESA, please visit http://ucalgaryesa.weebly.com/

Questions? Please email esawellness@ucalgary.ca with any questions.

When? Monday, July 11, 2022  6:00-8:00pm 

Where? EDT 202 (Education Students Lounge) 

What? Board games, speed-friending, and pizza! Join us for a fun few hours of getting to know your fellow classmates in the community-based program, learning more about how to get involved with the ESA, and playing games. 

When? Wednesday, July 20, 2022 4:00-4:30pm 

Where? On Zoom (those who register will be sent an event link) 

What? Want to know more about the Education Students Association (ESA) at the University of Calgary or how to get involved? Join us to learn more about our free virtual professional development sessions, events, ATA discounts, and more! 

The Education Students' Association is partnering with the Centre for Suicide Prevention to host Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training on campus. This training is two days in length and runs from 8:30am-4:30pm on Saturday July 9th and Sunday July 10th. ASIST is an intensive, interactive, and practice-dominated course designed to help caregivers (in this case - teachers) recognize and review risk and intervene to prevent the immediate risk of suicide in students and colleagues. 

This year, we have been able to cut the cost of ASIST training, so ESA members can have access to the workshops for only $100, compared to over $250 for the general public! You will need to present your membership card upon entry or purchase one for $20 prior to the workshop date.

There are limited spaces available for this workshop. Register early to secure one of the 30 spots available!

Dates: Saturday July 09th 2022- Sunday July 10th 2022

Link to register now: https://forms.gle/vH62Ue3dnZ6S6fDa7 

All participants who complete the course (14 hours of instruction time) will receive a certificate of participation. ASIST is recognized by Canadian Accreditation Council Of Human Services (CACOHS) and the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) AND is a Calgary Board of Education Asset! 

Questions? Please email esawellness@ucalgary.ca with any questions.


Bridging Students

Starting the Bridging pathway? The below sessions are for you:

  1. Welcome Session

    Welcome Session

    Status: Mandatory

    When: Monday, July 11 - Noon (50 minutes) 

    Where: MFH 162 (Map)

    What: Meet your Associate Dean, Director, Student Experience, and more!

    Audience note: This session is intended all community-based students.

  2. Bridging Advising Session

    Bridging Advising Session

    Status: Mandatory

    When: This session is offered twice. Please attend your preferred session: 

    • Tuesday, July 12 at 1:00 PM (50 minute session) - Room: MFH 162 (Map)
    • Thursday, July 14 at 1:00 PM (50 minute session) - Room: MFH 162 (Map)

    What: Meet your Advisors, and learn more about your program, degree progression, transfer credit applicability, and how the Bridging pathway fits into the Community-Based degree!

    Audience note: This session is intended all community-based students in the Bridging Program.

  3. Other Sessions & Services

    We strongly encourage you to make the most of your time on-campus!

    Remember to check out the sessions and events available to all community-based students, listed above. 


Four-Year Students

If you are a newly admitted Four-Year student (including successful Change of Program students transitioning from the Bridging pathway), the below sessions are for you:

  1. Welcome Session

    Status: Mandatory

    When: Monday, July 11, 12PM (50 minutes)

    Where: MFH 162 (map)

    What: Meet your Associate Dean, Director, Student Experience, and more!

    Audience note: This session is intended all community-based students.

  2. 4-Year Program Advising Presentation for Year 1s

    Status: Mandatory

    When: This session is offered once. Please attend the advising session below: 

    • Monday, July 11 at 1 PM (50 minute session) - Room: EDC 179 (map)

    What: Meet your Advisors, and learn more about your program, degree progression, and Year 1 considerations for your 4-Year Community-Based degree!

    Audience note: This session is intended all community-based students in the 4-Year Program in their first year (Year 1), if they are completing their program in three or four-years.

  3. Field Experience I & II Information Session

    Status: Mandatory

    When: This session is offered twice. Please attend your preferred session: 

    • Wednesday, July 13 - 12PM (50 minutes) - Room: ST 148 (map)
    • Wednesday, July 13 - 4PM (50 minutes) - Room: ST 148 (map)

    What: Meet your Director, Field Experience and Field Experience Advising Team. This session will cover the field experience placement process, timelines, and what to expect in your practicums.

    Audience note: This session is intended for Pre-Service Teachers planning to complete Field Experience I (EDUC 440) in Fall 2022, and/or Field Experience II (EDUC 465) in Winter 2023.

  4. Other Sessions & Services

    Make the most of your time on-campus! We strongly encourage you to attend the additional sessions and events community-based students, listed above. 

If you are:

  • In the Four-Year Program, and 
  • You are in your 2nd Year (Year 2), and 
  • Completing your program in three or four years... 

the below sessions are for you:

  1. Welcome Session

    Status: Mandatory

    When: Monday, July 11, 12PM (50 minutes)

    Where: MFH 162 (map)

    What: Meet your Associate Dean, Director, Student Experience, and more!

    Audience note: This session is intended all community-based students.

  2. 4-Year Program Advising Presentation for Year 2 and 3 (Non Final Year Students)

    Status: Mandatory

    When: This session is offered twice. Please attend your preferred session: 

    • Tuesday, July 12 at 12PM (50 minute session) - Room: MFH 162 (Map)
    • Tuesday, July 12 at 4PM (50 minute session) - Room: MFH 162 (Map)

    What: Meet your Advisors, and learn more about your program, degree progression, and Year 2 and 3 (non final year) considerations for your 4-Year Community-Based degree!

    Audience note: This session is intended all community-based students in the 4-Year Program in their second year (Year 2), including students completing their degree in 3 or 4 years. This session is also intended for all community-based students in the 4-Year Program in their third year (Year 3), completing their degree in 4 years.

  3. Field Experience I & II Information Session

    Status: Mandatory

    When: This session is offered twice. Please attend your preferred session: 

    • Wednesday, July 13 - 12PM (50 minutes) - Room: ST 148 (map)
    • Wednesday, July 13 - 4PM (50 minutes) - Room: ST 148 (map)

    What: Meet your Director, Field Experience and Field Experience Advising Team. This session will cover the field experience placement process, timelines, and what to expect in your practicums.

    Audience note: This session is intended for Pre-Service Teachers planning to complete Field Experience I (EDUC 440) in Fall 2022, and/or Field Experience II (EDUC 465) in Winter 2023.

  4. Other Sessions & Services

    Make the most of your time on-campus! We strongly encourage you to attend the additional sessions and events community-based students, listed above. 

If you are:

  • In the Four-Year Program, and 
  • You are in your 3rd Yearand 
  • Completing your program in four years... 

the below sessions are for you:

  1. Welcome Session

    Status: Mandatory

    When: Monday, July 11, 12PM (50 minutes)

    Where: MFH 162 (map)

    What: Meet your Associate Dean, Director, Student Experience, and more!

    Audience note: This session is intended all community-based students.

  2. 4-Year Program Advising Presentation for Year 2 and 3 (Non Final Year Students)

    Status: Mandatory

    When: This session is offered twice. Please attend your preferred session: 

    • Tuesday, July 12 at 12PM (50 minute session) - Room: MFH 162 (Map)
    • Tuesday, July 12 at 4PM (50 minute session) - Room: MFH 162 (Map)

    What: Meet your Advisors, and learn more about your program, degree progression, and Year 3 considerations for your 4-Year Community-Based degree!

    Audience note: This session is intended all community-based students in the 4-Year Program in their second year (Year 2), including students completing their degree in 3 or 4 years. This session is also intended for all community-based students in the 4-Year Program in their third year (Year 3), completing their degree in 4 years.

  3. Other Sessions & Services

    Make the most of your time on-campus! We strongly encourage you to attend the additional sessions and events community-based students, listed above. 

If you are entering your 500-level courses, the below sessions are for you.

In other words, the below sessions are for you if:

  • In the Four-Year Program, and 
  • You are in your 3rd Year (Year 3), completing your program in three years, or
  • You are in your 4th Year (Year 4), completing your program in four years
  1. Welcome Session

    Status: Mandatory

    When: Monday, July 11, 12PM (50 minutes)

    Where: MFH 162 (map)

    What: Meet your Associate Dean, Director, Student Experience, and more!

    Audience note: This session is intended all community-based students.

  2. Field Experience III & IV Information Session

    Status: Mandatory

    When: This session is offered twice. Please attend your preferred session: 

    • Thursday, July 14 - 12PM (50 minutes) - Room: ST 148 (map)
    • Thursday, July 14 - 4PM (50 minutes) - Room: MFH 162 (map)

    What: Meet your Director, Field Experience and Field Experience Advising Team. This session will cover the field experience placement process, timelines, and what to expect in your practicums.

    Audience note: This session is intended for Pre-Service Teachers planning to complete Field Experience III (EDUC 540) in Fall 2022 and Field Experience IV (EDUC 560) in Winter 2023.

  3. Other Sessions & Services

    Make the most of your time on-campus! We strongly encourage you to attend the additional sessions and events community-based students, listed above. 


After-Degree Students

Starting the After-Degree pathway? The below sessions are for you:

  1. Welcome Session

    Status: Mandatory

    When: Monday, July 11, 12PM (50 minutes)

    Where: MFH 162

    What: Meet your Associate Dean, Director, Student Experience, and more!

    Audience note: This session is intended all community-based students.

  2. Field Experience I & II Information Session

    Status: Mandatory

    When: This session is offered twice. Please attend your preferred session: 

    • Wednesday, July 13 - 12PM (50 minutes) - Room: ST 148 (map)
    • Wednesday, July 13 - 4PM (50 minutes) - Room: ST 148 (map)

    What: Meet your Director, Field Experience and Field Experience Advising Team. This session will cover the field experience placement process, timelines, and what to expect in your practicums.

    Audience note: This session is intended for Pre-Service Teachers planning to complete Field Experience I (EDUC 440) in Fall 2022, and/or Field Experience II (EDUC 465) in Winter 2023.

  3. Other Sessions & Services

    Make the most of your time on-campus! We strongly encourage you to attend the additional sessions and events community-based students, listed above. 

If you are entering your 500-level courses, the below sessions are for you:

  1. Welcome Session

    Status: Mandatory

    When: Monday, July 11, 12PM (50 minutes)

    Where: MFH 162

    What: Meet your Associate Dean, Director, Student Experience, and more!

    Audience note: This session is intended all community-based students.

  2. Field Experience III & IV Information Session

    Status: Mandatory

    When: This session is offered twice. Please attend your preferred session: 

    • Thursday, July 14 - 12PM (50 minutes) - Room: ST 148 (map)
    • Thursday, July 14 - 4PM (50 minutes) - Room: MFH 162 (map)

    What: Meet your Director, Field Experience and Field Experience Advising Team. This session will cover the field experience placement process, timelines, and what to expect in your practicums.

    Audience note: This session is intended for Pre-Service Teachers planning to complete Field Experience III (EDUC 540) in Fall 2022 and Field Experience IV (EDUC 560) in Winter 2023.

  3. Other Sessions & Services

    Make the most of your time on-campus! We strongly encourage you to attend the additional sessions and events community-based students, listed above. 


Your time in Calgary


Accommodation

Community-Based students are able to take advantage of a preferred rate through Residence and Hotel Alma during their summer courses.

May 2022 Update: University of Calgary Accommodations has confirmed the Summer 2022 room block is now sold-out. We would recommend exploring alternative options and booking now. Nearby alternatives include Aloft, Best Western and Four Points hotels in the NW. International Student Services also has a handy guide to short and long-term accommodation options!

Campus

You can get an idea of where your classes will be held by utilizing the Interactive Map.

Weekend

Need a study break over the weekend off during your Summer courses? Check out:

Avenue Calgary Things to Do

Tourism Calgary Things to Do

Transportation

If you will not be staying on campus during your Summer courses, you may want to explore the following links, too:

Calgary Transit

Tourism Calgary Transportation

University of Calgary Parking and Transportation


Looking for registration information? Visit your Registration Guide