Aug. 26, 2022

Busiest Move-In Day in UCalgary history kicks off Aug. 28

Highest number of first-year students move in for fall 2022 term
UCalgary Move-In Day
Colleen De Neve, for the University of Calgary

While UCalgary is abuzz with the excitement of another upcoming fall semester, Residence Services is welcoming over 2,800 students to their new home on campus on Move-In Day, kicking off Fall Orientation.

Even though Move-In Day isn’t until Aug. 28, it’s already breaking records. An unprecedented 1,200 first-year students are moving into campus alongside 1,600 returning students.

Community on campus

The wide variety of housing options offered by Residence Services — including shared dorm-style rooms for first-year students to full apartment living in upper years— emphasize the importance of a supportive, healthy academic and social environment that will help students find the connections and experience they seek at university.

Shane Royal, senior director for Ancillary Services, says living on campus is second to none — especially for students looking for an authentic, vibrant environment to live and learn in.

“Living on campus isn’t just about housing. It’s about environment and access to resources that strengthen student experience on campus,” Royal says “Move-In Day is a celebration of that, but also a great way for students to meet their new neighbours and explore their new home at UCalgary.”

UCalgary Move-In Day

Move-in day volunteers welcome new students home.

Colleen De Neve, for the University of Calgary

Resources, support and connection

The UCalgary campus is teeming with activity, but not all that activity is in the classroom. For students living in residence, access to academic support, leadership and volunteer opportunities and wellness programs, along with proximity to classes, recreation facilities and social events make living on campus a no-brainer.

All You Care to Eat

The All You Care to Eat meal plan ensures students have the food support they need to shine on campus. With multiple options of fresh food available, students can choose to eat whatever they like, whenever they like and as much as they need to nourish them throughout the academic year.

All You Care to Eat is available for all students on campus. Learn more about meal plans on the Unicard website.  

What to look for on Move-In Day

On Aug. 28, over 400 student and staff volunteers will be on hand to welcome residents and help them get settled into their new home on campus.

Look for the many information booths at the Service Fair located in the Dining Centre. Knowledgeable staff and volunteers will help students navigate their meal plans, talk tenant insurance and answer any questions they may have about living in residence. Unicard, Active Living and other student resources will also be on hand to answer any questions students may have about campus life.

“Year after year, Move-In Day is one of the most exciting days on campus,” Royal says. “For most first-year students, this is their initial foray into campus life, and we are all ready to support them in their many successes throughout their time at UCalgary.”