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FROSH 2023: Resources on Campus

By Dianne Miranda, September 5 2023—

As an incoming university student, everything can seem overwhelming and it is easy to feel like you are left to figure it out on your own. But fear not, there are a number of resources available to you. Here is a quick and short overview of some resources available on campus.

Get to Know Your Campus

With about 200 hectares of the university campus, knowing it can take the entirety of your degree. The University of Calgary has seven libraries offering services such as IT help, academic and writing support workshops, library research and one-on-one librarian support. But the libraries are not strictly for educational use, the Taylor Family Digital Library also houses the Nickle Galleries, a Virtual Reality Studio and a Makerspace with a 3-D Printing Machine. 

It is inevitable that there will be late nights cramming for a midterm or procrastinating a paper where walking alone to a destination on campus may be the last thing on your mind. Campus Security has implemented SafeWalk, one of the safety services for students to utilize. U of C also has a web-based check-in, check-out system, Working Alone and the Emergency Communications system through the Alertus app to enhance one’s safety while on campus. 

Student Support

You might be interested in working and getting involved within industries during your time of study, whether it may be jobs on campus, internships or co-op programs. The Career Services Centre, located in MacEwan Hall can help students find job postings, build and improve resume and cover letters, and overall build skills that will allow students to be successful in the workforce such as networking and interviewing. 

Get Involved

The Leadership and Student Engagement (LSE) office aims to help students to be involved in extracurricular activities and meaningful opportunities, and foster a network and community of friends and mentors alike. LSE hosts specific programs and events such as the First Years Orientation to allow students to develop leadership skills. Remember that while academics are important, your time in university will be enhanced the more you have a well-rounded experience and involvement. 

This list only covers a fraction of the numerous services and groups that can help a smooth transition and settle in with U of C. Check out the U of C student resources website or visit the InfoCentre/Lost and Found on the second floor of MacEwan Hall between the Stör and Varsity Pharmacy for more information.

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