Why MRU?

How well,
not how much

Quam bene non quantum: our motto, and Latin for “how well, not how much.” Since our beginnings more than 100 years ago, we’ve been committed to quality post-secondary education. Mount Royal has transformed since then, but some things will never change. We remain committed to providing intellectually engaged learning opportunities in classes led by passionate professors.

Learning happens everywhere

While you’ll definitely sit in a few classrooms, some of the best thinking happens when you bump into a new friend in the hall or grab a coffee with a professor to go over your presentation.

We have the brand-new Riddell Library and Learning Centre, extinct marine reptile casts hanging from the ceiling and an entire garden dedicated to learning more about rock formations. Oh, did we mention the community garden?

Be captivated by your surroundings, not overwhelmed by your class size

Our average class has 29 students so you won’t feel squeezed, even when balancing work, life and school has you feeling a little pinched.

More than a library

The newly opened Riddell Library and Learning Centre has so much more than books on shelves. The Centre is a transformational learning and research environment that brings together expert faculty and staff and a wide range of information resources. Using the latest technology, you’ll be able to discover, understand, create and share.

Wind down or climb up

Whether you crave activity to maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle, or use it to reduce exam stress and blow off some steam, Recreation has what you’re looking for.

Get to class in five minutes or read on the way

Full-time students get a U-Pass

Get access to Calgary Transit with your campus card. The U-Pass grants full access to available transit services during the semester. Ride on!

New student guarantee

Residence Services can guarantee placement for all new students who are enrolled in their first year at Mount Royal. To be eligible for this guarantee, you must apply and pay your security deposit by June 15, 2018.

A mini city built just for you

Mount Royal is a community in more than one sense. You’ll have access to the services you need on campus and quick access to Calgary amenities and world-class tourist destinations.

Where we are

Mount Royal University is located in the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the people of the Treaty 7 region in southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikuni, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina and the Iyarhe Nakoda. We are situated on land where the Bow River meets the Elbow River. The traditional Blackfoot name of this place is “Mohkinstsis,” which we now call the City of Calgary, also home to the Métis Nation.

Learn how Mount Royal is supporting its indigenous community members by reviewing our Indigenous Strategic Plan.

Calgary fast facts

Temperature
Average daytime high in July, 24 C
Average daytime high in January, -3 C

Sun
Canada's sunniest major city with an average of 333 days of bright sun each year

Snow
On average, 128 cm of snow per year

Population
More than 1.2 million

Diversity
More than 200 ethnic backgrounds make Calgary a diverse city

Events
More than 30 major festivals each year

Sports
Four professional sports teams

Pathways
Cycle or walk more than 635 kilometres of pathways