Why MRU?

Here, you don’t have to wait to finish university before you put your stamp on the world. Your Mount Royal experience will be as original as you are.

This is your time.

This is your university.

Innovation + a long history

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. We’ve grown to meet the needs of students from Calgary and around the world in a safe, inclusive environment.

Student and a professor having a discussion in Mount Royal University's Barrow cafe

Learning happens everywhere

Whether you’re in a sociology or business class, your professors will use innovative teaching practices to challenge and support you. You know that feeling when you solve a problem or see something in a new light? Yeah, that happens a lot here.

We have extinct marine reptile casts hanging from the ceiling, a rockscape dedicated to learning more about rock formations and the new Riddell Library and Learning Centre. Oh, did we mention the community garden? Explore every corner and you’ll find something new.

Three students chatting at a table outside Mount Royal University's East Gate
A diverse group of students studies in the library

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 students, expert faculty and staff, and a wide range of technology and resources. Within these walls, you’ll be able to discover, understand, create and share.

Mount Royal alumni Lindsay Reynolds walks through a hallway with Cretaceous marine fossils

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.

Student rests on a bench in the Cougars Recreation Centre

Get to class in five minutes or read on the way

New student guarantee

Residence Services guarantees placement for all students 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, 2019.

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!

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 Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut'ina and the Îyârhe 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.

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.

People playing ping-pong amount downtown padios.

Calgary fast facts

Largest city in Alberta
More than 1.2 million people call Calgary “home”

Relatively mild
Average daytime high in July, 24 C
Average daytime high in January, -3 C

Very sunny
Canada’s sunniest major city with an average of 333 days of sun each year

Perfect for snow sports
On average, 128 cm of snow per year

More than 200 ethnic backgrounds make Calgary a diverse city

More than 30 major festivals each year, the Calgary Stampede and four professional sports teams to cheer for

Extensive parks and pathways
Cycle or walk more than 635 kilometres of pathways — the largest bikeway network in North America

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