Join us at Open House

Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 — 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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.

This is your time.

This is your university.

The best of

Not only does Calgary rank in the top five most livable cities in the world, MRU has been twice named Calgary’s best post-secondary institution. MRU was awarded Best of Calgary’s “Best Educational Institute” in 2017 and the Star Metro’s “Community Choice Award” in 2019. Students consistently rank Mount Royal University among Canada’s best universities for quality of teaching and overall educational experience.

A young woman exploring a VR experience in the Maker Studio.

Start your own business

Alumna Jameela Ghann, graduate of the Bachelor of Business Administration — General Management program, began making jewelry while still in university. She merged her creative style and business acumen to create Alora, a jewelry company that helps transition women out of poverty.

Learn more about alumni who own their own business.

Alumnus Mac Campbell stands on the field of McMahon Stadium, home of the Calgary Stampeders, behind a cloudy sky.
Alumna Corrie Butler on the ground in Kenya, speaking to locals for her work with the Red Cross

Photo by Sarajerving/Devex

Go to graduate school

Corrie Butler’s post-secondary experience has taken her from Calgary, to Kenya, and to Wales. The Bachelor of Communication — Information Design graduate combined her work at the Canadian Red Cross, her passion to help people in need and undergraduate knowledge to complete a Master of Arts — International Public Relations and Global Communication Management at Cardiff University in 2015.

Two players of the Women's soccer team play while they each wear GoPro cameras.

Virtual or physical, research brings environments to life

As an undergraduate student, you’ll participate in research early in your studies, giving you a solid foundation for higher learning.

Mount Royal professors bring their journeys back to the classroom — sharing their creativity, experience and passion with you. Research will open your mind to a world awaiting exploration.

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 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 group of Indigenous students studing in the Iniskim Centre

More than a library

The Riddell Library and Learning Centre has so much more than books. It 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.

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!

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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