New Student Orientation

  • A group of MRU students enjoying the campus with the phrase Be Part of Something overlaid.
  • Road map for students of whats to come during their transition to university.

1. MRUbegin - Online Modules

Winter 2024 MRUbegin will be open for registration November 20, 2023

There is a lot of important information to know before classes start. These modules are designed to support you before you arrive, they are still full of information to help you on your journey. This course includes details about academic expectations, campus life, your rights and responsibilities, and our campus culture.

To register for your online orientation, log on to MyMRU and go to Register and Pay > Register > Registration Landing Page > Add/Drop/Withdrawal Classes > Winter 2024 > Subject > Orientation > Search > Select general or occupational > Submit > go to D2L to view the course

2. Pre Arrival Workshops & Webinars

Our pre-arrival workshops are now completed. See below information about Mount Royals post arrival workshops.

New International Student Orientation -Virtual

Dec. 1 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. AND  Dec. 8 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

Embark on a smooth transition into campus life with our New International Student Orientation Webinar. Designed to acclimate you to both academic and cultural aspects, this webinar will review travel to Canada, living in Calgary, work requirements, and more! Connect with peers, explore campus resources, and set the stage for a successful academic journey. Join us as we pave the way for your seamless integration into our vibrant community.
Register here

International Student Virtual Meet & Greet -Virtual

Dec. 20 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Join us for a Virtual International Student Meet and Greet—an online session designed to connect you with fellow students, share resources, and kickstart your transition to MRU.
Register here

3. Winter Orientation Day 2024

Winter Orientation will be held in person, January 3, 2024 on MRU Campus. 

This full day high-energy event will introduce you to spaces and services on campus, give you opportunities to connect with fellow new students as well as meet faculty and staff from your program. You will be led through campus by our student orientation leaders who are excited to welcome and inspire you for what's to come at MRU. All students will receive a free lunch.

Register here

Location: Mount Royal Campus -Leacock Theatre
Date: Jan 3, 2024
Time: 8:45 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
Parking: Complimentary, we recommend parking in Lot 2 or 3 and entering through the West Gate.
Food: Lunch will be provided 

4. Post Arrival Workshop

Explore a wealth of resources that are available to you at Mount Royal. These workshops will help you transition to university life providing you with strategies and tools that will support your academic journey. Student Learning Services winter series starts on January 15th.


Below are a few of many workshops available through Student Learning Services. 


High Impact Learning - Virtual

Jan. 15 2:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m. 

Maximize your study potential! In this 75-minute workshop, we’ll discuss how the key strategies of retrieval practice, spaced repetition, and interleaving will help make your learning stick.

Directions on how to Register


APA: An Introduction - Virtual

Jan. 19 11:30 p.m.-12:45 p.m. 

APA style for referencing is used by many disciplines as a way to credit others’ work. In this workshop, we’ll help you grasp the basics of the rules outlined in APA’s 7th edition. We will practice citing sources in text and building accurate reference list entries.

Directions on how to Register


Time Management - Virtual

Jan. 19 1:00 p.m.-2:15 p.m. 

Determined to stay on track when life gets busy? We'll introduce you to helpful concepts, strategies, and tools to maintain your motivation and strive for better work-life balance.

Directions on how to Register

5. Connection Expo

The Connection Expo will be held in person. 

Join us on Main Street & get connected with services and supports on campus. This is a great opportunity to learn about the services on campus that can help you succeed at Mount Royal. 

Location: Mainstreet
Date: Jan 9, 2024
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 2 p.m.
No registration required.

Interest in being an Orientation Leader in 2024

Interested in becoming an Orientation Leader in 2024? Visit our Volunteer page to learn more & fill out our interest form!