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Department of Biological Sciences

BI 186, BioSci Building
University of Calgary
2500 University Dr NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4 Canada
T. 403.220.5261

New Student Guide


View our Department of Biological Sciences New Student Orientation Presentation

For more information, please also visit the U of C First-Year Degree Guide

New Student Checklist

It is important that you be as prepared as possible for your studies at the University of Calgary. To that end, please ensure that you have completed the following activities:

Before you Arrive

  • Be sure to check that you have access to the Student Centre at If you have difficulties accessing the system, please consult with IT at
  • Ensure that you have a email address. You should use your ucalgary email address for all university contact. Spam filters at other email providers sometimes interfere with University email
  • Use the Student Centre at  to register for courses. The dates for your registration period will appear in the Student Centre. To ensure the best access to courses, register for classes as early as possible.
  • Be aware of fees and deadlines. For more information, visit Enrolment Services at

When you Arrive

  • Visit the Department. The main office of the department is located at BI 186.  If you need a map, visit
  • Book a tour. If you need to know your way around campus, a tour can be arranged through the Registrar's Office. Please visit to book a tour.
  • Ensure you know where and when all of your classes are. Use the Student Centre to obtain a timetable of classes.