New Student Orientation (NSO)

What is New Student Orientation (NSO)?

Starting university means big changes and lots of questions! NSO is a great way to learn about important student services, help you understand who to ask for supports both in your courses and out, and teach you about the academic expectations of being a first year student.

Welcome to Fall 2021
New Student Orientation!

Register today!

Let us know that you will be joining us.

Oki, Welcome!

This year's NSO program has something for everyone! We have online programming for parents & family members and important programming for new students on our online learning platform, Moodle. There will also be in person events on September 7th!

Check out the line up of sessions & events:

In-Person Events

In-Person Events on Sept 7th

Location: On Lethbridge campus


Event Schedule

These events will be taking place on-campus. There will be staff & volunteers available to help you find your way around!
**Please note: Masks are required indoors and anytime social distancing is not possible**

Campus Map


8:30 a.m.

Location: Turcotte Hall (TH) | 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

**IT will be handing out ID cards from September 7th - 10th & 13th - 15th between 8:30a.m. - 4:30p.m.**

After Sept. 15th, ID cards will be available for pickup in TH218.  You MUST submit your ID card request at in advance.

IT will NOT be offering “on demand” ID Card service. Please allow 2-3 business days to process your ID card request before picking up. Again, the ONLY way to request your ID card is by submitting a request online.

10 a.m.

Location:  First Choice Savings Building (Main Gym)

We are excited to have you on campus and can't wait to say "WELCOME!" in person. Join uLethbridge President Dr. Mike Mahon, Associate Vice President Students, Kathleen Massey, and ULSU President Holly Kletke, as we welcome all our new students to campus!

10:40 a.m.

Location: First Choice Savings Building (Main Gym)

Dr. Shelly Wismath, Dean of the School of Liberal Education, will guide you through a discussion of the Liberal Education foundation of uLethbridge. Get advice on how to select introductory courses to light your academic fire and encourage exploration in and outside of your own program.

11:00 a.m.                                                                                              

 Location: Campus Tours will be leaving from Anderson Hall (AH)

Learn how to get to class and access student services on your first day. Guided campus way-finding tours will be leaving every 15 minutes, lasting about 45 minutes. The last tour will leave at 2:15 p.m.

Location: Library (L1060)

Students are encouraged to join Iikanskini Indigenous Student Services staff in a casual meet and greet. This is a great opportunity for students to speak with on-campus and community resources, meet the fantastic team who will support their learninng on campus, and hear about the great services available and connect with other new students on campus!


Booth Fair | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Location: Science Commons Atrium (SA)

Stop by any time between 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Engage in conversation with some of the outstanding professors who will teach your classes. Connect with specialists from Career Bridge and Student Program Services (Academic Advising). The people you meet today are dedicated to helping you shine.

Lab tours will be offered by several departments. Students should sign up for lab tours at the department booths. Please note that the kinesiology lab tour begins at 1 p.m. and students will be asked to muster in front of the climbing booth.

Kinesiology & Physical Education department tour | 1 p.m. | Location: Climbing Wall


Kinesiology & Physical Education Meet & Greet | 2 p.m. | Location: PE110

The Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education would like to invite first and second year students to this great opportunity to meet faculty and staff and have any lingering questions answered. This is also a chance to meet other students in a more social format.          


Global Citizenship Cohort Meet & Greet | 3:30 - 4:45 p.m. | Location: Anderson Hall (main session - AH116) and (breakout session - AH117)

* This meet and greet is only for students who have been accepted into the Global Citizenship Cohort


Meet & Greet Virtual Sessions | 4-6 p.m. | Location: Zoom

Session: Time: Location:
Women & Gender Studies 4 - 5 p.m. Join Zoom Meetingzoom logo
Agricultural Biotechnology 4:30 - 5 p.m.  Join Zoom Meetingzoom logo
Geography & Environment 5 - 6 p.m. Join Zoom Meetingzoom logo

 Location:  1 – 3 p.m. | University Theatre (W500)

Come on down to the University Theatre at 1 p.m. to learn more about why WE ARE FINE ARTS. You will be introduced to our Faculty, Staff, Fine Arts Students Services, and your Fine Arts SU representative. We will provide you with the information you need to be successful and enjoy your time at the University of Lethbridge. After the presentations feel free to hang out and meet us personally.

Session: Time: Location:
Art 3 - 4 p.m. Centre for the Arts  (W817)
Drama TBA  
Music 3 -5 p.m. Centre for the Arts (W480)
New Media 3 - 4:30 p.m.  Centre for the Arts (W866)



Location: Markin Hall (M)

Session: Time: Location:
Dean's Welcome

11:00 a.m.

Markin Hall (M1040)

Public Health

11:30 a.m.

Markin Hall (M1040)

Addictions Counselling  11:30 a.m.  Markin Hall (M1004)
Aboriginal Health 11:30 a.m. Join Zoom Meetingzoom logo
Therapeutic Recreation 1:00 p.m. Markin Hall (M1030)

For DSB EDGE COHORT students only:

Session: Time: Location:
DSB Edge Student Cohort Meet & Greet and Orientation 11:10 a.m. - 1:10 p.m. Markin Hall (M1090)

DSB Booth Fair
Optional Campus tour

1:10 - 2 p.m.

Markin Hall Atrium (M)


For all new DSB students:

Session Time Location
DSB New Student Orientation  11:25 a.m.- 12:25 p.m Science Commons (SA6012)

DSB Booth Fair
Optional Campus Tour 

12:30 - 2 p.m. Markin Hall Atrium (M)