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Rothney Astrophysical Observatory

Fac. of Science IT Support


Department of Physics and Astronomy

Science B 605
University of Calgary
2500 University Dr NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4 Canada
Tel: (403) 220-5385

Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Tel: (403) 220-8127

New Student Guide


We have information useful to all first year majors:  Physics and Astronomy Orientation Slides

To help plan and schedule your courses, please 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 Science B 605.  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.