UCalgary Campus

Planning for your campus visit

Whether you live in Calgary or are coming from across the country, the Faculty of Social Work looks forward to welcoming you to your on-campus residency. Here are some tips and resources to help you prepare.

University of Calgary campus map

The campus map will help you navigate UCalgary during your visit. The Faculty of Social Work's Student Services team is located in the heart of campus on the 3rd floor of MacKimmie Tower, marked MT on the map.

Classrooms are located on the 3rd floor of Hunter Student Commons, marked HNSC on the map.

Getting around Calgary

On the Calgary Transit website, you will find up to date information on public transportation service in Calgary, including bus and train routes, fare prices, detours and stop closures. There is a CTrain stop conveniently located right on campus, and many bus routes stop here as well. 

Calgary Transit Access Division provides specialized transit service for people with disabilities who can’t use regular transit services. 

There are also several taxi services available in the city:
•    Associated Cabs: 403-299-1111
•    Checker Yellow Cabs: 403-299-9999
•    Calgary United Cabs: 403-777-1111

Computers and internet access

You will be expected to complete some assignments while in Calgary, so make sure you bring your laptop and charger with you. You can plug in and use your laptop in the Social Work Student Lounge, located on the 3rd Floor in MacKimmie Tower. 

While on-site in Calgary, if needed, you will be able to access computers in the Taylor Family Digital Library’s Learning Commons area (first floor). These computers are shared by the entire university community.

In order to make use of the wireless network and virtual desktops on campus, you will need your UCalgary IT username and password.

Unicard Office

Unicard: Your Campus Card

Your Unicard is your official campus identification. If you don’t already have it, you can pick it up from the Unicard office when you arrive on campus. While on campus, it will be required to access the Faculty of Social Work Student Lounge, and you may need to use it to borrow materials from the library or for printing and copying documents (for a fee). You can add Uni Dollars to your card online.


You will be responsible for arranging your own accommodation.


The most economical and/or convenient places to park are McMahon Stadium, Haskayne Lot 32, Lot 10 (near the Olympic Oval) and the Art Parkade. Refer to the Parking Map for a complete list of options.

Parking Services website

Places to eat

There are a wide variety of food options available on campus. If you are staying at Hotel Alma, The Dining Center (home of The Landing restaurant) is located nearby.

If you prefer to purchase groceries, Calgary Co-op Brentwood is located closest to campus.