Here, you don’t have to wait to finish university before you put your stamp on the world. Your Mount Royal experience will be as original as you are.
This is your time.
This is your university.
Innovation + a long history
Since our beginnings more than 100 years ago, we’ve been committed to quality post-secondary education. Mount Royal has transformed since then, but some things will never change. We remain committed to providing intellectually engaged learning opportunities in classes led by passionate professors. We’ve grown to meet the needs of students from Calgary and around the world in a safe, inclusive environment.
The Mount Royal student experience
You want a program that aligns your passions, opens doors and gives you a great experience. Your MRU might take you up the side of a mountain, behind a camera or to the centre of community-minded research. You’ll enhance your abilities and dive deeper into what makes our world remarkable.
You can get ready for your dream job, prepare for grad school or inspire a movement. And, you’re going to have some fun along the way, because what’s university without a little fun, right?
Learn about our amazing students, alumni and faculty at mru.ca/Belong.
Learning happens everywhere
Whether you’re in a sociology or business class, your professors will use innovative teaching practices to challenge and support you. You know that feeling when you solve a problem or see something in a new light? Yeah, that happens a lot here.
We have extinct marine reptile casts hanging from the ceiling, a rockscape dedicated to learning more about rock formations and the new Riddell Library and Learning Centre. Oh, did we mention the community garden? Explore every corner and you’ll find something new.
More than a library
The newly opened Riddell Library and Learning Centre has so much more than books on shelves. The Centre is a transformational learning and research environment that brings together students, expert faculty and staff, and a wide range of technology and resources. Within these walls, you’ll be able to discover, understand, create and share.
From here to anywhere
No matter what you’re planning next, you can hit the ground running. Mount Royal’s four-year degree programs offer skills that prepare you for your career and academic dreams. A blend of hands-on learning and intellectually challenging curriculum gets you ready for your next step.
Wind down or climb up
Whether you crave activity to maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle or use it to reduce exam stress and blow off some steam, Recreation has what you’re looking for.
Get to class in five minutes or read on the way
No matter how you get here, university is a course in time management. You’ll want to maximize time on your studies (and sleep).
New student guarantee
Residence Services guarantees placement for all students enrolled in their first year at Mount Royal. To be eligible for this guarantee, you must apply and pay your security deposit by June 15, 2019.
Full-time students get a U-Pass
Get access to Calgary Transit with your campus card. The U-Pass grants full access to available transit services during the semester. Ride on!
Where we are
Mount Royal University is located in the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the people of the Treaty 7 region in southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut'ina and the Îyârhe Nakoda. We are situated on land where the Bow River meets the Elbow River. The traditional Blackfoot name of this place is “Mohkinstsis,” which we now call the city of Calgary, also home to the Métis Nation.
Learn how Mount Royal is supporting its indigenous community members by reviewing our Indigenous Strategic Plan.
A mini city built just for you
Mount Royal is a community in more than one sense. You’ll have access to the services you need on campus and quick access to Calgary amenities and world-class tourist destinations.
Adventure seekers + foodies welcome
You can feel the energy in our city, the palpable sense that things are happening here. The creative and entrepreneurial spirit of Calgary is calling you. Find everything you need to study, live and thrive in Calgary.
Calgary fast facts
Largest city in Alberta
More than 1.2 million people call Calgary “home”
Average daytime high in July, 24 C
Average daytime high in January, -3 C
Canada’s sunniest major city with an average of 333 days of sun each year
Perfect for snow sports
On average, 128 cm of snow per year
More than 200 ethnic backgrounds make Calgary a diverse city
More than 30 major festivals each year, the Calgary Stampede and four professional sports teams to cheer for
Extensive parks and pathways
Cycle or walk more than 635 kilometres of pathways — the largest bikeway network in North America