Welcome to Ambrose Parent Engagement

The Parent Engagement office is here to encourage and support you as families as you navigate through these University years. Please do not hesitate to contact my office if there is any way that we can assist you. Take a minute to look through all the information that is attached as I’m sure that you will find it very informative.



See this article about your student’s new life on campus:

A parent guide to the first six weeks


See Important Dates on the Events Calendar

Parent Orientation

September 3, 2017

For parents of incoming first year students, Parent Orientation is happening on the Ambrose campus on Sunday, September 3rd from 4:30pm to 6:00pm. Join us to learn about the Ambrose experience and hear from President Gordon T. Smith and other key Ambrose personnel. 


Golf Tournament

September 13, 2017

Wednesday, September 13th Ambrose Golf Classic. Come golf for the day at the Links of GlenEagles in Cochrane, with all proceeds going to support of our Lions Athletic teams.


Soul of the Next Economy Forum

September 29 & 30, 2017

Ambrose University is proud to host the Soul of the Next Economy Forum, where the non-profit sector, government, business and educational institutions converge. Fueled through innovation, collaboration and corporate social responsibility, we come together to learn about local & global social and development issues; connect with peers, industry experts and other sectors addressing these issues; and engage in sustainable business oriented solutions to these issues.

Highlights include an Executive Roundtable with Calgary business leaders, frontiers of corporate responsibility with Wayne Visser, challenging heropreneurship with Daniela Papi-Thornton and the Lion’s Den challenge where you can showcase a social issue that you have a vision for.

Learn more at and register here!

Downey Lecture

October 18 & 19, 2017

The Downey Lectures feature world-class thinkers and practitioners speaking in their areas of expertise. This year, October 18-19, Ambrose hosts Ruth Padilla DeBorst, a leading global voice in integral mission. Ruth will speak on theme of Living into God's Story.

Lions Home Openers

October 20 & 21, 2017

Volleyball Home Opener vs. Lethbridge College Kodiaks Friday, October 20th, Women at 6 pm, Men at 8 pm

Basketball Home Opener vs. Briercrest College Clippers, Saturday, October 21st, Women at 6 pm, Men at 8 pm

Come Hear the Roar!


The Financial Aid Office is excited to see new and returning students as September approaches. We are looking forward to a new academic year and are pleased to offer financial aid counseling by:

  • Partnering with Momentum and Credit Counselling to provide money coaching to our students
  • Helping students to develop a spending plan of action
  • Strategizing for scholarships, bursaries and Financial Assistance
  • Helping students leverage provincial scholarships
  • Accessing federal government grants and helping apply for student loans and hosting repayment webinars

Be sure to remind your student to make an appointment with Financial Aid Coordinator Hannah Temple (, if they have not already done so, to discuss financial aid and scholarship options for the 2017/2018 school year.



Tuition and Fees 

Fall 2017 – August 31, 2017
Winter 2018 – First day of classes

Add/Drop Classes without Financial Penalty

September 17, 2017

Payment Methods and Balance Due

Statement of accounts can be found via the student registration system:

  • Click on billing once logged in.
  • Changes to registration are not immediate.
  • Updates are uploaded several times a week.

How to pay your student account 

Information Regarding Health and Dental Plans

All health and dental plans are voted in by the student body and administered by a 3rd party. All questions or concerns need to be directed to the respective student council.

For more information see the Additional Costs section on the Tuition & Fees page.

Student Development

Residence News

We are gearing up for an amazing year in Residence this year. Has your incoming student applied for Residence? Students who have lived there will tell you it’s a great way to:

  • build deep life-long relationships
  • grow as an individual
  • get to school!  Seriously, who can beat the commute? And the C-train is a short walk away.
  • Easily access all the resources needed for student success.

Even if your family lives in Calgary, it’s highly recommended to consider an Ambrose Residence experience, even for one year. We always say “You should live on campus now because you can live off campus for the rest of your life!" 

Visit Living on Campus for more

For all of you who have a student living in residence this fall, our move-in date for New students is Sunday September 3 between 11am-3pm. There will be many hands on deck to help with move-in.

For students returning to Residence for another year, move-in is no earlier than 1pm and no later than 5pm on September 2.

Commuter Collegium

Is your student commuting to Ambrose?  Consider having them join the Watkins Collegium.  The collegium serves as a home-away-from-home for students. It’s a living room and kitchen equipped to re-heat lunch, store items in the refrigerator, host monthly soup lunches and build community. Run by dedidicated student leaders, it's a great place for commuters to relax and study, and there’s always a pot of coffee on. Collegium sign-ups will take place for the first week of each semester (cost is $25/semester).

We are excited to live, learn, and grow together.


Golf to Support the Lions

Ambrose Golf Classic Tournament

Wednesday, September 13th

Join us at the Links of GlenEagles in Cochrane, with all proceeds going to support of our Lions Athletic teams.