Mount Royal University (Holy Cross Campus)

Mount Royal University (Holy Cross Campus)

Mount Royal University (MRU) is a public undergraduate focused post-secondary institution in south-west Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Founded in 1910 as a primary and secondary school, Mount Royal became a post-secondary institution in 1931 as Mount Royal College (MRC) offering transfer courses to the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta. It was renamed Mount Royal University in September 2009 by Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach. MRU comprises thirteen schools, centres and faculties including the Bisset School of Business, the Faculty of Communications Studies, and the Conservatory (Music).

Mount Royal is located in Calgary, Alberta, a clean and vibrant cosmopolitan city surrounded by the rolling foothills, open prairies and within an hour’s drive of the spectacular Canadian Rocky Mountains and Banff National Park.

Mount Royal’s central location gives you easy access to all that Calgary has to offer, from shopping to sports events, from concerts to art galleries, from downtown’s hottest night life to an abundance of year-round outdoor activities. With more than a million people, Calgary is one of Canada’s fastest growing cities and is known for being a hub for international and national business, including oil and gas, information technologies and agriculture.

Whether you are interested in shopping, dining or recreational entertainment, Mount Royal’s central location means easy access to a variety of amenities!

From the time of its first campus affectionately known as ‘the barn’, to today’s high-tech and environmentally-friendly additions, Mount Royal has embraced change in order to meet the needs of the people and community it serves. We’ve expanded our facilities and programs since our founding in 1910, but our purpose remains the same — to provide personalized learning that fosters the success and satisfaction of our students.

Student Housing

Residential living at Mount Royal is a no-hassle way to get the most out of your post-secondary education. Living in Mount Royal residences offers all of the following and more:

  • MRU services – Everything you need. You’re only a short walk from those 8 a.m. classes, the Library, computer labs, top-notch fitness facilities and on-campus special events — a campus built to serve students’ needs.
  • No hassles – Mount Royal residences are fully furnished, have on-site laundry facilities and one payment covers utility bills for the semester. Check out Facilities and Services for all the details.
  • Live-in staff – Trained professionals and student Resident Advisors live on-site, helping create a positive living and learning environment. They’re part of Mount Royal’s commitment to residence life — and your success.
  • Safety – With 24-hour, on-campus security, an escorted SAFEWALK program and key card/coded building entry, Mount Royal works hard to ensure the safety of residents.

Athletics and Recreation

Cougar Athletics is the heart of Mount Royal’s team spirit. With an impressive track record, Cougar Athletics is a proud part of campus life and boasts 12 award-winning men’s, women’s and mixed sports teams in basketball, hockey, soccer, volleyball, badminton and golf.

The Cougars athletes, coaches, and staff are a testament to the team motto of tradition, leadership and commitment. They provide a positive educational and athletic experience for everyone involved with their programs and invite you to join the team. Or, if your backswing needs a little work, how about showing your support by cheering for your team at a game or joining the “adopt-a-Cougar” program — go Cougars!

Whether you crave activity to maintain a balanced, healthy lifestyle or whether you use it to reduce exam stress and blow off some steam, or whether you simply to have some fun — Mount Royal Recreation has what you’re looking for.

Recreation has the state-of-the-art facilities and offers intramural leagues, dance classes, personal training, first aid and CPR certification courses, swim lessons and martial arts, just to name a few. With a fitness centre, squash courts, running track, swimming pool, hot tub, climbing wall and aerobic studios you can achieve your fitness goals and have some fun at Mount Royal Recreation.

Student Clubs

Students with similar academic, social or representational interests can become part of a Club. These groups hold regular meetings throughout the year and accomplish many things, including hosting social events and activities, fundraisers, graduation celebrations and participating in Students’ Association (SA) initiatives. For a listing of MRU’s existing student clubs, click here.

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