University of Lethbridge

University of Lethbridge (Photo: A.Bomhof)

University of Lethbridge

The University of Lethbridge is a non-denominational university established in 1967 at Lethbridge, Alberta. In 1968, the University awarded its first undergraduate degrees in the liberal arts. The U of L offers strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in education, fine arts, health sciences, humanities, management, nursing, sciences, and social sciences.

They strive to meet your educational and personal needs through excellent teaching, exposure to research and close interactions with professors and instructors.

The U of L is also the only university in Alberta with campuses in three cities: Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge.

Campus Life

There are over 40 clubs on campus that provide social and athletic activities, travel, religious fellowship, and charitable and cultural support. Some clubs surf in California while others debate in Ottawa. Some have hosted speakers and sponsored conferences; some have presented art shows and music concerts.

Clubs provide opportunities to meet new people on campus, connect with other students in your program, or try out a new interest.

Examples of some clubs at the U of L:

  • U of L Medieval Club
  • U of L Surf Club
  • Salsa Dance Club
  • Management Students Society
  • Philosophy Club
  • Heads of Hip Hop
  • New Student Club

The Students’ Union Clubs page has an up-to-date list of all clubs on campus. Find one that speaks to you, or try starting your own.

Sports and Recreation

Are you interested in becoming a Pronghorn? Tryouts are held at the beginning of each year, but you are encouraged to contact the coach directly about opportunities on the team as well. Find out how the recruitment process works!

If you don’t want to play for the Pronghorns, why not show your Pronghorn Pride? A variety of games take place throughout the year and admission to games is a discounted rate for students.

The University of Lethbridge Pronghorn athletics program consists of six varsity sports: Hockey, Basketball, Soccer, Rugby, Swimming, and Track & Field.

More than $40 million has been invested in campus athletics, providing the best opportunities for athletes to train and practice their competitive pursuits year round.

If you don’t want to play competitively at the University-level, there are intramural sports held every semester. Sign up for floor hockey, dodgeball, volleyball or any number of other sports to stay active (and hit people with flying objects)!

If team sports aren’t of interest, you can sign up for a fitness class or take advantage of our new facilities, which include a fitness centre, climbing wall, swimming pool and indoor running track.

Arts and Culture

Over 40 exciting theatre productions, dance recitals, improv shows, musical performances, exhibitions, and more take place on our campus every year. The University of Lethbridge Centre for the Arts brings together the departments of Art, Music, Theatre and Dramatic Arts, and New Media. This means that you will have the opportunity to see some of the best that Southern Alberta’s arts scene has to offer.

The Art Gallery, Recital Hall and performance theatres provide students with the audiences essential to learning in every fine arts discipline.

The Centre for the Arts also houses the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery. With over 13,000 objects, the collection includes works from Canada, America and Europe in a variety of media – from drawing, printmaking and painting to photography, sculpture and installation. The U of L Art Gallery maintains the collection, organizes on-campus and touring exhibitions, and provides access to the collection as a teaching tool for students and a valuable resource for researchers.

All students, no matter what their major, are invited to participate in fine arts activities by auditioning for a play, performing in a music ensemble, or joining student groups such as the Improv Club or Theatre Arts Society.

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