Week of Welcome

Burnaby, Surrey: September 5 - 8 | Vancouver: September 7

SFU's Week of Welcome is a celebration of the beginning of the school year for both new and returning students at all three campuses. This fun event welcomes students back to campus and to their SFU community.

PRIZES INCLUDE: Rock Climbing Passes, Escape Room Passes, Capilano Suspension Bridge Passes, Gift Cards & More!

See our list of sponsors.

Burnaby campus, Convocation Mall
10:00am - 3:00pm

Event page (Facebook)

Tuesday
September 5
Tropical Tuesday

11:30am Free BBQ - Presented by Nester's Market and Grimm's Fine Foods

  • Mini Golf
  • Survivor Obstacle Course
  • Club Ilia Tropical Party
  • Pineapple Bowling & Tiki Toss
  • Balloon Artist at 12:30pm
  • Tiki Island Rock Climbing
  • Ping Pong Table 

Prizes! 
Information & Direction Guides

Virgin Radio 94.5 FM

Wednesday
September 6
Wacky Carnival Wednesday

11:00am Free carnival snacks

  • SFU Services Fair
  • Campus Sponsors
  • Midway Games
  • Jacob's Ladder Inflatable 

Prizes! 
Information & Direction Guides

Music!

Thursday
September 7
Throwback Thursday

11:30am Free BBQ - Presented by Student ServicesNester's Market and Grimm's Fine Foods

  • Stock Car Racing
  • Hamster Ball Race
  • Video Games
  • Arcade Games - Daytona 500 Racing
  • Jumbo Jenga & Jumbo Connect 4
  • Photo Booth
  • Food Trucks & Music in UniverCity Town Square at 4:30pm
  • Outdoor Movie Night - Jurassic Park at 7:30pm at Strand Hall Field    

Prizes! 
Information & Direction Guides

Peak 102.7 FM

Friday
September 8
Feel Good Friday

10:30am Free Pancake Breakfast - Presented by SFSS & Nester's Market

  • Double Throw Basketball
  • Wipe Out Inflatable
  • Fire Pits
  • Board Games
  • Henna Artist at 11:30am to 2:30pm
  • Interfaith Chill Zone
  • Student Learning Commons' Mad Hatter's Tea Party
  • Flavoured Milk Giveaway and Popcorn by Milk West    

Prizes! 
Information & Direction Guides

Music!

Surrey campus, mezzanine
10:00am - 3:00pm

Event page (Facebook)

Tuesday
September 5
Tropical Tuesday

11:30am Free BBQ - Presented by Westminster Savings

  • SFU Services Fair
  • Campus Sponsors
  • Pineapple Bowling
  • Student Learning Commons' Tropical Tea Party    

Prizes! 
Information & Direction Guides

Music!

Wednesday
September 6
Wacky Carnival Wednesday

11:30am Free carnival snacks

  • Midway Games
  • Mini Golf
  • Photobooth, foosball, and ping-pong presented by the Surrey Campus Committee (SFSS)

 

Prizes! 
Information & Direction Guides

Virgin Radio 94.5 FM

Thursday
September 7
Throwback Thursday

11:30am Free Lunch, Snacks and Cupcakes - Presented by Student Services and the Surrey Campus Director's Office

  • Photo Booth
  • Dance Dance Revolution
  • Jumbo Jenga & Connect 4
  • Arcade Table 

Prizes! 
Information & Direction Guides

Pulse FM 107.7

Friday
September 8
Feel Good Friday

11:30am Free Earnest Ice Cream

  • Venture Connection 'Chill Zone'
  • Henna Artist at 12:00pm
  • Ping-pong and foosball tables
  • Board games and video games
  • Double Throw Basketball 

Prizes! 
Information & Direction Guides

Music!

Vancouver
September 7
12:00pm - 1:30pm, SFU's Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
SFU Vancouver Welcome Back Community BBQ & Fair

Event page (Facebook)

Come grab a delicious and free lunch, check out a community market featuring wares from amazing Hastings Crossing Business Improvement Association (HXBIA) businesses and community organizations, take part in live music performances, and get to know your community at SFU Vancouver. The full list of participants is coming soon.

For faculty and staff

Join us in celebrating a new school year and help us to welcome our students to campus. Be a part of building a vibrant campus community and support student success by participating in our ASK ME program.

Option 1: Wear an ASK ME button

Simple and easy - wear an ASK ME button at work throughout the first week of classes to let students know they can ask you for help.

Smile and let them know we care.

Pick up your free button from 10am - 3pm during Week of Welcome (Tuesday Sept. 5 - Friday Sept. 8) at on of the following locations:

  • Information booth in Convocation Mall (Burnaby)
  • Information booth on the Mezzanine (Surrey)
  • Registrar's office (Harbour Centre)

Option 2: Sign up for a 1 hour shift at one of our high traffic ASK ME locations (Burnaby campus only)

You will be assigned to a location around campus to assist students. Wear your ASK ME button and be that friendly face to help lost students. We will provide you with a FAQ sheet to help answer students' questions.

Please fill out the websurvey to indicate your preferred time. Deadline to sign up: August 25. We will email further details just prior to Week of Welcome.

Questions? Email Paige LaBar or Cara Bethel