Fall Term – Orientation

Are you a new undergraduate student coming straight from high school? Are you transferring from another post-secondary institution? Are you an international student? We have a whole suite of orientation activities for you!

Welcome events

Welcome Day

Welcome Day is for all new undergraduate students starting at SFU this fall. During this day you will:

  • meet your professors, classmates and the SFU staff who will help launch your time at SFU;
  • find out more about your program of study;
  • get comfortable on campus; and
  • receive free SFU merch, including a t-shirt.

Parents, family and supporters

A 2-hour presentation for parents, family and supporters of incoming students will take place at Burnaby Campus Welcome Day on Thursday, August 29 at 5:30 PM.

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Week of welcome

Celebrate the beginning of the new term! This fun event provides support for new students as they transition into the SFU community, and welcomes back returning students. You'll find activities, games, prizes, food, and resources.  

Month of welcome

Month of Welcome is a celebration of the beginning of the school year. The first week will include free food, games, prizes, and an opportunity to engage with SFU services and resources. Following that, connect with the SFU community through many different programs and events happening at all three campuses.

International and Exchange

Exchange and Study Abroad

All exchange and study abroad students are required to attend the free Exchange & Study Abroad Orientation on Friday August 30.

Exchange and study abroad students come to SFU from one of SFU's partner institutions, usually for one or two terms. 

International and Newcomers

Fraser International College

If you are a new student starting at FIC in September, please see FIC Orientation.

Residence week of welcome

Residence Week of Welcome is for all students who have a confirmed housing offer and will be moving into SFU Residence. This is in addition to campus events such as University Prep and Welcome Day.

Academic Transition

University Prep

It's a free online course that will help you prepare for your academic transition to SFU. Each step will take about 30 minutes to complete and take you step by step through what you need to know and do before classes start.

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