Spring Term  

Welcome! We’re so pleased to have you join our university community and we hope SFU feels like your home away from home. There are lots of great programs available to support your transition to SFU. They are open to all new students (even if you’ve already attended another post-secondary institution). Learn more about your exciting next steps below, starting with our online transition courses!

Whether you’re joining us months or days before your first day of classes, start with the steps outlined below to build a strong foundation for a successful start to your SFU journey.

Your SFU journey:

Go to University Prep, Step 1 to learn tools for course exploration and discover the range of academic opportunities available to you.

Get ready to enroll in classes:


  • Complete University Prep, Step 2 to prepare for enrollment and learn how to build a balanced schedule, choose classes using goSFU, and connect with an advisor.

Learn how to find your people and get involved:


  • In SFU 101 you’ll learn how to join your HIVE (Home for Interactive Virtual Engagement) to connect with your peers, engage with your Faculty, and access campus services and supports. A course invitation will be sent to your SFU email in early December.  

Attend Welcome Programs


  • Celebrate the start of the year with your HIVE peers and receive a formal welcome from SFU and your Faculty at Welcome Day.
  • Attend Month of Welcome events and programming designed to help you explore involvement opportunities and support services available to you.

Activate your computing ID! 

After you accept your offer of admission by paying your admission deposit, you will receive an email to your non-SFU email address indicating that your SFU computing ID is ready for online activation.  

Learn more

Connect on Facebook

Join our SFU 2022 New Undergrads Facebook group. Post an introduction, meet other students, and discover our community.

Join now!

COVID-19 FAQs for International Students

The latest updates and specific information on COVID-19, including impacts on immigration applications (e.g., study permits, work permits, visas), travel restrictions, work eligibility, medical insurance, and more.

View COVID-19 FAQ page

Helpful resources and links

Plan your budget 

It's important to figure out your costs and make a budget. We can help you!


Living on campus

Apply to live in residence! Our residences are safe, fun, and convenient, and living on campus might just be one of the most memorable parts of your university experience.


Centre for Accessible Learning

CAL provides disability-related information, support and counselling to the SFU community and campus visitors. They are also a liaison between students and faculty in the implementation of disability-related services and accommodations.


International Services for Students

Learn about SFU’s culture, make new friends, and explore what our community has to offer.


Indigenous Student Centre

The ISC is dedicated to providing Indigenous students with programs and services that are unique, cultural, and holistic.