Month of Welcome

Whether you are new or returning to SFU, this is the place to find all of the fun, informative and interactive events happening during the first few weeks of the summer term.

Month of Welcome will celebrate the start of the term, connect you with fellow students, and get you excited to explore all that SFU has to offer. You can join community activities and events to meet new people, connect with peers who have similar interests, learn about the variety of student clubs and groups to get involved with, and be entertained and informed.

Welcome Day

MAY 9TH, 2022 | Time: 10:00 AM PT

It all kicks off on with Welcome Day, a virtual one-day, university-wide fun, engaging and interactive welcome and orientation event for all new SFU students.

Month of Welcome Event Schedule

Date Time Event Location
April 4 - June 30 8:00AM - 10:00PM Special Collections Exhibit — Visible Labour: Activism and Solidarity in the CUPE B.C. Fonds W.A.C. Bennett Library
3rd (main) floor
May 5 10:00AM - 3:00PM National Day of Awareness for MMIWG2S Burnaby Campus; SUB 3000 (entrance)
May 6 3:30PM - 5:30PM Seedling to Sidedish: Explore Cultural Plants and Palettes Embark Sustainability's Student Union Building Learning Garden
May 9 - May 31 Library Hours Welcome (Back) to SFU Library Burnaby & Surrey
May 9 - May 31 Library Hours MISinformation: An IAT 103W Exhibit Fraser Library (SFU Surrey)
May 9 - August 2022 Various times SLC Workshops (Summer 2022) Various locations
May 16 - June 24 Self-paced  Effective Intercultural Communication  Online Canvas course (free)
register via myExperience 
May 17 6:00PM - 8:00PM Climate Equity in Conversation Burnaby Campus WMC 2830
May 18 11:30AM - 12:20PM BPK & Health Sciences Co-op Info Session Online via Zoom
May 19 12:30PM - 2:00PM Bring on the Buzz! Pollinator Walk n' Talk SFU Burnaby Campus
May 25 12:30PM - 1:30PM Science & Environment Co-op Info Session Online via Zoom
May 25 12:30PM - 1:30PM Arts & Social Sciences Co-op Info Session Online via Zoom
May 31 Library Hours MISinformation: An IAT 103W Exhibit Fraser Library (SFU Surrey)

Highlighted Events

Services Fair

Tuesday, May 10th | Time: 12PM - 3PM
Mezzanine, Surrey campus

Wednesday, May 11th | Time: 12PM - 3PM
Convocation Mall, Burnaby campus

Join us for our Services Fair. Navigate in and out of booths, speak to knowledgeable SFU staff and community members, and learn about the SFU community and service information. Learn more

Student Learning Commons Workshops

May - August 2022

Students can receive expert and friendly help with academic writing, learning and study strategies, that includes one-to-one consultations, conversation partners, workshops and online resources.

See workshop dates and details

Effective Intercultural Communication 

May 16 - June 24, 2022

Self-paced online opportunity for students who would like to increase their intercultural understanding and communication skills through developing self-awareness.

Learn more

Workshop/Interest Group Opportunities

Do you have a hobby or special interest? Chances are Simon Fraser Student Society (SFSS) has a student club or group of like-minded students who would love to connect with you. From anime to hiking, to introverts, knitters, singers and more—there’s at least one of 100+ clubs for you!  View club directory