Welcome Day


Are you a new undergraduate student coming straight from high school? Are you transferring from another post-secondary institution? Welcome Day is for you!

Join us for this informative day which will help you start classes with confidence. The day will highlight the many resources available to you, introduce you to your faculty, help you find your way around campus and, of course, connect you to other new students.

If you have a confirmed room in residence, and/or you are an International student, there are additional orientation activities available for you.

Surrey campus

August 30

Burnaby campus

August 31
Convocation Mall

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International Student Orientation

September 1
Time to be posted later
Burnaby campus — room to be posted later

For international undergraduate students holding study permits, or students who are new to Canadian culture (e.g., Canadian citizens living abroad, newly arrived Canadian Permanent Residents). International Student Orientation should be done in addition to Welcome Day. It does not conflict with Residence Orientation.

There are separate orientations for Exchange and Study Abroad students.

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Residence Orientation: Welcome Home

August 30 – October 15
Burnaby campus Residences

This orientation is for all first-time residents (including FIC students) who have received a confirmed offer to live at SFU Residences. Residence Orientation: Welcome Home includes events, activities, and workshops before classes. After classes start, there are ongoing Residence Orientation events in the evenings and on weekends to accommodate most students' schedules. Residence Orientation does not conflict with Welcome Day or International Student Orientation.