Residence Week of Welcome

As a new resident, you are bound to have questions. We design residence week of welcome around you, helping to uncover the answers to the questions you have, and providing you information about resources, programs and services. Residence week of welcome is an opportunity for you to learn how to navigate campus and introduce you to the community. We look forward to meeting you!   

Move in day

May 2, 2019

Welcome to residence! This is the day that you move in to your new room, meet your Community Advisor (CA) and fellow residents for the first time.
Community Meeting
: At 6 p.m. you will meet your Community Advisor (CA) and fellow residents and have your first community meeting.   

Residence 101: All new residents must attend the Residence 101 presentation on May 2, 2019 at 7 p.m. Your CA will take you to this presentation once your Community Meeting is finished. This presentation introduces you to living in residence, goes over some important information, and introduces you to the various staff you will interact with throughout your time in SFU Residence and Housing.

Residence week of welcome schedule 

Campus orientations

May 3, 2019

Campus Orientations: Check your email for details on which campus orientation you should be attending. Staff from those orientations will pick you up outside the Dining Hall to take you to check-in.  


Move in weekend

May 4 and May 5, 2019

The weekend is filled with different activities aimed at connecting you with other residents, learning about the area you have just moved into, and getting ready for the term ahead.

Other orientations

SFU 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.


FIC orientation

Fraser International College students have an orientation event specifically for them! Check your offer letter for details and visit the FIC website to find out more about what to expect for FIC orientation.


Welcome Guides for International and Newcomer Students

Welcome Guides are step-by-step guides tailored for new students from different international pathways (e.g. students holding a study permit, Canadian citizens living abroad, newly arrived Canadian Permanent Residents). Download your checklist and complete all the required steps as you prepare to start your studies at SFU.