Residence Week of Welcome

Residence Week of Welcome

 Residence Week of Welcome is an opportunity for all residents to meet your new neighbours, explore the area and city you live in, and prepare for the upcoming term. Residence Week of Welcome programming is open to all residents. We look forward to meeting you!

Summer 2020 Week of Welcome

Please note that due to COVID-19 our Week of Welcome Programming will be held virtually on the a Residence WOW Discord server, while the last one will be a zoom meeting. Keep your eyes on your email for the link.

Movie Night

September 5th – 7:00pm-10:00pm

All residents are invited to Movie Night. You will be able to vote on which movie to watch. The options are Pokémon Detective Pikachu, The Martian, and Aquaman.

Virtual Escape Room

September 6th – 11:00am-2:00pm

 In a team of 3-6, work through the Mansion of Thieves virtual escape room.

Jackbox Games

September 6th – 6:00pm-9:00pm

Join staff and residents in playing different party games through your phone or laptop.

Staff AMA 

September 7th – 11:00am-12:30pm

Have a question for staff about studying at SFU or FIC? Want to know more about living in Residence or fun things to do? Staff are here to answer your questions!


September 7th – 6:00pm-9:00pm

Good at drawing? Doesn’t matter! All skill levels welcome here where you try to draw different words and have other guess what word you’re trying to draw.

Residence 101

September 10th - 8:00pm

This will be a zoom meeting (link to be sent to residents directly) that is for all in-room (or soon to arrive) residents about life in Residence for Fall 2020.

Other SFU and FIC 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.


Graduate Orientation

Please join us at SFU Burnaby for a free orientation conference where you get to decide what is most useful to get your grad school experience off on the best foot.