Virtual Orientation

Please use this section to get settled, find support and take advantage of university services. 

Fall Orientations

The "Build Your Own" orientation event will take place on Friday, August 30, 2019, Burnaby campus. Reserve online.

Departmental Orientations

Your first priority should be to attend your department's orientation event. You'll meet your departmental colleagues and get to know the staff who will be helping you throughout your program.

Residence Orientation

If you have a confirmed place in the SFU Graduate Residences (Hamilton Hall or Charles Chang Innovation Centre: Vancouver Residence), visit the Residences' page for Incoming Residents for info on how to sign up for an early-move in option and residence orientation. It will take place in the first week of September. Cost is TBA.


SFU's Teaching and Learning Centre hosts a large TA/TM Day event for all teaching assistants and tutor-markers. The event is free and open to current TAs/TMs as well as anyone who is interested in becoming a TA or TM.

The schedule also usually includes an opportunity to find out more about TA/TM employee medical coverage for and help with the employee medical insurance forms.

Library Orientation

The Research Commons at the SFU Library has a Library Research Basics for Grad Students overview to get you introduced to the library. Dates TBA.