Faculty and Staff

Four ways to welcome students this September

August 16, 2018

September means “back to school,” and we’re inviting staff and faculty to help us welcome our new and returning students. There are four easy ways to participate: 

Welcome Day

Welcome Day is the campus orientation event for all new undergraduate students, and we rely on faculty and staff to extend a warm SFU welcome by helping students find their way around, and providing general support. You can volunteer at either the Surrey or Burnaby campuses.

Surrey Welcome Day volunteer Sign-Up

Burnaby Welcome Day volunteer Sign-Up

Your faculty may also contact you to to help with faculty-specific sessions.

Week of Welcome

In early September, Week of Welcome tempts students with activities, games, prizes and food. This fun series of events supports new student transition, while also welcoming back our returning students. 

Why not drop by during an event and connect with students in this fun, social setting? Staff may also be contacted to sign up to support the campus and community resource fairs taking place at all three campuses. 

Ask Me

Could you volunteer for a one-hour shift with the Ask Me program? All that’s required is to stand in high-traffic areas on campus and provide building/classroom directions and answer any general questions. It’s a great way to connect with our new students. 

Can’t commit to a scheduled shift? Request a red “Ask Me” button and wear it during the last week of August and first week of September. 

Fill out this websurvey by August 27 to sign-up for a shift or request buttons. 


Research indicates that students perceive SFU as impersonal and lacking a sense of community. So #XOSFU aims to delight students through random acts of kindness. To participate, write an encouraging note to a student on one of the “You Got This (and we’ve got you)” cards, which are available at the Student Central front desk.

For more information about #XOSFU please visit the #XOSFU website.

Questions? Email us at involved@sfu.ca