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Advising & support
Learn how to connect with SIAT's undergraduate advising team and other SFU support services.
Changes to SIAT advising during COVID-19
As as of Tuesday, March 17th, a state of emergency has been issued for the province of British Columbia around the recent COVID-19 outbreaks across the globe.
Simon Fraser University is committed to the safety and well-being of our students, faculty and staff. SIAT has decided to move to remote advising at this time in order to protect our students and staff. In-person advising is not available until further notice.
Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm.
Phone or video conferencing advising
By appointment, from 1-3pm daily.
Email your advisor to set up an appointment.
Please include your full name and student number in all advising requests.
Health and Counselling Services
Health and Counselling Services are still available; however, please call ahead to book an appointment or to access any of their services.
- Support and FAQs for students regarding COVID-19.
- SFU students (Grad & UGrad) can access free, immediate support 24/7 (chat or phone) with My SSP (Student Support Program).
- Option to phone and pre-book appointments - request video, phone or in-person appointments, as well as language options.
- Download the My SSP app to access articles and strategies to stay healthy and connected.
- Call 1.844.451.9700 (CAN/ US) or 001.416.380.6578 (international, charges may apply) to access My SSP by phone.
For more information about how COVID-19 is impacting the university community, please visit the FAQ page.
SIAT academic advising
Our undergraduate academic advising team:
Drop-in advising times
Except for holidays listed in the SFU Calendar, drop-in advising times for the week are:
- Monday, from 1pm-3pm
- Tuesday, from 1pm-3pm
- Wednesday, from 12pm-2pm
- Thursday, from 1pm-3pm
- Friday, from 1pm-3pm
Upcoming changes to drop-in advising:
No in person advising until further notice.
How drop-in advising works
Drop-in advising operates on a first come, first served basis.
During peak times, the advisors may have to turn students away and defer graduation checks. Hours are subject to change without notice. We will do our best to post any changes in advising times to this page.
Booking an advising appointment
You can book an advising appointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com at least one day in advance. Your email should include your name, student number, and the date and time you would like to meet.
Other SFU advising & support
As an SFU student, there are additional advising and support options available to you.
Advisors can help you plan your academic program and make sure you navigate your degree program as efficiently as possible. Available on all three campuses, they are here to help undeclared students with course planning and advice.
Each faculty, department, school and program at SFU has an advisor who is the resident expert on how courses in that area work. If you're looking for information and advice about courses outside SIAT, please contact an academic advisor.
Career Services offers one-on-one advising, group workshops and career fairs, as well as an extensive library of traditional and online resources.
SFU International offers one-on-one advising for students interested in studying abroad on an exchange or field school.
Financial Aid provides options and strategies for financing your education, including scholarships and awards, student loans and bursaries and the Work Study program.
Health & Counselling Services provides all SFU students with access to basic medical services, physiotherapy, personal counselling and health promotion programming.
SFU International offers one-on-one advising and group workshops for all international and exchange students on issues relating to study permits, visas, work permits, health insurance, academic and cultural transition.