Fall Term – Orientation

Are you a new undergraduate student coming straight from high school? Are you transferring from another post-secondary institution? Are you an international student? We have a whole suite of orientation activities for you!

Welcome events

Welcome Day

Welcome Day is for all students starting at SFU this fall. SFU 101 will be the online portal for you to access and learn more about getting started at SFU and Welcome Day programming.

You will receive an e-mail, sent to your SFU email address, with a link to the SFU 101 Canvas course. There are two parts to SFU 101. Part 1 launches on August 5 and Part 2 launches at the end of August (stay tuned!). The Welcome Day programming will be revealed in the course.

International and Exchange

Exchange and Study Abroad

All exchange and study abroad students are required to attend the free Exchange & Study Abroad Orientation on Friday August 30.

Exchange and study abroad students come to SFU from one of SFU's partner institutions, usually for one or two terms. 

International and Newcomers

Access all the information you must know as an incoming student from international pathways:

Join live Q & A sessions where in each session an International Student Advisor will provide a brief overview of the selected topics for international students and give you a chance to ask any questions you still have.  

Fraser International College

If you are a new student starting at FIC in September, please see FIC Orientation.

Residence week of welcome

Residence Week of Welcome is for all students who have a confirmed housing offer and will be moving into SFU Residence. This is in addition to campus events such as University Prep and Welcome Day.

Academic Transition

University Prep

It's a free online course that will help you prepare for your academic transition to SFU. Each step will take about 30 minutes to complete and take you step by step through what you need to know and do before classes start.

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