Fall – Month of Welcome

Whether you are new or returning to SFU, this is the place to find all of the fun, informative and interactive virtual events happening during the first month of the Fall term.

Month of Welcome will celebrate the start of the Fall 2020 term, connect you with fellow students, and get you excited to explore all that SFU offers to you. You can join online community activities and events to meet new people, connect with peers who have similar interests, learn about the variety of student clubs and groups to get involved with, and be entertained and informed.

It all kicked off on Tuesday, September 8 with Welcome Day! A virtual one-day, university-wide fun, engaging and interactive welcome and orientation event for all SFU students.

More details are listed below. Please come back often to check for new and upcoming events. We can’t wait to see you!

Event Schedule Overview

  Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5
Monday Augt 31 - Sept 4 

Getting Ready for Academic Success
[1:00pm - 3:00pm]

Bouncing Forward:
Online Resilience Course

(available online throughout the
duration of MoW)
September 7

Labour Day
SFU closed

September 14

Top 5 Academic Success Strategies
[11:30am - 12:20pm]

Time Management with Shay Hayashi
[12:00pm - 1:30pm]

Mindfulness Meditation
[12:30pm - 1:00pm]

Academic Writing and Grammar for Multilingual Users
[7:00pm - 9:00pm]

Our Creative Community

September 21

Live Workout Classes

Esports Leagues Registration Open

SASS Week of Welcome

Mindfulness Meditation
[12:30pm - 1:00pm]

How I Succeeded in Online Courses
[2:30pm - 4:00pm]

Movie Mondays: The Handmaiden
[5:00pm - 7:30pm]

Academic Writing and Grammar for Multilingual Learners
[7:00pm - 9:00pm]

September 28

Live Workout Classes

Critical Reading & Thinking
[10:30am - 11:20am]

Mindfulness Meditation
[12:30pm - 1:00pm]

Library Skills Workshop
[5:00pm - 6:00pm]

Movie Mondays: Firesong
[5:00pm - 7:00pm]

Academic Writing and Grammar for Multilingual Learners
[7:00pm - 9:00pm]

Tuesday September 1

5 Tips to Grad School Living
[1:00pm - 1:30pm]
September 8

Welcome Day
[9:30am - 12:30pm]

Interfaith Digital Faith Connections
[11:00am - 12:00pm]

Equity Support Group - for TAs and TMs
[1:00pm - 3:00pm]

Virtual Services Fair
[3:00pm - 5:00pm]

Movie Night - Crazy Rich Asians
[7:00pm - 9:00pm]

UCM Welcome Tuesday Night Fellowship
[5:30pm - 7:30pm]

September 15

Fall Virtual Clubs Days
[10:00am - 3:00pm]

Success Strategies for Online Courses during COVID-19
[10:30am - 11:20am]

Meet, Greet & Eat
[12:30pm - 1:30pm]

Social Justice Homework Club
[1:00pm - 3:00pm]

Movie Night - Free Solo
[7:00pm - 9:00pm]

SFSS x TechBytes Adobe Illustrator Workshop
[7:30pm - 9:00pm]

Our Creative Community

September 22

SASS Week of Welcome

Live Workout Classes

Esports Leagues Registration Open

Bullet Journaling Workshop
[12:00pm - 1:30pm]

Science and Environment Co-op Program Info Session
[12:30pm - 1:30pm]

Equity Support Group - for TAs and TMs
[1:00pm - 3:00pm]

Self-Advocacy as a Disabled Student During COVID-19
[1:30pm - 3:20pm]

WriteOUT!
[5:00pm - 7:00pm]

September 29

Live Workout Classes

How to Succeed in Quantitative Courses
[11:30am - 12:20pm]

Meet, Greet & Eat
[12:30pm - 1:30pm]

Health Trivia with the Health Peers
[12:30pm - 1:30pm]

Social Justice Homework Club
[1:00pm - 3:00pm]

Citation Management
[5:00pm - 6:00pm]

Wednesday September 2

5 Tips I Wish I’d Known My First Year
[2:30pm - 3:00pm]

September 9

Virtual Services Fair
[9:00am - 11:00am]

Wellness Wednesday - Ask the Nurse
[9:00am - 4:30pm]

Mindfulness Meditation
[12:30pm - 1:00pm]

Interfaith Digital Faith Connections
[3:00pm - 4:00pm]

Hands-On Crafts Circle
[6:00pm - 9:00pm]

September 16

Wellness Wednesday - Ask the Nurse
[9:00am - 4:30pm]

Fall Virtual Clubs Days
[10:00am - 3:00pm]

Coffee Connect
[11:00 am - 12:00 pm]

Time Management for Academic Success
[11:30am - 12:20pm]

Live Garden Workshop
[12:00pm]

Mindfulness Meditation
[12:30pm - 1:00pm]

BPK & HSCI Co-op Information Session
[12:30pm - 1:20pm]

Hands-On Crafts Circle
[6:00pm - 9:00pm]

Our Creative Community

September 23

SASS Week of Welcome

Live Workout Classes

Esports Leagues Registration Open

Wellness Wednesday - Ask the Nurse
[9:00am - 4:30pm]

Speed-Friending
[11:00 am - 12:00 pm]

Entrepreneurship support@SFU
[11:00am - 12:30pm]

Mindfulness Meditation
[12:30pm - 1:00pm]

Pets Social
[4:00pm - 5:30pm]

Sexual Health Workshop - Contraception and STIs
[5:00pm - 6:00pm]

The Professors: Age of Zoom
[5:30pm - 7:30pm]

Hands-On Crafts Circle
[6:00pm - 9:00pm]

Structuring Ideas Through Grammar
[7:00pm - 8:00pm]

Writing Without Procrastination
[7:00pm - 8:00pm]

September 30

Live Workout Classes

Wellness Wednesday - Ask the Nurse
[9:00am - 4:30pm]

Speed-Friending
[11:00 am - 12:00 pm]

Activating your degree: entrepreneurial mindset
[11:00am - 12:30pm]

A conversation on Cyberconsent
[12:00pm - 1:30pm]

Mindfulness Meditation
[12:30pm - 1:00pm]

Orange Shirt Day
[12:30pm - 1:30pm]

Hands-On Crafts Circle
[6:00pm - 9:00pm]

Thursday September 3

5 Tips to Crush that Course
[3:30pm - 4:00pm]

September 10

Financial Aid & Awards Information Session for Indigenous students
[9:30am - 10:30am]

Virtual Services Fair
[3:00pm - 5:00pm]

D&D @ OOC
[5:00pm - 7:00pm]

 

September 17


Fall Virtual Clubs Days
[10:00am - 3:00pm]

Arts & Social Sciences Co-op Program Info Session
[12:30pm - 1:15pm]

Pet Zoom!
[2:30pm - 3:15pm]

Speed-Friending
[3:00pm - 4:00pm]

Global Connections Program Welcome Kickoff
[5:00pm - 6:30pm]

D&D @ OOC
[5:00pm - 7:00pm]

September 24

SASS Week of Welcome

Live Workout Classes

Esports Leagues Registration Open

Note-Taking for Reading and Online Lectures
[9:30am - 10:20am]

Ask Me Anything - Instagram Live with Dr. Tim Takaro
[12:30 pm]

Case Manager Meet & Greet with the Sexual Violence Support & Prevention Office
[1:30pm - 2:30pm]

Speed-Friending
[3:00pm - 4:00pm]

D&D @ OOC
[5:00pm - 7:00pm]

LGBTQ+ Speed Friending
[7:00pm - 10:00pm]

October 1

Live Workout Classes

Giving Effective Online Presentations
[10:30am - 11:20am]

Speed-Friending
[3:00pm - 4:00pm]

D&D @ OOC
[5:00pm - 7:00pm]

Friday September 4

5 Tips to Make an Impact
[3:30pm - 4:00pm]

SFSS Trivia Night
[7:00pm - 8:00pm]
September 11

First Friday Carnival

September 18

Study Strategies that Work!
[10:30am - 11:20am]

Mindfulness Meditation
[12:30pm - 1:00pm]

Out On Campus Open House
[7:00pm - 10:00pm]

SFSS x TechBytes Figma Workshop
[7:30pm - 9:00pm]

September 25

SASS Week of Welcome

Esports Leagues Registration Open

Improve Your Concentration & Reading Effectiveness
[10:30am - 11:20am]

Mindfulness Meditation
[12:30pm - 1:00pm]

Food Justice Webinar
[1:00pm - 2:00pm]

Sexual Health Workshop- Decision Making and Consent
[5:00pm - 6:00pm]

The Game Agenda
[5:00pm - 7:00pm]

October 2

Mindfulness Meditation
[12:30pm - 1:00pm]

Embark Camp – Virtual Community Kitchen
[4:00pm - 6:00pm]

Saturday   September 12

Top 5 Things to Know about University Writing
[11:00am - 12:00pm]
     

Social Events + Community Connections

Connecting with fellow students is an important part of your university experience that will help you succeed. Through your participation in a variety of non-academic events you will be connected and immersed in the SFU culture, and you will experience a sense of belonging as an active member of the SFU community.

This is a perfect place to reconnect with friends, and meet new people too.

Need-to-Know Resources + Opportunities

Have you wondered how to connect with other students, learn about volunteer opportunities where you meet people and build skills or find out how to remotely access online journals, books, or seek expert and friendly help with academic writing?

These are just a few important details you can find out by attending the Virtual Services Fair! We’ve got you covered and you can drop in to virtual sessions at the Virtual Services Fair, happening throughout the first week of the Fall term. You’ll learn about 30+ services available to you, including community support, career and volunteer opportunities, academic success, health and wellness and lots of other university resources.  Guaranteed, joining in will be time well spent.

Check back soon for a listing of useful resources and ways to learn more.

Workshop/Interest Group Opportunities

Do you have a hobby or special interest? Chances are Simon Fraser Student Society (SFSS) has a student club or group of like-minded students who would love to connect with you. From anime to hiking, to introverts, knitters, singers and more—there’s at least one of 100+ clubs for you!  

You can learn more about the Virtual Clubs Days events, and check out other events and workshops at Community Connection.

Sponsors

Thank you to the following companies and organizations who have supported our students and the Month of Welcome.  

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Contact us

Have a question or did you spot something wrong with this webpage? Please email wow@sfu.ca.  

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