Fall Term – Welcome Day & Events

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 new undergraduate students starting at SFU this fall. Join us virtually on Tuesday, September 7 at 10:00 am (PT)! 

It will be your opportunity to:

  • meet classmates, staff and others who will be a part of your new community; 
  • learn about the SFU community;
  • find out more about your program of study, and more! 

Stay tuned for details and for information on how to register! 

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Your Month of Welcome

Month of Welcome will celebrate the start of the fall term, connect you with fellow students, and get you excited to explore all that SFU offers to you.

You can join 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.

Month of Welcome starts mid-August and runs until mid-October.

More about your Month of Welcome >

Wayfinding Campus Tours

Join student-led campus tours to help you find your way to the places and resources you need on campus. Our goal is to help you feel welcomed, so you can confidently tap into the resources that you need to succeed.

Our Wayfinding Champions will provide a guided walking tour of our campus that will last approximately 1.5 hours. You'll learn about student engagement opportunities and events, on-campus services, study areas, and more.

International and Exchange

Live Q&A

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.

  • Thursday, July 29, 2021 | 8:00 - 10:00 AM PT
  • Wednesday, August 18, 2021 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM PT

Missed the session?

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Exchange and Study Abroad Orientation

Exchange and study abroad students come to SFU from one of SFU's partner institutions, usually for one or two terms. New virtual exchange students will be supported a pre-term program in SFU's online learning platform, Canvas. 

All exchange and study abroad students are required to attend the free orientation session.

New virtual exchange students will be invited to participate directly by email. ISS will also hold orientation and other sessions for exchange students at the start of the term. All details will be communicated by email.

Welcome Guides

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

Fraser International College

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

Connect with us on Instagram

Follow SFU Global Community on Instagram for information about events and activities run by International Services for Students.

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 Welcome Day and Month of Welcome.