Welcome! We’re so pleased to have you join our university community and we hope SFU feels like your home away from home. There are lots of great programs available to support you through your transition to SFU. They are open to all new students (even if you’ve already attended another post-secondary institution) with additional programming to support your unique needs and experiences. Learn more about your exciting next steps below, starting with our online transition courses!
Whether you’re joining us months or days before your first day of classes, start with the steps outlined below to build a strong foundation for a successful start to your SFU journey.
Go to University Prep, Step 1 to learn tools for course exploration and discover the range of academic opportunities available to you.
Get ready to enroll in classes:
- Complete University Prep, Step 2 to prepare for enrollment and learn how to build a balanced schedule, choose classes using goSFU, and connect with an advisor.
Learn how to find your people and get involved:
Attend Welcome Programs
- Celebrate the start of the year with your HIVE peers and receive a formal welcome from SFU and your Faculty at Welcome Day.
- Attend events and programming designed to help you explore involvement opportunities and support services available to you.
Activate your computing ID!
After you accept your offer of admission by paying your admission deposit, you will receive an email to your non-SFU email address indicating that your SFU computing ID is ready for online activation.
COVID-19 FAQs for International Students
The latest updates and specific information on COVID-19, including impacts on immigration applications (e.g., study permits, work permits, visas), travel restrictions, work eligibility, medical insurance, and more.
Helpful resources and links
Living on campus
You can still apply to live in residence! Our residences are safe, fun, and convenient, and living on campus might just be one of the most memorable parts of your university experience.
Centre for Accessible Learning
CAL provides disability-related information, support and counselling to the SFU community and campus visitors. They are also a liaison between students and faculty in the implementation of disability-related services and accommodations.