The Summit First Year Transition Program

will set you up for success in your first year beginning with a five-night stay in Residence with programming continuing throughout the Fall and Spring. Space is limited; register now. Learn more...

SFU 101

SFU101 is a suite of programs and events that will give you the orientation you need to succeed at SFU.  Take advantage of some or all of them to give yourself a head start.


This eNewsletter will help you stay organized and prepare for your first year. Every two weeks, you will receive a personalized email from us to remind you of important dates, offer you valuable advice, invite you to special events for new students, and more.

Information Evening

Join us on Thursday May 25 as we welcome over 1300 new students and their guests to campus. The evening's activities will include a fair featuring all of our academic programs and student services and presentations from keynote speakers. Visit our campus bookstore to grab some new clothes and accessories to show your SFU spirit! See Information Evening.

University Prep

Complete this free online course to help you transition to SFU and prepare for academic success. This course will take you step-by-step through what you need to know and do before arriving on campus, and will guide you throughout your first term. In this course you will learn about the academic culture, degree requirements, course enrollment procedures, and the wide range of opportunities and resources available to you at SFU.

You can begin the course within 3-4 business days after activating your computing ID in June,  by logging in to SFU Canvas.

Welcome Day

Join us for this informative day which will help you start classes with confidence. The day will highlight the many resources available to you, introduce you to your faculty, help you find your way around campus and, of course, connect you to other new students.

If you have a confirmed room in residence, and/or you are an International student, there are additional orientation activities available for you.

See all campus orientations >

Week of Welcome

Week of Welcome is a celebration of the beginning of the school year for both new and returning students. Join us for this week filled with festive activities, BBQs, free swag and so much more!

See Week of Welcome schedule >


Meet your peers and connect with the incoming class. Get your questions answered by our student information assistants.