Welcome Day & Events

Thank you to all those who came out and participated for a great Welcome Day for Spring 2024 on January 5! We hope this event has helped you have a great start to your first term and your new beginnings as an SFU student.

There are many other events upcoming this term, please do stay tuned on the Month of Welcome Page and we hope to see you all again!

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!

It will be an 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

Welcome Day is a part of Month of Welcome. Be sure to check out all the events and activities happening across SFU throughout the month of January!

RSVP to Welcome Day

All new SFU undergraduates are invited – and encouraged – to attend Welcome Day! Your invitation and more information about Welcome Day will be included in a Get Started email sent to your SFU email account in mid-December.

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals to engage fully. If you have any questions about accessibility, please contact


Check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below, or email us at


Why should I attend Welcome Day?

  • Welcome Day helps new students transition into the SFU community in a fun and engaging way. You'll have the chance to meet your peers, faculty, and staff at SFU. You get to explore and find your way around campus in preparation for your first day. And you will learn more about how to get involved in the community and get insight and tips from your HIVE leaders on what it’s really like being a student at SFU.

Do I have to RSVP to attend Welcome Day?

  • Yes! Your RSVP helps us prepare for your arrival on Welcome Day and lets us know if you require any special dietary or accessibility accommodations. Be sure to check your email to your invite and RSVP by December 22 to secure your free lunch.

What should I bring with me on Welcome Day?

  • Make sure to have your Eventbrite QR code ready at check-in and know which HIVE you belong in. As portions of the day may be taking place outdoors, make sure to dress accordingly! We also recommend that you have your class schedule with you so we can help find your specific classrooms, lecture theatres, and labs.

I did not receive an invite to register for Welcome Day. What do I do?

Can I bring my parents/friends/supporters with me to Welcome Day?

  • Welcome Day is only open to new SFU students.

Where can I find a quiet space, if needed?

  • You can find our “Chill Zone”, featuring colouring and other quiet activities, at MBC 2270.