International Student Orientation

Burnaby Campus

September 1   Time to be announced later        m Room location to be announced later

Who should attend International Student Orientation?

We strongly encourage you to attend International Student Orientation if you are an incoming, undergraduate student who:

  • holds a study permit; or,
  • has transferred from FIC to SFU; or,
  • has attended high school outside of Canada; or,
  • is new to Canadian university culture  

This free, one-day Orientation aims to ease your process of adapting to a new social and academic environment at Simon Fraser University. 

Choose from a variety of workshops and information sessions to create an Orientation day unique to you and your needs. Topics will include (but are not limited to):

  • Academic culture at SFU
  • Immigration and employment regulations for international students
  • Medical insurance (BC MSP, SFU Plan, StudentCare)
  • Getting involved on campus
  • Settlement Services for New Canadians and Permanent Residents
  • Academic Support for English as Additional Language students
  • Connecting with other new students and peer leaders

Orientation schedule will be available online in early August-check back here for more information! 

Registration is now open and will close on Monday, August 21st at 11:59 pm (unless it fills in advance).

Register now.



Other campus orientations

Welcome Day

Don't forget to sign up for Welcome Day — your campus orientation. It doesn't conflict with other orientation activities.

Students living in Residence

This orientation is for students who have received an offer from Residence. After you’ve registered for Welcome Day, learn more about Residence Orientation.

FIC Students

FIC students have a separate campus orientation.