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Residence Week of Welcome is an opportunity for all residents to meet your new neighbours, explore the area and city you live in, and prepare for the upcoming term. Residence Week of Welcome programming is open to all residents. We look forward to meeting you!
Week of Welcome
Welcome to residence! This is the day that you move in to your new room.
Meet your neighbours and Residence 101, starting in your common room.
- Barbara Rae House, Shadbolt House, Shell House: 6:00pm-7:45pm
- McTaggart-Cowan Hall, Pauline Jewett House, and Townhouses: 7:00pm-8:45pm
Meet outside the Dining Hall at 7:45pm to walk over to the AQ Gardens and watch an outdoor showing of "Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse" with non-resident students
Week of Welcome
With graduate students at both CCIC and Burnaby, we want your first weekend with us to focus on exploring your new cities and connecting together as graduate students. We also want to ensure you have the time you need to unpack in your new rooms, and prepare for the upcoming term. Click through each day to see the different opportunities to get involved.
Meet your Community Advisors and new neighbours at 7:00pm. Refreshments will be served.
- CCIC - Radius Lounge
- Hamilton - 1st floor Lounge
Hamilton students: meet outside the Dining Hall at 7:45pm to walk over to the AQ Gardens and watch an outdoor showing of "Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse" with non-resident students
CCIC students: Travel up to SFU Burnaby for a free outdoor movie night. Meet in the lobby at 7:00pm to transit together. Please bring transit money.
Hosted by Residence and Housing staff, this session is focused on welcoming to you SFU and what it means to live in a graduate residence community.
- CCIC - Radius lounge
- Hamilton - 1st floor lounge
Burnaby Artisan Farmer's Market: Discover local produce, food, arts, and crafts. Admission to the market is free. Please bring money for transit.
- CCIC: meet in the lobby at 10:15am
- Hamilton: meet outside the Dining Hall (facing Shell) at 10:20am
Science World: Explore the various interactive exhibits and displays at Science World, including the feature exhibit, Mirror Maze. We have a special group rate of $15 for residents to attend. To qualify for this group rate, please register on MyPlace@SFU by August 29th at 4:00pm. Registration will open early August.
- Hamilton: You must meet at the Dining Hall (facing Shell) at 12:00pm so that you all transit together and arrive as one group. Please bring money for transit.
- CCIC: Meet in the lobby at 12:30pm. If you are transiting, please bring money for transit.
Explore this food-focused night market with 120 food vendors from all over the world, fun activities, and all kinds of shops to explore. Admission is $4.75. Your fall semester Compass Card (if loaded) will be valid this day. Otherwise, please bring money for transit.
- CCIC - meet in the lobby at 6:45pm
- Hamilton - meet in front of the Dining Hall (facing Shell) at 6:00pm
Spend Monday checking out areas around Burnaby and Vancouver that you are interested in.
Student staff will not be going to these areas, but take this opportunity to explore with your neighbours.
Some Suggestions for Places to Explore:
- Granville Island
- Stanley Park & Seawall
- Rocky Point Park
- Ambleside Park
- Lonsdale Quay and Market
- Vancouver Art Gallery
- English Bay
- Grouse Mountain
- Vancouver Museum
Other SFU and FIC Orientations
SFU Welcome Day
Are you a new undergraduate student coming straight from high school? Are you transferring from another post-secondary institution? Welcome day is for you! 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.
Fraser International College students have an orientation event specifically for them! Check your offer letter for details and visit the FIC website to find out more about what to expect for FIC orientation.
Welcome Guides for International and Newcomer Students
Welcome Guides are step-by-step guides tailored for new students from different international pathways (e.g. students holding a study permit, Canadian citizens living abroad, newly arrived Canadian Permanent Residents). Download your checklist and complete all the required steps as you prepare to start your studies at SFU.
Please join us at SFU Burnaby for a free orientation conference where you get to decide what is most useful to get your grad school experience off on the best foot.