Week of Welcome

Spring 2022 Week of Welcome (January 6-9, 2022)

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! Keep your eyes on your email for more information.

Week Of Welcome Events

Hot Chocolate Bar
East Tower First Floor Lounge
Thursday, January 6, 2022
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Join us to grab a hot chocolate, top with some different toppings, and say a quick hi to our staff. Dietary restriction options available. Please note that due to the current public health orders, this is strictly a “grab and go” opportunity – we look forward to having you stay and mingle with us in the future once restrictions change and allow for it.

Virtual escape rooms
Friday, January 7, 2022
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Black Noir Murder Escape
6:00 p.m. -7:30 p.m.

  • You and your team play the role of Private Investigator Mr Jones. A mysterious letter leads you through a trial of crime scenes with puzzles to solve and suspects to interrogate. Set during the gangster era, follow the trail across a range of bespoke locations in New York City. This crime has to be solved before the murderer strikes again.

Lost in the Arctic
7:45 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.

  • Your team have been tasked with locating the missing crew at the Arctic Outpost who suddenly & mysteriously stopped making radio contact. Navigate your way through a variety of Arctic locations and solve the puzzles to solve & win the game. But be careful, whatever they discovered was clearly not of this world.

Zoom link: Meeting ID: 660 8211 8705 Password: 741450

Residence Life Community Meetings
Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Join us on zoom to meet our Residence Life Coordinator, Community Advisors, and Area Coordinators. This is an important meeting for all residents to learn about living in residence during the spring 2022 term – what to expect and what’s expected. Door prizes are up for grabs!

Virtual Games Night
Saturday, January 8, 2022
7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. 

Drop in at any point to join us in playing different games – from Codenames, to Werewolf, to Jackbox – there’s lots to choose from and opportunities for you to connect with staff and other residents.

Zoom link: Meeting ID: 667 4165 2778 Password: 766000


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.

FIC orientation

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.


Graduate Orientation

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.