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SAIT Start

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If you're starting at SAIT in fall 2018, you're joining an amazing community — see what it's all about at SAIT Start on Saturday, May 26, 2018.

SAIT Start will help you kick things off on the right foot. By the end of the day, you'll be more prepared for the academic year ahead and you will feel more familiar with the campus and your program.

SAIT Start 2018 schedule

Take this opportunity to meet your soon-to-be classmates and explore what student life will be like outside the classroom. Don't miss out on the chance to win big prizes, like a full year of tuition!

Schedule of events for SAIT Start on May 26, 2018.

SAIT Start location

Our main campus is located at 1301-16 Avenue NW and is accessible by bus and LRT. If you plan to drive, free parking will be available in P1 and the SAIT Parking Garage (P6), level two only.

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SAIT Residence

Did you know? If you're coming from out-of-town for SAIT Start, you can stay right on campus at SAIT Residence.

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SAIT Start registration prize draw contest

RSVP for SAIT Start for a chance to win one of two $250 campus cash cards.

We've sent out an invitation, so check your inbox and watch for the two lucky winners who will be drawn and announced on Saturday, May 26.

Contest rules and regulations

Plan your day

There's no right way to do SAIT Start. You can either opt in for all the registered sessions, explore the Information Fair and other drop-in options or plan for a combination of all we have to offer.

Information Fair

Running all day in the Stan Grad Centre, the Information Fair has more than 25 booths representing almost every aspect of student life — from athletics, clubs and working on campus to student awards, loans and academic support.

8 am - 1:30 pm | Stand Grad Centre

Students: Program Meet and Greet

Start building your SAIT network today — meet the people who will help define your post-secondary experience. Get specific information about your program, hear from the dean of your school and some of your program instructors, and meet your future classmates.

Supporters: Supporting Your Student

Getting a post-secondary education is an immersive, meaningful and often challenging experience. Many students will look for support from their parents, partners or friends. Find out what to expect and how to help your new student successfully transition to life at SAIT.

Clubs Meetup

SAIT Mechanical Society, SAIT Pride Club, Marketing at SAIT — those are just some of the active clubs you can join on campus. Head over to the Johnson-Cobbe Energy Centre and chat with some of our clubs to get the most out of your student experience. Then learn how to build your Co-Curricular Record so you're better prepared to share your skills and experiences with potential employers when you graduate.

Preparation sessions

Paying for Your Education

There are many ways to make the cost of a post-secondary education more manageable. Find out about the funding sources available to SAIT students, get a handle on how much money you need, and get tips on how to budget the money you have.

Academic Success

Learn what it takes to be academically successful in a post-secondary environment. Prepare for the challenges of coursework by brushing up on time management strategies and discover active study methods to help you become a confident learner.

Next Steps

The countdown is on to your first day at SAIT. Find out what's on your to-do list and the best way to check things off, including how to get your ID card and UPass. Learn how to use my SAIT to track registration, payments and grades. Get a heads-up on upcoming deadlines that you won't want to miss.

Transfer and Mature Students

If you're starting at SAIT in the fall and already have a post-secondary experience or if you're not fresh out of high school, this is the session for you. We'll cover transfer options and credit for prior learning, services for students with partners and families, and how to get involved on campus as a mature student.

Student Awards Lab

Did you know? The deadline to apply for entrance awards is Wednesday, May 30. Our student awards experts will walk you through the application, explain specific application criteria and answer any questions you have.

SAIT awards over $5 million in scholarships and awards annually — make sure you're putting your best foot forward in your application.

Campus tour

Discover the best places to eat, study, socialize and find support at SAIT. Your tour guide will point out key spots on campus, including the Lamb Learner Success Centre, the SAIT Students' Association (SAITSA) main office, the computer commons and more.

Get involved with SAIT Start, volunteer to help!

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If you're a current SAIT student, staff member, instructor or alumni, SAIT Start needs the wisdom of your experience!

Help new students feel welcome on campus, get fed and have fun. Training will be provided for all volunteers. 

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Contact SAIT Start

SAIT Start is for students beginning full-time programs in September. Watch your inbox for details and your registration invitation.

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