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Accessibility Services

Accessibility Services offers accommodations and services for SAIT Polytechnic students with chronic health conditions and mobility, sensory (e.g. vision and hearing), learning, attentional, neurological, psychological, and temporary accessibilities (e.g. broken wrist).

Services provided to students with disabilities and health conditions include assistance with funding applications for services and adaptive equipment, facilitation of classroom and examination accessibility related accommodations, adaptive technology training and equipment loans, advising and referrals.

Since arranging for accommodation and services and attaining funds for services takes time, please check documentation guidelines, and contact us at least six months before the first day of semester or training period of your planned start at SAIT.

Available Accommodations and Services

  • Services provided for students with accessibility needs include facilitation of classroom accommodations and services, use of adaptive technology, accessibility-related examination accommodations, and other services.
  • Classroom accommodations and services
    • Use of adaptive devices (e.g. FM systems; spell checkers)
    • Use of oral and sign language interpreters
    • Use of professional or student note takers in the classroom
    • Permission to record lectures
    • Special seating and preferential seating location
    • Access to instructors' overheads/presentations before classes
    • Breaks during class-time
    • Use of adaptive technology in the classroom and labs
  • Adaptive technology. The following technology is available in Accessibility Services:
    • High speed scanner
    • Screen reading software ( JAWS; Kurzweil; TextHelp)
    • Screen magnification software with speech (Zoom Text)
    • Franklin Language Master
    • FM transmitter/receiver system
    • Digital recorders
    • Electronic spell checkers
  • Exam accommodations
    • Extended exam time
    • Distraction-free environments
    • Exams divided into sections (e.g. to permit breaks)
    • Environments where student may walk around or lie down
    • Alternate exam formats (e.g. taped or electronic) for all or portions of the exam
    • Use of adaptive technology or software (e.g. spell checkers, calculators, computers, JAWS, ZoomText, Kurzweil, TextHelp)
    • Reader or scribe for exams


Alumni and Development

Welcome Future Alumni!

You are setting off on a journey that will bring more opportunities than you can imagine! Some 211,000 SAIT alumni are now applying their skills in 71 countries around the world. The Alumni and Development department is here to help you succeed well beyond your student years. Our goal is to help you move from the classroom to a successful career.

During your time at SAIT, we hope you will take advantage of the mentors and contacts you make. Many of our industry partners are past SAIT students who are willing to share their experiences to help you achieve your goals. Through such partnerships and a strong graduate network, we can help you make the connections to advance your career.

The Alumni and Development team also administers SAIT's Student Awards program. More than $4.0 million in funding and 3,650 awards are available each year. Awards are based on achievement, community service and/or financial need. Several awards are just for apprentices.

We look forward to meeting you and to helping you make the most of your time at SAIT. Once you complete your program, the advantages continue. As a graduate of SAIT, you are eligible for all of the benefits and services offered to SAIT alumni.

Apply online by visiting mySAIT.ca, click on the myStudent tab, and then under the Financial Aid heading click on Online Student Awards Application Form.

Don't miss out on this opportunity - apply today!


Athletics and Recreation

Trojans Athletics

SAIT joined the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) in 1964 and is represented today in six major sports, which are competed for at the collegiate level. Whether it’s basketball, soccer, cross-country running, indoor track, hockey or volleyball, SAIT Athletics provides top class coaching, facilities and training for aspiring athletes throughout the campus. SAIT students can enjoy the excitement and entertainment of Trojans Athletics for only $2 admission with their current ID card. For more information about the SAIT Trojans visit saittrojans.com.

Trojans Intramurals

  • Phone: 403.284.7150
  • Website: sait.ca

All SAIT students are encouraged to participate in student intramural activities provided through the intramural program. The combination of activity and social affiliation provides each student with the opportunity to relieve stress and meet new people with common interests. As often as is possible, most activities are organized to accommodate an already busy student schedule. The intramural program invites all SAIT students to present new ideas for activities to the coordinator of intramurals or to a volunteer with the organization throughout each year. For more information about SAIT Intramurals visit our website.

Trojans Recreation

Our Recreation department offers a variety of dance, fitness, martial arts, leisure, adult and children swim lessons and weekend certification courses with classes right on campus for the enjoyment of the SAIT community. Programs and classes are designed for all ages and areas of interest. SAIT full-time students may register or drop in for our noon hour fitness classes. You will need to provide your student ID card for entrance to the Wellness Centre.

Trojans Summer Sport Camps

SAIT Trojans Summer Sport offers sports camps in the summer for youth interested in improving their sport skills. The hockey camps cater to a variety of ages and the basketball and volleyball camps specialize in high performance training. Visit the website for a complete list of courses and online registration or call 403.210.4130 to register for next year’s upcoming camp.


Bookstore

The bookstore is now online. Purchase your textbooks, SAIT gear and gifts at bookstore.sait.ca.

Booklists are available online two weeks before the new semester commences. The SAIT Bookstore is the supplier of all your required course textbooks, supplies and materials. In addition to required academic reading the bookstore has a fashionable SAIT logo clothing selection, SAIT Logo items, funky gifts, cards and jewelry. The bookstore is here to meet your student needs including snacks and beverages, and commemorative school rings. Ask our helpful staff for assistance.

Regular Hours of Operation Summer Hours June - August
Monday 8 am - 7 pm 9 am - 4 pm 
Tuesday 8 am - 7 pm 9 am - 4 pm
Wednesday 8 am - 7 pm 9 am - 7 pm
Thursday 8 am - 7 pm 9 am - 4 pm
Friday 8 am - 4 pm 9 am - 4 pm
Saturday 10 am - 4 pm Closed
Sunday Closed Closed
We are closed all holiday weekends

Textbook Buyback occurs four times a year. Check our website for updates. All returns will require a receipt – no exceptions. Refunds are given in the original form of payment. Please see the Bookstore’s Return policy on our website or in store for full details. We accept cash, Visa, MasterCard, and Debit cards. Booklists are available online and at the SAIT Bookstore.

Note: We are not responsible for your belongings left unattended.


Career Services for Non-Students

If you don’t have any idea what career path is right for you, we can help you decide on a direction. Whether you are graduating from high school, considering a return to school or looking for a career transition, our professional counselors can help you decide what kind of career you are best suited for and provide assistance in achieving your career goals.

Choose either of our two career counselling options, both of which utilize assessment tools to explore your unique characteristics and interests to guide you in setting realistic career goals:

Our Discover a New Career workshop will help you to identify a career that fits you. In this small group session facilitated by a professional counsellor, you will learn how to identify your career options and how to conduct the research required to attain your career goals. Our Individual Career Counselling Session is a one-on-one appointment with a professional counsellor who will explore with you the results of the assessments you will complete prior to the session. You will discuss a wide range of factors that will help you determine what career will be a good fit for you, including job prospects, location, lifestyle and goals, and will show you how to conduct job search and labour market information. By the time you leave, you will have a clear direction and a plan for how to achieve your goals.

Additional information is available on our Career Counselling page on the sait.ca website. To register or make an appointment


Chinook Lodge Aboriginal Resource Centre

Chinook Lodge is a gathering place dedicated to supporting Aboriginal student success at SAIT by providing academic, cultural and social support services. As an integral part of the Centre for Academic Learner Services, the Lodge offers a supportive community environment where students can access one-on-one support, academic advising and networking opportunities while providing cultural awareness through the extended community.


Food Services

School of Hospitality and Tourism

The School of Hospitality and Tourism provides meals prepared by our Professional Cooking students in our food service outlets for all faculty, staff, students, and visitors to the SAIT campus.

Food

The 4 Nines Dining Centre

We offer breakfast to start your day and lunch options from either the “Short Order” line or “Hot Foods” line all at a great value!

Hours of Operation:

  • Breakfast Monday to Friday 7:30 am to 9:45 am
  • Lunch 10:45 am to 1 pm

The Market Place

This retail facility showcases the talents of our Professional Cooking, Meat Operations and Management, and Baking and Pastry Arts students by selling the products the students prepare fresh daily in their labs.

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday to Thursday 11 am – 6:30 pm
  • Friday 11 am – 4 pm

The Highwood

The Highwood allows our Hospitality Management and Culinary students to provide world class cuisine and service to all patrons.

Hours of Operation:

  • Lunch Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday – seatings available at 11:30 am and 12 pm
  • Thursday buffet – 11 am, 11:30 am, and 12 pm
  • Dinner Monday to Thursday – seats at 6 pm, 6:30 pm, and 7 pm

Culinary Campus

226 – 230 – 8 Avenue SW

Join our Professional Cooking and Baking and Pastry Arts students for a delicious meal at the Culinary Campus. This million dollar facility caters to the busy lifestyle of corporate Calgary – grab and go sandwiches and salads, freshly baked pastries and breads and variety of made to order hot lunch dishes. Visit us at culinarycampus.ca for full menus and information on our Continuing Education Cooking Classes and Team Buildings.

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday – Friday 8 am to 4 pm for food service

Chartwells & SAIT Food Service Partners

Chartwells and SAIT Food Service Partners are the food services provider on at SAIT Polytechnic. Their goal to create a positive dining experience for all of our customers.

Stan Grad Food Court

The centre of all things food at SAIT, the Stan Grad Food Court offers a variety of selections for all tastes! Pizza, soup, burgers, hot entrees with an international flavor, as well as Teriyaki Experience give you delicious and nutritious options for dining on campus.

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday – Thursday 7 am – 4 pm
  • Friday 7 am – 6 pm
  • Closed Saturday & Sunday

Quiznos

Bold, delicious signature and premium sub sandwiches to fill your appetite! Quiznos features sandwiches are made fresh and toasted to perfection!

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday – Thursday 10:30 am – 5 pm
  • Friday 10:30 am – 3 pm
  • Closed Saturday & Sunday

Tim Hortons

This full service Tim Hortons offers all your favorites including breakfast combos, lunchtime soups, chili and sandwiches, and of course Tim’s famous coffee and donuts! Two locations now open.

Hours of Operation:

Senator Burns location

  • Monday – Thursday 6:30 am – 8 pm
  • Friday 6:30 am – 5 pm
  • Saturday 7:30 am – 2:30 pm
  • Sunday 8 am – 1:30 pm

Cenovus Energy Centre Location

  • Monday – Thursday 6:15 am – 6 pm
  • Friday 6:15 am – 3 pm
  • Closed Saturday & Sunday

Starbucks

From Seattle to SAIT, enjoy the full Starbucks experience everyday with signature coffee, wraps, salads, sandwiches, and desserts at the Johnson Cobbe Energy Centre.

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday – Thursday 6 am – 5 pm
  • Friday 6 am – 4:30 pm
  • Saturday 8 am – 2 pm
  • Closed Sunday

Burns Bistro

If you’re looking for a great place to eat with a lot of seating space, stop into the Burns Bistro! They feature a daily selection of flatbread sandwiches, hot entrees, pizza, and salads as well as serving the best burgers on campus!

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday – Thursday 8 am – 1:30 pm
  • Friday 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
  • Closed Weekends

Art Smith Aero Centre

At the Aero Centre we are serving up food that reminds you of home! With a different entrée served every day in addition to hot sandwiches made to order for breakfast and lunch, it is a great place to have a bite to eat!

Hours of Operation:

Aldred Centre Food Court

The Aldred Centre Food Court offers a large variety of international flavours to local favourites.

Bento Sushi

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday – Friday 7 am – 3 pm
  • Closed Saturday & Sunday

Second Cup

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday – Thursday 6 am – 5 pm
  • Friday 6 am – 2 pm
  • Closed Saturday & Sunday

Boston Pizza

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday – Thursday 10 am – 5:30pm
  • Friday 10 am – 4 pm
  • Closed Saturday & Sunday

Rice Tales

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday – Thursday 10 am – 3 pm
  • Friday 10 am – 2 pm
  • Closed Saturday & Sunday

Spolumbo’s

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday – Thursday 10 am – 3 pm
  • Friday 10 am – 2 pm
  • Closed Saturday & Sunday

Ruffnex

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday – Thursday 8 am – 5:30 pm
  • Friday 8 am – 2 pm
  • Closed Saturday & Sunday

Subway

Visit the Subway location for a classic sub sandwich made the way you like, located in the Johnson Cobbe Energy Centre

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday – Thursday 7 am – 6:00 pm
  • Friday 7 am – 5 pm
  • Saturday 9:30am – 6pm
  • Sunday 9:30am – 5pm

Jugo Juice

Stop by for a nutritious smoothie and a healthy snack, located in the Campus Centre Building

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday – Thursday 7:30 am – 8:00 pm
  • Friday 7:30 am – 7 pm
  • Saturday 10am – 4pm
  • Sunday 10am – 4pm

Denny’s All Nighter

Grand Slam on campus? You can find this at Denny’s All Nighter, located in the Base of the Begin Tower

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday – Friday 6:30 am – 12:00 am
  • Saturday & Sunday 10:0am – 8pm

*Hours subject to change


Health and Dental Plan

All eligible full-time SAITSA students entering the fall or winter semester in regular day certificate, diploma and applied degree programs are automatically enrolled in the Student Health and Dental Plans upon registering at SAIT. There are exceptions and not all programs qualify, so please visit the Student Benefits Plan office for more information on how this applies to you. A selection of the benefits available is listed below.

Health Benefits

  • Prescription drugs (based on the National Formulary with a generic rider)
  • Paramedical benefits (Physiotherapy, Chiropractic, MassageTherapy, Naturopath)
  • Vision
  • Ambulance
  • Emergency travel insurance

Dental Benefits

  • Annual exam and basic cleaning
  • Minor restorative (e.g. fillings)
  • Oral surgery (extractions)

Summary only, exact terms, benefits and exclusions are available at the Benefits Plan Office.

You may be eligible to receive your annual cleaning and dental checkup at 100% with a SAITSA Dental Partner. Visit mystudentplan.ca for a list of our Selected Dental Partners or visit the Benefits Plan office for more details.

Student Health and Dental FAQ

Can I add my family to the plan?

You may purchase coverage for your spouse and/or dependents by completing an application at the Student Benefits Plan office and paying the additional premium by the specified deadline (see Opt-Out, Opt In and Add-on deadlines).

I Opted -Out last year but now I want to be on the plan this year, can I Opt-In?

Yes, if you opted-out the previous year and wish to come back to the plan, you will need to fill out the opt-in form at the Benefit Plan Office before the applicable deadline (see Opt-Out, Opt -In and Add-on deadlines). Otherwise you will be credited back the health and dental fees as part of the One Time Opt-Out process. This means you will be continuously opted-out as long as you remain an eligible full time student year to year – unless you opt-in.

I Opted-Out this year, but have now lost my other health and dental benefits, can I Opt-In?

Yes, qualifying students may opt-in to the SAITSA Health and Dental plan within 30 days of losing their other health and dental coverage, with a dated termination letter from their insurance company. Please visit the Benefit Plan Office for details.

Am I eligible to Opt Out?

Any student who has comparable health and/or dental coverage – either with parents, spouse or on their own – may opt out of the plan before the specified deadline (see Opt-out, Opt -in and Add-on deadlines).

How do I opt out of the plan?

There are two ways to opt out:

  1. Complete the One-Time Opt Out process online at www.mystudentplan.ca before the applicable deadline. Online opt-outs are subject to audit so be sure to have confirmation of other comparable coverage available.
  2. Fill out a waiver form at the Student Benefits Plan Office and show your confirmation of other coverage.

Confirmation of comparable health and/or dental coverage can be a copy of your Insurance benefit card (e.g. Sunlife, Great West Life) or a letter from your insurance company. Confirmation does not include Alberta Health Care or any other basic provincial coverage.

Please note: You must waive the plan before the opt-out deadline. You only have one chance to opt-out per academic year. For example, if you started school in the fall of 2014, your only chance to waive the plan is by the fall 2014 deadline. If you miss the deadline, your next opportunity to opt out is in the fall of 2015.

Opt-Out, Opt-In & Family Add-On Deadlines:

  • September 19, 2014 by 4 pm
  • January 23, 2015 by 4 pm (this deadline is only for NEW winter students).


Health Services

Main Campus

Hours of Operation:*

Monday – Friday 8 am – 4:30 pm

Call 403.284.8666 for a doctor’s appointment as this is not a walk-in clinic.

Alberta Health Care or Out-of-Province Health Care number is required.

All medical records and information are confidential and no information will be released without the student’s written permission.

*subject to change


Identification Cards

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8:15 am – 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday 9 am – 4:30 pm

All students are entitled to an ID card. The ID card is required to utilize eCard library facilities, to obtain a locker, access the Wellness Centre, access Health Services, pick up SAIT laptops and notebooks SAIT e-Learning programs, and purchase computer software. Lost or stolen ID cards may be reissued for a replacement fee.


Interfaith Advising Centre

Our centre offers a variety of spiritual services to our multi-faith community. Chaplains of different faiths can be found at the centre throughout the week and are available to both staff and students. Hours and availability of personnel are posted with contact information at the Centre. Leave a message at 403.284.7385.


International Student Services

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday 9 am – 4:30 pm

SAIT offers continuous support to its international students from the point of first contact through to work opportunities after graduation. Whether assisting with the transition to Canada from another country or accessing the variety of student services around campus, the International Centre can help. International students are welcomed into their program at SAIT.

The International Centre provides the following:

  • Academic Advising
  • Admissions and Registrations Assistance
  • Pre-departure Assistance
  • Global Buddy Program
  • Airport pick-up
  • Assistance with Study/Work Permits and Temporary Residence Visas
  • Information on off-campus housing options
  • Assistance with residences at SAIT and Home Stay
  • International Student Orientation
  • Information on Health Insurance
  • Cultural counselling
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • International Student Handbook
  • A variety of social, recreational and cultural activities
  • International intramural sports teams.

An International Student Room (MB201 in the Stan Grad Centre) here you can have lunch, meet with your friends and study.


Learning Skills Services

Learning Skills Services in the Learner Success Centre include:

  • Free peer tutoring in many first year courses.
  • Drop-in Communication Lab where students can work on writing assignments and receive assistance to clarify the assignment, be shown techniques for brainstorming and outlining, receive feedback on content and organization and assistance in documenting sources.
  • Drop-in Math Lab where students can get assistance on math concepts covered in SAIT courses.
  • Drop-in Study Skills Lab where students can meet with an Academic Coach for strategy assistance for active learning, exam anxiety, preparing for and taking exams, effective reading, time management, listening and note-taking and avoiding plagiarism.
  • Individual consultations with an Academic Coach on topics such as time management and personal organization, textbook/module reading skills, effective note-taking in classes, memory strategies, teamwork, preparing for exams and taking multiple choice tests.
  • Student Success Seminars can be requested by, and customized for, any SAIT program.
  • Back on Track workshops are provided for students on Academic probation to help them to achieve academic success.
  • Prep 100 workshops facilitate students transitioning into postsecondary.
  • Prep 145 workshops facilitate apprenticeship students into postsecondary.
  • ENGL145 targets those students, who plan on entering an apprenticeship program, that need improvement in their technical reading and vocabulary skills.
  • MATH 145 targets those students, who are planning to enter an apprenticeship program, that need improvement in their math skills.
  • For more information on, and the schedules for, all Learning Skills Services, visit the Academic Resources tab of mySAIT.ca .


Attention New Students!

PREP 100 – The SAIT Experience

This free workshop is designed to prepare new students to succeed in their studies at SAIT. Topics covered include time management, learning strategically, improving memory, taking effective notes in class, working in teams, managing exam anxiety and more. In-class and online instruction is available.
For more information visit Learning Skills Services.


Library

Hours of Operation:

Fall and Winter Semesters

  • Monday – Thursday 7:30 am – 11 pm
  • Friday 7:30 am – 5 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday 10 am – 5 pm

Spring and Summer Semesters

  • Monday – Thursday 8 am – 6:30 pm
  • Friday 8 am – 5 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday Closed

The Reg Erhardt Library, located in the Stan Grad Centre on the main campus, provides a variety of resources to support the programs offered at SAIT. Visit us in person, or online at library.sait.ca to access:

  • E-books, streaming video, articles, specialized databases, and more available through the Library website
  • Print books, journals, trade publications, general interest magazines, and newspapers
  • Media equipment such as laptops, calculators, cameras, headsets and video cameras
  • Streaming video and DVD
  • Research tutorials and online subject guides
  • Many textbooks required for SAIT courses

Library Services

Our friendly, knowledgeable staff members can provide assistance locating and using information. Research and reference help is available at the Library Information Desk in-person or via phone, or online through email and chat. 130 computers are available on a dropin basis, and the following services are offered:

  • Free wireless access to the SAIT network
  • Access to the Microsoft Office Suite, the Internet and some specialized software
  • Printing (black and white, colour)
  • Scanning
  • Photocopying
  • Laminating and binding

Study facilities for students include:

  • Group study area on Level 1, quiet study area on Level 0
  • Individual study carrels, networked for laptop computers
  • Eight study rooms, each equipped with a large screen, computer workstation and laptop network ports, bookable online at the library website

Using the Library

Your SAIT ID card is your Library card! Use your ID to borrow items from the Library. Your personal identification number (PIN) is your Library password. Your PIN is the last four digits of your phone number. With your PIN and your SAIT ID you can access your Library account and electronic resources from library.sait.ca from off campus. Students with a current SAIT ID card can obtain The Alberta Library (TAL) card. This card will let you borrow items from over 300 TAL member libraries including the University of Calgary Libraries, the Calgary Public Library and the Alberta College of Art and Design Library. For more help getting started, visit us in person, call us, or use online chat on our website.


mySAIT.ca

MySAIT.ca is a secure way for students to view academic and financial information via the web. Applicants can also access mySAIT.ca to check the status of any processed applications.

Logging In

  • Your user name will be your nine-digit SAIT ID number
  • Your password is defaulted to your date of birth in the format ddmmyy
  • Remember to change your password, and set up a private security question, the first time you log in

Getting Started As a SAIT Student

Check out mySAIT.ca before you start classes to:

  • View and print your class schedule
  • Access information about tuition fee deadlines and SAIT’s refund policy
  • View your account summary and pay your tuition online
  • View withdrawal and add/drop deadlines
  • Apply online for SAIT Scholarships and Bursaries (once your admission has been confirmed)

What’s In It For You as a Student?

Now that you have started your education at SAIT, you can log in to mySAIT.ca to keep track of your academic and financial information.

You will be able to:

  • Access your email (if you are currently enrolled in a course)
  • Make adjustments to your schedule by adding or dropping classes online
  • View your course homepages and communicate with your instructors and classmates via email, chat rooms and message boards
  • Use the online Photo Directory to share your picture, and get to know your classmates and instructors
  • Find out what’s happening around campus
  • Get information about resources available to you as a SAIT student
  • Print your Canadian Student Tax Forms (T2202A Forms)
  • Access your student records including assignment marks (grade details) and final grades
  • View and print your unofficial transcripts
  • Find helpful information for apprentices, such as current EI code, support services, funding and much more.

Graduating From SAIT

Now that you are almost finished your classes, check out mySAIT.ca to:

  • View graduation information and check your graduation status
  • Display and print forms such as the Transcript Request Form and Credential Request Form
  • Access information about employment services, as well as the Student Employment Online Job Board

Quick Tips

  • Re-set your own password by clicking on the “Forgot Password?” link on the log in page
  • Check the email address that we have on file for you as this is required to use the “Forgot Password” link
  • Find helpful information to troubleshoot any questions you may have about mySAIT.ca on the log in page


Parking

SAIT has a number of parking lots that students and visitors can use. See Transit & Parking for more information on rates and lot locations.

For more information, contact Parking Services.

*all rates subject to change


Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

SAIT Polytechnic is a chartered member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Phi Theta Kappa has been recognizing and encouraging academic excellence and leadership worldwide since 1918, but SAIT is one of only three Canadian institutions and the only Canadian polytechnic to be chartered into Phi Theta Kappa thus far.

Any student who has earned a grade point average of 3.8 or higher and has completed at least four full-time courses is eligible for membership in this prestigious organization. Phi Theta Kappa members are eligible for exclusive scholarships, online transfer tools for universities and other post-secondary institutions, educational seminars and conferences, and networking opportunities with fellow scholars at home and around the world.

As it generates interest from students and faculty, the SAIT Chapter – Beta Sigma Tau – will become more of a familiar organization on campus. Orientation sessions will be held during the academic year, as well as membership induction ceremonies and recognition at SAIT graduation. Local initiatives and opportunities will follow as participation gathers momentum. For more information, contact ptk.info@sait.ca or call 403.774.5319.


Residence Services

East Hall

  • 136 Dr. Carpenter Circle NW, Calgary, AB, T2M 4W7

The Begin Tower

SAIT offers on-campus housing in two residence buildings. The residences provide an atmosphere conducive to academic pursuits while allowing students the opportunity to participate in recreational activities plus the convenience of a commute to classes that takes mere minutes. Both buildings are equipped with study/social lounges, an entertainment room, an extended-hours front desk and laundry room.

All utilities are included, along with cable, wireless Internet, local calls and voicemail.

East Hall offers on-campus housing to 458 students in a 14 storey high-rise. The majority of suites are four-bedroom apartments; however a limited number of one-bedroom suites are also available.

All four-bedroom apartments feature a living/dining area, kitchen, two bathrooms and four private bedrooms with double beds. All suites offer a fridge, stove, microwave and a 32-inch television. The one bedroom apartments feature the same amenities as the four-bedroom units, with one private bedroom and bathroom per unit. All apartments in the building are furnished (excluding kitchenware, linens, etc.).

Furnishings include a double bed, night stand, phone, desk, and desk chair in each bedroom. Sofa, chair, two end tables, dining table and four chairs and 32-inch television finish each living/dining area.

The Begin Tower opened in May of 2008, houses 720 students in studio and two-bedroom suites. All apartments in the residence feature a dining area with table and chair(s), and private bedrooms furnished with a double bed, stacking dresser unit, phone, desk and desk chair. Kitchen facilities in The Tower include a stove top, microwave and full fridge.

Applications are accepted year-round (with a $50 application fee and $250 security deposit). Acceptance into a program at SAIT is not required in order to apply for on-campus housing, though you must be a registered post-secondary student prior to moving into residence.

One-bedroom (East Hall)

A. Pay $9,280.00 by July 1, 2014 or

B. Pay $4,640.00 by July 1, 2014 and $4,640.00 by December 1, 2014

Four-bedroom (East Hall)

A. Pay $6,000.00 by July 1, 2014 or

B. Pay $3,000.00 by July 1, 2014 and $3,000.00 by December 1, 2014

There are three different levels of each type of unit in The Tower, with different price points.

Studio (Begin Tower)

A. Pay $7,560.00, $8,360.00 or $9,538.00 by July 1, 2014 or

B. Pay $3,780.00, $4,180.00 or $4,769.00 by July 1, 2014 and the same by December 1, 2014

Two-bedroom (Begin Tower)

A. Pay $6,200.00, $6,760.00 or $7,192.00 by July 1, 2014 or

B. Pay $3,100.00, $3,380.00 or $3,596.00 by July 1, 2014 and the same by December 1, 2014

Applications for residence are released in February. Contact the Residence office at 403.284.8013 to add your name to the mailing database. Please visit the residence section of SAIT.ca to view floor plans and rental details. You can apply for the residence prior to being offered a seat in a SAIT program.


SAITSA

Student Government

The Students’ Association is administered by the Students’ Executive Council (SEC), which consists of a president and three vice-presidents who are elected annually in February/March. They are responsible for the operations of the Association and representing all SAIT students to administration, government and the public. The Students’ Legislative Council (SLC), whose members are elected from each academic department at SAIT and SEC, make up SAITSA’s governing board which oversees the affairs (long range planning) of the Students’ Association and information sharing between students of different programs. The Students’ Legislative Council also appoints several standing committees, which tackles many student issues at SAIT, ranging from parking difficulties to e-Learning concerns. Students are encouraged to strengthen their leadership skills by getting involved in any aspect of SAITSA’s student government.

Campus Clubs

SAITSA sponsors a number of student clubs that help student groups build leadership, networking and organizational skill sets. Campus Clubs can either be academically, socially, politically or religiously focused. Campus Clubs are a great experience and a lot of fun.

Publications

SAITSA Publications is the publishing arm of the Students’ Association and is responsible for publishing SAIT’s weekly newspaper (The Weal), yearbook, the student handbook (Survival Guide). Students are invited to share their creative talents by contributing to The Weal and yearbook through writing or photography.

Retail Operations

SAITSA operates two retail and convenience stores.

The Station Market

The Station Market is located in the Senator Burns Building and will satisfy all your retail needs at student friendly pricing including: munchies, slushees, ice cream, school supplies, backpacks, magazines, calculators, clothes and lots more.

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday – Thursday 7:30 am – 8 pm
  • Friday 7:30 am – 4 pm

*Hours subject to change

SenSAtions Express

Our second retail outlet located west of the Heart Atrium.

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday – Thursday 7:30 am – 8 pm
  • Friday 7:30 am – 4 pm

*Hours subject to change

SAITSA Seconds Used Book Store

Our used bookstore is located off the Senator Burns Rotunda. Used and barely used textbooks in addition to CD’s are sold on consignment – you set the price, SAITSA sells your books and retains a 20 per cent commission. Shop early for bargains you won’t find at the SAIT bookstore. (additional hours for peak times posted at the store)

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday – Friday 9 am – 4 pm

(additional hours for peak times posted at the store)

*Hours subject to change

Gateway Restaurant and Bar

The Gateway offers good times in a classy, casual and unique setting. Come see live entertainment – from acoustic sets to full-on rock ‘n’ roll cabarets – or sit back and relax in a soft-seating area at a coffee table and enjoy a pint from one of our 12 taps. The Gateway overlooks the new Cohos Commons field and Calgary’s distinct skyline. Pool tables, video games, televisions and full food and drink menus can be found right here on campus. Alcohol sales begin at 11 am. The Gateway offers perfect ambience for all students. Whether you’re stressed, relaxed, focused or lost, it doesn’t matter – you’re always welcome here at the Gateway.

Odyssey Coffeehouse

The Odyssey Coffeehouse opened in the fall of 2008 and quickly became a campus hit. This bright, modern space brews delicious direct-trade coffee from Calgary’s own Fratello Coffee Roasters and displays a wide variety of lunch options.

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday – Thursday 7 am – 4 pm

*Hours subject to change

SAITSA Resource Centre

The SAITSA Resource Centre offers a variety of services to students. Some of them include an Emergency Contact program, Good Food Box program, faxing services, Campus Safewalk, ticket sales, legal guidance clinic, a courtesy phone and microwaves.

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday – Thursday 7 am – 4 pm

*Hours subject to change

Volunteer Services

SAITSA has a listing of SAIT groups that have volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Don’t miss your chance to get involved!

Phone: 403.210.4323

Campus SAFEWALK

  • Phone: 403.284.SAFE (7233)

Escorts students and staff to and from vehicles, bus stops, or buildings.

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday – Friday 6 pm – 11 pm

*Hours subject to change

SAITSA Locker Operations

The SAITSA Locker Operations is located in the SAITSA Seconds bookstore (NN118 – Senator Burns). Items you need prior to coming to NN118 to obtain a locker:

  • Valid Student ID card
  • A general idea where you want your locker to be located – check your timetable to find out where the majority of your classes are on campus. Otherwise, you may receive a locker that is not in an ideal location for you. Even though the Locker Staff generally know what lockers to rent to specific students, it is your responsibility to ensure that you obtain one in a good location for you. There is a $5 administration fee to change lockers after you have rented one.
  • Cash, debit, MasterCard, and Visa are accepted to make payments.
  • Locks and combinations are provided, so all you need to do is move in!

Small Locker Large Locker

1 semester $20 + GST $25 + GST

2 semesters $25 + GST $30 + GST

1 calendar year $35 + GST $40 + GST

For more information please call 403.284.7281

For security reasons SAITSA cannot allow students to share lockers. SAITSA will not accept responsibility for any loss of or damage to a student’s personal property. No unauthorized locks are to be used on lockers; all unauthorized locks will be removed and contents will be put in storage. Contents will be held for one month, at the end of the month period all contents will be disposed of at the discretion of the Students’ Association.

Off-Campus Housing

Please visit the SAITSA website at saitsa.com and click on Off-Campus Housing for available listings – a service that SAITSA contracts out to rentingspaces.ca.

SAITSA Awards

Many students who volunteer with SAIT and SAITSA qualify for SAITSA awards. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity. Visit saitsa.com for more information.


Student Development and Counselling

We can help and support you with a broad range of concerns. We offer both individual counselling and workshops regarding issues such as:

  • Personal concerns; for example stress, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, anger management, alcohol and drug use, communication skills, etc.
  • Career planning; Discover resources that can help you clarify career interests, your direction, and set goals to attain you career objectives.
  • Educational concerns; exam anxiety, goal setting, academic difficulties, and academic probation, etc.
  • Crisis support; access to crisis counselling, support, information and referral services

All services are free and confidential for SAIT students. To make an appointment, call 403.284.7023 or drop by our office at MA205 in Heritage Hall.

To access resources and detailed information about our services and workshops, log onto mySAIT and click on the Counselling link under the Academic Resources tab.


Student Employment Services

Our industry contacts are excited to hire our students – we receive hundreds of postings every month from companies seeking to hire people with hands-on practical training. Visit sait.ca and use your nine digit SAIT student ID number to access the Online Job Board.

Other SAIT Employment Services and Resources

  • Free employment workshops and consultations are offered to SAIT students and alumni throughout the academic year.
  • To register for these services, please log into the Online Job Board and follow the instructions found in the Announcements section. If additional information is required, please visit sait.ca, email student.employment@sait.ca or call 403.210.5730.
  • Career Directions – SAIT Student Services hosts a career fair bi-annually in the fall and spring of each academic year. The fair is an opportunity for exhibitors to communicate career opportunities within their organization to our students.


Student Services

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8:30 am to 4 pm
  • Wednesday 9 am to 4 pm

Student Services Contact Centre (phone calls only)

  • Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 7:30 am to 6:30 pm
  • Wednesday 9 am to 6:30 pm
  • Friday 8:15 am to 4:30 pm

SAIT’s Student Services/Office of the Registrar is dedicated to supporting student success through all phases of the learning journey.

We are pleased to provide the following information and services to all prospective and existing students:

  • Application information for programs offered at SAIT
  • Program advising (both in-person, online (sait.ca) and by email (advising@sait.ca ) for prospective students
  • Registration information for part-time, evening and distance education classes
  • Distribution of ID Cards and U-Passes
  • Financial aid information including student loans, scholarships and awards


Testing Services

SAIT Testing Services offers the following:

  • Placement testing for Academic Upgrading and English Language Foundations courses.
  • Admissions tests in lieu of the following high school courses: Math 30, English 30, Chemistry 20 and 30, Biology 20 and 30, Physics 20 and 30
  • Exam invigilation for SAIT students
  • Accommodated examinations for students with disabilities


Transfer Options

Find out where you can use the credential earned at SAIT towards the completion of an advanced credential at another institution. To learn more, visit Transfer Options.


Universal Transit Pass

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8:15 am to 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday 9 am to 4:30 pm

An innovative partnership between SAIT and Calgary Transit has resulted in the provision of the Universal Transit Pass (U-Pass) for full-time students. The U-Pass entitles students (based on specific eligibility requirements), with unlimited access to Calgary Transit. An automatic fee for the U-Pass is applied to all full-time students who qualify for a U-Pass. Students can obtain their U-Pass sticker at Student Services. A valid Student ID card must be presented or may be obtained at Student Services. Lost or stolen ID cards may be replaced for a fee.

The U-Pass replacement fee is full price.


Wellness Centre

  • V205, Campus Centre
  • Phone: 403.284.8027
  • Email: campus.centre@sait.ca
  • Website: sait.ca/recreation

The Wellness Centre provides SAIT with one of the finest social, recreational and athletic facilities in Canada. All three functions have been incorporated into the design of the building, which utilizes an open concept to encourage participation from all members of the SAIT community, including the general public.

Wellness Centre facilities include:

  • a 35 metre salt water swimming pool
  • a double sized multi-purpose gymnasium
  • NHL size hockey arena
  • two racquetball
  • six squash and two wallyball/racquet courts
  • state-of-the-art weight room
  • fitness studio
  • four bowling lanes for five pin bowling

We also host several Recreation programs that are open to students, staff, alumni and the general public. Visit us at sait.ca