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Fall 2020 — let’s do this

We’re so glad you’re #hereatsait — on campus or online! There's always a lot to remember when you kick off a new semester. Use the guide below and grab your keys to a great student experience.

Welcome from Dr. Ross, SAIT President and CEO

Get organized

Make sure you know how you'll take your classes, the course types that could be on your schedule are: online synchronous, online asynchronous, online remote access and class. You can only see the course type on mySAIT, they don't appear in the Ellucian GO app, so double-check in advance.

Do you need to make adjustments to your courses? Learn how to add/drop classes.

Your job hunt starts when you start at SAIT. Connect with Career Advancement Services and try out these job search tips wherever you’re at in your program.

Money matters. Invest some time in mastering your money with help from Financial Advising, get your finances into shape and get started with budgeting for school, plus, learn more about Student Awards.

Log in and power up — get useful tips on Brightspace, SAIT wi-fi, email, apps, access to Office 365, Adobe software and more.

📱 Tip: add your SAIT email to your phone — future you will be glad you did.

💾 Download: Saitsa’s 2020/2021 Student Handbook 

In case you missed it, get important information about:

Activate your learning

Be ready to learn online — find out more about what to expect and get some tips. 

Set yourself up for success with a study plan for the semester — and don’t forget to make time for fun. SAIT’s Academic Coaching staff can help. Also, student success seminars kick off the first week of classes — register in one or all seven sessions. Reminder: there’s free tutoring online too.

👉 New students, remember to complete these two courses in Brightspace:

Focus on well-being

Questions about your health insurance plan? Domestic students, contact Saitsa. International students, contact the International Centre.

Looking for a new workout you can try from home? Time for a body weight strength workout from a SAIT coach.

Having a healthy mind is a major factor in your success as a student, in your experience at SAIT, in the workplace and in life. Every student can thrive at SAIT — find support during times of uncertainty.

The SAITALERT app provides easy access to emergency information, evacuation instructions and more. Download it today.

Get involved

Kick off your Fall 2020 with Welcome Week online! Saitsa’s got a series of fun events planned for you, so check it out. Plus, learn more about Saitsa’s mission to improve the student experience at every opportunity through school spirit, student support and advocacy.

Studies show having a mentor improves GPA and increases confidence — sign up for a peer mentor to help you navigate campus life. Studies also show being a mentor increases academic performance, communication skills and personal growth — sign up to be a peer mentor.

Your education is built on everything you do while you're a student, both inside and outside the classroom. Check out co-curricular opportunities, get involved and get skills — skills you can include on your resumé.

Showcase your student experience, build skills, connect with other students and build your co-curricular record. Apply to join the Student Content Team.

Chinook Lodge Indigenous Resource Centre officially opened Sept. 22, 2001, the 124 anniversary of the signing of Treaty 7. The name signifies a “warm, welcoming, home away from home.” Connect with the Lodge throughout the year.

Pride at SAIT — SAIT is a diverse campus, committed to providing an inclusive place to work and study.

Finally, stay connected

There are lots of great student resources at SAIT— the student life section is a great place to start — join in!

Worried about missing out? Don’t be. Check out the event calendar to plan ahead and keep current with your Saitsa app, SAIT’s social channels and your student bulletin (hint: watch your SAIT email inbox) — you won’t miss a thing.

Remember, even if you’re not physically on campus, you’re still part of the SAIT community. 

Current information and a set of evolving frequently asked questions are also available at sait.ca/covid19.


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