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Welcome to SAIT!

Fall 2022 Orientation

📅 Monday, Aug. 29 – Friday, Sept. 2

SAIT is much more than programs and buildings — it's your community. Meet other SAIT students and chat to staff about all the supports available to students. Plus, find out just how many ways there are to get involved in student life and everything you'll need to know for this year.

There are several parts that make up your orientation to SAIT.

1️⃣ ORNT118: Orientation is your program orientation. Find the date, time and location details for your scheduled time in your course schedule on mySAIT. If it's online, you'll receive access details from your academic chair or program coordinator. 

  • Tuesday morning | ORNT118 for online programs
  • Wednesday - Friday mornings | ORNT118 for in-person programs

2️⃣ Online info sessions take place following online program orientation. Students with on-campus orientations are welcome to register too. View the schedule and register for sessions.

  • Tuesday, noon – 4 pm

3️⃣ Big SAIT Welcome is an on-campus event following program orientations with booths, games, food and a contest. Register for the day you can attend (check your email for the invite). Students in online programs are encouraged to attend too! Find out what's in store.

  • Wednesday, 11 am – 2 pm
  • Thursday, 11 am – 2 pm

4️⃣ Are you an Indigenous student or an international student? There will also be a specific orientation for you to resources on campus.

5️⃣ On Friday, Sept. 2, come to campus and pick up what you need for the term if you haven't already.

New to SAIT?

Find all the information you need to get started.

Accepted students

Online info sessions

Set your schedule and get started at SAIT — choose from twelve sessions covering everything you'll need to know to get started. All activities will take place online.

📅 Tuesday, Aug. 30, noon – 4 pm

📅 Noon – 12:30 pm | Register now

Find out what Student Development and Counselling provides to help you succeed at SAIT. Learn about counselling (education, career and education), workshops and online self-help tools.

📅 Noon – 12:30 pm | Register now

Interfaith is a space for all beliefs. Join us for a chance to meet others of a similar faith — or perhaps engage in discussion with those who believe differently. SAIT also has volunteer chaplains at the Interfaith Centre who can be a great support during your time at SAIT.

📅 12:30 – 1 pm | Register now

Curious about learning supports at SAIT? Want to develop your writing skills? We're here to help! Join us to learn more about the workshops, resources and services that can support your academic success.

📅 12:30 – 1 pm | Register now

Chinook Lodge — the name pays homage to the chinook winds and signifies a warm, welcoming, home away from home for Aboriginal students (First Nations, Métis and Inuit). Chinook Lodge provides a holistic approach in its support of Aboriginal students. Come meet the staff and some of your fellow students, and learn of all the supports available.

📅 1 – 1:30 pm | Register now

English Conversation Partners is designed to match SAIT students who speak English as an additional language (EAL) with a student or employee fluent in English for one hour a week of casual conversation. Improve your English or volunteer to help an EAL student while expanding your global perspective.

📅 1 – 1:30 pm | Register now

Financial Advising is here to help with budgeting and managing your money while at school. We also help with student loans and student funding.

📅 1:30 – 2 pm | Join the session (save the date and return to this page to access)

Join this workshop to learn about academic accommodations and accessibility services policies, exam booking procedures, government student loan and disability grant, and how to effectively discuss your learning needs with your instructors.

📅 2 – 2:30 pm | Register now

Peer mentorship is a unique opportunity to connect with your SAIT classmates. Both having a student mentor and being one is a great way to build confidence and enhance essential skills that help you stand out to employers. Whether you’re starting at SAIT and could use some advice from someone who’s done it all before or looking ahead to graduation and getting hired, being involved with peer mentorship can have a huge impact.

📅 3 – 3:30 pm | Register now

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is the largest honour society in higher education, serving 1,250 two-year colleges around the world and offering exclusive programs and benefits to its members. Chapters of PTK have been recognizing and encouraging academic excellence and leadership in North America and abroad since 1918. Learn how to qualify for PTK and about the benefits of joining this society.

📅 3:30 – 4 pm | Register now

Discover a learning experience like no other! Learn how you can see the world while earning academic or co-curricular credit through Study Abroad. Opportunities include short-term and semester exchange programs to a variety of destinations, including Singapore, Australia, the United States, Europe and more!

 

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Big SAIT Welcome | On-campus

📅 Wednesday, Aug. 31 OR Thursday, Sept. 1, 11 am – 2 pm

We’ve got an afternoon of fun, food and festivities planned to kick off Fall 2022. Come join us for:

  • info fair and campus tours
  • music and games
  • $800 in SAIT eCard prizes
  • free lunch

Plus, a chance to connect with your SAIT community and see our beautiful campus.

⏱ Deadline extended: Register to attend by Wednesdayday, Aug. 24. Find the link in the invitation email in your inbox.

Check your schedule in mySAIT for your ORNT118 program orientation details and register for the same date.

Additional orientations 

International Student Orientation

📅 Monday, Aug. 29 | Save the date and check your email for details soon

Are you a new international student at SAIT? Join the International Centre and learn about the services and resources available. The session will cover information about Calgary, SAIT and more. We look forward to seeing you!

Chinook Lodge Orientation for Indigenous students

📅 Friday, Sept. 2 | 8:30 am – 3 pm

This session will give you the opportunity to meet the staff at the Chinook Lodge, connect with your fellow students and learn more about the resources available to support you. RSVP by email to Kristyn Hancock at kristyn.hancock@sait.ca.

Questions?

Contact us at
Student Engagement
student.engagement@sait.ca

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