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Welcome to SAIT!

New student orientation week is Monday, Aug. 31 – Friday, Sept. 4

We’re so glad you’re here — even if it's just digitally, for now 😉.

SAIT is much more than programs and buildings — it's your community. Explore some of what that community has to offer this week with a series of virtual events. 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.  

All activities will take place online.

👉 Accessibility Services will be hosting a Welcome Week Workshop, Aug. 26 – 28.

👉 Many programs will also be hosting a program-specific orientation. Please check your program page for information or contact your academic chair. 

📅 Peer Mentorship information session

  • Monday, Aug. 31 | 11 – 11:30 am
  • Tuesday, Sept. 1 | 11 – 11:30 am
  • Wednesday, Sept. 2 | 11 – 11:30 am
  • Thursday, Sept. 3 | 11 – 11:30 am
  • Friday, Sept. 4 | 11 – 11:30 am

Explore the Peer Mentorship Program at SAIT. Learn how to get involved and make the most of your experience at SAIT.


📅 Student Awards virtual tutorial

  • Monday, Aug. 31 |  1:30 – 2 pm 
  • Tuesday, Sept. 1 | 1:30 – 2 pm
  • Wednesday, Sept. 2 | 1:30 – 2 pm
  • Thursday, Sept. 3 | 1:30 – 2 pm

Thanks to the generosity of our community of donors we are proud to offer more than $5 million in student awards. Awards are available to qualifying students in recognition of academic success, financial need, community involvement and more. We're here to help you submit your application!


📅 Indigenous Students Orientation with Chinook Lodge

  • Monday, Aug. 31 |  2 – 3 pm 
  • Tuesday, Sept. 1 | 2 – 3 pm 
  • Wednesday, Sept. 2 | 2 – 3 pm 
  • Thursday, Sept. 3 | 2 – 3 pm 

Welcome to Chinook Lodge. The name pays homage to the chinook winds and signifies a warm, welcoming, home-away-from-home for Indigenous students. The Lodge provides a holistic approach in its support of Indigenous students. Meet some of our staff, connect with fellow students/classmates and learn about students supports available through the Lodge.


📅 Career Advancement Services meet and greet

  • Tuesday, Sept. 1 noon - 12:30 pm

It's never too early to get career ready! Meet our Career Advisors, learn how to use My Career Hub, and find out how we can help you prepare for your career. We look forward to meeting you!


📅 Interfaith mix and mingle

  • Wednesday, Sept. 2 | 1 – 1:30 pm 

Interfaith is a space for all beliefs. Meet others of like faith or engage in discussion with those of different faiths. SAIT also has volunteer chaplains who can be a great support for you during your time at SAIT.


📅 Transfer Options information session

  • Wednesday, Sept. 2 | 3 – 3:30 pm
  • Friday, Sept. 4 | 3 – 3:30 pm

Thinking of further study after your program? Explore your transfer options and learn how you can advance your education with a SAIT-earned credential. Study anywhere from Calgary to Australia at one of SAIT's partner institutions. Join us to explore how you can leverage existing credit for even greater success!


📅 Study Abroad information session 

  • Thursday, Sept. 3 | 12:30 – 1 pm 

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!


📅 SAIT Pride mix and mingle

  • Thursday, Sept. 3 | 1 – 1:30 pm 

Everyone welcome! Meet classmates and fellow students and hear about ways you can get involved with Pride at SAIT.


📅 English Conversation Partners information session

  • Friday, Sept. 4 | 12:30 – 1 pm 

English Conversation Partners is designed to match SAIT students who speak English as an additional language (EAL) with a student or employee who is fluent in English. Learn about taking part to improve your English or volunteering to help an EAL student while expanding your global perspective.


📅 Online Wellness Tour

  • Friday, Sept. 4 | 1 – 1:30 pm 

Meet members of SAIT's Student Development and Counselling team and find out how they can help you thrive at SAIT. Learn about student supports  —  personal, educational and career counselling, wellness workshops and a variety of online self-help tools. 



If you have questions about orientation, email  orientation@sait.ca.

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