Welcome to SAIT!
Fall orientation will be held Aug. 26 - 30
Orientation is your opportunity to explore our campus and connect before your studies begin. You'll learn important information about the program, meet your instructors and classmates, learn to find your way around SAIT and get organized. Orientation is the kickoff for First8, a series of events during your first eight weeks at SAIT to help you succeed.
Looking for info about textbooks, lockers, ID cards, UPass, laptops, parking and more? Find all the next steps you can do before your first day of class.
ORNT 118: Orientation
Your ORNT 118: Orientation course will be held on one scheduled day, Aug. 28 - 30. Find the specific date on your program orientation requirements page. You can confirm the time and location of your ORNT 118 on your schedule, by logging in through mySAIT or on the Ellucian GO app after you're registered in classes in June.
Meet your instructors, connect with fellow students, get information about your program, see your space and more.
Program-specific orientation requirements
Some programs have program orientation requirements — check to see if your program requires any additional pre-orientation tasks prior to your first day:
Take a break and grab a free hot dog, chips and a beverage for lunch, available in the Irene Lewis Atrium, Stan Grad Centre.
Macdonald Hall, Heritage Hall
Join us for a tour of your new campus — tours will be starting regularly throughout the afternoon. 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.
East study area, Stan Grad Centre
Get involved at SAIT outside the classroom — meet new people and add skills to your resumé — plus we have coffee! Check out our 60+ student clubs, join the Peer Mentorship Program, meet the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, find out how to add to your Co-Curricular Record and explore on-campus volunteer opportunities.
Chinook Lodge Resource Centre, Senator Burns building
Stop by Chinook Lodge to connect with SAIT's Indigenous community. This is your chance to meet Chinook Lodge staff and find out about supports unique to Indigenous students. Grab a snack, meet fellow students, and learn more about clubs and other Lodge activities.
West study area, Stan Grad Centre
Pop into the LGBTQ mix and mingle. This is your chance to connect with members of SAIT’s LGBTQ community. Grab a snack, find out more about supports for LGBTQ students on campus and play some rainbow games — all students welcome!
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International student orientation
In addition to ORNT 118: Orientation, international students are required to attend the International student orientation on Tuesday, Aug. 27 in Macdonald Hall. This is your opportunity to connect with our staff from the International Centre and fellow international students, learn about key resources on campus that are available to support you throughout your studies and to get information specific to your status as an international student at SAIT. Watch your inbox in August for more details.
Getting to our main campus
Parking passes will go on sale in August and the UPass is valid from Sept. 1. Our main campus is in the inner city, so the CTrain stops right on campus (SAIT/ACAD/Jubilee Station) with many bus routes providing direct service to SAIT. Learn more about your transit and parking options.
If you've got questions about orientation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.