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Home Accepted Students Orientation


Welcome to SAIT!

New student orientation for Spring 2021

Orientation will take place Friday, May 7. Details coming soon!

New student orientation week for Winter 2021 is Jan. 6 – 8

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.

👉 Many programs will also be hosting a program-specific orientation. Stay tuned for information from your academic chair. 

📅 Study Abroad information session 

  • Wednesday, Jan. 6 | 12:30 – 1 pm 
  • Friday, Jan. 8 | 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!

📅 Online Wellness Tour

  • Wednesday, Jan. 6 | 12:30 – 1 pm
  • Thursday, Jan. 7 | 1:30 – 2 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. 

📅 Accessibility Services information session

  • Wednesday, Jan. 6 | 1 – 2 pm 
  • Friday, Jan. 8 | 1 – 2 pm

This workshop will provide information about academic accommodations and Accessibility Services policies, exam booking procedures, government student loans and disability grants, and how to effectively discuss your learning needs with your instructors. Meet the Accessibility Services team and learn about services and supports.

📅 Peer Mentorship information session

  • Wednesday, Jan. 6 | 1 – 1:30 pm
  • Thursday, Jan. 7 | 1 – 1:30 pm
  • Friday, Jan. 8 | 1 – 1:30 pm

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

📅 English Conversation Partners information session

  • Wednesday, Jan. 6 | 1 – 1:30 pm 
  • Friday, Jan. 8 | 1 – 1:30 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.

📅 Phi Theta Kappa Honour Society information session

  • Wednesday, Jan. 6 | 1:30 – 2 pm
  • Thursday, Jan. 7 | 1:30 – 2 pm
  • Friday, Jan. 8 | 1:30 – 2 pm

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.

📅 Indigenous Students Orientation with Chinook Lodge

  • Wednesday, Jan. 6 | 2 – 2:30 pm 
  • Thursday, Jan. 7 | 2 – 2:30 pm 
  • Friday, Jan. 8 | 2 – 2:30 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.

📅 Welcome to PREP 100

  • Wednesday, Jan. 6 | 2 – 2:30 pm
  • Thursday, Jan. 7 | 12:30 – 1 pm
  • Friday, Jan. 8 | 1 – 1:30 pm

Get the most out of your academic journey at SAIT! Join this session for an introduction to PREP 100: The SAIT Experience— a free online course designed to help you develop academic skills and be successful in your transition into SAIT.


📅 Interfaith mix and mingle

  • Wednesday, Jan. 6 | 2 – 2:30 pm
  • Friday, Jan. 8 | 2 – 2:30 pm

Interested in meeting new friends from diverse backgrounds? Looking for a spiritual connection while you take classes at SAIT? Join the Interfaith Centre online during Orientation Week. Meet our awesome chaplains and Interfaith Student Leaders, and maybe even win a prize!

📅 Managing Your Money

  • Wednesday, Jan. 6 | 2:30 – 3 pm
  • Thursday, Jan. 7 | 12:30 – 1 pm

Learn how you can save while staying and studying at home. SAIT's Financial Advising team will share tips and answer questions about managing your budget and staying on track.

📅 Transfer Options information session

  • Wednesday, Jan. 6 | 3 – 3:30 pm
  • Friday, Jan. 8 | 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!

📅 International Student Orientation

  • Thursday, Jan. 7 | 8 am

Calling all international students! Get to know some of our International Centre staff and learn about support services at SAIT.

📅 SAIT Pride Virtual Trivia Battle

  • Thursday, Jan. 7 | 12:30 – 1 pm
  • Friday, Jan. 8 | 12:30 – 1 pm

Join us to test your knowledge of LGBTQ2S+ culture and history at the SAIT Pride Virtual Trivia Battle during Orientation week. Show off your skills, meet new friends and get connected to LGBTQ2S+ supports and services.


📅 Student Awards virtual tutorial

  • Thursday, Jan. 7 | 1 – 1:30 pm
  • Friday, Jan. 8 | 2:30 – 3 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!


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

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