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Welcome to SAIT!

Fall orientation is the last week of August

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, 29 or 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.  

Program orientation

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:

Free BBQ lunch 

We've got you covered today. Take a break with your new classmates and grab a free lunch at the south side of Heritage Hall.

Campus tours

Got Questions tent, outside  Heritage Hall

Aug. 28, 29 and 30, 10 am  – 2 pm

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.

The fun stuff

Get involved and have some fun

South of  Heritage Hall

Get involved at SAIT outside the classroom — join the Peer Mentorship Program and explore on-campus volunteer opportunities. Talk to SAITSA and get info about clubs, lockers and the SAITSA health and detal plan.

Enjoy the sun, make some new friends and try out:

  • Giant Jenga
  • Giant Connect 4
  • Ladder golf
  • Bean bag toss
  • Bocce
  • Spikeball
  • Cricket on the field

BONUS: Tug of war at 12:30 pm on the field. Cheer for your school!

Indigenous students mix and mingle

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.

Drop-in session: technical support

AA105,  Heritage Hall

Aug. 28, 29 and 30, 11 am  – 2 pm

Get help to log in and get started online while you're at SAIT.

The following topics will be covered:

  • where to get technical support on campus (service desk locations)
  • how to connect your SAIT/personal device to wi-fi
  • how to download Office 365
  • how to add your SAIT email to your personal device
  • how to print on campus
  • how to log in to Brightspace

ORNT 118 at Art Smith Aero Centre

An orientation specific to Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Technology, Avionics Technology and Aircraft Structures Technician will be held at our  Art Smith Aero Centre campus on Thursday, Aug. 29. You'll learn more about your program, purchase your tools, and meet your instructors and classmates. 

International student orientation

In addition to ORNT 118: Orientation, international students are required to attend the International student orientation on Tuesday, Aug. 27. 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.

Indigenous student orientation

Oki, Amba'wastitch, Danit'ada, Tân'si, Hello and welcome to SAIT! In addition to ORNT 118: Orientation, all Indigenous students are invited to attend Indigenous student orientation on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 8:30 am to 3 pm, at Chinook Lodge Resource Centre.

Chinook Lodge is a place for Indigenous learners at SAIT to gather, connect with peers, access advising on a variety of topics, speak with Elders, participate in events and more.

Join us for orientation and make yourself at home in the Lodge — get to know your classmates, meet the people behind some of the great student services on campus, get tips and advice, ask questions and share stories. Breakfast and lunch included.

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  orientation@sait.ca.

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