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Welcome to SAIT!

Spring 2023 Orientation

📅 Wednesday, May 3 - Friday, May 5

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.

New to SAIT?

Find all the information you need to get started.

Accepted students

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. 

2️⃣ 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. 

3️⃣ Info sessions take place following online program orientations. Students with on-campus orientations are welcome to register too.

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


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Big SAIT Welcome | On-campus

Friday, May 5, 11 – 2 pm

We’ve got an afternoon of fun, food and festivities planned to kick off Spring 2023. Come join us for:

  • info fair and campus tours
  • music, games and prizes
  • free lunch (vegetarian option available)

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

⏱ Deadline extended: Register to attend by noon on Friday, April 21. 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

Wednesday, May 3

Don't forget to register for the International Student Orientation, on Wednesday, May 3 and visit our Welcome Fair from 11 am to noon. 

  • If you’re attending the morning orientation you’ll be able to visit the Welcome Fair after the session.
  • If you’re attending the afternoon orientation we recommend you arrive at least one hour earlier.

You can choose to attend the morning session from 9 to 11 am or the afternoon session from 1 to 3 pm. All students who attend orientation will receive a SAIT welcome kit and we’ll have other surprises for you too ❄️✏️👕

To register please find the link in our newsletter or email international@sait.ca. There is no need to register for Welcome Fair.

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!

Info sessions

Set your schedule and get started at SAIT — choose from eight sessions covering everything you'll need to know to get started.

📅 noon – 1 pm | Stan Grad, MB305

Come in to visit the Interfaith Centre, MB305, Stan Grad Centre, and engage with our "Jedis" to discover ways to unleash the force within you. At the community hub, inclusivity is standard, questions are always welcome and the differences between people and cultures are explored and celebrated. Experience our welcoming and relaxing space, enjoy a cup of tea, recline on a sofa or chat with a Chaplain. May the 4th be with you!

📅 12:30 – 1 pm

Find out what services SAIT Student Development and Counselling provide to help you succeed at SAIT. Learn about student supports in the areas of personal, educational and career counselling, plus wellness workshops and a variety of online self-help tools. There will be time for Q&A after a video introduction to services.

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📅 1 – 1:30 pm

The Lamb Learner Success Centre is here to help you excel in your academics. Whether you’re looking for tips with tutoring, financial options and money management, or disability-related accommodations, we offer the tools you need to succeed at SAIT.

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📅 1 – 1:30 pm

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. Start strong with some advice from someone who’s done it all before.

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📅 1:30 – 2 pm

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.

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📅 2 – 2:30 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 for one hour per week of casual conversation. Learn about taking part to improve your English or volunteering to help an EAL student while expanding your global perspective.

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📅 2:30 – 3 pm

Discover the key to unlocking the full potential of your SAIT experience with the Co-Curricular Record! Learn how to use this powerful tool to your advantage and elevate your time at SAIT to new heights.

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Contact us at
Student Engagement Office

Monday - Friday | 8 am - 4 pm