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Welcome to SAIT!

Winter 2023 Orientation

Wednesday, Jan. 4 - Friday, Jan. 6

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. Students in online programs are encouraged to attend too! 

3️⃣ Online 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, Jan. 6, 11 – 2pm

We’ve got an afternoon of fun, food and festivities planned to kick off Fall 2022. Come join us for:

  • info fair and campus tours
  • music and games
  • free lunch

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

Deadline: Register to attend by Friday, Dec. 16. 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

Don't forget to register to the International Student Orientation, on January 4 and visit our Welcome Fair from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.

  • If you are attending Morning Orientation you will be able to visit the Welcome Fair after the session.
  • If you are attending Afternoon Orientation you need recommend that you arrive at least one hour earlier.

All students who attend the orientation will receive a SAIT Welcome kit and we will have other surprises for you ❄️✏️👕 

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!  

Online info sessions

Set your schedule and get started at SAIT — choose from eleven sessions covering everything you'll need to know to get started. All activities will take place online

📅 3:30 - 4pm

Join us to learn more about the SAIT eGaming League and all the fun you can have connecting with fellow SAIT gamers online! We'll show you how to join the league, which games are available to play (Rocket League, Chess, Valorant), and introduce you to our team! We'll also play some games to wrap up the session. See you there!

Register now

📅 12:30 - 1pm

The name pays homage to the chinook winds and signifies a warm, welcoming, home away from home for Aboriginal students (First Nations, Métis and Inuit). In this online session you'll meet the staff and some of your fellow students, and learn all of the supports available to you at SAIT.

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📅 Noon – 12:30pm

Join this On-line Wellness Tour to find out what services SAIT Student Development & Counselling provides to help you succeed at SAIT. Learn about student supports in the areas of personal, educational, and career counselling, wellness workshops and a variety of on-line self-help tools.

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📅 1:30 - 2pm

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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📅 1 - 1:30pm

Financial Advising is here to help with budgeting and managing your money while you are attending school. We can also help with anything related to student loans and student funding.

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📅 2 - 2:30pm

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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📅 1 - 1:30pm

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 - 1:30pm

To support your transition to SAIT, Accessibility Services invites you to this workshop for information about academic accommodations and accessibility services policies, exam booking procedures, government student loan and disability grant, and how to effectively discuss your learning needs with your instructors.

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📅 12:30 - 1pm

Join us at the SAIT Pride Info Session and show off your knowledge of 2SLGBTQ+ culture while we play trivia, meet new friends and get connected to SAIT 2SLGBTQ+ supports and services.

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📅 2:30 - 3pm

Interfaith is a space for all beliefs. Join us for a chance to meet others of like faith — or perhaps engage in discussion with those who believe differently. SAIT also has volunteer chaplains who can be a great support for you during your time at SAIT.

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📅 3 - 3:30pm

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!

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🎉 Glad you’re #HereAtSAIT contest!

To kick off the winter term and welcome new students #HereAtSAIT, we’re giving away $300 in eCard funds. Enter for a chance to get one of three $100 prizes uploaded to your eCard! 

How to enter:

  • Be a current SAIT student
  • Follow @HereAtSAIT
  • Tag a friend in this post (each tag is a new entry).

See contest rules and regulations

Questions?

Contact us at
Student Engagement
student.engagement@sait.ca

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