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Orientation

Welcome to SAIT!

New student orientation week is Monday, Aug. 31 – Friday, Sept. 4

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.

👉 Accessibility Services will be hosting a Welcome Week Workshop, Aug. 26 – 28.

👉 Many programs will also be hosting a program-specific orientation. Please check the schedule below to find the date, time and location or contact your academic chair. 

Find your program's online orientation date, time and location
Academic Services
Academic Upgrading Sept. 4 TBD
School of Business
Administrative Information Management/Office Professional Sept. 2
8:30 am - 11:30 am
Teams
Bachelor of Business Administration Sept. 3
9 am - 12 pm
Teams
Business Administration Sept. 3
9 am - 12 pm
Teams
Legal Assistant Sept. 4
8:30 am - 11:30 am
Teams
School of Construction
Civil Engineering Technology Sept. 2
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Zoom
Engineering Design and Drafting Sept. 3
9 am - 10:30 am
Teams
Geomatics Engineering Technology Sept. 3
10:30 am - 12 pm
Teams
Architectural Technologies Sept. 4
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Zoom
Bachelor of Applied Geographic Information Systems Sept. 4
11 am - 12 pm
Zoom
Bachelor of Science Construction Project Management Sept. 4
9 am - 10 am
Zoom
MacPhail School of Energy
Chemical Laboratory Technology Sept. 3 
9 am - 10:45 am
Teams
Environmental Technology Sept. 3 
9 am - 10:45 am
Teams
Electrical Engineering Technology  Sept. 3 
9 am - 10:45 am
Teams
Bachelor of Applied Technology Petroleum Engineering Sept. 3 
9 am - 10:45 am
Teams
Energy Asset Management Sept. 3 
9 am - 10:45 am
Teams
Instrumentation Engineering Technology Sept. 3 
9 am - 10:45 am
Teams
Integrated Water Management Sept. 3 
9 am - 10:45 am
Teams
Water and Wastewater Treatment Operations Sept. 4 
9 am - 10:45 am
Zoom
Petroleum Engineering Technology  Sept. 4 
9 am - 10:45 am
Teams
Chemical Engineering Technology  Sept. 4 
9 am - 10:45 am
Zoom
Electronics Engineering Technology  Sept. 4 
9 am - 10:45 am
Teams 
Power Engineering Technology  Sept. 4 
9 am - 10:45 am
Zoom
School of Hospitality and Tourism
Hospitality Management Sept. 3 
8 am - 12 pm
Zoom
Travel and Tourism Sept. 4 
8 am - 12 pm
Zoom
Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management Sept. 4 
8 am - 12 pm
Zoom
School of Health and Public Safety
Advanced Care Paramedic  Sept. 2  
8:30 - 11:50 am
Zoom
Medical Laboratory Assistant Sept. 2  
8:30 - 11:50 am
Teams
Medical Laboratory Technology  Sept. 2  
8:30 - 11:50 am
Teams
Medical Office Assistant and Unit Clerk  Sept. 2  
8:30 - 11:50 am
Teams 
Primary Care Paramedic  Sept. 2  
8:30 - 11:50 am
Zoom
Optician  Sept. 2  
9 am - 11:50 am
Teams 
Ophthalmic and Optometric Assisting  Sept. 2  
9 am - 11:50 am
Teams 
Pharmacy Assistant  Sept. 3  
9 am - 11:50 am
Zoom
Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant Sept. 3  
8:30 - 11:50 am
Zoom 
Respiratory Therapy Assistant  Sept. 3  
8:30 - 11:50 am
Zoom
Diagnostic Medical Sonography  Sept. 3  
8:30 - 11:50 am
Zoom
Medical Radiologic Technology  Sept. 3  
8:30 - 11:50 am
Zoom
Nuclear Medicine Technology  Sept. 3  
9 - 11:50 am
Zoom
Dental Assisting  Sept. 3  
9 - 11:50 am
Teams 
Health Information Management  Sept. 3  
9 - 11:50 am
Teams 
Medical Device Reprocessing Technician  Sept. 3  
8:30 - 11:50 am
TBD
Nutrition for Healthy Lifestyles Sept. 3  
9 am - 11:50 am
Zoom
School of Information and Communications Technologies
Library Information Technology  Aug. 31  
9 am - 11:30 am
Zoom
Radio, Television and Broadcast News Sept. 3 
9 am - 11:50 am
Teams 
Graphic Communications and Print Technology  Sept. 3 
9 am - 11 am
Teams 
Information Technology - All Majors  Sept. 3 
9 am - 10:30 am
Zoom
Film and Video Production  Sept. 4  
9 am - 11:50 am
Teams 
Journalism  Sept. 4  
9 am - 11:30 am
Zoom 
New Media and Production Design  Updated
Sept. 4  
9 am - 11:30 am
Teams 
Information Systems Security  Updated
Sept. 4  
9 am - 10:30 am
Zoom 
School of Manufacturing and Automation
Mechanical Engineering Technology Sept. 3  
8 am - 12 pm
TBD
Welding Technician Sept. 3
10 am - 11 am
TBD
Machinist Technician  Sept. 8  
8 am - 9 am
TBD
School of Transportation
Railway Conductor  Updated
Sept. 3   
10 am
Zoom
Diesel Equipment Technician  Sept. 3  
10 am
TBD
Automotive Service Technology  Sept. 4 
9 am
TBD
Business Administration Automotive Management Sept. 4 
9 am
TBD
Aircraft Structures Technician  Sept. 4 
10 am
TBD

📅 Peer Mentorship information session

  • Monday, Aug. 31 | 11 – 11:30 am
  • Tuesday, Sept. 1 | 11 – 11:30 am
  • Wednesday, Sept. 2 | 11 – 11:30 am
  • Thursday, Sept. 3 | 11 – 11:30 am
  • Friday, Sept. 4 | 11 – 11:30 am

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

Register


📅 Student Awards virtual tutorial

  • Monday, Aug. 31 |  1:30 – 2 pm 
  • Tuesday, Sept. 1 | 1:30 – 2 pm
  • Wednesday, Sept. 2 | 1:30 – 2 pm
  • Thursday, Sept. 3 | 1:30 – 2 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!

Register


📅 Indigenous Students Orientation with Chinook Lodge

  • Monday, Aug. 31 |  2 – 3 pm 
  • Tuesday, Sept. 1 | 2 – 3 pm 
  • Wednesday, Sept. 2 | 2 – 3 pm 
  • Thursday, Sept. 3 | 2 – 3 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.

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📅 International Students Orientation (online programs)

  • Tuesday, Sept. 1 | 8:30 – 10 am

Hosted by the International Centre, this webinar is for international students studying exclusively online. Tune in to meet centre staff and learn about support services at SAIT.

Register


📅 International Students Orientation (blended programs)

  • Tuesday, Sept. 1 | 10:30 am – noon 

Hosted by the International Centre, this webinar is for international students studying in a blended program. Tune in to learn about important aspects of settling in to Canada, Calgary and our SAIT campus.

Register


📅 Career Advancement Services meet and greet

  • Tuesday, Sept. 1 | noon – 12:30 pm

It's never too early to get career ready! Meet our Career Advisors, learn how to use My Career Hub, and find out how we can help you prepare for your career. We look forward to meeting you!

Register


📅 Interfaith mix and mingle

  • Wednesday, Sept. 2 | 1 – 1:30 pm 

Are you a new student interested in meeting new friends from diverse backgrounds? Looking for a spiritual connection while you take classes at SAIT? Then join us at the online Interfaith Mix & Mingle during Orientation week. You’ll get to meet our awesome chaplains, our wonderful Interfaith Student Leaders, and maybe win a prize!

Register


📅 Transfer Options information session

  • Wednesday, Sept. 2 | 3 – 3:30 pm
  • Friday, Sept. 4 | 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!

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📅 Study Abroad information session 

  • Thursday, Sept. 3 | 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!

Register


📅 SAIT Pride Virtual Trivia Battle

  • Thursday, Sept. 3 | 1 – 1:30 pm 

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

Register


📅 English Conversation Partners information session

  • Friday, Sept. 4 | 12:30 – 1 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.

Register


📅 Online Wellness Tour

  • Friday, Sept. 4 | 1 – 1:30 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. 

Register


Questions?

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

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