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Welcome to SAIT!

Winter orientation is the first week of January

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.

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 Friday, Jan. 3. 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 your schedule is finalized on Monday, Dec. 2.  

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:

Grab a snack 

Take a break with your new classmates and grab a snack in the Irene Lewis Atrium, Stan Grad Centre.

Got questions?

Got Questions tent, Irene Lewis Atrium, Stan Grad Centre

Friday, Jan. 3

Get the answers to all your questions — we have experts here to help you! Not sure where to go? We'll have people available to take you to hot spots around campus, including: Lamb Learner Success Centre, the SAIT Students' Association (SAITSA) main office, the computer commons, the gym and more.

Get involved and have some fun

Info fair

Irene Lewis Atrium, Stan Grad Centre

Get involved at SAIT outside the classroom. Talk to SAITSA and get info about clubs, lockers and the SAITSA health and dental plan.

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

Friday, Jan. 3, 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 will be held at our Art Smith Aero Centre campus on Friday, Jan. 3. 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 Thursday, Jan. 2. 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 November for more details.

Getting to our main campus

Parking passes will go on sale on Thursday, Jan. 2 and the UPass is valid from Wednesday, Jan. 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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