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Welcome to SAIT!


New student orientation week for Spring 2021 is Thursday, May 6 and Friday, May 7

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.  

Set your schedule and get started at SAIT — choose from nine 30-minute sessions or attend them all over both days. Register now and bookmark this page to access sessions on Thursday, May 6 and Friday, May 7. All activities will take place online.

👉 Many programs will also be hosting a program-specific orientation. You'll receive access details and information from your academic chair or program coordinator. 

🌎 There will be an orientation for international students in the morning on Thursday, May 6. Watch your inbox for details from the International Centre.


📅 12:30 pm | Interfaith mix and mingle

Interested in meeting new friends from diverse backgrounds? Looking for a spiritual connection while you take classes at SAIT? Join the Interfaith Centre online during Orientation Week. Meet our awesome chaplains and Interfaith Student Leaders, and maybe even win a prize!


📅 1 pm | Indigenous Student Orientation

Chinook Lodge — the name pays homage to the chinook winds and signifies a warm, welcoming, home away from home for Indigenous students. Meet the staff and some of your fellow students, plus learn about all of the supports available. 


📅 1 pm | Managing your Money

SAIT's Financial Advising team will share tips and answer questions about funding opportunities, managing your budget and staying on track.


📅 1 pm | eGaming League Mix and Mingle

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 and which games are available to play — Rocket League, Chess, Valorant. We'll also play some JackBox to wrap up the session. See you there!


📅 1:30 pm | English Conversation Partners information session

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.


📅 1:30 pm | Accessibility Services information session

This workshop will provide information about academic accommodations and Accessibility Services policies, exam booking procedures, government student loans and disability grants, and how to effectively discuss your learning needs with your instructors. Meet the Accessibility Services team and learn about services and supports.


📅 2 pm | Online Wellness Tour

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.


📅 2 pm | SAIT Pride Virtual Trivia Battle

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


📅 2:30 pm | Transfer In, Transfer Within or Transfer On

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!


📅 3 pm | Study Abroad information session 

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!


Questions?

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

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