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That's a wrap in SAIT Start 2019 — welcome to all of our new students!

Details about SAIT Start for Fall 2020 will be available here in March. 



   What's next?

   Plan ahead for day one — make sure you're ready for Fall 2019.

  • review the timeline and important dates
  • find the stuff you need
  • check the courses to do before you start
  • save the date for orientation   

SAIT Start location

Our main campus is located at 1301 16 Ave. NW and is accessible by bus and LRT. If you plan to drive, free parking will be available in P1 and the SAIT Parking Garage (P6, level one only).

If you're in one of the following programs this September, you'll start at the Art Smith Aero Centre (your new campus) to check in, tour the space and meet your instructors. Then, you'll take a bus to main campus for a tour, lunch and the afternoon sessions.

  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Technology
  • Aircraft Structures Technician
  • Avionics Technology


Student volunteers offer items at SAIT Start check in

Plan your day

Your day starts with check-in at Heritage Hall, where you'll receive a schedule including the following activities, plus your sessions. You can either opt in for two registered sessions, or choose one session and then set aside time to explore the Info Fair or the Mature Student Meetup. Remember, your schedule will on the back of your nametag and lunch will be provided. 

Info Fair

The Info Fair, open all day, has booths representing almost every aspect of student life — from athletics, clubs and working on campus to student awards, loans and academic support. Get all of your questions answered in one place.

Students: Program Meet and Greet

Start building your SAIT network today — meet the people who will help define your post-secondary experience. Get specific information about your program, hear from the dean of your school and some of your program instructors, and meet your future classmates.

Supporters: Supporting Your Student

Getting a post-secondary education is an immersive, meaningful and often challenging experience. Many students will look for support from their parents, partners or friends. Find out what to expect and how to help your new student successfully transition to life at SAIT.

Next Steps

The countdown is on to your first day at SAIT. Find out what's on your to-do list and the best way to check things off, including how to get your ID card and UPass. Learn how to use mySAIT to track registration, payments and grades. Get a heads-up on upcoming deadlines you won't want to miss.

Campus tour

Discover the best places to eat, study, socialize and find support at SAIT. Your tour guide will point out key spots on campus, including the Lamb Learner Success Centre, the SAIT Students' Association (SAITSA) main office, the computer commons and more.

Registered sessions

Student Life 101

Life at SAIT is about more than going to class. Discover how you can get involved, make connections and have fun outside the classroom. Hear from a panel of current students and staff about athletics, recreation, mentorship, clubs, volunteering and tons of other opportunities to make your time at SAIT count.

Academic Success

Learn what it takes to be academically successful in a post-secondary environment. Prepare for the challenges of coursework by brushing up on time management strategies and discover active study methods to help you become a confident learner.

International Students 101

Come to this session for info on study permits, working rights and health care. You'll have the chance to meet other international students and get ready for September!

Transferring to SAIT

If you already have post-secondary experience, this is the session for you. We'll cover how to apply for transfer credit from prior education and work experience.

Accessibility and Accommodations

Accessibility Services reduces barriers for students with a documented disability or health condition at SAIT. Attend this session to learn more about classroom and examination accommodations, documentation and the funding available for adaptive equipment.

Get important information about consultations and referrals, plus details on the roles of students, instructors, parents and advisors when it comes to accessibility and accommodations.

Drop-in sessions

Financial Advising Lab

There are many ways to make the cost of a post-secondary education more manageable. Find out about the funding sources available to you, get a handle on how much money you need and get tips on how to budget the money you have.

Mature Student Meetup

You don’t need ID to get in the door, but this meetup will cater especially to SAIT’s more mature students. Whether you’re 30+, or a 20-year-old who’s seen it all, take this opportunity to visit with folks who can relate to a more experienced point of view.

Contact SAIT Start

SAIT Start is for students beginning full-time programs in September. 

Details about SAIT Start for students beginning in September 2020 will be available in March.

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