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SAIT Start

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If you're starting at SAIT in winter 2019, you're joining an amazing community — see what it's all about at SAIT Start on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018.

SAIT Start will help you kick things off on the right foot. By the end of the day, you'll be more prepared for the academic year ahead and you will feel more familiar with the campus and your program.

SAIT Start location

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

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SAIT Residence

Did you know? If you're coming from out-of-town for SAIT Start, you can stay right on campus at SAIT Residence.

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Plan your day

There's no right way to do SAIT Start. You can either opt in for all the registered sessions, explore the Information Fair and other drop-in options or plan for a combination of all we have to offer.

Information Fair

Running all day in the Stan Grad Centre, the Information Fair has more than 25 booths representing almost every aspect of student life — from athletics, clubs and working on campus to student awards, loans and academic support.

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.

Preparation sessions

Paying for Your Education

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

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.

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 my SAIT to track registration, payments and grades. Get a heads-up on upcoming deadlines that you won't want to miss.

Transfer and Mature Students

If you're starting at SAIT in the fall and already have a post-secondary experience or if you're not fresh out of high school, this is the session for you. We'll cover transfer options and credit for prior learning, services for students with partners and families, and how to get involved on campus as a mature student.

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.

Contact SAIT Start

SAIT Start is for students beginning full-time programs. Watch your inbox for details and your registration invitation.

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