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SAIT Start

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If you're starting at SAIT in January 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 feel familiar with the campus and your program.

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, parking will be available in P1 and the SAIT Parking Garage (P6.)

Fuel your tuition ambition

Attend SAIT Start for a chance to win one of two prizes — $1,000 or $2,500 in tuition credit!

Check-in before 9 am on Saturday, Nov. 3 for your chance to win. Winners will be drawn and announced at lunch in the Irene Lewis Atrium — you don't need to be there to win.

See full rules and regulations

Stay at SAIT

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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.

Book now with promo code CAMPUSLIFE.

Plan your day

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

Info Fair

The Info Fair 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.

Preparation sessions

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.

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.

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.

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.

International students 101

After you’ve confirmed your seat and paid your tuition deposit — what are your next steps as an international student? This session will walk you through the steps required as an international student to begin your program in January.

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.

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.

SAIT Trojans hockey game

Join your new SAIT community and cheer on the Trojans Men's Hockey team as they face off against Briercrest College. Show your SAIT Start name tag at the door for free seats.

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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