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International Student Orientation

  • What is International Student Orientation and when is it?

    International Student Orientation (ISO) is a free orientation for international, exchange and visiting students (both graduate and undergraduate).

    International Student Orientation 

    Date: Friday, August 31

    Start time: 9 a.m. (early registration)*; 9:15 a.m. registration

    End time: 4:30 p.m.

    Location: Business and Information Technology Building, Atrium

    Registration: Opens Friday, July 20

    Opportunity to:

    • Meet new international students, current students, and staff.
    • Learn more about Canadian culture.
    • Hear about the transitional experiences of your peers.
    • Learn how to navigate within our university system.
    • Learn about differences in studying here compared to your previous education system.
    • Find out about the various campus services and how they can support you during your studies.
    • Get your learning tool (laptop) and student ID.

    Note: Topics covered in ISO are not the same as those in the Graduate Student Orientation. We highly recommend you attend all orientations that are relevant to you.

    *Early registration is for students who need to get their campus IDs and laptops. 

  • Register for orientation
  • Required documents

    If you decide to get your campus ID card and/or laptop on Orientation day, please note that you will need to bring the following documents:

    Campus/student ID card

    • One piece of photo ID (e.g. your passport).
    • A copy of your timetable.

    For more information on campus IDs, including ID office location, hours and required documents, visit the Campus ID section of the university website

    Please note: You can get your ID as soon as you have registered for your courses.

    Laptop pickup

    The university has two different technology-enriched learning environment (TELE) models.

    Full TELE model

    Students are provided university-owned laptops they must use for their studies.

    BYOD TELE model

    Students use their own devices during their university studies.

    Step 1: Visit the TELE programs website to find out which TELE model your faculty is a part of.

    Step 2: If your faculty is participating in the full TELE model, you must register for your learning tool pickup time.  

      • Visit the TELE programs website 30 days before the start of the semester for instructions on how to register for laptop pickup.
  • Campus map and transportation options

    For driving and public transportation (bus) instructions for getting to campus, use the Get directions option on the campus maps website.

    By selecting From an address, you can enter exactly where you're starting from and where on campus you would like to arrive (includes driving, walking, and public transit details).

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