See below for the complete schedule of orientation events and their descriptions. You can also customize your schedule using the Orientation app.



An information booth hosted by CapU Student Ambassadors will be available August 27 - September 7 in the Birch Building cafeteria to welcome you and answer your questions about CapU.

10 a.m.


Prepare Yourself for a Successful Transition to University
Starting university can be both exciting and overwhelming. There is so much to learn about life as a university student. In this workshop, we will discuss the differences between high school and university and you will learn what to expect in your first semester. You will also learn about the resources available to help you to get off to a great start at CapU. (Counselling Dept.)
Cedar Building, room CE148
11:15 a.m. Break – refreshments provided  
11:30 a.m. Start Building Your Success Toolkit
There are many strategies and tools available to help university students to be successful. In this workshop, you will identify the strategies, resources and personal characteristics that will help you to create a positive university experience and achieve your academic goals. (Counselling Dept.)
Cedar Building, room CE148
12:45 p.m. Lunch break – sandwich bar and Tim Hortons open in the Birch Building cafeteria.  
1:30-2:45 p.m. Time Management: planning sets you free!
Did you know that at university for every 3 hours of class time, on average you will need to put in 6 additional hours of study time? This workshop will show you how to use three different time management tools to help you meet your due dates and deadlines, create a study routine, and use your time effectively on a daily basis. (Learning & Skill Support)
Cedar Building, room CE148
3-4 p.m. Funding Your Education
Planning for a post-secondary education can feel complicated; figuring out how to pay for it doesn't have to be. This workshop provides a roadmap of the financial options available and help students get started on creating their own educational financial plan.

Topics covered:

Student Loans
Scholarships, Bursaries & Awards
Fee Deferrals
Adult Upgrading Grants
Cedar Building, room CE148
10 a.m. The Research Assignment
At university many of your writing assignments will require you to incorporate researched information rather than just your own ideas. This workshop will introduce you to the steps involved in preparing a researched university assignment including narrowing the topic, planning, drafting, framing, and documenting source material. (Writing Centre)
Cedar Building, room CE148
11:15 a.m. Break – refreshments provided  
11:30 a.m. How to Avoid Plagiarism
Did you know that using somebodies else’s ideas in your work without giving them credit is an academic offense? This workshop will ensure that you understand what constitutes plagiarism, why it is an academic offence and several strategies you can implement to ensure that you are never accused of plagiarizing. (English Language Support Centre)
Cedar Building, room CE148
12:45 p.m. Lunch break – sandwich bar and Tim Hortons open in the Birch Building cafeteria.  
1:30-2:45 p.m. Welcome to the Capilano University Library!
Come out Meet one of Capilano University’s Librarians as they welcome you to all of the services, space and collections the library has to offer. After this session you will feel comfortable navigating the library website, knowing where and how to get research help and finding your way around the library. (Teaching Librarian)
Cedar Building, room CE148
10 a.m. Google, find good lecture notes…if only.
Taking effective notes at university requires more than just frantically trying to write down everything the instructor says. This workshop will explain why taking notes is important for your learning and memory, as well as a variety strategies you can apply before, during, and after a lecture to ensure your notes are an effective learning tool. (Learning & Skill Support)
Cedar Building, room CE148
11:15 a.m. Break – refreshments provided  
11:35 a.m. Read, Recite, Remember!
Have you ever completed an assigned reading only to discover you cannot recall a thing? If so, attend this workshop and learn several evidence based strategies that will help you to effectively read, understand, retain and retrieve what you read. (Learning & Skill Support)
Cedar Building, room CE148
12:45 p.m. Lunch break – sandwich bar and Tim Hortons open in the Birch Building cafeteria.  
1:30-2:45 p.m. Google doesn't write your exams! Exam Prep Strategies
University level exams require more than being able to memorize facts and details. In this workshop, learn how to prepare for an exam and implement effective memory strategies that take your learning to a deeper cognitive level. (Learning & Skill Support)
Cedar Building, room CE148
10 a.m. Start Planning Your Career NOW!
As a new student, you might have concluded that you don’t need to or perhaps don’t want to think about your career just yet. Did you know that, on average, Canadians change jobs 10-15 times in their working life? Therefore, it’s never too early to start planning and developing the skills you need to manage your career over your lifetime. The world of work is continually changing, complex and unpredictable. This session will help you form strategies to respond to those changes. (Career Development Centre)
Cedar Building, room CE148
11:15 a.m. Break – refreshments provided  
11:30 a.m. Explore Your Career Interests
There are plenty of opportunities for you to explore your interests and develop your skills. Step one: you need to be aware of what they are. Step two: go for it! This session will give you some ideas to get you started. (Career Development Centre)
Cedar Building, room CE148
12:45 p.m. Lunch break – sandwich bar and Tim Hortons open in the Birch Building cafeteria.  
1:30-2:45 p.m. Articulate Your Skills
Learn how to express what’s unique about you in a convincing and impactful way. This coveted skill will help you seamlessly build your job search toolkit including your resume, cover letter, online presence and interviewing skills. (Career Development Centre)
Cedar Building, room CE148
9 a.m.-4 p.m. New International Student Orientation
Your first time on campus will be a fun and a meaningful one, we promise. You will meet new international students, just like yourself. Meet your mentors (current students that are keen to help you get settled at Cap). Meet the team of staff at the Centre for International Experience (your home away from home at Cap)... and much more, including prizes!
Centre for Sport and Wellness
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Residence Move in Day
Move-in day for Fall 2018 will be August 31, 2018, beginning at 9 a.m. and available until 5 p.m. If you are a new international student and are attending the International Orientation Day on August 29 please contact
2420 Dollarton Highway, North Vancouver
11 a.m.-4 p.m. Excursion Around the City Social!
There will be a group leaving from Phibbs Exchange at 12 p.m., and a group meeting at the next city location at 1 p.m. before beginning the excursion! Check the App to find the 1 p.m. meeting locations.

Main Street Mural Tour
Taking you through Vancouver's largest display of public street art, our walking tours showcase the beautiful murals that have transformed Mt. Pleasant and False Creek Flats.

Stanley Park – Sea Wall
Vancouver's famous Stanley Park is a great place to spend the day. Relax by the ocean, spot some seals, or take time to stop and smell the roses in the beautiful rose garden. This trip will give you the opportunity to explore the vast expanse of Stanley Park and all it has to offer.

Granville Island Tour
Noisy and chaotic, yet irresistibly atmospheric, Granville Island is one of Canada's most-visited sites and Vancouver's destination for lovers of food, art and culture. Visiting the Granville Island Public Market is an authentic way to experience Vancouver and see its merchants in action!
Meeting place:

12 p.m. - Phibbs Exchange

1 p.m. – Check app for locations.
9 a.m.-7 p.m. Orientation Check-In
New Student Orientation starts at 9 a.m. on September 4. Check in for new student orientation opens at 7 a.m. Arrive early so you can register and connect with your peer helper who will connect you with students in your program. Please follow the signs when you get to the North Vancouver campus on September 4 to check in for the event.
Parking lot 7
9-11 a.m. Welcome Ceremony
If you are a new student (domestic or international) there is a mandatory New Student Orientation ceremony on September 4 starting at 9 a.m. Join the President, senior leaders, faculty and a student representative for the launching of your educational career at CapU.
Centre for Sports and Wellness
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Faculty Welcome
Meet the faculty and students in your program during you specific Faculty Welcome event. Locations can be found in the app.
Look at the Orientation app
1-2 p.m. The Scavenger Hunt is a photographic game based around CapU's campus where you can win prizes! You will play in teams of four, but only one of you will have to take the pictures and submit them. Look at the Orientation app
2-5 p.m. Street Party!
Come out to the Street Party and dance with Party4Health who with be DJing the epic event! Vendors will be located around the dance with interactive booths to tell you more about all the student success resources available and to welcome you to the campus. This is both a party and a resource fair to help you connect, engage, and take action for your success at CapU.
Cedar Courtyard
11 a.m.-12 p.m. Bingo!
Play Bingo in the Birch Cafeteria and learn about Learning & Skill Support resources and upcoming study skills workshops. Plus win some CapU prizes & great swag!
Birch Building, cafeteria
11:30-1:30 p.m. First Nations Student Services: Orientation & Lunch
First Nations Student Services welcomes all Indigenous students to a welcome lunch in the Kéxwusm-áyakn Student Centre. Come and learn about the services provided by the Indigenous Student Team, the resources available at the Kéxwusm-áyakn Student Centre, and to meet your fellow First Nations, Metis and Inuit students who come from across Canada to study in Coast Salish Territory.
Library Building, room LB196
1-5 p.m. CSU's premier Social Advocacy Fair is here, come see the amazing social justice efforts on campus! Get involved in a collective, visit service dogs in the courtyard, sign up for a campaign, enter a raffle from local vendors, and much more. Come see the incredible resources and groups available to students while enjoying light refreshments. Engage in social justice on campus and show your support. Everyone is welcome! Across campus! Check Library Building, room LB196
2:30-4 p.m. Pre-game Pump Up!
Join Athletics & Recreation and the Capilano Blues for an afternoon of music, prizes, and a free BBQ to set the stage for an exciting 2018-19 season.
Centre for Sport and Wellness
4-6 p.m. Varsity Soccer Game!
Come out and support the Blues men’s soccer team as they kick off their 2018 season.
Centre for Sport and Wellness
10-11 a.m. What are Your Top 5 Strengths
Knowing your strengths is a big part of successful career management; too often we focus on minimizing our shortcomings rather than leveraging our strengths. Throughout your job search and future career, you will need to understand and explain what your talents are – whether this is in your resume, an interview, a pitch to a new client, or a performance evaluation. This workshop will give you an opportunity to complete the Clifton Strengths online self-assessment to discover your top five talents.
Cedar Building, room CE223
11:30-1:30 p.m. Presidents BBQ *Proudly Sponsored by Neptune Terminals
Come to meet the President of Capilano University in the Cedar Courtyard and have lunch!
Birch Buidling, courtyard
3:30-5:30 p.m. Re-Cap: the CSU Social
The Capilano Students' Union welcomes you to an afternoon of music and drinks, food, friends and a BIG party!
Arbutus Building, courtyard
ALL DAY CapU Community Rock Painting!
Come join us in the Cedar Courtyard for rock painting and other arts from 10-3 p.m.!
Cedar Courtyard
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Escape Room
An escape room, also known as an "escape game", is a physical adventure game in which players solve a series of puzzles and riddles using clues, hints, and strategy to complete the objectives at hand.
Birch Building, lower cafeteria
12-12:30 p.m. Well-being Walk
Join faculty, staff and students on a walk through our beautiful forested campus!
Cedar Courtyard
1-3 p.m. CIE: Top 10 Things I wish I knew: How to Succeed at CapU
Are you a new international student looking to have the best CapU journey? The Centre for International Experience invites you to come join us as we provide important tips for how to be successful in the classroom and ways to engage on campus. Learn about student success resources and services, campus safety, public transit, money managing tips, and most importantly how to have FUN!

We'll share with you everything you must know before classes begin!
Blueshore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts
1-3 p.m. Intramurals
The Athletics & Recreation Department is hosting Ultimate Frisbee and other outdoor games down on Lillooet Field to cap off the week.
Centre for Sport and Wellness

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