Start your time off right by attending New Student Orientation. During this multi-day, online event, you will see the CapU spirit come alive!

This is your opportunity to meet faculty and other students and find out about the academic and student support services available to you, all while having fun and making your first CapU memories!

New international students are required to attend both the International Student Webinar and the New Student Orientation, as each provide unique and valuable information.

All events will take place virtually (the password for all Zoom sessions is CapU):

New Student OrientationNew International Student Webinar
Mandatory for all new students Mandatory for all new international students
September 3, 2020 September 2, 2020

Session 1: 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. PT

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Session 1: 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. PT

Session 2: 1 – 3 p.m. PT

Join via Zoom


Session 3: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. PT

Join via Zoom 

New Indigenous Student Orientation
September 2, 2020
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. PT
Smart Start Academic Program Orientation 
Optional for all new students  Mandatory program-specific orientation
September 4, 2020 September 8, 2020
Schedule below Your program will email you with details
8:30 a.m. International Essentials 40 minutes
10 a.m. Researching it Write 40 minutes
  Study Abroad Programs 40 minutes
  Wellness 40 minutes
10:45 a.m. Explore Your Career Interests 40 minutes
  Funding Your Education 40 minutes
  The First Six Weeks 40 minutes
11:30 a.m. Students' Rights & Responsibilties 40 minutes
  Inside The Classroom 30 minutes
  How to Apply for Scholarships & Awards  40 minutes
12:30 p.m. Department Fair 30 minutes
1 p.m. The Habits of the Highly Effective Student 40 minutes
  eLearn 20 minutes
1:45 p.m. Navigating the Online Classroom 20 minutes
  Living in Vancouver 20 minutes
  Balanced Course Load / Balanced Life 40 minutes
2:30 p.m. Resilience During Uncertain Times 40 minutes
  Be the Campus Life Student 40 minutes
  Experiential Learning Inside & Outside the Classroom 40 minutes
3:15 p.m. Smart Academic Planning 30 minutes
4 p.m. Mature Student Panel 40 minutes
  Community Fair 30 minutes

Join in on our week of online social events from September 8 – 11. Schedule can be found on eLearn: Orientation Fall 2020 and on the @capustudentlife Instagram.

Online pre-orientation

All students must also complete an online pre-orientation before starting their first semester at CapU.

Your pre-orientation can be accessed through your eLearn and is designed to provide you with all the tools and information you'll need to prepare for a successful journey at CapU.

If you are a domestic student, it will be titled "Start Right Here Online Orientation" and if you are an international student, it will be titled "Welcome Guide for International Students."

CapU Orientation registration and welcome package

With New Student Orientation moving to an online format, we still want you to feel the fun and excitement of joining the CapU community, so we've put together a welcome package to get you into the CapU spirit! Stay tuned and follow us on Instagram (@CapUStudentLife) for news of what will be inside!

If you are starting your program from outside of British Columbia, we're still here for you. Fill out the form below and select the "living outside B.C." box and we will save a package here for when you arrive.

If you are a Sunshine Coast student, select the option "outside B.C." in the form and email to RSVP for your event.

Orientation package pickup

North Vancouver

September 1, 2020 4 – 5:30 p.m.
September 2, 2020 2:30 – 4 p.m. and 6 – 7:30 p.m.

kálax-ay | the Sunshine Coast Campus

September 1, 2020 8 – 10 a.m.
September 2, 2020 4 – 6 p.m. 

Make sure to register for Orientation and get your welcome package! The deadline to register for Orientation is 11:59 p.m. on August 31.

Registration for Orientation is now closed

Orientation registration is now closed. If you haven’t registered, please email

International Students, be sure to register for your New International Student webinar, September 2, 2020, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. PT.

If you have questions about New Student Orientation or the New International Student Webinar, please email More information about both events will be emailed to you near the end of July.

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