Start your time off right by attending New Student Orientation and see the CapU spirit come alive!

Orientation 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!

The Fall 2021 New Student Orientation is going to be one for the books! It will include a variety of virtual and on campus events. We can't wait to see you there!

Important Note

Register now for Fall 2021 New Student Orientation activities! Login to the registration form using your myCapU email. 

New Student Orientation schedule

August 30 — September 1, 2021

Event: Campus Tours
Time: Tours offered between 9 a.m. — 2 p.m.
Location: Capilano University, 2055 Purcell Way

Visit the beautiful CapU campus in North Vancouver for a tour and fun social activities. First and second year students are invited to join one of these tour times. Optional orientation activity. Registration required.

September 1, 2021

Event: Residence Move-in Day
Time: All-day
Location: CapU Residence, 2404 Dollarton Highway

For students moving into CapU Residence this Fall!

September 2, 2021

Event: New International Student Orientation
Time: 8:30 — 10:30 a.m.
Location: Virtual

Meet staff, faculty and international student mentors while learning about student support services. Mandatory for all new international students. Registration required.

September 2, 2021

Event: Smart Start Program
Time: 11:30 a.m. — 3:30 p.m.
Location: Virtual

Start your year off with engaging 30-minute workshops and social activities. All students are invited to join the workshops of their choice and registration is not required. Zoom links will be provided a week before the event. 

 Session 1Session 2Social Room
11:30 a.m. Research it Write  Find Your Purpose Drop by for games
and activities led by student leaders. 

12 p.m. Funding your Education Habits of Highly
Effective Students
12:30 p.m. Lunch Lunch Lunch
1 p.m. The First Six Weeks How to Apply for
Scholarships and Awards



Drop by for games
and activities led by student leaders. 


1:30 p.m. CSU Panel Career Planning: 
It's Never too Early to get Started
2 p.m. Stuff I Wish I Knew Sooner Study Abroad Programs:
Beyond Classroom Borders
2:30 p.m. Resilience During Changes Inclusion and Wellness
3 p.m. Becoming a Master Student Guiding Students to Navigate
the Online Learning World
3:30 p.m. Get Involved at CapU Mature Student Panel

September 3, 2021

Event: New Student Orientation
Time: 9 — 10:30 a.m.
Location: Virtual

Welcome to CapU! Join us for a special welcome by campus leaders, learn about student services and get first year tips from student leaders. Mandatory for all new students. Registration required.

September 3 — 5, 2021

Event: Residence Orientation
Time: 6 — 9 p.m. (Sept. 3), 10 a.m. — 9 p.m. (Sept. 4 & 5)
Location: CapU Residence, 2404 Dollarton Highway

For all students living in CapU Residence.

September 7, 2021

Event: Program Orientations
Time & Location: Varies by program. Check your student email for details.

Learn about your program, meet faculty, and classmates in sessions hosted by your department. For all new students.

September 7, 2021

Event: President's Welcome BBQ & Capilano University Street Party (CUSP)
Time: 11:30 a.m. — 1:30 p.m. (BBQ), 11:30 a.m. — 3 p.m. (CUSP)
Location: Capilano University, 2055 Purcell Way

Returning and new students are invited! Drop-in and join in the fun with a free BBQ lunch and a Discovery Fair with live performances, games, prizes, and more.

Don’t miss the Indigenous Pavilion taking place with live music and a cedar bracelet making workshop. Chill out in front of the main stage with alumni bands all afternoon long.

Check out the Centre for Sports and Wellness Open House, and engage with the Campus Rec community on the Birch lawn.

This is your opportunity to meet other students, all while having fun on our beautiful North Shore campus.

Are you a new international student?

The next New International Student Orientation will take place on September 2, 2021. If you are an international student starting in Fall 2021, please be sure to register as this event is mandatory for all new international students.

Register for Fall 2021 New International Student Orientation

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