As one of your first CapU experiences, the International Student Orientation will be fun and meaningful!

CapU Blues mascot Jay with students.

The International Student Orientation is the first in a series of exciting and informative events where you will see the CapU spirit come alive!

This is your opportunity to meet your fellow students and learn about your new University all while having fun and making your first CapU memories.

Fall 2022 International Student Orientation

Friday, September 2, 2022 (online/virtual)
8:30  10:30 a.m. (PST)


The International Student Orientation is mandatory for all new international students to attend. 

This virtual session is tailored for you as a new international student and will cover everything from effective transition tools and academic integrity, to student basics, study permits, and health insurance.

If you are uncertain about your travel plans or study permit status, we still recommend you register for this virtual session so you can be prepared to begin your experience as a CapU student in the event that your study permit is approved in time to start the semester with us.

Campus-wide fall orientation

The International Student Orientation is just one part of the larger campus wide Orientation events that have been planned for you this fall semester.

You can expect many fun opportunities to explore your new campus, make lots of new friends, and familiarize yourself with everything CapU has to offer!

Below is a schedule of main events, with more fun games, sessions and activities being added soon — so stay tuned!

Tuesday, Aug. 30 | 10 a.m. 12 p.m. 
Virtual Orientation Kick-Off mandatory for all new students

Wednesday, Aug. 31 — Thursday, Sept. 1
Orientation breakout sessions — optional for all students

Wednesday, Aug. 31 
Program orientation sessions — Not all programs will have a program specific orientation. You will be contacted directly by your program is one is scheduled.

Friday, Sept. 2 | 8:30 — 10:30 a.m. 
International Student Orientation — mandatory for all new international students

Tuesday, Sept. 6 | 11:30 a.m. — 3 p.m. 
CapU Street Party & President's BBQ — entire CapU community welcome

Wednesday, Sept. 7 — Friday, Sept. 9
CapU Social Week — optional for all students

Other reminders

Welcome Guide for International Students

Check out your Welcome Guide for New International Students on eLearn! It has everything you need to know (and then some) about starting at CapU and will be an important resource for you to reference at different times throughout your studies.

To access the Welcome Guide, log in to eLearn and click on the Welcome Guide for New International Students course in your dashboard.

Sign up for a student mentor

Our student mentors are part of the International Leadership & Mentorship Program (ILMP) and are specifically trained to help you navigate your first term at CapU.

Our mentors are in their second year or more and are eager to share helpful tips and tricks for being a successful student, show you how to access student services, and invite you to fun events so you can start meeting new people and making new friends.

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Have questions?

Wong and Trainor Centre for International Experience

International Student Orientation
604 990 7914
604 983 7576 (fax)
Library Building, room LB127

Student Affairs

Orientation Organizer
604 986 1911, ext. 3686