If you're starting at SAIT in fall 2017, you are joining an amazing community — see what it's all about at SAIT Start on Saturday, May 27, 2017.
Come get acquainted with the campus, your classmates and members of the faculty and don't miss this chance to win big prizes, like a full year of tuition.
This fun event is exclusively for students starting full-time programs this September — watch your inbox in April for your registration invitation.
SAIT Start 2017 schedule
*Contest entrants must be residents of Canada (excluding Quebec).
Plan your day
There's no right way to do SAIT Start. You can opt for all registered sessions, explore the Information Fair and other drop-in options or plan for a combination of all we have to offer.
Students Only: Program Meet and Greet
Start building your network of SAIT students and employees early — get to know the people who will help define your post-secondary experience. You'll be automatically registered for this session where you can get specific information about your program, hear from your dean and instructors and meet your soon-to-be classmates.
If you're bringing a guest with you to SAIT Start, this one isn't for them. While you're busy in your Program Meet and Greet, your guest can relax at their own special session, Supporters Only: Coffee with SAIT experts.
Supporters Only: Coffee with SAIT Experts
Getting a post-secondary education is an immersive, challenging and meaningful experience. Many students look for support from their parents, partners or friends. We encourage you to bring a supporter to SAIT Start. During your Program meet and Greet they're encouraged to grab a coffee and browse the Information Fair or drop by the library to chat with a SAIT about learning and accessibility resources. No registration needed.
Running all day in the Stan Grad Centre, the Information Fair has more than 25 booths representing almost every aspect of student life — from athletics, clubs and working on campus to student awards, loans and academic support. No registration needed.
Drop-in Scholarships and Awards Lab
Get all the financial support that's coming to you. The deadline to apply for entrance awards is Tuesday, May 30 — drop-in to MB307 from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm and get expert assistance with the application process. No registration needed.
Mature Student Meetup
You don't need ID to to get in the door, but for one day only the Odyssey Coffeehouse will cater especially to SAIT's more mature students. Whether you're actually 30+, or a 20 year old who's seen it all, take this opportunity to visit with folks who can relate to a more experienced point of view. No registration needed.
Preparation sessions — registration required
Paying for Your Education session
Don't let finances get in the way of the future you want. Attending any post-secondary is expensive, but there are many ways to make the cost more manageable. Find out about the funding sources available to SAIT students. This session will help you get a handle on how much money you need, and how to budget the money you have.
Academic Success session
Learn what it takes to be academically successful in a post-secondary environment. Prepare for the challenges of coursework by brushing up on organization and time management strategies — and discover active study methods to help you be a confident learner and an academic success.
Next Steps session
There's a lot to get done before your first day at SAIT. Find out what's on your to-do list and the best way to check off every item. You'll learn how to get your ID card and UPass; how to use mySAIT to track registration, payments and grades; and get a heads up on upcoming deadlines that you won't want to miss.
Start planning your campus life with a look at everything it has to offer. Your first day of classes will go a little smoother after your guided tour of the best places to eat, study and socialize.
Three contests, $13,500 — get yours
There's plenty to win and more than one way to win it at SAIT Start. Don't miss the chance to ease your financial load this fall.
Contest #1: Join for coin
Win one of three $500 campus cash cards!
For your chance to win:
- register for SAIT Start (you must be invited to register — watch your inbox in April)
- join the SAIT Fall 2017 group on Facebook (you must be invited to join — watch your inbox in April).
Winners will be drawn, emailed and announced in the Facebook group on April 25, May 8 and May 19 — check out the complete contest rules and regulations.
Contest #2: #SAITstart for a great start
Win one of 20 $100 campus cash cards!
For your chance to win:
- share your photos on Instagram with #SAITstart and @sait between 8 am on Saturday, May 27 and 11:59 pm on Sunday, May 28
We want photos of you and your SAIT Start experience but if you can't attend SAIT Start, submit a selfie or shot of your hometown instead.
Winners will be announced on Instagram and Facebook and notified by Instagram message on Monday, May 29 — check out the complete contest rules and regulations.
Contest #3: Fuel your tuition ambition
This is the big ticket — win one of two $2,500 tuition prizes or the grand prize of $5,000 tuition credit!
For your chance to win:
- register for SAIT Start (you must be invited to register - watch your inbox in April)
- check in at SAIT Start between 8 and 9 am on Saturday, May 27.
Winners will be drawn and announced on Saturday, May 27 at 10:40 am, 11:40 am and 12:40 pm in the Irene Lewis Atrium and on Facebook — check out the complete contest rules and regulations.
Transit and parking
SAIT Start parking is free in lots P1 and P6 (level two only) — accessible parking is available in P6 (level two). Our main campus is located in the inner city, so the CTrain stops right on campus (SAIT/ACAD/Jubilee Station) with many bus routes providing direct service to SAIT.