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

Important Note

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

Orientation is your opportunity to meet faculty, staff 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!

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.

Tour times are now full. See the CapU Street Party details below to learn about additional tour opportunities on September 7.

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.

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Event: Indigenous Student Orientation
Time: 11 a.m. — 1 p.m.
Location: Library Building, LB302, Capilano University, 2055 Purcell Way

Indigenous Student Services department is hosting an orientation for all newly admitted Indigenous students. We would love to have the opportunity to connect with you and let you know about all of the important steps you need to take to ensure you start the year off strong.

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.

TimeWorkshop Title
11:30 a.m. —
3:30 p.m.
Social Room: Drop by for games
& activities led by student leaders 
11:30 a.m. Research it Write
11:30 a.m.  Find Your Purpose
12 p.m.  Habits of Highly Effective Students 
12 p.m. Funding Your Education
1 p.m.   The First Six Weeks
1 p.m. How to Apply for Scholarships and Awards 
1:30 p.m. Capilano Student Union panel
1:30 p.m.  Career Planning
2 p.m.  Stuff I Wish I Knew Sooner
2 p.m. Study Abroad programs:
Beyond Classroom Borders
2:30 p.m. Resilience During Changes
3 p.m.  Becoming a Master Student
3 p.m. Navigating the Online Learning World
3:30 p.m.  Mature Student panel
3:30 p.m.  Get Involved at CapU


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.

Zoom Link

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.

Event: kálax-ay Sunshine Coast Campus Orientation
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: kálax-ay Sunshine Coast Campus, 5627 Inlet Avenue

Join us in kicking off the new academic year on Capilano University's beautiful Coastal campus! Please contact with any questions about this event specially for Sunshine Coast students.

10 a.m. Welcome song by Andy Johnson, shíshálh Nation
10:05 a.m. Elder Welcome by Robert Joe, kálax-ay campus
10:15 a.m. General information and introductions
10:30 a.m. Getting to know each other activities
11 a.m. Learning Café "How to Become a Successful Student"
12 p.m. Lunch is served!
12:45 p.m. Program Specific Meetings for Pathway to Higher Learning (P2HL) and Health Care Assistant (HCA) Students.
P2HL students meet in room 102 and HCA students in room 107.


Event: Capilano University Street Party (CUSP) & President's Welcome BBQ
Time: 11:30 a.m. — 3 p.m. (CUSP) & 11:30 a.m. — 1:30 p.m. (BBQ)
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 where you can learn about all CapU student services and community partners, and chill out in front of the main stage with alumni bands all afternoon long.

Download the Capilano University Street Party (CUSP) event map (pdf).

Don't miss the Indigenous Pavilion taking place with live music and a cedar bracelet making workshop. Check out the Centre for Sport and Wellness Open House, and engage with the Campus Rec community on the Birch lawn. Drop by any information booth to sign up for a guided campus tour.

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


President's BBQ – 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Centre for Sport and Wellness  Open House and Campus Rec Games Zone 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Campus Tours – 1 – 3 p.m.

Discovery Fair Stage – 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

  • 12 – 12:45 p.m. – DJ Byron James
  • 12:45 – 1:30 p.m. – Bonnie Northgraves and Dean Thiessen
  • 1:30 – 1:45 p.m. – DJ Byron James
  • 1:45 – 2:30 p.m. – Antonio Larosa
  • 2:30 - 3 p.m. – DJ Byron James 

Indigenous Pavilion 12 – 2 p.m.

  • 12 – 12:15 p.m. – Willie – Welcome Song and greetings
  • 12:15 – 12:30 p.m. – Nick Dangeli
  • 12:30 – 1 p.m. – Pearl Jig (TBC)
  • 1 – 1:45 p.m. – Pacific Association of First Nation Women Drum Circle
  • 12:00 – 2 Shy Watters – Cedar Bracelet Making Workshop

Are you a new International student?

The next New International Student Orientation (more information above) 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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