Welcome to CapU! Start your time off right by attending Orientation to see the CapU spirit come alive.

Students taking tour of campus

New Student Orientation happens before the start of each term.

At Orientation, you have the opportunity to:

  • Meet CapU staff and faculty who are here to teach, coach and guide you.
  • Learn about academic and student support services available to you.
  • Explore campus life, athletics, student clubs, social events and more.
  • Attend workshops aimed to help you do well in class and adjust as a student.
  • Make friends with other new and returning students.
  • Have fun and make your first CapU memories!

Spring 2024 Orientation

Are you starting at CapU next term? Stay tuned for an email on your MyCapU account for orientation registration information soon.


All New Students Orientation Kick-Off

December 19 from 10–11:30 a.m. — Virtual

Start your Journey at CapU with our All New Students Orientation Kick-Off session, where you'll learn about campus culture and resources from CapU staff and student leaders. This live interactive session will not be recorded.

This session is mandatory for all new students. A link to access the session will be sent out in advance.

International Student Orientation 

December 20 from 8:30–10:30 a.m. — Virtual

The International Student Orientation covers student basics, study permits, health insurance, and more. If you are an international student who is still uncertain about your travel plans or study permit status, we still recommend you register for this orientation so you can learn about what to expect as a new CapU student.

This session is mandatory for all new international students. A link to access the session will be sent out in advance.

All New Students Welcome Fair

January 3 from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. — On campus

On the first day of the semester, we welcome you to visit us in the Birch Cafeteria on the North Vancouver Campus for our Welcome Fair. This is a great opportunity to meet other new students, learn about all the services available to you on campus and enjoy free food. Here you will be able to pick up your new student welcome bag and get familiar with the campus. 

Student Affairs Open House

January 9 from 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. — On campus

Meet your student affairs team! Student Affairs will be opening up their offices to meet and greet with new and returning students. Visit our offices in Library 116 to learn about all the services that Student Affairs offers and all the ways that you can get involved with CapU Student Life.

Orientation Workshops

In-Person Workshops

Date: Thursday, January 4
Time: 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Location: Cedar Lecture Theatre (CE 148)

The first six weeks... and then there are midterm exams and assignments. You are new, and a lot is coming at you.

Do you want to know the academic 'must dos' to be on the way to a successful term? Join us for a week-by-week overview of what to pay attention to.


Date: Thursday, January 11
Time: 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Location: BlueShore Theatre (Birch Building)

Join us for an exciting current student panel. An opportunity to hear from your peers about their student experiences during their first week of school, tips & tricks for navigating campus life, and how they've built their community so far at university.


Online Workshops

Date: Friday, January 5
Time: 10–11 a.m.
Location: Register for the link

Preparing for your post-secondary education can feel complicated, but figuring out how to pay for it doesn't have to be.

In this virtual workshop, you will meet with a Financial Aid Advisor who will provide you with a roadmap of available financial options to help you get started on creating your own educational financial plan.


Date: Friday, January 5
Time: 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Location: Register for the link

University is a time to learn about yourself and experience new social connections. The relationships you build during this time will help shape you as a person and influence your direction in life, so let's set you up for success.


Date: Friday, January 12
Time: 10–11 a.m.
Location: Register for the link

Have you been told to cite your sources for an assignment? Not sure where to start? This free Zoom webinar is for you.

Join the CapU Library and learn the basics of citing. Participants will practice creating a reference list or works cited citations, and learn strategies to confidently cite any source in APA or MLA.  


Date: Friday, January 12
Time: 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Location: Register for the link

Are you an International Student ready to learn about your new life in Canada? Come to this workshop, in which we talk about all the essentials: health care, SIN number, taxes and benefits, finding a job and pathways to Permanent Residency.

This workshop is provided by the North Shore Multicultural Society, a social service organization helping newcomers to Canada.


Start Right Here

Our Orientation module will help build your understanding of the university campus and get important information about student services.

Complete the Module
The festive and action-packed street party was held on Day 1 of classes to celebrate CapU students and the start of a new academic year.

CapU in Photos: Orientation

Curious about Orientation? Find out what happens at CapU Orientation and Street Party (CUSP).

CapU in Photos: CapU Street Party

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Have questions?

Student Affairs

Orientation Organizer
604 986 1911, ext. 3426

Wong and Trainor Centre for International Experience

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