Bridges Orientation


Hosted by First Peoples’ House, Bridges is the orientation program for First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) students who are new to the University of Alberta. Bridges is designed to give you the tools needed to be a successful learner at the university. Join the team at First Peoples’ House as we welcome you to the university and provide an overview of the services available to support your physical, mental (academic), emotional, spiritual and financial wellbeing. 

This year, Bridges Orientation is a combination of self-guided learning modules in eClass and in-person events on August 29 & 30, 2022


During Bridges Orientation, you can expect to:

  • Learn about the programs & services available at First Peoples' House
  • Meet other Indigenous students
  • Tour campus
  • Hear from our Elders and learn about our cultural supports
  • Learn study tips from the Learning Specialist at First Peoples' House
  • Learn about financial resources for Indigenous students
  • Sample a fitness class through Campus and Community Recreation
  • Meet a Student Advisor in your faculty
  • Participate in a virtual beading class with Métis artist Krista Leddy
  • Be inspired by our special guests, Dr. James Makokis and Anthony Johnson (winners of the Amazing Race Canada)
  • Get some free swag (including a backpack) from First Peoples' House
  • Share some good food
  • Experience Tawow (our welcome back event for all Indigenous students)

Learn more about U of A orientation

eClass opens August 15th 

Bridges Orientation starts on Monday, August 29, 2022.

Watch your email for more information! 

Contact First Peoples' House at for more details.

Thank you to our friends at ATB Financial for supporting Bridges Orientation and Indigenous students at the university.