Transitions Orientation

Welcome to the University of Alberta!

When you first arrive on campus, make sure to visit the International Student Campus Check-in to pick up your welcome bag, and meet with a Welcome Ambassador to help you with your next steps in getting settled.  

Transitions: International Student Orientation
August 30 - September 1, 2017

Don’t miss Transitions 2017! 

Transitions is an orientation program specifically designed for new international students like you!  

Our orientation program will help you prepare for UAlberta's academic and social life, and introduce you to Edmonton's vibrant community.  

We offer: 

  • Information on study and work permits
  • Academic secrets for success in Canadian classrooms
  • Tips on how to survive and thrive in Edmonton
  • InfoMart: an exhibit to buy a cell phone, open a bank account and an introduction to campus resources
  • Trips to IKEA to help set up your new home


August 30: Graduate student sessions 

August 31: Undergraduate student sessions

September 1: Undergraduate and graduate student combined sessions

Check back soon for program details. 

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What is Transitions? 

Transitions Orientation is a program designed to introduce you to UAlberta's dynamic academic and social life and to help you prepare for your studies. The program is open to all new incoming international students, both undergraduate and graduate.


If you'd like to help out, we're always interested in having both Canadian and international student volunteers. Please check the volunteering page for more information on how you can help out with Transitions, as well as other programs.