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

End of August and early January every year!

Winter Transitions

Friday, January 5, 2018
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Telus 150

Register now!


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

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.