International Student Services (ISS)

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 Fall 2020

Face-to-face orientation is still being considered. 

If you are on campus, know that campus resources are available, and all services can be reached. 

You can register for any in-person programming through the Register Now button.

Please note: The registration system uses the UASU platform and requires you to log-in with your CCID. This is the same process for all levels of students, undergrad and graduate. 

Most faculties and departments will offer online orientation, as well. 

Start your orientation experience with UAlberta International's Online Orientation

Register now!

What is Transitions Orientation?

Transitions: International Student Orientation is a chance for you to hear about supports and services from across campus. Through collaborations with the Dean of StudentsStudents’ UnionGraduate Students' AssociationAcademic Success CentreLibrary Services and others, orientation is a place conversations that benefit your academic career can start. 

Transitions is designed to introduce you to UAlberta's dynamic academic and social life and to help you prepare for your studies.

Transitions is open to all new incoming international students, undergraduate, graduate, exchange, and bridging (visiting) students, both short and long-term.  

A student’s academic success is directly linked to participating in orientation; it provides information on how to navigate campus, how to find resources, and shares information on UAlberta’s culture and academic expectations. Orientation is an opportunity to build your social and professional networks. It can be a big step towards making your campus your home away from home.

Transitions is part of the International Student Services welcome program. You should also take advantage of Campus Check-in and the Peer Program.


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