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: International Student Orientation 

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’ Union, Graduate Students' Association, Academic Success Centre, Library 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.

Visit Accessibility Resources, if you require interpretative or accessibility resources for this event.