The annual Orientation Day for new students is normally the third week of April (check the College website for the applicable year’s course schedule). It is recommended you arrive in Edmonton with sufficient time to settle into your living arrangements before class sessions commence.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, while travel restrictions are in place; In accordance with Alberta's public health orders and COVID-19 guidance, and the standards set by the federal Government, international students will be required to isolate for 14 days upon arrival in Edmonton. As an affiliated College of the University of Alberta, St. Stephen's College students will have access to the University of Alberta, Residence Services isolation program: https://www.residence.ualberta.ca/isolation-program
This program provides numerous supports for international students during isolation/quarantine and throughout their stay, including:
-airport pick-up and transportation to a residence hall at the University of Alberta upon arrival;
-accommodation in a residence hall at the University of Alberta for the 14-day quarantine period, including single rooms with private baths, linens, garbage collection, and laundry;
-meal service and delivery;
-periodic or daily check-ins;
-access to campus and community health services;
-material supports for isolating/quarantining;
-monitoring student health and enforcing isolation/quarantine requirements;
The fee for the University of Alberta Residence Services isolation accommodation program is $975 for one person. Once isolation/quarantine is complete, St. Stephen's College will provide ongoing monitoring of international students' health and safety through periodic check-ins and communication for the duration of their stay.