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#KnowYourSFU Events

A message from SFU President Joy Johnson

We’re ready to welcome you to our community and for you to get to know more of your SFU!

On-campus events

#KnowYourSFU

Get to know the SFU community in person and meet other new students starting their journey with you this September. You'll have opportunities to engage with faculty representatives at our fair, where they can tell you more about the programs you're interested in, and check out the student showcase to see what current SFU students are doing. You'll also be introduced to various services and resources across our three campuses, that will help support you throughout your studies.

Get to know the SFU community in person and meet other new students starting their journey with you this September.

You'll have opportunities to engage with faculty representatives at our fair, where they can tell you more about the programs you're interested in, and check out the student showcase to see what current SFU students are doing. You'll also be introduced to various services and resources across our three campuses, that will help support you throughout your studies.

SFU Burnaby

April 11, 2024 | 5:00 - 8:00 PM

This event is for admitted students in all undergraduate programs.

5:00 - 8:00 pm Program fair and student showcase
6:00 - 8:00 pm Faculty presentations

What can I expect at the event?

Get a taste of the SFU student experience by connecting with members of the community:

  • Meet representatives from your faculty who can talk to you about the undergraduate programs you’re interested in
  • Learn about future career and job opportunities that an SFU degree can bring you
  • Meet representatives from university units and how they can support your academic success and student needs throughout your studies
  • Hear current SFU students share their experiences with student life and being part of the SFU community

Who's invited?

All students who have received an offer of admission from SFU, whether or not you've already accepted the offer, plus your family members, guardians, and friends as your guests.

Who will be there?

Get to #KnowYourSFU and your undergraduate program by speaking directly with representatives from SFU's faculties and academic units:

SFU's faculties

  • Faculty of Applied Sciences
  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Beedie School of Business
  • Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Environment
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Science

The SFU Surrey event will have a focus on Surrey specific programs, such as: Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Interactive Arts and Technology, Mechatronics Systems Engineering, Software Systems, Sustainable Energy Engineering, and first year Surrey programs like FASS ONE.

SFU's academic and service units

  • Career & Volunteer Services
  • Centre for Accessible Learning
  • Financial Aid and Awards
  • Indigenous Student Centre
  • Library and Student Learning Commons
  • Recreation
  • Residence and Housing (SFU Burnaby only)
  • Work Integrated Learning
  • Student Engagment and Retention
  • Student Recruitment and Admissions
  • and more!

Event FAQs

Do I need to stay for the whole event?

You're encouraged to take a tour, chat with your faculty's representatives at the fair and explore other program offerings, and attend faculty presentations.

Where can I find free parking?

SFU Burnaby

We recommend parking in North or East Lots, which will be free for the duration of the event. You can download a map of campus, including parking lots and directions, from Parking & Sustainable Mobility.

SFU Surrey

You can park in the Surrey Central City Mall parkade, on level P3 and the rooftop right outside SFU Surrey. FREE event parking is available between 3:30 - 8:30 pm. Please note that if you park anywhere else in the parkade (e.g. by T&T or Walmart), you may be ticketed after 3 hours.

I have accessibility needs. Will you be able to accommodate me at the events?

Yes! Please contact sra_event@sfu.ca to arrange accommodation for your needs.

I have a question about my SFU application or admission offer. Where can I go to speak to someone?

If you have a question prior to the event, please connect with us on the Ask A Question form and an SFU representative will be in touch with you. At the event, visit the Admissions table at the fair for support!

Can I accept my admission offer at this event?

You certainly can!

SFU Burnaby

Head to the Admissions area on the east side of Blusson Hall, where a member of our team would be happy to assist you.

SFU Surrey

Head to the Registrar and Information Services (RIS) front desk at the Mezzanine, where you can pay your tuition deposit. The RIS front desk will be open until 8:00 pm.

Virtual events

#KnowYourSFU

Join us online to learn about the SFU student experience from different members of the SFU community. We'll be joined by guest speakers from various services across the University and a panel of current students, who will be happy to share their personal experiences and insight into student life. We encourage you to bring any questions you might have.

Who's invited?

Students who have received an offer of admission from SFU and are unable to attend our in-person events at SFU Burnaby and SFU Surrey.

For international students

April 19, 2024 | 19:00 - 20:30

This webinar is designed for international students. However, everyone is welcome to attend!

Register for the free event

For domestic students

April 24, 2024 | 5:00 - 6:30 PM

This webinar is designed for Canadian (domestic) students. However, everyone is welcome to attend!

Register for the free event

International events

Destination #KnowYourSFU

We'll soon be visiting selected cities around the world. Come meet SFU representatives at in-person events in a city near you, to learn what it's like to live and study in Vancouver, Canada, gain a world-class education from SFU, and discover the different paths an SFU degree can take you.

Who's invited?

Anyone interested in joining the SFU community is welcome—students who have received offers of admission from SFU, graduating students who have submitted their university applications, high school students considering their future university options, and of course parents and guardians wanting to support students on their educational journey.

Upcoming international and off-campus events

Please register ahead as spaces are limited. If you have questions about our in-person events, please connect with us.

Tokyo, Japan

February 21, 2024 | 19:00 - 21:30

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Hong Kong (BBQ Event)

March 2, 2024 | 18:00 - 21:00

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Hong Kong

March 9, 2024 | 15:00 - 17:00

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Toronto

April 6, 2024 | 1:00 - 4:00 PM EDT

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Dubai, UAE

February 24, 2024 | 14:00 - 17:00

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New Delhi, India

March 2, 2024 | 14:00 - 17:00

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

March 9, 2024 | 13:00 - 16:00

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Singapore

February 26, 2024 | 18:30 - 21:30

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Mumbai, India

March 3, 2024 | 14:00 - 17:00

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Jakarta, Indonesia

Mach 16, 2024 | 17:00 - 20:00

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