NAIT Student Orientations - International Students 

International Student Orientation

Welcome to the NAIT Ook Family! 

We hope you are full of anticipation for the next phase of your educational journey. Our NAIT community is here to support you and set you up for success during this exciting transition. 

As new international students, your Orientation program consists of 4 parts: 

  1. Online NAIT Student Orientation (self-paced) 

  1. International Student Orientation (register by August 18) 

  1. On-Campus NAIT Student Orientation (register by August 21) 

  1. Program Orientation 

Each orientation component provides different information, so completing all is strongly recommended to gain essential information to support you in your transition to student life at NAIT with ease and confidence. Please scroll down to read more details about each part.  

We look forward to meeting you at Orientation! 

NAIT International & Intercultural Community Centre

 


Online NAIT Student Orientation (Self-Paced)

Online NAIT Student Orientation welcomes new students to NAIT and provides students with the information, resources and tools needed to be successful as they transition to student life. The online orientation can be completed at students’ own pace and time and, it is important to have it completed before classes start. 

Log in to MyNAIT Portal

Screenshot of the NAIT Online Student Orientation page.

International Student Orientation (On-Campus)

Dates for Fall 2024 semester:

  • Thursday, August 22 for new international students in JR Shaw School of Business, OR
  • Friday, August 23 for new international students in all other programs.

NAIT's International Student Orientation supports students in their cultural transition to prepare to study in Canada and at NAIT. Students will learn how to navigate the various cultural similarities and differences you will encounter at NAIT's International Orientation.

What to expect?

8:30 a.m. – Arrival and Check-in

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Morning Session:

  • Learn about NAIT's unique culture and classroom expectations.
  • Recognize cultural similarities and differences in your new learning environment at NAIT.
  • Connect with current international students and learn about their experiences.
  • Make new friends from cultures from all over the world.
  • Receive a meal voucher to enjoy a free meal on this day and the chance to win some amazing prizes!

1 p.m. to 4 p.m. – International Student Settlement Fair:

  • Connect with a range of service areas and organizations that provide newcomer supports.
  • Register for mobile phone, internet, and bank accounts.
  • Pick up student OneCare (NAIT Student ID card).
  • Receive an International Student Welcome Info Pack.
  • Receive in-person support to navigate NAIT’s online learning platforms.

Students in JR Shaw School of Business     Students in all other programs

 
Please note that registration for any on-campus Orientation is on a first-come, first-served basis, so secure your spot early to guarantee your attendance. To register you will require an Ooks life profile. If you don't already have an Ooks Life, at the top of the ookslife.ca website, click on the Sign in button and use your NAIT credentials to log in and set up your profile.

ON-CAMPUS NAIT Student Orientation (ALL NEW STUDENTS)

Dates for Fall 2024 semester:

  • Wednesday, August 28 for all new students in JR Shaw School of Business, OR
  • Thursday, August 29 for all new students in School of Construction & Building Science, School of Energy & Natural Sciences, School of Manufacturing & Automation, School of Transportation, and Corporate and Continuing Education, OR
  • Friday, August 30 for all new students School of Health and Life Sciences and School of Media & Information Technology.

 

What to expect?

On the day of the on-campus orientation, students will

  • Participate in a fun, interactive Welcome Program.
  • Participate in a guided Campus Tour to learn navigating NAIT campus, locate spaces and resources for NAIT students.
  • Make new friends, build your support system, and forge valuable connections with other students.
  • Receive a meal voucher to enjoy a free meal on this day and the chance to win some amazing prizes!
  • Pick up student OneCare (NAIT Student ID card).
  • Discover ways to connect and get involved with your NAIT Students’ Association.
  • Enjoy fun recreation games and activities in our Orientation Rec Zone

 

Further details can be found on the:

MyNAIT Portal

 

Please note that registration for NAIT Student Orientation is on a first-come, first-served basis, so secure your spot early to guarantee your attendance. To register you will require an Ooks Life profile. If you don't already have an Ooks Life, at the top of the page, click on the Sign in button and use your NAIT credentials to log in and set up your profile.

Program Orientation

Your Program Orientation may take place on the same day as your On-Campus NAIT Student Orientation, prior to the start of classes or during your first week, pending the program you are enrolled in. To view your program orientation date and details, please refer to your ‘My Program’ page

What to expect?

  • Detailed information specific to your program
  • Meet your instructors and fellow classmates
  • Tour campus spaces specific to your program (for example labs, classroom)

Program Orientation details should be released late-July. If you don't see your Program Orientation or if you have any Program Orientation specific questions, contact your program office to inquire. Program contact information can be found on your "My Program" page in your MyNAIT Portal.

International students laughing together.

Other Orientation Activities

Students can also attend other activities offered each semester. These include the Student Service Fair, where students can learn more about the many services available to help them succeed, and the NAITSA Welcome Week Activities, which happen during the first few weeks of the semester.

 

Early Bird Campus Tours

Our Early Bird Campus Tour is designed to support new students eager to familiarize themselves with NAIT campus before attending On-Campus Orientation. This Early Bird campus tour helps new students who might be feeling anxious about embarking on their journey at NAIT, to get acquainted with campus spaces and resources to start their term feeling comfortable and confident.

Explore Early Bird Tour Dates & Times

 

Supporting Your Learner 

Supporters play a pivotal role in the lives of post-secondary students. Their support, encouragement and understanding can help to shape their student’s educational journey. As a parent, spouse, family member, guardian or friend of a student, you can make a positive impact and contribute to their success in a number of ways. 

NAIT offers a variety of resources and services to support holistic student success. Download our helpful Guide for Supporters below, to learn more about how you can best support your learner.      


 Download NAIT’s Guide for Supporters

 

If you have any questions, please email studentorientation@nait.ca for general orientation information, or intercultural@nait.ca for anything specific to international students.

View a list of Frequently Asked Questions 

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