Student Orientation

New Student Orientation 

New Student Orientation welcomes students to NAIT and provides them with the information, resources and tools they need to be successful as they transition to student life. The New Student Orientation is a virtual presentation that can be completed at students’ own pace and time. It should take approximately two to three hours to finish and should be completed before classes start. 

Current NAIT students can access virtual orientation through the MyNAIT Student Portal.  If you are considering applying to NAIT and would like to learn more about our programs or the student experience, please contact the Student Service Centre.

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Program Orientation 

As part of students’ welcome to NAIT and in addition to the New Student Orientation presentation, programs may offer a Program Orientation. The Program Orientation provides students with detailed information specific to their program and the opportunity to meet instructors, staff and other students in their program. Students can contact their program office to inquire about whether their program offers a Program Orientation. 

Newcomer Booster 

In addition to attending regular orientations, international and newcomer students have the option of attending a two-week Newcomer Booster program during the fall semester. Students can get more information and register here. 

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Frequently Asked Questions 

How do I find my on-campus classes?

The best way to find your classes is to familiarize yourself with NAIT before they start. Check out the online map to learn where the various buildings are. Print your class schedule with room numbers and bring it to campus. Or ask a NAIT staff member once you’re here – we're happy to help!   

Where can I get my books?

You can purchase your books at shop AT NAIT, in person or online. Shop AT NAIT has three locations: Main Campus, Souch Campus and Patricia Campus. Your booklist is available online, under the "Books and Supplies” link of your MyNAIT Portal’s dashboard. 

Shop online

How do I get a locker?

Lockers are available on all campuses and to all students. There are different processes for renting a locker depending on your campus. NAIT also offers a convenient online rental option. Learn more about renting a locker at NAIT.

Is there a gym?

Yes, there is a gym on each campus. Regardless of what campus you attend, you have access to all three gyms with your one AT NAIT card. NAIT also has intramurals, fitness classes and athletics teams.

How do I join a club or find out about NAIT events?

NAIT has almost 80 student clubs and a ton of events for you to check out. Keep your eye on your MyNAIT Student Portal account for relevant NAIT news and events and check out NAITSA’s Ookslife for all your student club and event information! 

I have a disability or a barrier to learning, is there support for me?

Yes. NAIT has a number of supports for all students with disabilities. Get in touch with us or check out our Disability Services information to get the support you need.