Whether you’re new to Capilano University or returning to continue your studies, welcome to Capilano U! We hope you’ve had a great summer and look forward to meeting all of you!

Today’s New Student Orientation and CapU Street Party events are all about having fun, making connections and learning about the many services and supports available to you. Take a campus tour, introduce yourself to a new friend and most of all enjoy the day!

Here’s to an amazing year!


9:00 – 9:55 a.m. – Check-in

  • Get your nametag and welcome gift
  • Location: Parking lot 7 beside the Sportsplex

10:00 a.m. – General Welcome Talk

  • All new students will open the year with a welcome talk and comedy improv performance
  • Location: Sportsplex

11:00 a.m. – School-Specific Breakout Sessions

  • Meet people in your program!
  • Locations: Various – details will be given at welcome talk

Noon – 3 p.m. – CapU Street Party (CUSP)

Enjoy an action-packed afternoon with games, live performances and lunch from some of Vancouver’s best food trucks! Be sure to download the Goosechase App so you can participate in the campus-wide scavenger hunt and enter to win exciting prizes, points and freebies!

Here’s just a few things you can do at CUSP today:

  • Take a 30-minute campus tour. Tours leave at 12:30, 1:00, 1:30, 2:00 and 2:30 p.m. from the tour booth in front of the Birch building.
  • Enjoy great entertainment in the Cedar courtyard!
    • Git Hayetsk Dancers: 12:15-12:45 p.m.
    • Street Performer (Unity): 1:15-1:45 p.m. and 2:15-2:45 p.m.
    • DJ throughout the day
  • Live music in the Arbutus Pavilion: Pearl Jig from noon-3 p.m.
  • Learn more about student support services (throughout campus)
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch from the following food trucks: Chou Chou Crepes, REEL Mac and Cheese, Big Red’s Poutine, GYPSYtrunk Gourmet Fare, Mollie’s Mini Donuts

Submitted by Shannon Colin, Communications & Marketing