Capilano University New Students Information & Guide

Capilano University New Students Information & Guide.

Capilano University New Students Information & Guide

We’re thrilled that you’ve chosen to study at Capilano University (CapU) and we can’t wait to welcome you to our beautiful campus.

You did it! You’re now officially a university student. Your next life adventure is about to begin and we’re excited to help you get you started.

As a student at CapU, the door is open to fascinating ideas and incredible opportunities. You’ll forge a new life with fellow students from across the province, the country and the world. You’ll discover who you are and who you want to be.

This is your time. Make the most of it. Most of all enjoy it.

Your first few weeks

Finding your feet in a new environment can be daunting. Our aim is to make it as easy as possible for you — and leave you time to have some fun. Here’s how we’ll help you navigate the first few weeks as a CapU student.


Come get a taste of the CapU spirit. We have a whole lot of fun activities planned for you including the legendary annual scavenger hunt and street party.

Start making friends, meet the CapU instructors, and get a handle on where things are on campus.

We start sending out information in July, so take a look at our Orientation page and be sure to follow us on social media.


If you need a place to live while at CapU, consider the CapU Residence.

Residence life offers engaging programs and activities that help you grow and succeed at school, while meeting new people and building lasting friendships.

Find out how to apply, what it’s like and what’s included at CapU Residence.

If you’re looking for off-campus housing, the Capilano Student’s Union (CSU) keeps an online list of private rentals. For more information about housing or other CSU services:

Getting here and finding your way around campus

Whether you plan to drive, cycle, walk or take transit to CapU, you’ll need to know about transit routes and parking fees.

You’ll find those details as well as campus maps and other information at Our Campuses.

Settling in to student life

We know that the most successful students are those who get involved with student life. Join a club or organization, play sports or music and take advantage of the communal areas on campus to meet people and make new friends.

See what’s available at Campus Community.

We’re here to help

Get off to a good start with your studies. Polish up your writing and math skills or get advice on career or course planning. Find all the help you need to succeed at Academic Support.

If you need help with your physical or mental health, accessibility support or childcare, or if you have a security concern, visit Support & Wellness for resources, contact information and advice.


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