New Student Orientation

Our Student Engagement Team is here to ensure your RRU experience is as smooth and enjoyable as possible!

We provide a variety of services to help introduce new students to the campus, the community, and our learning environment.

The LaunchPad: Orientation to RRU

  • The LaunchPad is your online orientation to Royal Roads. The LaunchPad is located in Moodle and contains information and videos about what it’s like to be an RRU student and the skills and tools you need to succeed in your program. You will also have the opportunity to connect with other new students through the LaunchPad’s Student Café. You will have access to The LaunchPad as soon as your student account is activated.
  • As part of the LaunchPad, you are also invited to participate in interactive online presentations with a member of the Student Engagement team, guest presenters, and other new students. Each presentation covers a specific topic and includes a question and answer segment. Visit the LaunchPad Live schedule to register for upcoming sessions!

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International Student Online Orientation 

As a new international student, you will likely have additional questions about transitioning to RRU and life in Canada. Our Student Engagement Team has designed a free, multi-day online International Student Orientation, which aims to ease the process of adapting to a new social and academic environment at Royal Roads University.

International Student Orientation provides an opportunity for you to meet RRU staff and current students who will help you settle into your student life at RRU. It will also enable you to meet other new students who will be sharing this learning journey with you. The orientation includes a mix of live (synchronous) interactive online sessions and self-paced (asynchronous) activities for you to complete.

This orientation is for new international students in degree programs. Students beginning in pathway programs will receive separate orientation information from the Global Learning and Language Centre.

We host three International Student Orientations each year in the Spring, Fall and Winter. You may start your program before you have your international student orientation, but you are still encouraged to join the live sessions and engage in the activities provided.

Spring Orientation for programs starting in March, April, May, or June. Fall Orientation for programs starting in July, August, September, or October. Winter Orientation for programs starting in November, December, January, or February.


Our next International Student Orientation will be in April 2021, beginning Friday, April 9th.  A detailed schedule and information on how to connect to the sessions will be shared via email prior to the orientation.


Contact us

For more information, please contact International Student Support.

If you have any questions related to COVID-19, then please visit our COVID-19 Information webpage or contact us using our COVID-19 Contact Page.