New Student Experience

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Welcome to NAIT!

Navigating your first year at NAIT is hard!

NAIT is an incredible place to further your education but figuring out what to do, where to go, and how to get involved can be a challenge. Often upon graduation, students wish they did things a bit differently during their first year; our goal is to make sure you leave NAIT without any regrets!

To help you make the most of your first year (either online or in person), join this self-led program to sample a little bit of everything NAIT has to offer, and have a chance to win some cool prizes!

The New Student Experience is designed around key campus life themes and allows you to pick from over 2,000 different experiences over the course of the year, so you can decide exactly how you want to participate! 

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To complete the First-Year Experience, you’ll need to commit approximately 3 to 5 hours per month.

New Student Experience Program

What’s in it for you?

All students who complete the First Year Experience will receive:

  • A limited-edition NAITSA swag item
  • Digital badges to showcase on your Milestone ePortfolio
  • Experiences will be included on your Involvement Record
  • Entry into monthly draws to win some sweet prizes

Completion draw prizes!

Complete the required tasks by the date below and be entered to win:

  • September 30- VIP Nest night for any Thursday for up to six people + $150 Nest gift card (or $100 cash)
  • October 31- Seat on the NAITSA Ski Trip (or $200 cash)
  • November 30 – 5 free admissions for you and a friend to attend NAITSA’s How To series (or $50 cash)
  • December 30- VIP package to Splash & Bash (or $75 cash)

How do you get in on the action?

  1. Sign up on
  2. Click your initials or picture in the top right corner, and select “paths’ from the menu. Click around and explore the path.
  3. Participate and record your participation in the initiatives that speak to you most for each domain.
  4. Boom- you’re done and had an epic first year!

Additional notes

  1. There is no cost to join the program, to access the New Student Experience, simply log into, click your initials or picture in the top right corner and then select “paths” from the menu. If you are enrolled in other paths, select “New Student Experience” from the drop-down menu.
  2. Once you complete the First-Year Experience path, your name will be automatically entered into the monthly completion prize draws. If you do not win, your name will be included in all future draws, until the path closes in April. You can only be chosen as a winner once and your name will be removed from future draws.

Email if you have any questions!