Before you arrive
There are a number of short tasks for you to complete prior to your arrival at Quest, in order to make your enrolment and transition to life as a Quest student a smooth process. Take a look at the information below to see what you need to do next.
A student who is not a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident requires a valid study permit. Study permits vary in processing time, so we recommend applying for your study permit as early as possible. Your Admissions Counsellor will send you an official Letter of Acceptance and other pertinent information required for your study permit application.
For more information visit our Study Permit Page.
Student account statements will be mailed out by July 15. Details of your term balance will also be available by July 15 on Self-Serve.
Find out on how to check your balance on Self-Serve.
Please note the statements are only sent to students from Canada or the USA. International students can rely on Self-Serve to determine their balances or request a copy of their statement by emailing us at here.
Payment for your balances will be due by August 15. Here is a list of payment methods that are accepted by Quest.
If you have any questions, just ask our finance department.
Figuring out what you’ll need at university can be tricky. We’ve made a list of items that you may need or want while living at Quest. The list is just a guideline. Most importantly, bring the items that will make you feel at home! Check it out here.
You can order linen packages online through Residence Linens. If you order them by August 1, they will be mailed directly to Quest and will be ready in your room when you arrive for Orientation. Please note that the bedsheet sizes at Quest are twin XL.
Some students may find it helpful to connect with a Campus Counsellor before arriving at Quest. Counsellors can support students in their transition, provide mental health resources in the Squamish community, and help students plan for success. Students wishing to connect with a Campus Counsellor may start booking sessions anytime. Book a pre-arrival session here.
Classes begin September 4.
All incoming students are automatically assigned to their September Cornerstone course and October Rhetoric course.
REQUIRED READING PRIOR TO CLASSES STARTING:
Gabriel García Márquez, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, trans. Gregory Rabassa (Vintage; Reprint edition; 2003).
During your first class at Quest, you will discuss this reading.
Quest requires graduation confirmation and an official secondary school transcript from all incoming first-year students. Students will not be allowed to attend classes at Quest until a final transcript has been received.
Contact your Admissions Counsellor or the Admissions Office with any questions on this email.
We use StarRez for everything related to Student Life on campus!
Students can access StarRez using their Quest credentials (username and password), which are used for all Quest services (e.g. email, portal, etc.). Once your deposit is paid, students are able to login and begin the housing assignment process by creating a web profile. Students have until June 24 by midnight to complete this process (steps 1-6 on the StarRez portal). Afterwards, students will have until July 2 to find roommates and create a roommate group (steps 7 & 8) in order to start selecting their rooms July 9 – 12 (steps 9 & 10).
The instructions for using StarRez are located in the StarRez system and in the email students will receive. Please contact our Student representative if you have any questions about using StarRez to create your web profile.