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Orientation Week kicks off on Laurierís Waterloo and Brantford campuses
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First-year students will begin arriving this week on Laurierís Waterloo and Brantford campuses. The university and senior students are all set to give them an enthusiastic welcome and to help them move in as efficiently as possible. Here is whatís happening on both the Waterloo and Brantford campuses:
The Laurier community is preparing to welcome nearly 4,000 new first-year students to the Waterloo campus this week. In addition, over 500 senior students will volunteer as leaders to enthusiastically welcome our newest Golden Hawks to Laurier. To accommodate studentsí arrival, move-in will occur over two days: Sunday, Sept. 4 and Monday, Sept. 5, depending on residence building.
Registration will occur from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. both days in the Athletic Complex.
To place an increased focus on studentsí academic transition to Laurier, the Academic and Student Success day has been moved to an earlier time in the week and will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 6.
In long-standing tradition, Orientation Week will culminate with Shinerama on Saturday, Sept. 10. Shinerama is Canada's largest college and university fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis research and treatment. It was started at Laurier in 1961. Each September over 35,000 students from across Canada go out into their communities and raise money by shining cars, shoes, and bikes, and by holding barbecues and selling candy sales. To date, Shinerama has raised over $21.5 million, with over $2 million coming from Laurier.
For more information about Orientation Week on the Waterloo campus, and to view the complete schedule, please visit: http://oweek.wlusu.com
The Laurier Brantford community is preparing to welcome over 700 new first-year students next week, In addition, over 100 senior students will volunteer as leaders to enthusiastically welcome our newest Golden Hawks to Laurier.
To accommodate studentsí arrival, a coordinated move-in day for the residences is designated for Monday, Sept. 5. One lane of Colborne Street will be closed to give parents a safe place to pull over to allow the volunteers to unload belongings.
Registration will occur in the new Research and Academic Centre, West lobby, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Also on Monday, students living off-campus may pick up their Orientation Kit in the Research and Academic Centre, West lobby, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
To place an increased focus on studentsí academic transition to Laurier, students will sample classes with mock lectures one morning during Orientation Week. Our newest Laurier learners may choose to engage in the Contemporary Studies lecture or the Laurier/Nipissing University partnered Concurrent Education lecture. Professors will address relevant themes such as academic integrity, how to take lecture notes, and classroom etiquette. Two morning events, featuring carousel-style information sessions, will educate students on the variety of services and opportunities available to them during their academic career at Laurier.
As on the Waterloo campus, Orientation Week on the Brantford campus will culminate with Shinerama with Saturday, Sept. 10. Laurier Brantford students are enthusiastic participants in this event.
For more information about Orientation Week on the Brantford campus, and to view the complete schedule, please visit: www.lbsu.ca.