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Schedule of Events



Sunday, Aug. 31st

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
New Resident Registration
Main Dining Hall

Corte Real - Burton's Pond



Before you unload your belongings, you need to check-in at the Main Dining Hall for Paton College/New Residence residents and Corte Real for Burton's Pond residents, get your student identification card, get your keys(if applicable). From there you will be directed to your new home. Students need to 'check-in' in person and must have a photo identification and their student number.

4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Free Eats for New Residents and First Meeting

What better way of saying "Welcome" to Residence than a free supper? Once you've breezed through registration, come on and grab some dinner with your new friends!

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

New Residents' Night
Physical Education Gym

It is time to get to know your new residence! All New Residents gather in the Phys. Ed. gym and get to meet some of the key university staff, student leaders, and each other!. All new residents will have a chance to participate in our Minute to Win It Challenge! Prizes for this event include a free unlimited meal plan, an iPad, and more!

Monday, Sept. 1st

11:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Answers Orientation
University Center

Take part in Memorial's biggest event of the year! Answers Orientation, is a two day event designed to make first year students comfortable with their surroundings. You will get the chance to interact with other students through a variety of informative and social sessions. Join us on a campus tour to find your classes; learn about campus resources and how to be responsible in your new life as a university student. After these two days you will be a part of the Memorial Community.

Tuesday, Sept. 2nd

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Answers Orientation
University Centre

You won't want to miss day two of the Answers orientation; there are a lot more exciting orientation events planned for the day. So come out and experience the start to your university career. Plus after today you'll be part of the Memorial University community!

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Meet Your Peeps
Your Residence

Join your fellow residents for a night of games and fun with the Residence Life staff. Our staff are here to assist you in making the most of your community living experience; so do your best to get to know them. Remember that they are working hard to make your house a home.

Wednesday, Sept. 3rd

Classes Begin

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Rez Got Talent!
New Residence Field

Think you "got talent"? Want to showcase it to 1,800 other residence students?

Brand new to Memorial University's orientation week, "Rez Got Talent" aims to highlight the unique abilities of our very own residence students. 14 residences will compete, one will win. Grand prize of a free room* for the top act, plus the chance to earn RezEx points for your residence.
Send a video to for your chance to participate!

Thursday, Sept. 4th

7:00pm - 10:00pm
“Welcome to University”, a keynote by TEDTalk speaker Drew Dudley.
Arts and Culture Centre

Well-known TEDTalk presenter Drew Dudley is set to present a fun and engaging guide to the first year experience. He will also take the opportunity to provide advice to incoming students on how to become leaders in the university setting and in life.

Friday, Sept. 5th

RezEx Mario Party Assignment
Hatcher House - Housing Office

Meet at Hatcher House to receive your RezEx Mario Party assignment! Get your creative juices flowing as soon as you find out this year's assignment! Participants from each residence will be given a temporary makeover on a tight budget! Get creative!

The Amazing Race - Memorial University
Hunter Square - Paton College

Race around our St. John’s campus in pursuit of ResEx2014 house points and the bragging rights that will await the winners of Memorial University’s very own Amazing Race: St. John’s edition. Over the course of the race, you will face a series of challenges that aim to get you acclimated with your new surroundings. Welcome to Memorial University, new residents. 3,2,1… GO!

Saturday, Sept. 6th

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
The Lord Taylor & Lady Frecker Road Race
Corte Real

A long-standing Residence tradition, the Lord Taylor & Lady Frecker Road Race will have you running around campus in a fierce race to the finish. Orientation points will be rewarded for both participation and speed! May the fastest man and woman win!

7:00pm - 9:00pm
RezEx Mario Party and Judging
MUN Field House

Come and support your proud makeover job and make sure your impersonator gets into character! Participants will be judged on their creativity, accuracy, and performance! Come cheer on your residence as you compete for points and bragging rights!

Sunday, Sept. 7th

8:30 PM – 11:00 PM
Dance in the Square
Hunter Square

The biggest event of RezEx 2014 will have you and 1800 new neighbors having the time of your lives! Right outside your new home, this free outdoor dance will be a blast. Expect an awesome party with great music, cool lights, and huge sound! Wristbands are mandatory for attendance and will be provided to all residents.