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REF NO.: 350
SUBJECT: Orientation welcomes new faces to Memorial
DATE: Aug. 30,2006
New students attending
This year’s theme is “become __________ (fill in the blank)”, a series of events that help students make the transition to a new academic environment.
This two-day event is the largest, most high-energy event at Memorial and is designed to allow students to become familiar with their new surroundings, interact with new friends and have fun.
“Orientation is all about the possibilities open to new students” says Olivia Heaney, this year’s student co-ordinator. “There is no doubt it will be the best Orientation ever. All the sessions are about providing the foundation for new students’ social and intellectual growth by allowing them to make meaningful connections with people and ideas.”
With two days of fun-filled events, interactive sessions are designed to balance information and fun. Some of the traditional events are on the agenda again this year, including the welcome luncheon, a money matters session and faculty meetings. New events this year include an athletic event with the Memorial Sea-Hawks and a surprise event at the Rogers Breezeway.
Also again this year, a Parents Orientation is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 3, and Monday, Sept. 4. Parents can choose from one of two days, whichever day is more convenient. Parents Orientation is open to all parents of any new student to Memorial. The event runs from to and there will be an information fair from to on both days.
Registration for Orientation takes place between 12 and on Monday, Sept. 4, in the Field House.
Come to Orientation, become a part of it. For more information on the schedule of events for Orientation, visit www.mun.ca/answers/orientation.
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For more information, contact Jill Hunt, communications co-ordinator (Student Recruitment),