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SUBJECT: Grenfell: “Be a Part from the Start” at Grenfell College
DATE: July 16, 2008

             Students new to Grenfell College are invited to “Be a Part from the Start” during Orientation 2008. 
             Starting Tuesday, Sept. 2, and running throughout the month of September, Orientation is focused on welcoming all new students to the Grenfell community – everyone from mature and transfer students to those fresh out of high school. Orientation continues to evolve and improve each year and this year is no exception.  
              Orientation 2008 “Be a Part from the Start” includes a variety of activities, including an information session on the different services available at Grenfell (Grenfell 101), campus tours, free swims, free ice skating, a sexual health night, a dance party, barbecues, dodge ball, a boat tour and a trip to Gros Morne. Being involved in Orientation allows students to familiarize themselves with their new surroundings, learn interesting things about university life, make new friends, and most importantly, have some fun!  
              Parent Orientation will be held on two occasions: Monday, Sept. 1, at 1 p.m., and Tuesday, Sept. 2, at 6:30 p.m. in LC301 of the Library and Computing Building. These sessions are designed to make parents an equal part of the transition to university. Parents will learn about campus life, services available at Grenfell College and the emotional challenges that may arise during this new experience.  
               The Non-Traditional Student Orientation is equally important – non-traditional students are those who fall into one of the following categories: 24 years or older, a single parent, had an interrupted education, is married, is without a high school diploma, has dependents, works full-time, is financially independent, or is a part-time student. The session allows non-traditional students to learn about university life and meet other students who are in similar situations. They will be offered detailed information on Grenfell, campus tours and a glimpse of what university life will entail. Non-Traditional Student Orientation takes place on Thursday, Aug. 28,at 1:30 p.m. in LC301 of the Library and Computing Building.  
             Orientation kits are available for $20. These kits are filled with loads of Grenfell information and items that students will need to get their university experience off to a phenomenal start. The Orientation kit will include a T-shirt, a clipboard, a water bottle, a coffee mug and some other interesting surprises, all in a trendy goodie bag. A limited number of these exclusive kits are available by calling 709-637-6232 or emailing smorientation@swgc.mun.ca 
           For more information, contact Beverley Hunt, orientation co-ordinator, Student Affairs, at 709- 637-6232 or ssorientation@swgc.mun.ca, or Kieran Smith, orientation co-ordinator, Grenfell College Student Union, at 637-6230 or kgsmith@swgc.mun.ca.   
           For up-to-date information about Orientation 2008, visit www.swgc.mun.ca/orientation.
 

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