Family Orientation

Family Orientation

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Register for Family Orientation by August 30, 2019.

Family Orientation is a half-day event in the Bruneau Centre, held September 2, 2019 during Fall Welcome. Presentations, panels, and workshops are available for families of undergraduate and graduate students aimed at helping them assist their student on campus.

Personalized Campus Tours are available by request on the day.

Schedule of Events - Family Orientation September 2, 9:30-1:30 p.m.

9:30 a.m.  - Registration and Coffee for All (Bruneau Centre Atrium)

10 a.m. - Welcome Remarks (Bruneau Centre IIC2001)

10:15-11 a.m. - The Panel: Student Life, Blundon Centre, Sexual Harrassment Office, Student Residences, Academic Advising, Wellness and Counselling, Student Support,  Memorial University Student Union, and a parent of a new student (IIC2001)

11-12 p.m. - Graduate Family Breakout Session, with remarks from Dr. Danine Farquharson (IIC2014)

11-2 p.m. - Resource and Sponsor Fair Open  (QEII Library, Undergraduate Family members encouraged to attend at 11 a.m.)

11:30-1:30 p.m. - Undergraduate Breakout Sessions (all sessions are offered 3 times, 30 minutes in length, and participants can move from session to session, detailed schedule to be provided at beginning of the day)

AA1043 BLUNDON CENTRE: Accommodating Students - Information on what the Glenn Roy Blundon Centre for Students with Disabilities can do for students, how students can access the Blundon Centre and how parents/guardians can guide students through these processes.

AA1046 ACADEMIC ADVISING: Guiding Undeclared Students - Memorial's Academic Advising Office will speak about academic supports available to undergraduate students who are still exploring their academic options, and who are questioning their academic choices.

AA1049 Student Support: Supporting Students in Crisis - Hear from Student Support professionals about best practices in supporting a university student, including emotional, wellness, and financial supports in time of crisis or hardship.

IIC 2001 CAREER: Shaping your Career on Campus - There are many opportunities for students to get involved and gain valuable experiences which will help them in their future. Learn from Student Life professionals about what is available for your students and tips for balancing academics, employment, and other activities.

1:30 p.m. - Family Orientation concludes

*** A buffett lunch is offered from 11:45 a.m. until 1 p.m., Bruneau Centre Atrium**

Looking forward to seeing you on Monday. For further information, please contact the Student Experience Office at


Student Life

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000