Tagged orientation week

Shortened orientation week doesn’t impact Kickoff crowds

By Kristy Koehler, September 13 2018— This year, Orientation Week became Fall Orientation, reduced from its original four-day schedule down to two jam-packed days. Orientation Week used to culminate in Kickoff, an annual University of Calgary tradition marking the beginning of the Dinos football season, the beginning of the academic year and the end of…

What kind of first-year student are you?

By Frankie Hart, September 14 2017 — This year’s Orientation Week welcomed thousands of first-year students to campus. The event is a University of Calgary tradition that prepares new students for campus life. Based on your decisions throughout O-Week, how have you started off your first year at the U of C?  

Orientation Week 2016 will be “O” so great

By Scott Strasser, August 30 2016 — Orientation Week, a rite of passage for incoming University of Calgary students, takes place this year from September 6–9. Often called O-Week, the annual event includes social events, workshops and transition programming for first-year students. The Leadership and Student Engagement office coordinates O-Week, with help from other U of…

Surveys signal changes to orientation week

By Jessy Chung, June 12, 2014 —  Orientation Week programming will likely change as a result of two student surveys conducted last year. Two organizations — the American College Health Association (ACHA) and the National Orientation Directors Association (NODA) — surveyed students on student orientation and the transition to university. Student and Enrolment Services addressed…

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