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Welcome Week

The first few days of the fall semester are designed to help new students acclimatize to university life and to welcome back our returning students. Students have opportunities to tour the campus, complete paperwork, finalize payments, get a student photo taken, receive a library card, and gain access to the fitness centre. Students may also learn more about (and sign up) for performing arts or athletic opportunities on campus.

This Fall 2021, Welcome Week will follow a different schedule, but we are planning nonetheless to have a fun-packed week together. We will follow provincial guidelines for safe, COVID-free gatherings. We anticipate that we will still have to stagger the arrival of new students, wear masks in all indoor places and maintain physical distancing.

Our theme is ‘Exploration: We Recognize that Faith is a Journey.’ Below is a preview of our tentative schedule. Watch for more updates over the coming months.

Welcome Week Schedule – Sept 5 to 11


(Subject to change. Watch for updates over the coming months.)

Sunday, September 5

1:00 pm – Returning residence students move in

5:00 pm – Supper for ALL returning students

6:30 pm – Fireside and worship time

7:30 pm – Orientation to the new school year

8:00 pm – Free time and catch-up time

Monday, September 6

9:00-11:30 am – Returning students go through registration

12:00-1:00 pm – Arrival of new students (surnames starting with A-G)*

1:00-2:00 pm – Arrival of new students (surnames starting with H-N)*

2:00-3:00 pm – Arrival of new students (surnames starting with O-Z)*

3:30 pm – Parent orientation

4:30 pm – Supper for ALL

6:00 pm – Parents depart

6:30 pm – Prov Cup games

9:00 pm – Fireside Chapel

Tuesday, September 7

8:00 am – Breakfast

9:00 am – Chapel with President

10:00 am – Providence welcome

10:30 am – Academic orientation / Upper class seminar

12:00 pm – Lunch

1:00 pm – Academic orientation / Upper class seminar

5:00 pm – Supper

6:30 pm – STUCO games

8:00 pm – Comic intros

9:30 pm – All-res meeting/Care group meetings

Wednesday, September 8

7:45 am – Breakfast

8:30 am – Classes begin

11:10 am – Community Chapel with President

12:00 pm – Lunch/Commuter Pizza Party

8:00 pm – Bonfire

Thursday, September 9

6:30 pm – ‘Meet your neighbour’ ice cream social

Friday, September 10

6:30 pm – Welcome Banquet

Saturday, September 11

12:45 pm – Aviation fly-over

1:00 pm – Women’s Soccer home opener game

3:15 pm – Men’s Soccer home opener game

5:00 pm – Community BBQ

6:30 pm – Concert with ‘Bold As Lions’ band