Providence is gearing up for Welcome Week, which will begin on Friday, September 4th, with the arrival of new students on the Otterburne campus. It will include a variety of activities such as campus tours, chapels, orientation, Capture the Flag, Archery Tag, bonfires, and a free concert featuring Winnipeg band ‘Bold as Lions.’
Once again this year, all new students will make their way through “the funnel” where they’ll be led through registration, receive their residence keys, connect to WIFI and have their photos taken. All will be done with physical distancing protocols in mind. Parents or guardians are welcome, but we’re asking that other members of the family (i.e. siblings) stay at home to help with this year’s COVID-19 limitations on numbers of people occupying indoor and outdoor spaces.
Campus tours will begin in the early afternoon on Friday, and parents will have the chance to participate in their own orientation session later in the afternoon. Supper will be served for all, starting at 4:30 pm.
All-day Saturday will be dedicated to activities for new students only, giving them a chance to get to know each other. Then, Sunday will begin with morning chapel, after which returning students will be welcomed back to campus. Archery Tag will kick off at 3:00 pm, and the day will end with a pizza party in Muriel Taylor Hall, “The Hub.”
Morning chapel will also take place on both Monday and Tuesday and will be followed by new and returning students taking part in academic orientation. The evenings will feature comic introductions and residence care group meetings.
Classes begin Wednesday at 8:30 am, but Welcome Week festivities will continue, finishing with a Friday night barbeque and ‘Bold as Lions’ concert.
Students are encouraged to view the full schedule for Welcome Week on our Providence University College app that is available for free download from the App Store and Google Play. All updates will be posted here.
Check out last year’s Welcome Week by watching our video HERE.