St. Mary's University New Student Orientation 2019

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St. Mary's University

14500 Bannister Rd SE

Calgary, AB T2X 1Z4

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Gear up for new student orientation at St. Mary's University! Meet your fellow classmates, professors, and learn about campus life.

About this Event

St. Mary's University New Student Orientation (NSO) is an event for all new students starting in Fall 2019. You'll learn about the resources and opportunities you have as a student, meet your instructors and classmates, learn to find your way around campus and get organized. Ask questions, get advice, and chat with current students and faculty members as they spend the day with you as your orientation leaders.

There will also be a draw to win your textbooks for the fall semester, a prize valued up to $500!

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Schedule

Check-In | 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Meet your Orientation Leader and other members of your team (students will be placed in teams based on degree program).

President's Address | 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Join your fellow new students and meet your Student Legislative Council and the President of the University.

Group Icebreakers, Campus Tour and Resources | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Learn how to navigate campus and about the supports and resources available to you. Campus tours will be led by your orientation leaders, so you'll also learn some inside tricks for navigating life on campus.

BBQ Lunch & Fun Activities | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Fuel up for the rest of the day and spend some time hanging out with your orientation group. Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-friendly options will be available for those who selected them when registering. There will also be bubble soccer, an escape room, and other fun activities during lunch!

Breakout Sessions | 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Pick and choose 2 sessions on topics that matter to you. Choices include:

Money Matters: Budgeting, Financial Aid, and More
Learn about costs you can anticipate in university, financial aid options, and how to budget for tuition, student fees, living, and other expenses.
Faculty Panel
Get ready to attend your first class by attending a faculty panel. You'll learn a bit about what you can expect academically, tips to succeed, and have a chance to meet some of the professors you may be seeing at the front of the classroom.
Experiential Learning and International Opportunities
Itching to travel? Learn about the various opportunities for travel study, studying abroad, and internships here at St. Mary's and how it can benefit your future.
Ask a Current Student
Hear from senior students who are all involved on campus and have important insight into student life at St. Mary's. This panel will focus on what it is like to be a student and highlight that each journey is different with its own unique challenges and successes. This is a great opportunity to ask your questions and get some tips from those who have been there before you!
Maintaining Balance and Mental Wellness in Transition
Studying, working, and trying to balance life all at once can be difficult. Join St. Mary's counsellor Lesley King in learning about mental health resources available throughout the semester and how to access them.
Prepare to Make an Impact
Learn how being a student at StMU can prepare you to make an impact in your workplace and society. This interactive session will highlight the social justice and volunteer initiatives that will make your time at StMU a life-changing experience.

Wrap-Up & Raffle Draw | 2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Join us to wrap up the day. There will be 3 draws for prizes.

  • Grand Prize: Win Your Textbooks for the Fall Term (valued up to $500)
  • Second Prize: StMU swag bundle (valued at approx. $100)
  • Third Prize: $25 gift card to the Bistro

This will be an opportunity to pick up your St. Mary's I.D. card and your UPass for the Calgary Transit system, or drop by the bookstore to buy your textbooks and course materials.

For more information, contact us at visitus@stmu.ca.

Want to connect with us before September? Follow us on social media for updates!

Twitter: @StMarysUC

Instagram: @stmarysuniversity

Facebook: @ St. Mary's University

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St. Mary's University

14500 Bannister Rd SE

Calgary, AB T2X 1Z4

Canada

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