Lakehead University Orientation 2012: MyLakehead, MyLegacy Helps Students Transition to University
Lakehead University is looking forward to welcoming new students and their families to the Lakehead and Thunder Bay community through an expanded Orientation.
Orientation 2012: myLakehead, myLegacy gives students the chance to make their mark at Lakehead.
Orientation features several new events for undergraduate students, to better prepare them for the transition to university. Events cater to many student populations, including those coming straight from high school, college & university transfer students, and students coming from the world of work or raising a family.
“Our programming is focused on engaging students to
help them transition smoothly to university life, and to feel connected to the
campus and community,” said Danielle Ruel, First Year
Experience Coordinator in the Student Success Centre. “We want
students to find their place at Lakehead, and we want to provide them with the
tools to facilitate their success at the post-secondary level.”
Orientation has been extended to a full week of
academic and social activities to connect students with their professors,
peers, and the community. Several new events have been added to increase
student-faculty interaction. Family and friends are encouraged to attend
Orientation events to connect with campus and discover how to best support
Organized by the Student Success Centre, Residence & Conference Services, and the Lakehead University Student Union, Orientation runs from Thursday, September 6 through Thursday, September 13. A special thanks to this year’s Gold sponsors, Tbaytel and Alumni Relations.
Visit www.orientation.lakeheadu.ca/thunderbay for the full Orientation schedule.
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Thursday, September 6
- Residence Move-In: 9 am to 4 pm
Friday, September 7
- Welcoming Commencement: 9:45-10:15 am, Lake Tamblyn
- Faculty BBQ: 1 pm-1:45 pm, Arboretum
- Varsity Midnight Madness: 10:30 pm-11:30 pm, C.J.
Saturday, September 8
- LUSU Carnival: 8:30 pm-11 pm, Lake Tamblyn
Thursday, September 13
- President’s Dinner 5 pm-7 pm, Main Cafeteria
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Media: For more information, please contact Brandon Walker, Media Relations Officer, at (807) 343-8177 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lakehead is a comprehensive university with a reputation for a multidisciplinary teaching approach that emphasizes collaborative learning and independent critical thinking. More than 8,700 students and 1,850 faculty and staff learn and work at campuses located in Orillia, and Thunder Bay, Ontario, which is home to the west campus of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. Lakehead University promotes innovative research that supports local and regional socio-economic needs. In Orillia, development continues on building a campus that meets Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) standards.
Last updated September 04, 2012