"We are Family" theme welcomes new students to Lakehead family
(Thunder Bay - Wednesday, September 1, 2004) It's that time of year again -- the time when students and faculty alike are gearing up for the new academic year. Starting on Friday, September 3, Lakehead University will come alive again with youthful energy as students check out the campus and move into residence.
Orientation 2004 will take place from Sept. 3 to 8, and aims to help students get off to a good start. This year's theme "We are Family" is designed to welcome new students to the Lakehead family as well as the family of the Thunder Bay community.
Orientation 2004 will provide an overview of the University, give a taste of what students can expect, and highlight various services available for new students to have a positive and successful experience. Information sessions have been planned to provide answers to frequently asked questions, and show the campus to students and families.
Members of the Media are invited to take part in any session of Orientation 2004. A complete schedule can be found at http://orientation.lakeheadu.ca/schedule.
Friday, Sept. 3
8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Residence Move-in Day
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Community Market Place
An opportunity for students to visit with local vendors to learn more about the services/products offered in Thunder Bay. This is also a time to learn more about the various departments on campus.
Saturday, Sept. 4
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.Family & Friends Welcome Session
An information session for parents, family, and friends of students new to Lakehead.
1:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Campus Tours
Sunday, Sept. 5
12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Residence Mini Olympics - Great photo op.
This event puts Residence students in the middle of intense house-on-house competition, working through a series of fun challenges.
Tuesday, Sept. 7
9:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Various sessions times all day long. Sessions include:
University students offer advice that will get new students off to a smart start in their first year.
Job Trek will orient new Lakehead University students to the employment-related services that are available on campus.
Flight to Success
"Navigating Your Way Through Sustenance, Suds, Stress, and Sex" An interactive first- year survival guide presented by the Health and Counselling Centre.
What's the Score!?
The Athletics department will be on hand to answer any questions about Varsity Sports and the athletics facilities available to all students.
A must-attend overview of the University's history; what students can expect; faculty expectations; student support; and culture and traditions in the region.
Drugs, Partying, and You
The Tri-Force Drug Unit will discuss methamphetamines, ecstasy, and other drugs students should know about.
Students Helping Students
Current Lakehead students will be on hand to assist first year students who have not yet completed their registration.
11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. President's Bar-B-Q - Great photo op.
Wednesday, Sept. 8
9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Sessions continue
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Faculty Meet & Greet
12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Closing Ceremonies
The official closing ceremonies is full of colour and excitement. During the ceremonies, motivational speaker David Major will talk to the students about how to get the most out of their years in university and how to 'Motivate Yourself.' This fantastic event has been described by some students as 'the wake-up call that I needed.'
For session times, check online, or call Robert Perrier, Senior Recruitment Officer at Lakehead, at 343-8674 or 476-4811 during Orientation only. Members of the media who wish to learn more about Lakehead University are encouraged to attend Lakehead 101.