Conestoga news

August 23, 2013 2:58 PM

Orientation Week 2013

Conestoga campuses in Kitchener, Cambridge, Waterloo and Guelph will welcome close to 4,000 students over four days beginning August 26 during Orientation Week 2013.

Organized by Conestoga's Student Life department, Orientation is an opportunity for incoming students to take campus tours, participate in panel discussions highlighting various campus services, and meet and interact with course instructors and new classmates.

While the purpose of orientation is to ease the transition process, the Student Life staff and Conestoga faculty members strive to make each student's first interaction with Conestoga both fun and memorable. orientationbag.jpg

According to Mike Dinning, vice-president of Student Affairs & Student Services, the focus of orientation is on preparing students to be successful in their transition to college studies.

"Orientation is an important transition for the new students who come to our campus to be successful academically," said Dinning.

As well as sessions for new students, Conestoga also provides information sessions for parents, friends and families of students to answer questions about available programs and services. While the focus of Orientation Week is primarily on academics, Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI), the official student association at Conestoga, has scheduled a number of events for new and returning students that will focus on the ‘fun and social’ aspects of life at the college. These events will be held during the first week of classes. OWeek-Crowd.jpg

For more information on Orientation Week 2013, visit the website.