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Fall 2018 International Student Orientation

Services, Programming and Resources

Sunday, September 2, 2018

10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Newfoundland Brunch
Dining Hall

Enjoy traditional Newfoundland toutons along with fruit and other snacks to start your day. You can use that opportunity to make new friends!

11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Official Welcome
Dining Hall

Meet campus leaders as they officially welcome you.

  • Patrick Arsenault, International Student Programming Coordinator, Grenfell Campus
  • Jeff Keshen, Vice-President (Grenfell), Memorial University
  • Kryston Munnings, Speaking for the International Student Caucus
  • Ken Wlash, Senior Settlement Coordinator, Association for New Canadians
  • Nicole Ivany, Project Coordinator, WelcomeNL
    Official group picture will be taken
Concurrent Sessions ​
11:55 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Brief Programming Overview Student Panel
AS 375

Learn about outside of the classroom learning opportunities and social events going on throughout the semester.

Nicole Watson, students tbd  

Brief Programming Overview Student Panel
AS 378

Learn about outside of the classroom learning opportunities and social events going on throughout the semester.

Patrick Arsenault, students tbd 

12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Ice Breakers
AS Atrium, 2nd floor

Get to know other new international students by playing games as a group.

 

Nicole Watson, student volunteers

International Student Health Insurance and Immigration
AS 378
Learn about the Canadian health system and key information about health insurance, including Guard.Me. Students will be given Medical Care Plan (MCP) forms to fill-out, if eligible.
In addition, learn more about immigration support available to international students at Grenfell Campus.
Pay attention, there will be a quiz with prizes!

Patrick Arsenault
1:00 p.m.– 1:45 p.m.

International Student Health Insurance and Immigration
AS 375

Learn about the Canadian health system and key information about health insurance, including Guard.Me. Students will be given Medical Care Plan (MCP) forms to fill-out, if eligible.

In addition, learn more about immigration support available to international students at Grenfell Campus.

Pay attention, there will be a quiz with prizes!

Patrick Arsenault

Ice Breakers
AS Atrium, 2nd floor

Get to know other new international students by playing games as a group.

Nicole Watson, volunteers

1:45 p.m.– 2:15 p.m.

Overview of Brightspace (D2L)
AS 375

Learn how to access important resources online that will guide through filing your taxes in Canada, how to access our campus food bank, how to get involved on campus, and much more.

Patrick Arsenault

Campus Tour

Get to know Grenfell Campus and learn how to get around, find your classes, and locate the resources and services you will need to be successful.

Volunteers

2:15 p.m.– 2:45 p.m.

Campus Tour

Get to know Grenfell Campus and learn how to get around, find your classes, and locate the resources and services you will need to be successful.

Volunteers

Overview of Brightspace (D2L)
AS 378

Learn how to access important resources online that will guide through filing your taxes in Canada, how to access our campus food bank, how to get involved on campus, and much more.

Patrick Arsenault

2:45 p.m.– 3:15 p.m.

Break
Fine Arts Atrium

Enjoy coffee and snacks while taking a minute to relax and chat with your new friends.

3:15 p.m.– 5:00 p.m.

City Tour A (optional)

Explore Corner Brook and learn more about things to do, places to eat, and how to get around on foot.

*If weather conditions are not ideal for walking, this activity will be postponed.

City Tour B (optional)

Explore Corner Brook and learn more about things to do, places to eat, and how to get around on foot.

*If weather conditions are not ideal for walking, this activity will be postponed.

5:00 p.m.– 6:00 p.m.

Grocery Shopping at Colemans (optional)

As you conclude your city tour, the last stop is a local grocery store named Colemans. From there, you will be able to take a taxi shuttle back to campus for free whether or not you choose to go inside and purchase groceries.

Last shuttle at 6:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

Welcome to Student Housing
AS Atrium

Meet Residential Life staff, your fellow students and learn about important rules. All new students living on campus are required to attend this event.

If you require accommodations of any kind, contact Patrick Arsenault at parsenault@grenfell.mun.ca


Student Services

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
20 University Drive, Corner Brook, NL
A2H 5G4, Canada

Office: AS278
Phone: (709) 637-6232
Email: studentservices@grenfell.mun.ca