Orientation Schedule 2015
Thursday September 3
1pm - 3pm: The Trophy Shop presents: Not Your Typical First Year Student
Nutrition Break brought to you by Rogers
A more relaxed orientation tailored to those not entering Grenfell straight out of high school.
Sunday September 6
1:00 – 4:00pm: Orientation leader training (F/S)
Training session for new and returning orientation leaders
1:00 – 3:00pm: Coleman’s Parent orientation (F/S)
Includes break out sessions on living on campus, living off campus or living at home
12:00pm-3:00pm: Shinerama BBQ (F/S)
Location: Outside Residence Complex
Presented by Shinerama
6:30 – 8:30pm: Housing orientation meeting
Monday September 7
9:30am – 10:30am: T-shirt distribution
Meet your orientation group.
10:30am – 12:00pm: Icebreakers with Playfair
Make friends and campus connections.
12:30pm – 2:30pm: GCSU Grub & a Game
Location: GCSU Student Lounge (AS 276)
Pizza lunch followed by a fun team-building challenge. Hosted by GCSU & Student Services.
2:30pm – 5:00pm: Corner Brook Plaza’s Field Day
Location: Outside Residence
Nutrition break brought to you by Medicine Shop
Get outside and show your orientation spirit! Assorted team challenges, collect the most tokens and win a team prize. *Weather Permitting
9:00pm – Close: Fairway Honda’s Outdoor Movie Night (F/S)
Enjoy a movie on campus outside the grove bring your blanket and lawn chairs, concessions for purchase. * Weather permitting
Tuesday September 8
10:00am – 1:00pm: Academic advising (F/S)
Meet your faculty advisor
Check your @mun email for your time and location
9:00am – 1:00pm: Checklist
Student ID? Check! Set up printing account? Check! And the list goes on…
11:30am – 12:30pm: Warriors Wind-up & BBQ
Location: Outside backlot/dining hall
Students, come build your pep and pride as a new Grenfell Warrior. BBQ lunch provided by the GCSU.
1:00pm – 2:30pm: Smoker’s Helpline Presents Grenfell 101 (F/S)
Location: Fine Arts Theatre
Nutrition Break brought to you by Navigate
Mock talk show Q & A with staff and faculty hosted by Grenfell Improv Society.
2:30pm – 7:00pm: Find your classroom (F/S)
Explore Campus to find your classrooms, your prof’s offices and more. Faculty, staff and fellow students will help.
2:30pm – 4:30pm: Math/Calculus placement test
An entrance exam to determine the mathematics background of students so that they may be placed in the correct course. (Only students registered for MPT)
4:30pm – 6:30pm English placement test
An entrance exam to determine the english background of students so that they may be placed in the correct course. (Only students registered for EPT)
7:00pm – 11:00pm Dance party at the Mountain
Presented by Marble Mountain Resort. All ages outdoor bonfire/ dance party. Beverages are available for purchase (ID required) as well as BBQ items for sale. Attend all orientation events for a chance to win a VIP trip in a limo!
Wednesday September 9
4:30 – 6:30pm: Aboriginal Welcome Program. (F/S)
Location: Airport lounge and AS2027
Short Program of Music, Singing and Drumming.
6:30 – 9:00pm: Dodgeball Tournament (F/S)
Presented by Grenfell Athletics
9:30 – 11:30 All Ages Trivia Night
Location: The Grove
Test your knowledge with our all ages trivia challenge hosted by Donnie Dumphy (yes, that guy!) and GCSU VP Academic, Lauren Brake. Make your team (3-4 people) or we’ll add you to one there.
Thursday September 10
5:30pm: Wing-eating Contest brought to you by Wing ‘n it Restaurant
Location: AS Atrium
Do you have the chops for wing-eating? Prove your skills at this GCSU competition. With special guest appearance by Donnie Dumphy
Friday September 11
9:00am – 4:00pm: Shine Day (F/S)
Location: Student Centre
Brought to you by Shinerama! Community wide event. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
1:00pm Suicide Prevention & Awareness Breakout BBQ
Location: outside Backlot/dining hall
Free hot dogs and burgers provided by the GCSU and Community Mental Health Initiative. Get info on suicide prevention and learn about mental health services at Grenfell.
8:00 – 10:00pm Board Game Tournament
Choose from the library’s selection of games or bring your favourites. Win small to large tokens you can redeem for great prizes.
Saturday September 12
8:30 Doors Open Double Bill on the Hill
Location: GCSU Backlot
GCSU presents a double bill concert. Cabbages & Kings and Adam Baxter & His Best Friends Concert. 19+. ID required. Tickets $10 each. Available at the Backlot.
Saturday September 19
9:30 Doors Open Leading Edge Credit Union & GCSU Welcome Back Concert
Location: GCSU Backlot
Featuring Repartee. 19+. ID required. Tickets available at the Backlot: $12 (advance) or $15 (at door).
Saturday September 26
8:30 Doors Open - Waterfront Fire
Location: GCSU Backlot & The Grove.
A Wet/Dry Concert. Tickets $8 and available at GCSU office or Backlot. Pizza slice included in ticket price. ID for 19 required to access the Backlot.
(F/S) = new faculty and staff welcome to attend as a part of employee orientation
*Weather Permitting= Will be moved to the gym