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Orientation Schedule 2015

Thursday September 3

1pm - 3pm: The Trophy Shop presents: Not Your Typical First Year Student

Location: Library
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)

Location: AS378
Training session for new and returning orientation leaders

1:00 – 3:00pm: Coleman’s Parent orientation (F/S)

Location: LC301
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

Location: Atrium
Meet your orientation group.

10:30am – 12:00pm: Icebreakers with Playfair

Location: GYM
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)

Location" Gym
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 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

Location: Library
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

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