▼ 1. What does Orientation have to offer me?
We attempt to open as many doors for you as possible. Some of these include:
We attempt to open as many doors for you as possible, including offering a space to meet new people, ways to build contacts and communities, a place to learn about what Grenfell can offer you, and a chance to learn more about Corner Brook and Newfoundland itself.
Orientation has a lot to offer you, whether you are a commuting, living in residence, a mature student, or a student from another province/country. Orientation helps students through their transition to Grenfell Campus by providing support, necessary information, and an introduction to our campus community.
▼ 2. I am from Corner Brook and I will be living at home with my family. Should I go to Orientation?
Of course! Although you may not have to adjust to living in a new community away from home, there are still many things about university life that you will have to learn. Understanding the differences between what was expected in high school and what is expected in university is crucial to post-secondary success—and orientation can help you achieve such success!
▼ 3. I am moving into residence. What should I know before I arrive?
All of the information you need is listed on the
Student Housing page. For further information or assistance, please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org and check out the Brightspace Orientation Shell "Your Grenfell Experience"
▼ 4. I am coming to Grenfell from out-of-province. What does Orientation have to offer me?
There is no better way to be acquainted with the society and culture of Newfoundland and Labrador than by coming to Orientation! Moreover, we can tell you all about the variety of outdoor pursuits available in our region. All of these things are coupled with making the transition into university life an enjoyable one.
▼ 5. I am starting university this fall but I am not coming directly out of high school. What does Orientation have to offer me?
We want to welcome you to our university community by providing information sessions designed to address the unique concerns and questions of students older than average or who are transitioning from another institution. Whether you have been away from school for three years or thirty, you will be able to meet other students and discuss with them their own experiences as students older than average.
▼ 6. I am a student who is attending the Summer Bridging Program. Should I attend Orientation?
The Summer Bridging Program is designed to help you prepare for post-secondary studies (for more about the Summer Bridging Program click
here). Orientation is a great way to supplement that preparation. The Summer Bridging Program will help bridge the gap between high school and university, but Orientation will officially welcome you to university life! You can meet future classmates in a fun and relaxed setting while experiencing the exciting atmosphere of the first week of classes here at Grenfell.
▼ 7. How easy will it be to meet people?
Very easy! Orientation offers plenty of events for people to make connections and have fun. Orientation will even place you in a small group of fellow first-year students so that you can meet others in a less stressful setting. If you are planning to move into student residence, there are special orientation events that will help you get to know your neighbors. Similarly, Indigenous and International students often have events and get togethers to welcome new students. In addition to all of this, Grenfell has clubs, societies, and caucuses in which you can find like-minded individuals!
▼ 8. Should I take the time to work through the Orientation course shell, "Your Grenfell Experience"?
Yes! This shell provides new students will a lot of valuable and necessary information including how to register for classes, what you should bring to housing, how to pay your fees, how to get in touch with student support teams, and so much more! You can jump around to what interests you as information is released throughout the summer. Check out online.mun.ca to find Brightspace!