Criminology student Navnit Sidhu (centre) with father Gurdip and mother Sukhvir.Criminology student Navnit Sidhu (centre), with father Gurdip and mother Sukhvir, looks over some merchandise at the Campus Store kiosk in the CAW Student Centre. The store’s staff reports that items with the new UWindsor logo are proving popular with customers.

UWindsor gear a rite of entry for new students

Navnit Sidhu couldn’t wait to get her hands on some UWindsor gear. She will be starting studies in criminology in September and joined a throng of new students and parents who lined up at the Campus Store kiosk in the CAW Student Centre on Friday.

“I am so excited to come here next year,” said Sidhu, who drove with her parents from Toronto for the day.

She bought several items, including a sweatshirt emblazoned with the UWindsor logo. The store’s marketing manager, Martin Deck, says the new look has been a big hit with customers.

“It is flying off our shelves,” he said. “We’ve already sold out of some items and some sizes.”

He reassures patrons eager to show their UWindsor pride that there is plenty more where that came from: “We’ll be stocking new inventory all summer.”

India Boudreau holding pants up to herself
India Boudreau judges the size of sweatpants bearing the University’s logo. The creative writing major was on campus Friday for Head Start.

The academic orientation program continues today and tomorrow with sessions for students in human kinetics, arts, humanities or social science programs. Organized by the Educational Development Centre, the program includes information sessions about university life for students and parents; academic advising; presentations on residence and food services; an information fair highlighting campus services; tours and more.

Visitors may sign in at the welcome desk in the CAW Student Centre. Find more information, including a full itinerary of events and an online registration form, at