student working at laptop computerThe Student Success and Leadership Centre is developing a re-orientation program for upper-year students.

Re-orientation program to support upper-year undergraduate students

While planning is underway for Fall 2021 with the goal of maximizing opportunities for on-campus experiences, the Student Success and Leadership Centre is working to develop a re-orientation program for upper-year students.

“In many ways, this year will feel just as new for our returning students as it will for our incoming first-year students, and we are being proactive to implement supports to help ease the transition,” says Cindy Crump, director of the Student Success and Leadership Centre.

The re-orientation program will focus on helping students answer their questions while providing the tools and resources they need to be supported and successful in University.

A survey distributed recently to all first-year students asked them to identify common struggles they have faced over the last year and concerns they have for the fall semester. Their feedback will be used to help structure the program.

“The progressive stages within our return to campus framework comes with new uncharted territory,” says Tracy Beemer, who is leading the charge on the re-orientation program. “We expect that many our students will have questions about services, supports, and resources, especially our first-year students who are familiar only with remote learning and online services.”

The goal is to have a program in place by the summer, helping to smooth the transition to the Fall semester.

Questions about the re-orientation program can be directed to Beemer at

—Sarah Hébert