tour passing by Welcome CentreHead Start is the summer orientation program for new undergraduate students.

Orientation program promises new students a head start on University life

Registration is now open for the 2024 Head Start orientation program, which introduces new students to campus facilities and services, as well as academic expectations at a university level.

The Student Success and Leadership Centre is offering five full-day sessions and one evening session on Aug. 14 aimed at mature, transfer, and part-time students. Four of the five full-day dates promise program-specific success sessions and other specialized opportunities for students.

The Aug. 10 general session promises information and resources relevant to new students no matter their academic program.

  • Friday, July 12: Faculty of Science, Nursing, and Education
  • Friday, July 19: Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, and Education
  • Saturday, July 20: Odette School of Business and Faculty of Human Kinetics
  • Friday, July 26: Faculty of Engineering
  • Saturday, Aug. 10: General/All Faculties

Organizers encourage students to attend their faculty-specific day, however if they are unable to, there are provisions in each schedule for appropriate support.

“Head Start invites attendees to tour the grounds and buildings, visit the Campus Bookstore, get their UWin Card photos taken, explore residence halls — and gives you a chance to win $500 off your tuition,” says student development specialist Megan Elliott. “Get ready for the fall by coming out to Head Start.”

Find more information and register on the Head Start website.