DATE: Monday, August 26

NAP & NNEP orientation program begins

NRM Field School begins

DATE:  Wednesday, August 28

TIME EVENT NAME LOCATION ATTENDEES EVENT DESCRIPTION
9:00 am – 1:00 pm International Welcome Day The Hangar All International students Learn about life in Canada, academic and social expectations and much, much more. This event is mandatory for International Students.
1:00pm – 2:00pm Campus & Community Fair The Hangar All students, family & friends Connect with student services, local organizations, student clubs and learn more about your new home.
1:00pm – 3:30pm
Leaving every half hourGrocery Run Bus
2:00pm-5:00pm
Registration/Check-In & Tours Agora All new students Check-in, pick up your t-shirt and swag bag, take a campus tour or go for a grocery run to a local grocery store. Buses for the grocery run will leave the Agora and travel back and forth between the Superstore and campus.
6:00 pm Live at the Waterfront Marina Park All students, family & friends Join us for the year’s final installment of Thunder Bay’s award-winning concert series! The bus leaves from the Agora at 5:30 and returns after the concert.

DATE:  Thursday, August 29

TIME EVENT NAME LOCATION ATTENDEES EVENT DESCRIPTION
9:00 am  1st Year Mandatory Graduate Assistantship (GA) Workshop TBD All Graduate Assistants  Mandatory training for incoming 1st year graduate students who have received a Graduate Assistantship position.
8:00 am – 1:00 pm Move In Residence All new residence students Move into residence. Instructions for this day are available from Residence. Check your Lakehead email for more information. 
8:00 am – 1:00 pm Orientation Check-In & Registration Agora All new students Check in, pick up your t-shirt and swag bag, review the Orientation schedule, get information and know what to do next. 
9:30 am – 12:00 pm Campus Tours Agora All students, family & friends Campus highlights tours leaving the Agora at 9:30am, 10:00am, 10:30am, 11:00am, 11:30am, and 12:00pm
11:00 am

Mature & Transfer Student Brunch

(Must pre-register for this event). 

Faculty Lounge Mature students and transfer students who have pre-registered for this event Meet other Mature & Transfer Students, learn about what’s available to you at Lakehead and gain some tips for thriving in your new academic environment. Enjoy brunch on us! 
1:00 pm Orientation Kick-Off event Library Courtyard All new students Entertainment, information, prizes, new friends and more – all the things you need to kick off Orientation!
2:30 pm – 5:00 pm Quest for the President’s Cup Across campus All new students Work together with your team to complete challenges, learn campus, and begin some lifelong friendships!
3:00 pm Family and Friends Session Faculty Lounge All family, friends and supporters. Family and Friends: Come learn some ways to provide effective support to your student as they begin their Lakehead Adventure. Gain some insight from a panel of University staff.
5:30 pm  Residence Dinner Residence Cafeteria  Residence students only Enjoy your first dinner with your residence house!
6:30 pm Biggest Event Ever  Residence Residence students only Have a blast and get to know your new housemates at the Biggest Event Ever!
7:30 pm Festival  Hangar All new students Unwind after a big day with Giant Inflatables, Carnival Games, prizes and Snacks, Snacks, Snacks! Be sure to bring your orientation pass for access to this event. 
9:30 pm Outdoor Movie  All new students Kick back on the lawn and take in a movie under the stars…bring a blanket!

DATE:  Friday, August 30 2019

TIME EVENT NAME LOCATION ATTENDEES EVENT DESCRIPTION
9:30 am  Morning Welcome by SSC Staff Various locations  All new students Gooooooooooood Morning LakeheadU! Get ready for a great day and prepare to meet others in your program and faculty. We will be giving away loads of prizes but you have to be there to win!
9:45 am Faculty and Program Sessions Various locations, check the Agora/app for details All new students Meet your Dean, faculty advisors, professors, and others in your program and Faculty. Gain valuable information about your program and what to expect in it. Learn some helpful tips and strategies for success in your program. 
11:00 am Gather for the President’s Procession Chancellor Paterson Library  All students, family & friends Everyone is invited to join us to take part in an old Lakehead tradition. Student, meet your Orientation teams outside the Library.
11:15 am President’s Procession Chancellor Paterson Library  All students, family & friends Together with the President, Executive Leadership Team, Deans, Faculty, Staff and our new Thunderwolves, we will journey alongside Lake Tamblyn in a traditional welcome walk. 
11:30 am  President’s Welcome C.J. Sanders Fieldhouse All students, family & friends Let us welcome you to Lakehead in the varsity gym! Meet our Lakehead President & Vice Chancellor, let the Mayor of Thunder Bay welcome you to the City and hear from a current Lakehead student about her #LakeheadAdventure. 
12:15 pm Varsity Madness  C.J. Sanders Fieldhouse All students, family & friends It’s fast, it’s loud, it’s Varsity Madness! This massive pep rally is where you’ll meet our Varsity Teams, win prizes, discover the “white-out” effect and, hopefully, take home some swag!
1:00 pm Walk to Lake Tamblyn All students, family & friends Lunch is served beside Lake Tamblyn, don’t be late!
1:10 pm Lunch by the Lake Lake Tamblyn All students, family & friends Grab a quick bite beside the lake before heading downtown with your team.
1:45 pm Buses begin to leave for Downtown Scavenger Hunt  Agora Circle All new students Hop on the bus with your Orientation team and head downtown for one of our very favourite annual events!
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Downtown Scavenger Hunt Downtown Port Arthur All new students

The Downtown Scavenger Hunt is a wonderful chance to check out the local vendors in downtown Thunder Bay. 

Full of delightful cafes, interesting clothing shops, beautiful local art and incredible food, this Scavenger Hunt will have you explore them all. 

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm  Dinner Break Head home or to the cafeteria and refuel for tonight’s events.
7:00 pm Monte Carlo Night Agora All new students Monte Carlo night is one of our most popular annual events! This is your chance to play a hand, place a bet, and win great prizes.

DATE:  Saturday, August 31, 2019

TIME EVENT NAME LOCATION ATTENDEES EVENT DESCRIPTION
11:00 am – 5:00 pm LUSU day activities  All new students Choose from Paintball (SOLD OUT), Sailing on Superior (SOLD OUT) or Footgolf. Either way, it’s sure to be a great time! Space is limited so sign up right away when you register for orientation!
7:00 pm LUSU Concert The Outpost All new students Check out some great local talent at your on-campus pub. Purchase your ticket when you register for Orientation.

DATE: Sunday, September 1, 2019 & Monday, September 2, 2019

Residence activity days

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