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O-Week coming to Brock

Posted by Samantha on Aug 31st, 2010 and filed under Top stories. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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This September, Brock will welcome more than 17,000 new and returning students to campus for the beginning of the 2010-11 school year.

Throughout O-Week, taking place Monday, Sept. 6 to Sunday, Sept. 12, there will be plenty of opportunities for students to soak up the Brock experience, both on and off campus.

O-Week is “definitely a Brock tradition,” said Vince Wilson, manager of student conduct with the Student Development Centre.

“It’s a flagship event to welcome students to Brock University.”

The following are just some of the events planned for 2010 O-Week at Brock:

  • Residence move-in blitz (Monday, Sept. 6, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.): Six hours, 2,400 students and their families, and more than 100 volunteers. In its traditional one-day residence move-in blitz, Brock will welcome thousands of students to its six residence complexes.
  • Live Burn (Monday, Sept. 6, 8 to 8:30 p.m. D parking lot): Controlled “live burn” of mock rooms designed and furnished to resemble a typical student’s room. The demo provides students with a real-time illustration of how quickly fire can spread.
  • Vendor and Club Fair (Tuesday, Sept. 7 and Wednesday, Sept. 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in front of Schmon Tower): Two days of activities, live music and giveaways featuring student clubs, local businesses and services available at Brock and in St. Catharines.
  • Hush-Hush party: (Tuesday Sept. 7, 7 p.m., Weather Station Field): The newest addition to the O-Week line up. Interactive games, celebrity guest appearances, a New Years trip giveaway and a dance party so silent you could hear a pin drop. Come out to hear what everyone is whispering about.
  • Academic Orientation (Wednesday, Sept. 8, various sessions, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.): A chance for students to meet professors and classmates in their faculties and majors. (For more information, click here.)
  • Concert (Wednesday, Sept. 9, 8 to 11 p.m., Weather Station Field) Back-to-school show for Brock students featuring Alexisonfire.
  • Shineday 2010 (Saturday, Sept. 11, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.): Brock students join other students from across Canada to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis research. An opportunity for students to volunteer around Niagara and help raise money for a notable cause. This year the Brock University Students’ Union has set a goal of $40,000.

For full details about 2010 O-Week at Brock: brocku.ca/orientation

O-Week at Brock is organized by various campus and community partners including, the Brock University Students’ Union (BUSU), Graduate Students’ Association (GSA), Brock Off-Campus, Department of Residences, Community Connections and Student Services.

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