Written by: Laura Sebben
Being a first year student in university is a big change. The environment, people, and surroundings are completely different from what you are used to. Though it might be nerve-racking to start fresh in a new place, the people at Brock University are there to help ease the transition.
Taking part in the O-Week events scheduled for your first official week at Brock is one of the best ways to start your life as a university student. Not only do they provide memorable experiences but also work as an easy and comfortable way to get to know your school and fellow Badgers!
O-Week has everything from safety tips in residence to orientations for each faculty. Throw in a bit of exercise, teamwork events, and some social nightlife and it becomes a perfect week. It gives you great opportunities to meet new people, while also getting to know the school better, as each event takes place in a different location.
I remember participating in almost all of the O-Week events offered to me in first year and how much they made me feel like I was a part of a community. Even if you don’t know anyone going into first year, O-Week provides you with the perfect way to mingle and make friends. Remember, your fellow hall mates in residence are in the same position as you so don’t be afraid to ask them to attend an event with you; it’s a great bonding experience!
It is important and beneficial to participate in what O-Week has to offer even if you only attend 1 event. Not only does the Brock University Student’s Union host events, but each individual residence hosts hall meetings during the first week in an effort to help you get to know your fellow floor mates and find other students in the same program as you. Participating in said activities are an easy way to ensure that this new step in your life will go as smoothly as possible; you will make so many new friends that are experiencing the same excitement and fear as you. These are the people that will become your friends for life.
Now get out there and have fun baby Badgers!