Get ready for September!
Orientation is designed to support first-year credit students. If you are in Open Studies or a non-credit program, please make sure you are registering for the correct events.
Orientation is a critical program to support your social and academic transition into Mount Royal. The academic expectations and responsibilities in a university setting are much different than high school and Orientation can help make your university experience more successful.
This is also an excellent way for you to make friends and engage with current Mount Royal students who can provide insight on how to navigate your first year. There are lots of fun social elements and programming where you can connect with other new students and most importantly realize you are not alone!
Here's what you can expect at Orientation:
Welcome Ceremony - Sept. 3
Brain Pop - Sept. 3
Join your student leaders, staff and faculty in the Triple Gym for a welcome address from your Mount Royal President and meet your peers. The welcome ceremony includes traditional Blackfoot drumming and acknowledges the role we all must play as treaty people.
This interactive event takes place in the beautiful Riddell Library and Learning Centre and showcases services and resources you can access as a student. Explore the Maker Studio, the Immersion Studio, the audio labs while making crafts and connecting with your new friends. Wellness Services and Student Learning Services also host casual information sessions so you can learn more about their resources. You will leave this event excited about the technology available to you and understanding how to access help.
Student Panel - Sept. 3 or 4*
Hear from senior students who are all involved on campus and have important insight into student life at Mount Royal. This panel will focus on what it is like to be a student and highlight that each journey is different and difficult demonstrating there is no “right” way to be successful.
*you will attend this session on either day based on your program.
First six weeks - Sept. 3
Starting university can be overwhelming, so to help you navigate your journey, we have designed a concise and accessible guide to your first six weeks on campus. This content was created by students, for students, and will be presented by senior leaders in your program during Orientation.
Program Orientation - Sept. 3 or 4*
Gain valuable insight into your program, by attending this session hosted by your faculty. Program Orientations are a great way to connect with your peers, understand academic expectations about your degree or diploma and see the spaces you will be working in.
Campus Carnival - Sept. 4
End your last day of Orientation with an outdoor fair featuring a barbeque, games, inflatables, prizes, live stage entertainment and music. Spend an hour or several connecting with clubs and exploring opportunities that you can be a part of at Mount Royal.