Orientation Day – getting set for life as a student at the University of Regina

By Dale Johnson Posted: September 5, 2016 6:00 a.m.

Students new to the U of R can learn about academic programs, support services and social activities.
Students new to the U of R can learn about academic programs, support services and social activities. Photo: external relations.

Orientation Day to welcome new students to the University of Regina is being held on Tuesday, September 6.

It’s an opportunity for those who have never attended the U of R to find out what the U of R has to offer.

“It is extremely important for our entering students to have a positive introduction to the University of Regina,” says President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Vianne Timmons. “We want them to feel welcomed, have a sense of belonging and school spirit, understand the expectations we have of them, and know that they are in an environment where they are well-supported by faculty, staff and their fellow students. Orientation is a crucial way of providing that positive introduction.”  

At Orientation Day, new students will get a better understanding of the U of R, including its history, traditions and diversity.  

Orientation Day
Orientation Day is a chance for new students to find their way around campus.
Students can also learn about the various programs and services that are offered. And, it’s a chance to meet with faculty, staff and other students.  

The UR Expo in Gym 1, from 8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m., is a chance to meet people from faculties, colleges and service units. President Timmons will be on hand in Gym 3 to address the new students starting at 9:15 a.m.

There will be faculty sessions, so new students can learn about their faculty, as well as meeting other new students in their faculty. There are also social events to get to know others, and have some fun.

Students are more likely to be successful if they know the campus, understand academic policies and procedures, and feel excited and interested about being here.  

Orientation Day – for students new to the U of R – is held on the day before classes begin, and it kicks off Welcome Week, which includes events and activities for all of the students.  

The events include a pancake breakfast, yoga on the green, a beer gardens and much more. Please visit here for a full list of events.