Are you a new student counting down the days to your start at Humber? Are you wondering what to expect at college? Humber orientation helps more than 13,000 first-year students get the information they need to start their post-secondary journey.
Pirom Houth, Orientation co-ordinator and his co-chairs Andrew Petricca and Kezia Hinds want first-year students to feel like part of the Humber community from day one.
“There is much more to Humber than just going to your classes,” says Petricca. “There are clubs, a gym and varsity sports teams. Your experience will be that much more memorable if you get involved.”
170 student volunteers decked out in green t-shirts will be welcoming new students to all the campuses. Students can expect a tour of their campus, and to learn about the services offered at Humber such as peer-tutoring, financial aid, and counselling. Workshops will offer new students insight on time and money-management, and study skills.
“Orientation for me is about seeing how diverse Humber is, and making friends,” says Hinds. “Joining a club run by the Humber Students Federation, or volunteering to be a peer-mentor helps build a learning environment.”
Social events include the Mature Students Mix & Mingle, the LGBTQ Rainbow Reception, The Humber Students Federation LED Party and Welcome Night, a varsity soccer game and for the first time ever, the Welcome Carnival Extravaga3nza that will feature a mega obstacle course, human foosball, a rock-climbing wall and a whole lot more.
Orientation week is Monday, August 27 to Friday, August 31. Check your schedule!
For more information, visit the Orientation site.