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Orientation eases students into campus life

September 7, 2015 9:45 A.M.
TRU orientation helps new students adjust to life at the university.

TRU kicks off an action-packed first week with TRU Discover on Tuesday, Sept. 8, the annual orientation for new domestic and international students.

“Bring Your Thing” is this year’s theme and celebrates the diversity of talents, goals, cultures and perspectives on campus.

The day begins at 9 a.m. at the Tournament Capital Centre fieldhouse with an estimated 1,300 new students attending a new-student convocation and a formal welcome from president and vice chancellor Alan Shaver and the deans of each faculty and school.

Academic open houses will allow new students to get their bearings on campus before classes begin the next day on Sept. 9. They can meet first-year faculty members and other students in their programs.

A free barbecue lunch, swag, prizes, grass volleyball, spikeball, music, and campus tours are among the activities. Tours run at 1 and 2 p.m. Student volunteers will answer questions and highlight the services and activities TRU has in place to make the transition to university as smooth as possible.

A campus-wide Back to School BBQ will be held Friday, Sept. 11, with free food, music, activities and a resource fair with information on various services, clubs, recreation and other opportunities.

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