NSO activities welcome new group of students to campus
While the majority of students begin their university experience in September, there are some who opt for a January start.
This January, over 200 new faces joined the ranks as U of L students and, for many, their introduction to the University began with New Student Orientation (NSO).
Greeted by University president, Dr. Mike Mahon, and Students’ Union president, Taz Kassam, students were quickly made to feel welcome. A group of 14 mentors facilitated a variety of games and icebreaker events, all designed to help the new students meet one another, establish some initial bonds and become comfortable on campus. The mentors also provided a level of entertainment, doubling as models for the second-ever U of L Bookstore Fashion Show.
The new students were then shown around campus and given assistance locating their classrooms. A Booth Fair was scheduled for the UHall Atrium, where students were given the opportunity to ask questions, interact with their faculties and learn about the many services and opportunities available on campus.
Following lunch, a series of sessions and question and answer periods were held, helping to ensure students were prepared for the start of the semester.
The first few weeks of any students’ campus life is a very important time and can make a huge difference in their future success. The University of Lethbridge extends a warm welcome to all students joining our campus this year, and the Recruitment and Student Life office thanks the faculty, staff and senior students who made this latest NSO event so successful.
Lindsey Meredith is a co-op student working in the Recruitment and Student Life office.
For a full look at the January issue of the Legend in a flipbook format, follow this link.