Ahead of the Herd (AOTH)

Saturday, June 3, 2017 (All day)

We know that choosing a university is a huge step and we want to take some of the guesswork out of it for you. Visiting campus and exploring the buildings, meeting the staff, faculty and current students is the most helpful thing you can do to determine that uLethbridge is right for you. Ahead of the Herd is a one-day event to prepare you and your family for your transition to university. The day is made up of sessions and activities designed to help you feel more comfortable and confident that you belong here, in Pronghorn Country!

We recommend bringing one or two of your closest family members, such as your parents or significant other; their support and understanding will be a valuable asset to you throughout your degree. We will have great sessions planned to let them know what to expect during your first year at uLethbridge.


What's is the agenda for the day?



8:30 a.m.


9 a.m.

Welcome and overview of schedule

9:10 – 11 a.m.

Feature session (family) | Dealing with U: Making the transition
Representatives from service units on campus will share information about how uLethbridge support students through their first year and beyond.  This is also an opportunity to understand your role in supporting your student’s transition to university and learn how your student can become a strong self-advocate.

9:10 – 10 a.m.

What I wish I knew (student)
This mentor-lead panel session will start your day off right!  Our student mentors are current students who will share their experiences and take questions via social media. Don’t be shy; they are here to answer all of your questions from the student perspective.

10 –11 a.m.

Finding your voice: self-advocacy on campus (student)
First year university is about discovery, learning and gaining new experiences.  During your time at uLethbridge, you will need to make decisions that require you know your rights and responsibilities as a student.  In this session, you’ll learn how to advocate for yourself and gain confidence in your abilities as a first-year student, while meeting new people.

10 –12 p.m.

ID Photos taken
You can check this item off your “to do” list before September.  Remember to bring government issued ID to get your photo taken.  ID cards will be mailed to you after Ahead of the Herd.

11 – 1 p.m.

Campus and Housing tours
Guided tours will leave every half hour so you can tour the campus and, if you are interested, our residences. 

11:15 – 11 :45 a.m.

Budgeting workshop
From financial literacy to budgets to loans and scholarships, understanding your money and how to properly manage it is essential to your success as a first-year student.  This session will take you through the basics of Money 101.

11:15 – 11:45 a.m.

Commuting and parking on campus
Want to know how to get to campus? This session will take you through all the scenarios whether your arrival is via LA Transit, or by driving and parking.  If you have questions, we’ve got answers!

12:00 – 12:45 p.m.


Enjoy a boxed lunch

1 – 1:45 p.m.

Off-campus living: How to stay connected
When you are new to a city and you live off-campus, it can feel really lonely.  We want to make sure you know how and where you can build your own community while living away from campus.

1 – 1:45 p.m.

Living in residence
Learn the ins and outs of living and eating well on campus from current residence assistants and staff. 

2 – 3 p.m.

Feature session (all)| Academic Prep
Our learning strategist, Aaron Chubb, will take you through the learning curve from high school or college classrooms to university.  Learn strategies to support your success in and outside of the classroom at uLethbridge. Family: Aaron will also discuss tips for supporting your student through their first-year transition.

3 – 4 p.m.

Campus tour (campus ONLY)
If you didn’t get a chance to see campus on a guided tour earlier in the day, we have one more opportunity for you!




Can I bring someone to the event?

Yes! As a first step in your transition to uLethbridge, we strongly encourage you and your family members to participate. We have information sessions planned to help family members understand what to expect during your first year at uLethbridge.

Where do I park at uLethbridge?

When you arrive on campus there will be signs directing you to the correct parking lot.

What's happening at lunch time?

Lunch will be provided to everyone at the event. If you have any dietary restrictions please let us know when you register for the event.

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