A message from the Student Success Office new student transition team as posted on the Daily Bulletin.
Throughout July, more than 1,600 incoming first-year students, and 1,800 of their family members, visited campus to participate in Faculty 101 Days. Attendees represented approximately 30 percent of Fall 2017 incoming students from Ontario.
After attending targeted and faculty-specific programming including sample lectures, information sessions and expert panels, students and their families left campus with a better understanding of academic and social life at Waterloo. Attendees were also able to drop-in at services around campus to pick up their WatCard, get a parking pass, or purchase black & gold gear from the Waterloo Store. Many toured residence buildings and took the opportunity to get more familiar with campus.
“It was awesome, I really got a chance to experience the environment first hand before the semester," says an incoming student who attended one of the Faculty 101 Day events. "The faculty members were so welcoming and provided very useful information for what’s to come next.”
“It was a great experience," says another incoming student. "I loved talking to upper year students, meeting other students in my program and faculty and found the sessions very useful.”
A sincere thank you to the many campus partners, staff and faculty who collaborated and contributed in the planning and delivery of these important events. More information about Orientation, and how to get involved with welcoming new students, will be coming soon.