• RESIDENCE                                                • CLUB SCORPIO

• SANDERSON CENTRE                               • CAMPUS QUAD

• YMCA                                                        •ATHLETIC CENTRE  (WATERLOO) 

• MARKET SQUARE                                      • VARIOUS BRANTFORD LOCATIONS

• FACULTY                                                    • RCW LOBBY

• RCW COURTYARD                                    • HARMONY SQUARE

• PARKING LOT                                            

 

 GOLD TICKET REQUIRED

 

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM:

MOVE-IN DAY

RESIDENCE

Registration for all students participating in Orientation Week. Before you go to your residence, make sure you register in the Research and Academic Centre Lobby. This is where you pick up your residence keys as well as your O-Week kits! #swag WELCOME HOME GOLDEN HAWKS!!!

 

 

 

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM:

FLOOR MEETING / DINNER (WAVE 1)

MARKET SQUARE

Tired from the big move? We are too. Let’s meet, eat and go over some deet…ails about residence policies!

 

 

 

 

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM:

FLOOR MEETING / DINNER (WAVE 2)

MARKET SQUARE

Tired from the big move? We are too. Let’s meet, eat and go over some deet…ails about residence policies!

 

 

 

 

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM:

OPENING CEREMONIES

SANDERSON CENTRE

Laurier Brantford come on dowwwwwnnn! You will be meeting the fantastic O-Week volunteers, the President of the Students’ Union, the Dean of Students and hearing about why Shinerama is so important to this campus!

 

 

 

 

8:30 PM – 9:30 PM:

ANDY THIBODEAU

Through his hilarious comedy and true-life stories, Andy delivers a message that everyone can relate to. His presentations are unique due to his international experiences, the personalization of each talk to the activities of the school, and his high-energy style. Andy’s messages are complemented by his experiences as a student leader, as a past director of a leadership camp, as a parent of children in school, and his active community involvement. His shows are part pep rally, part comedy show, part inspirational keynote, part hands-on leadership training

 

 

 

 

9:30 PM – 11:00 PM:

CAMPUS LIFE NIGHT

RESIDENCE

Campus Life Night is time to get to know the people you are spending O-Week with! You will be with your fellow first years, Icebreakers, Head Icebreakers, Go-Team, Shinebreakers, LOCUSbreakers and maybe even some Executives! This is a great opportunity for you to start learning cheers for your team and, most importantly, decorate your O-Week shirt and make it V extra! You don’t want a Plain White T all week… this isn’t 2007 #Delilah

 

 

 

 

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM:

ACADEMIC SESSIONS

FACULTY

Nervous for classes to start? DON’T BE! Student Success Sessions are here to introduce you to the classroom. You will enter a lecture hall with your team and a professor will be doing a presentation for you to help you understand what the university life is going to be like (which is straight fire!) This is a great session to attend so you get the feel of the university setting!

 

 

 

 

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM:

STUDENT SUCCESS SESSIONS

FACULTY

Come meet with professors and other members of your faculty to help you feel prepared for your first year of University. With a specific focus on the first 15 days of your University year, this event is a great opportunity to ask any questions regarding academics.

 

 

 

 

2:30 PM – 5:30 PM:

ATHLETIC SHOWCASE

YMCA

Come out and experience what Laurier Athletics has to offer! Basketball, Zumba, Volleyball, Hockey… the list goes on and on! I hope you have laundry detergent for your O-Week shirt because things are about to get sweaty!

 

 

 

6:00 PM – 6:30 PM:

ROOM BURN

PARKING LOT

#LaurierOWeek19 is fire. So is our mixtape. Just don’t play it in your residence rooms because it’s a safety hazard. Seriously. It will light on fire. We’re going to show you how.

 

 

8:00 PM – 11:00 PM:

PAINT PARTY

CLUB SCORPIO

Glow in the dark paint….black lights…..#POPPIN’ music……what more do you want? One question though and be honest. How smelly is that O-Week shirt you’ve been wearing? Grab some cologne/perfume, spray that sucker down and let it ventilate because you have the opportunity to wear those #dope exclusive t-shirts you got for supporting Shinerama earlier!

 

 

8:00 PM – 11:00 PM:

WE GOT GAME

RCW LOBBY

WHERE WE DROPPIN?! It’s time to get your head in the game because this event is going for the gold! Come out to play some video games, board games and build some great relationships! (No Monopoly because we want to build friendships not end them)
 

 

9:30 AM – 11:30 AM:

POSITIVE PULSE

RCW COURTYARD

Put two fingers on your wrist. Do you feel a pulse? Is it positive? Well it will be after some DIY Self-Care kits and Yoga from our good friends over at Moksha Yoga!

 

 

 

 

 

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM:

MAYORS BRUNCH

HARMONY SQUARE

A tradition as long as our campus, the Mayor of Brantford, Chris Friel wants to treat you to a lunch to say “Welcome to Brantford!” Be sure to cheer loud and proud because the Mayor will decide who gets to eat first!

 

 

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM:

CAN I KISS YOU?

SANDERSON CENTRE

For over a decade, Mike has been inspiring individuals with his hilarious sense of humour and his ability to draw hard-hitting emotion from audiences. Mike’s “Can I Kiss You?” is a fun, interactive and thought-provoking program that focuses on why “asking first” makes all the difference.

 

 

 

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM:

SHINE DODGEBALL

YMCA

Welcome to Laurier’s First Annual Shinerama Dodgeball Tournament! Grab a team of friends so you can Dodge, Duck, Dip, Dive and Dodge for points towards the coveted Shine Cup (oooooo) and DOLLA$ for Cystic Fibrosis!

 

 

 

8:30 PM – 11:00 PM:

LIP SYNC BATTLE / COFFEE HOUSE

MARKET SQUARE

Who’s got what it takes to be Laurier’s Lip-Sync Battle Champion? Everyone’s invited to “lip sync” their hearts out! Grab a duet partner, mix some songs together and get ready to rock out with your hawk out!

 

 

 

 

9:30 AM – 4:30 PM:

INFO FAIR

RCW COURTYARD

Want to know more about what Laurier’s Brantford Campus has to offer?! Campus and city partners will have booths set up where you are able to talk to them and learn more about the programs and services they have to offer! Maybe they’ll even have some free stuff!

 

 

 

 

 

11:00 AM – 1:30 PM:

TASTE OF DOWNTOWN

RCW LOBBY

Get a taste (ha ha) of all the delicious food that Brantford has to offer! So many options how will you be able to choose? Be sure to bring your passport!

6:30 PM – 12:00 AM:

CONCERT

*** COST NOT INCLUDED IN PURPLE AND GOLD TICKETS
Every year A-team brings you high profile artist for Orientation Week. In the past years we have brought in Down with Webster, The Arkells, Nav, and Desiigner!

 

 

 

 

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM:

HYPNOTIST

CLUB SCORPIO

Sit back, relax and have your mind blown! Just don’t get hypnotized yourself!

 

 

 

9:00 PM – 11:00 PM:

MOVIE NIGHT

RCW COURTYARD

Lights.. Camera.. Action! Concerts not your thing? Head on out to Odeon to binge watch some Brooklyn Nine Nine or whatever else your movie-heart desires!

 

 

9:30 AM – 4:00 PM:

CAMPUS FEST

RCW COURTYARD

I’m sure you’ve heard the term “volunteer” and “get involved” a million times so far this week alone! Well, this fair is how to do that so you can make the most out of your University experience! Everything from clubs to committees to Athletics and Residence will have booths set up where you are able to talk to them and learn more about how you can get involved! There may ALSO be free stuff involved (get it?)!

 

 

 

11:00 AM – 1:30 PM:

TASTE OF DOWNTOWN

RCW LOBBY

Get a taste (ha ha) of all the delicious food that Brantford has to offer! So many options how will you be able to choose? Be sure to bring your passport!

 

 

 

 

5:00 PM – 5:30 PM:

O-WEEK PIC

RCW COURTYARD

Don’t worry, we aren’t going to take a big picture of you all in the shape of your proposed graduating year………

 

 

 

 

5:30 PM – 6:00 PM:

CHEER OFF

RCW COURTYARD

It is finally time! Time for your team to assert dominance on an Orientation scale! Bring your best dance moves, outdoor voices, face paint and most importantly CHEERS to impress our fine line of judges!

 

 

 

7:00 PM – 11:00 PM:

CARNIVAL

HARMONY SQUARE

Who doesn’t love a carnival!? Inflatables, a fortune teller, a henna artist, a caricaturist, a ferris wheel, a roller rink… yes a roller rink, and so much more! All of the best parts of a carnival without spending $1000 on a giant fluffy unicorn.

 

 

7:00 PM – 11:00 PM:

HEADPHONE DISCO

HARMONY SQUARE

Can’t decide which song to listen to? No problem! With Headphone Disco, you can easily switch back and forth between DJs that will be keeping you dancing all night long.

 

 

 

11:00 AM – 3:30 PM:

SHINE DAY

VARIOUS BRANTFORD LOCATIONS

We will be washing cars in the community while raising money towards a great cause that is Laurier-born! Don’t forget your OneCard for the bus!

 

 

 

 

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM:

CLOSING CEREMONIES

MARKET SQUARE

O-Week is almost over! Come and celebrate the awesome week we had. There will be live entertainment, cake, and a good time ahead. This is a semi-formal event so be sure to dress to impress! Let’s find out who the winner of O-Week 2019 is (even though you are all winners)!
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