College of the Rockies is ready to welcome more than 1,500 new and returning students on Tuesday, September 5. The day is an opportunity for students to orient themselves, get a locker, meet their classmates, get their student ID cards, buy textbooks, and to enjoy a free BBQ, music and activities. Day and evening classes will start on Wednesday, September 6.
“Starting at 9:30 am with opening remarks from President David Walls, Mayor Lee Pratt and Elders from the Ktunaxa Nation, program orientations will be taking place starting at 10:00 am. These orientations are meant to help students get to know their fellow students and faculty and to learn about program expectations,” says Cori Andrichuk, College of the Rockies Manager, Student Life and Athletics. “The morning wraps up with a free barbeque sponsored by President and CEO David Walls as well as some fun activities and prizes.”
Further events are planned for students throughout September including the annual Pins n’ Pizza event at Juniper Lanes, the always popular white water rafting trip on the Kootenay River, and more.
“We are excited to welcome new and returning students to the College on Tuesday,” said Doris Silva, Director of Student Affairs. “We have a great schedule of events for Welcome Week including a Community Showcase where local businesses have been invited to show off what they offer to College students.”
“From Wednesday until Friday, we’ll also be hosting a College Showcase that highlights some of the services and programs we offer including our important dual admission partnerships with University of Victoria and University of Lethbridge. The week will wind up with some fun activities that introduce new students to some of the recreational opportunities involved in our community. Students have a lot to celebrate and look forward to.”
Though the semester kicks off on September 7th, many programs and courses are still accepting applications until September 20 online or at the Registration office.
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