Bringing students together at the Week of Welcome

The Student Association has a jam-packed week planned for new and returning students

Photo of mentalist Wayne Hoffman sitting crosslegged in an alleyway.

Mentalist Wayne Hoffman will be performing at the SA Week of Welcome. Photo: Wayne Hoffman.

The 2015 fall semester is finally here and for some new students the transition to college will not be easy.

In order to make things smoother George Brown College’s (GBC) Student Association (SA) is introducing their annual Week of Welcome to make the first few days more exciting, rather than frightening, for students.

This year they’ve filled the week with tons of fantastic events that will excite, inspire, and prepare students for their journey at George Brown. Students will also be able to get over the meeting new people hurdle fairly quick once they become comfortable and familiar with the campus and its environment.

Not only will new students get the chance to make new friends they will have the opportunity to ask questions about financial aid, health cards, and student identification—all in one place.

Simply consider the Week of Welcome as a sneak peek into what life will be like during the semester and the college’s best shot at impressing you.

According to a document provided by Rachel Grace, the SA’s director of campus life, students can look forward to three action-packed street festivals that will be taking place at each of our campuses from Sept. 8 to 11.

The festivals will also include tons of free food, stage performers and buskers along with rock climbing walls, a mobile zip line, inflatables, activities, prizes, giveaways, music and more. There will also be a mentalist show by the famous Wayne Hoffman, a Shisha garden, a casino day, yoga by the lake, pancake and smoothie breakfasts, socials and much more.

Finishing with a bang, GBC students will join Ryerson students on Sept. 11 for the 2015 parade and concert. The parade will begin at Ryerson, tour the streets of downtown, stop for an aerial picture at Yonge and Dundas and end back at the Ryerson campus where the concert will begin.

With an expected attendance of 10,000 students, tons of special guest appearances, food, drink, vendors, and limitless excitement, according to Grace, this event will be the talk of the year.

Be sure to find the SA tents and float in order to win some amazing prizes and to meet with other students. Also, make sure to keep posted on all the other events happening in September through the Week of Welcome; flyers will highlight all of the additional events.

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Bringing students together at the Week of Welcome