For first-year university students, those early days can be filled with questions and anxieties as they make the transition to university life. But fear not, Off to Western looks to take some of that apprehension away.
At Off to Western events, held in eight locations across Canada and Hong Kong, students will meet alumni and current Western students from their hometown who will share experiences and tips for getting the most out of The Western Experience. They can find out everything from what residence food is like and what is O-Week to how much reading is involved in first-year psychology and what sort of clubs, intramurals and volunteer opportunities are available.
“With more than 800 guests in attendance in 2011, Off to Western continues to provide support to incoming students as they make the transition from high school to university,” said Alyssa Lane, Off to Western coordinator. “Nerves? Excitement? A plethora of unanswered questions? Off to Western is a unique opportunity for first-year students and their parents to be at ease with all the fears they may have about university.
“At Off to Western, you will realize you’re not alone.”
Off to Western sites include Hong Kong (Aug. 4), Vancouver (Aug. 8), Ottawa (Aug. 14), Waterloo region (Aug. 16), Toronto (Aug. 18), Niagara region (Aug. 21), Oakville (Aug. 22) and Calgary (Aug. 23).
Students interested in taking part in any of these events need to complete the online RSVP form or call 1-800-258-6896, ext. 85595. If you are calling from Hong Kong, dial (852) 2135-2266.