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New students find their feet at UFV Orientation

Following a student ambassador-led tour, where new students were told the ins and outs of campus goings-on, outdoor tents were abandoned and booths advertising all UFV has to offer were set up in the small gym, festively adorned with posters, balloons, and the occasional sombrero.

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By Nadine Moedt (The Cascade) – Email

Print Edition: September 4, 2013

A steady downpour of rain kept the campus grounds rather quiet this past Thursday as new students and Student Life ambassadors retreated to the Envision Athletic Centre for their orientation.  Following a student ambassador-led tour, where new students were told the ins and outs of campus goings-on, outdoor tents were abandoned and booths advertising all UFV has to offer were set up in the small gym, festively adorned with posters, balloons, and the occasional sombrero.

Shaun Darcy, a student life ambassador since 2009, reported that the rain didn’t dampen the occasion.

“I think it’s going absolutely awesomely. The enthusiasm around here has just been incredible. The new students have been great; they’ve been asking questions, they’ve been wanting to know different things [about UFV]. It’s really awesome. “

The booths promoted everything from student groups to different departments at UFV. Each booth did their best to lure the new students into their respective interest: candy was set out, an understandably awkward game of twister was in play, and the gym was subjected to the loud bursting of balloons coming from the educational advising booth.

Later on the new students were herded back into the main gym, where prizes as rad as an iPad were given to participants.

Student life reports that over 900 new students attended the orientation.

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