Orientation week kick off a success

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The class of 2018 take a group shot, along with Orientation leaders.
The class of 2018 take a group shot, along with Orientation leaders.

All smiles and nerves, UNBSJ’s new students quickly filled Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the morning of September 2 for an event that has come to be known as Super Tuesday.

First year students were eager to begin their university experience, their first day promising what could very well be the best four (or more) years of their lives.

With frosh bags full of goodies and bright red tank tops reading “Turn Up,” UNBSJ’s newest Seawolves looked the part.

Jen Brown, the UNB SRC Vice President of Student Affairs planned a day full of activities, kicking off Super Tuesday with “Minute to Win it” and encouraging the frosh to get excited.

The first place team collects their $1000 cash prize from Orientation co-ordinator Jen Brown. (Two team members missing from the photo)
The first place team collects their $1000 cash prize from Orientation co-ordinator Jen Brown. (Two team members missing from the photo)

Student Services provided the new students with a catered lunch from Chartwells, served in the cafeteria.

 

The Amazing Race, a recent tradition of UNBSJ’s Orientation Week, began at 1:30 p.m. and included challenges that gave students a sense of their surroundings on campus. Some of the key stations included the Hans W. Klohn Commons, the cafeteria, and the Canada Games Stadium— to name a few.

Sweaty and tired as they were, the students competing in the Amazing Race endured challenges that involved anything from eating baby food to spotting the differences between photos of VP Student Affairs Jen Brown’s desk.

During the course of the day, students were able to win a variety of prizes, such as gift cards, prepaid visas, Beats headphones, an iPad mini and 1000 dollars cash!

After a long day of running around campus and embracing the university lifestyle, the exhausted Seapups reconvened in the White Bone Lounge for pizza and prizes.