The Society of Graduate Students is pleased to present its Winter 2022 Term Graduate Student Orientation Week schedule of events! These events run Monday, January 10  to Thursday, January 13, 2022 and are open to ALL SOGS members

Due to the Modified Stage 2 Re-Opening Ontario mandates, we have shifted most of our events online. 

Participate in our virtual events to win door prizes (gift cards, Grad Club gift certificates, swag, and more!).


COFFEE CHATS: 11:30am-12pm on the SOGS Discord Server – #VC-General. Pop onto the SOGS Discord Server for your chance to participate in a raffle for local coffeeshop gift cards




FREE ALL DAY BREAKFAST: Tuesday, January 11 from 9am to 2pm at the Grad Club!

Are you an “essential” grad on campus? Maybe you’re running experiments or a lab and are working on campus while many of your peers are at home. Head over to the Grad Club for a FREE breakfast sandwich and coffee/tea!

How to get your free brekkie: Show the Grad Club staff the Orientation Email that will be sent to SOGS members on Monday, January 10 from sogs.communications@uwo.ca as proof of membership.


GRAD CLUB TRIVIA NIGHT: Tuesday, January 11 at 8PM on DISCORD. *Sign-up required to play solo or as a team*

Note: players should arrive by 7:30pm to get set up as players.

BUTTON - Join Elizabeth's Discord here.

Join SOGS member, Grad Club trivia mistress, and Canadian Graduate Student Trivia Championship winner, Elizabeth Jewlal, for a super fun night of virtual trivia on Discord.

Want to play with a team of your peers? Sign-up for Elizabeth’s Discord in advance to register your team: https://discord.gg/aGMRaX5

Want to listen to the trivia night but not play? Listen on Twitch: twitch.tv/atlphyre 


HEALTH PLAN 101: Wednesday, January 12 at 12pm via ZOOM. Registration is required!

New to grad school at Westernu? Want to know how to navigate and use your SOGS extended health and dental plan? Join us and our insurance broker, Studentcare, for an introductory information session. Learn what the health plan covers, how to downgrade/opt-out/opt-in family members, and more!

NOTE: The Change of Coverage period for new students starting in January 2022 is January 1 – 31, 2022. This 

BOARD GAME NIGHT: Wednesday, January 12 at 7pm ET on the SOGS DISCORD – #VC-Game-1

Join the SOGS Discord server to play games via Jackbox, Scribbl.io, and Tabletop Simulator.



COFFEE CHATS:  Thursday, January 13 at 7:30am-8am on the SOGS Discord Server – #VC-General. Pop onto the SOGS Discord Server for your chance to participate in a raffle for local coffeeshop gift cards



COMMITTEE NIGHT: Thursday, January 13 at 7pm on GATHER TOWN. Win DOOR PRIZES!

SOGS has 14+ committees that help run the day-to-day operations of SOGS. By joining a committee you:

  • help run SOGS by volunteering your time,
  • strengthen the democratic organization of the Society,
  • to represent the interests of yourself/peers within SOGS decision making processes,
  • gain professional experience that can be included on your CV,
  • earn a $5 Grad Club gift card for each monthly meeting you attend.

Learn more about the various SOGS committees HERE. We’ve got something for everyone!

Questions about SOGS Orientation Week? Email the SOGS Communications and Promotions Manager (sogs.communications@uwo.ca).