Orientation

Summer 2022 ORIENTATION WEEK

The Society of Graduate Students is pleased to present its Summer 2022 Term Graduate Student Orientation Week schedule of events! These events run Monday, May 9th  to Saturday, May 13th, 2022 and are open to ALL SOGS members


MONDAY, MAY 9:

DROP-IN BREAKFAST: 8am-11am at the Grad Club

Drop by the Grad Club for a complementary coffee or tea and a muffin or croissant! First come, first served! We’ve got 100 portions available.

How to get your FREE Breakfast: Show the O-Week volunteers or Grad Club staff the SOGS Summer 2022 Term O-Week mass email (dated Tuesday, May 3, 2022 sogs.communications@uwo.ca) as proof that you are a currently enrolled SOGS member.

 


CRAFT NIGHT: PAINT YOUR OWN PLANT POT: 7 – 9pm at the Grad Club

Join the Grad Club Committee for a  super fun, casual, creative night where you will have an opportunity to paint and seal your own mini terracotta plant pot! 

 


TUESDAY, MAY 10:

GRAD CLUB TRIVIA NIGHT: Tuesday, May 10 at 7PM at the Grad Club.

Join SOGS member, Grad Club trivia mistresses and your peers Elizabeth Jewlal and Elizabeth Sutherland for a super fun night of in-person trivia! Grad Club Trivia is a #gradlifewesternu tradition!

Winning teams win Grad Club gift certificates! 

 

 


WEDNESDAY, MAY 11:

BBQ MIXER: 4pm at the Grad Club. Registration & tickets required.

Join us for an outdoor patio barbeque at the Grad Club where you can meet friends old and new.

Tickets: $7 (includes beef or black bean burger and fries + cocktail or beer).

 


THURSDAY, MAY 12:

Welcome to GRADLIFE: 1-3pm at the Grad Club.

Join us, PSAC 610, GradCast, and various campus stakeholders for a casual drop-in where you can learn about the ways SOGS and PSAC 610 advocates for you and how you can get the most out of your #GradLifeWesternU experience by getting involved on-campus.

DOOR PRIZES! Door raffle tickets will be distributed to attendees for Grad Club gift certificates, swag, and more!

 


HÿDE PARK Band: 8-10pm at the Grad Club.

Join us for an outdoor concert on the Grad Club patio by Hÿde Park, a band comprised of WesternU grad students!

Check out the band on Instagram!

FREE event!

 

 


FRIDAY, MAY 13:

Fresh Air Fridays: 1 – 2pm.

Meet up in the Middlesex College parking lot near the Grad Club patio. Don’t know where to meet? See our map HERE.

Join Wendy Blunt, the Chair of the Graduate Peer Support Committee, for a hour-long walk along the Thames River Pathways near WesternU.


KARAOKE N: 8pm-10pm at the Grad Club.

Join the OSC for a night of singing at the Grad Club! First 5 people to sing will get a $5 Grad Club gift certificate.

 

 

 

 


SATURDAY, MAY 14:

ROCK CLIMBING: 12pm – 2pm at Junction Climbing Centre.

Want to take a break from your scholarly and professional work? Need to stretch those muscles and re-connect with your body?

Join the OSC for an off-campus ROCK CLIMBING event at Junction Climbing Centre in the Old East Village! 

A perfect experience for beginners — get a quick lesson, shoes and gear.

Tickets are $25!!!! (student rate is normally $32.50 with gear)
Tickets subsidized by Exercise Is Medicine (a grad student SOGS Club) and SOGS!

How to get your tickets:

  • Fill out our Google Form (see Registration link below)
  • Pay for your tickets (e-transfer)

DEADLINE: Members must buy their tickets by Wednesday, May 11.

Tickets are limited: 35 spots! First come, first served.

Meet us at Junction Climbing Centre for 12pm so you can get your gear and complete required paperwork.


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

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