BU Welcomes Students to New School Year

August 29, 2013

BRANDON, MB – Next week, 3,000 people from as far away as China, Brazil and the Philippines will start a new chapter in their lives at Brandon University (BU).

Orientation 2012 (web)The academic year begins with classes and orientation events including a giant outdoor concert in Brandon’s downtown featuring Juno award winners The Sheepdogs.

“Orientation 2013 is a great way for our students to get to know the BU campus and the amenities throughout the city of Brandon,” says Katie Gross, Director of Student Recruitment and Retention. “We introduce students to a network that will provide basics like food and entertainment plus important supports that will contribute to their success as students and citizens.”

Orientation 2012 Drum Cafe (web)The journey begins September 3rd with a day-long orientation that includes students, parents and BU staff banging on drums in a team-building session in the Westman Centennial Auditorium, led by the international Drum Café group. Through the first two weeks of September, students will enjoy a pancake breakfast, barbeque, dodge-ball tournament, tipi raising, two socials organized by the Students’ Union, trivia and karaoke nights, learning skills workshops, information sessions, and the Rock The Block street festival. The full schedule: https://www.brandonu.ca/orientation/schedule/.

“The University is a significant driver in our community,” says Brandon Mayor Shari Decter Hirst. “The economic impact of students and staff is enormous, above and beyond their contributions in building Brandon as a Smart City, where knowledge and creativity will be the currency of the new economy.”

Brandon University, founded in 1899, promotes excellence in teaching, research, and scholarship; educating students so that they can make a meaningful difference as engaged citizens and leaders.

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For more information, please contact:
Katie Gross
Director, Recruitment and Retention
204- 571-7847
kgross@brandonu.ca
Glen Kirby
Communications Officer
204-727-9762
kirbyg@brandonu.ca