Frequently Asked Questions
What is Orientation?
The purpose of Orientation is to provide a positive first experience of University for all new students and aid in the transition to University life.
How does Orientation work?
Students arrive on campus and sign in on the second floor of the Healthy Living Centre, they meet fellow new students in their faculties. Shortly after arriving a ceremony will begin where dignitaries will welcome all students to the University and the City of Brandon. Afterwards, a keynote presentation by Jon Montgomery, Award-Winning Host of The Amazing Race Canada & Olympic Gold Medallist, Skeleton will get you pumped up for your own brand new adventure at BU. If this isn’t for you, there is a Quiet Space available. Then, all students enjoy a free BBQ lunch on the front lawn of Clark Hall. Student can enjoy live bands and an escape room, or take in an information session (or two!) during the afternoon!
When do I register?
Students can register for Orientation now! To register for Orientation you simply fill out an online registration form.
Is attendance mandatory?
Orientation is strongly encouraged for new students. It is an opportunity to meet fellow students within your faculty, learn and explore the campus with tours, find out where to get a Student I.D. and pay tuition, get your textbooks at the bookstore, enjoy free activities, lunch, and information sessions.
What do I have to bring?
Please bring your class schedule so that if you go on a campus tour, you can find out where your classes will be held in the first term. Also, dress for the weather! We will be inside and outside on Orientation day. You might want to bring a bag to carry any free items you pick up during the day!
What if I have more questions?
You can contact Trevor the Student Orientation Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Academic Skills Centre||– room 102 in A.E. McKenzie|
|BUSU Office||– 2nd floor of Knowles Douglas Building|
|Down Under||– basement under the Main Dining Room|
|Dr. James Brown & Lucille Brown Health Studies Complex||– on the corner of 18th and Princess, the Health Studies Building|
|Elephant Room||– 3rd floor of Knowles Douglas building|
|Evans Theatre||– beside the Library|
|Finance and Registration Services||– 2nd floor of Clark Hall|
|Healthy Living Centre||– on the corner of 20th and Louise|
|Indigenous Peoples Centre||– beside the Evans Theatre|
|Kinsmen Rehearsal Hall||– main floor of Music building|
|Knowles Douglas Building||– the BUSU building|
|Louis Riel Room||– down the hall from the main dining room|
|Little Theatre||– basement of the Education building|
|Lorne Watson Rehearsal Hall||– main floor of Music Building|
|Library Heritage Floor||– basement of the library|
|Main Dining Room||– the cafeteria|
|Meeting Room A||– down the hall from the main dining room|
|Meeting Room B||– down the hall from the main dining room|
|Métis Student Centre||– room 202 in Clark Hall|
|Mingling Area||– foyer in the bottom level of the Knowles Douglas Building, where the black and white tiles are|
|Office of International Activities||– Basement, McMaster Hall|
|Queen Elizabeth II Building||– the Music building|
|Rowe Theatre||– 2nd floor of the Education building|
|RD Bell Hall||– main floor of the Music building|
|Theatre A||– basement of Brodie Building|
|Theatre B||– basement of Brodie Building|
|APA||American Psychological Association (an essay format)|
|ASC||Academic Skills Centre|
|BB||Brodie Building (John R Brodie Building, Faculty of Science)|
|BA||Bachelor of Arts|
|BEd||Bachelor of Education|
|BSc||Bachelor of Science|
|BUSU||Brandon University Students’ Union|
|BUSS||Brandon University Student Services|
|CMS||Chicago Manual of Style (an essay format)|
|CHO||Clark Hall (Faculty of Arts, Finance and Registration, and President’s Office)|
|GWS||Gender and Women’s Studies|
|HLC||Healthy Living Centre|
|HSB||Health Studies Building (Faculty of Health Studies)|
|IPC||Indigenous Peoples’ Centre|
|ISC||International Student Centre|
|KDC||Knowles Douglas Centre (the BUSU Building)|
|LiH||Library Heritage Floors|
|MCK||A. E. McKenzie Building (Student Services)|
|MLA||Modern Language Association (an essay format)|
|MRA||Meeting Room A|
|MRB||Meeting Room B|
|OIA||Office of International Activities|
|PSAC||Public Service Alliance of Canada (union for student jobs)|
|QEB||Queen Elizabeth II Building (Faculty of Music)|
|SUDS||Student Union Drinking Spot (in the Mingling Area)|