O-DAYS! Workshop: Compass--Navigating your First Year


OCAD University orientation and welcome

 
DateThursday, August 29, 2019 - 9:30am to Friday, August 30, 2019 - 4:00pm

Cost

FREE

Website

www.ocadu.ca/orientation

Location

Room 512, Level 5, 113 McCaul Street (MCC) Above Grange Food Court

Facilitated by the Writing & Learning Centre

Due to the limited number of spaces, you must be able to attend both days of COMPASS in order to register. Lunch is provided for both days.

COMPASS is an in-depth and interactive two-day event for new first-year students. Through short workshops, hands-on activities, games and social opportunities, we aim to help you transition to your first year at OCAD U. Sessions may cover topics such as:

  • first year: what to expect
  • strategies for success
  • accessing available resources and support
  • managing your time and energy
  • communicating with your instructors
  • critique: the students’ perspective
  • note-taking, reading, and writing strategies
  • life on campus: Q&A with upper year students

COMPASS is open to any first-year student (to a maximum of 70 students) but may be especially helpful for students who have had a break in their schooling, who are the first in their family to attend post-secondary, or who don’t have a background in art and design education (such as through their high school).

Due to the limited number of spaces, you must be able to attend both days of COMPASS in order to register. Lunch is provided for both days.

FREE > Click here to RSVP and attend this activity!

Be sure to check the orientation schedule page and register to attend (where required) a variety of optional workshop and social/connection opportunities!



Compass image graphic
DateThursday, August 29, 2019 - 9:30am to Friday, August 30, 2019 - 4:00pm

Cost

FREE

Website

www.ocadu.ca/orientation

Location

Room 512, Level 5, 113 McCaul Street (MCC) Above Grange Food Court

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Please see the poster and description for full details. 
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Please read the description and poster for full details. 
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Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 9:30am to Friday, August 30, 2019 - 4:00pm

Facilitated by the Writing & Learning Centre

Due to the limited number of spaces, you must be able to attend both days of COMPASS in order to register. Lunch is provided for both days.

COMPASS is an in-depth and interactive two-day event for new first-year students. Through short workshops, hands-on activities, games and social opportunities, we aim to help you transition to your first year at OCAD U. Sessions may cover topics such as:

  • first year: what to expect
  • strategies for success
  • accessing available resources and support
  • managing your time and energy
  • communicating with your instructors
  • critique: the students’ perspective
  • note-taking, reading, and writing strategies
  • life on campus: Q&A with upper year students

COMPASS is open to any first-year student (to a maximum of 70 students) but may be especially helpful for students who have had a break in their schooling, who are the first in their family to attend post-secondary, or who don’t have a background in art and design education (such as through their high school).

Due to the limited number of spaces, you must be able to attend both days of COMPASS in order to register. Lunch is provided for both days.

FREE > Click here to RSVP and attend this activity!

Be sure to check the orientation schedule page and register to attend (where required) a variety of optional workshop and social/connection opportunities!

Venue & Address: 
Room 512, Level 5, 113 McCaul Street (MCC) Above Grange Food Court
Website: 
www.ocadu.ca/orientation
Cost: 
FREE
Compass image graphic
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