Your guide to student-led orientation events at Concordia
Concordia’s official orientation events, such as Discover Concordia and Start Right, are just a few of the many ways that students can ring in the new school year. Student associations also host their own activities, both on and off campus.
With so many student groups hosting their own welcome events, it can be hard to keep track of everything.
Here’s an overview of what’s on the docket:
Events for all students
- Concordia Student Union (CSU) Orientation
September 5 to 16
The CSU is holding a slew of welcome events open to the entire university community, ranging from social mixers to informative workshops. Not to miss: a two-day street fair on Mackay Street.
On-campus events will take place at both the Loyola quadrangle and the Hall Building terrace. Expect to see these spaces filled with BBQs, giant inflatables and kiosks.
Staple frosh/orientation events include scavenger hunts, concerts, cocktails, lectures, film screenings and karaoke. Not to miss: a beach day including all four student faculty associations.
Please keep in mind that faculty-specific frosh/orientation require registration, which may involve a one-time fee or per-event cost.
- Commerce and Administration Students’ Association (CASA) frosh
August 29 to September 1
- Engineering and Computer Science Association (ECA) frosh
August 31 to September 9
- Arts and Science Federation of Associations (ASFA) frosh
August 29 to September 2
- Fine Arts Student Alliance (FASA) orientation
September 5 to 13
Events for international students
New to Montreal? Get to know the city and each other at this annual mixer.
Events for graduate students
- Graduate Students Association (GSA) orientation
September 8 to 29
All Concordia graduate students are invited to attend GSA orientation. These events, geared toward the graduate student community, will be held in smaller private spaces around campus after the start of the term. The GSA will host a family day at the Grey Nuns Residence for student parents, in collaboration with the CSU and the Concordia University Student Parents Centre (CUSP).
- Engineering and Computer Science Graduate Association (ECSGA) orientation
September 6 to 10
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