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Program Orientations
Wednesday, Sept 6th

Nursing Program

8:30am - 2:00pm
Toldo Health Education Centre Room 100

This mandatory orientation will introduce our incoming students to our competency based curriculum and nursing faculty, Nursing Student Support Centre and Student Accessibility Services. We will review our pre-clearance clinical requirements with the clinical team. Students will be oriented to the Experiential Learning Lab I course and will have the opportunity to hear from a year two BScN student.

Undergraduate Engineering ‐ all programs

9:00am - 2:00pm
Centre for Engineering Innovation 1100

Pick up your free Class of 2027 t-shirt and hear from Dr. Johrendt (head of the WINONE First-Year Office) about what it takes to be successful in the Faculty of Engineering. Important information about co-op, student counselling services, and the Engineering Students Society will be provided. Free lunch, ice-breaker activity with prizes, and your inaugural Iron Pin ceremony are all on the agenda!

School of Creative Arts

9:00am - 1:00pm
Armouries Performance Hall, School of Creative Arts

The School of Creative Arts would like to welcome all incoming SoCA Students to our Undergraduate Orientation! At our Orientation you will be able to meet SoCA Faculty, students, tour our beautiful building and ask any questions that you may have.

Aeronautics Leadership (Journey Air Ltd)

10:00am - 12:00pm
Journey Air Ltd.

Review Flight Training guidelines, tour Journey Air Ltd campus, review first year expectations, Transport Canada document check.

Interdisciplinary and Critical Studies

10:00am - 12:00pm
Chrysler Hall South Room 263

Incoming students in Social Justice, Women and Gender Studies, Disability Studies, Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, Work and Occupations, Latin American Studies, and Black Studies will learn all about programming, advocacy opportunity, community engagement and partnerships, faculty, and fellow students. Interdisciplinary and Critical Studies orientation is about connection and learning.

General Science

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Dillon Hall Room 364

An opportunity for students to meet advisors.

Kinesiology - Movement Science and Sport Management & Leadership

10:00am - 2:00pm
Human Kinetics Room 140
Human Kinetics

At the Kinesiology orientation, incoming undergraduate students will meet Kinesiology faculty and staff, their KinOne Leaders, and HK Society representatives. Students will also attend a presentation to help with their transition to university, tour the HK Building and Toldo Lancer Centre (TLC), and enjoy some free swag and a complimentary lunch before heading to the Welcoming Celebration.

Business Programs

10:00am - 3:00pm
Odette Room 104
Odette Business

We are incredibly excited to welcome you to the Odette School of Business! As a part of welcoming you to this new chapter of your life, we are inviting you to attend a mandatory Orientation session. Meet Odette staff and students, connect with your H.O.U.S.E. Mentor, take part in Odette Student Success Centre presentations, and participate in a day filled with fun activities and give-aways.

Communication, Media, and Film

10:30am - 11:30am
Dillon Hall Room 352

This orientation will introduce students to the core aspects of the degree, including course planning and requirements. Students will meet faculty and current students who will share their experiences. There will also be an opportunity for incoming students to ask questions for both students and faculty. Afterwards there will be a pizza lunch.

School of Dramatic Art

10:30am - 2:00pm
Jackman Studio Theatre

Meet the faculty and staff of the School of Dramatic Art as well as members of Club SODA, the student society for the School of Dramatic Art! Tour the studios and shops with a scavenger hunt hosted by students of Club SODA for a chance to win prizes and SODA swag!

School of the Environment First Year and Graduate Student Orientation

11:00am - 1:00pm
Memorial Hall 109

It is strongly recommended that first year and new graduate level students attend to obtain valuable information about: program/course expectations, course planning and advising for new students, certificates offered, meeting our faculty and staff, etc.


11:00am - 11:30am
Dillon Hall Room 365

Students who are Undeclared in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences will acquire important information about their program, as well as tips on getting their first semester off to a strong start!


11:00am - 12:00pm
Dillon Hall Room 368

Hosted by the History Undergraduate Advisor, Dr. Guillaume Teasdale, the orientation session for new History students will provide a wealth of useful information on the various programs as well as many of the services and opportunities available on campus to students. Participants in the orientation session will also have the opportunity to meet with members of the History Students' Association.

Political Science

11:00am - 1:30pm
Centre for Engineering Innovation 1101

Students will meet faculty and student mentors; learn key tips for program success; and can win prizes. Lunch provided.

Biomedical Sciences

11:00am - 12:00pm
Toldo Health Education Centre Room 202

Department Head will go through course information and Science materials. BSSA students will also attend to describe student activities.

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry: the Hogwarts of Molecular Magicians

11:00am - 12:00pm
Erie Hall 1118

From designing cutting-edge smart materials to uncovering precision medicine, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers captivating programs in Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Pharmacy. These programs provide an exceptional platform for students to explore the boundless possibilities of molecules, ultimately unlocking the essence of our daily existence.

Through our meticulously designed curriculum, students gain a profound understanding of the intricate workings of molecules and their profound impact on our world. Whether it's deciphering the hidden intricacies of winemaking or unearthing the origins of diseases, our programs empower aspiring scholars to embark on exciting journeys of discovery.

Immerse yourself in the wonders of molecular science and embark on a transformative educational voyage at the Department of Chemistry of Biochemistry. With our distinguished faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and an unwavering commitment to academic excellence, we foster a dynamic learning environment where you can truly grasp the magic of the molecules shaping our lives.

Forensic Science

11:00am - 12:00pm
Essex Hall Room 122

This session will provide information about the Bachelor of Forensic Science and the Bachelor of Arts Combined Forensics programs. You will have the opportunity to meet the Program Chair and to learn about the program structure and courses requirements for each program. There will also be time to ask questions and meet your forensic science peers.


11:00am - 1:00pm
Essex Hall Room 287

This is an introduction to all the programs in the Department of Physics. Faculty and senior students will be on hand to describe the first year experience and offer advice on success and the variety of opportunities open to Physics majors. The student-led Physics Club will be in attendance to welcome the incoming students, describe their activities, and encourage participation.


11:00am - 1:00pm
Toldo Health Education Centre Room 204

Welcome everyone to UWindsor Economics. Please come and join us to meet professors and have lunch. During the orientation, we will provide important information such as Economics Programs, Course Sequence and Requirements, etc. You will have a chance to meet a few professors and talk about any questions you may have over a lunch.

School of Computer Science ‐ Undergraduates

11:00am - 2:00pm
Erie Hall Room 1120

We will welcome our CS students at 11 a.m. in a large room, preferably in Erie Hall. We will host a BBQ on the back deck of Lambton Tower immediately afterwards. Students will be done by 2 p.m.

Languages, Literatures and Cultures

11:30am - 1:30pm
Chrysler Hall North Room 2154

The Department Head, faculty and staff meet with all the students, and we show them around our department and we cater them a pizza lunch. We usually start around 11:30 and are done by 1:30 so the students can attend other campus events.

Biological Sciences program and Behaviour, Cognition and Neuroscience (BCN)

11:30am - 1:30pm
Erie Hall Room 2123

The Department of Integrative Biology welcomes first-year students entering the Biological Sciences and the BCN programs to the Fall 2023 orientation session. We are excited to introduce you to your new department, your program, interesting opportunities available to you, as well as give you an opportunity to meet other students and talk to us about your questions and concerns.

Interdisciplinary Arts and Science Program

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Chrysler Hall North Room G100

New students will meet with students who are already in the program. The Program Chair and the other instructor will introduce themselves and explain details about the program to the students.

Department of Sociology and Criminology

Chrysler Hall South Room 53
12:00pm - 2:00pm

For our sociology and criminology orientation, we will be having a lunch meet and greet for students from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, students can come anytime between the hour for lunch. Then we will have an information session from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm.


Chrysler Hall North Room G133
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Welcome to Psychology at the University of Windsor! We are looking forward to meeting you and answering all the questions you may have as you start your first semester at UWindsor. We're excited that you're joining our Psychology community, and we want to support you in your journey!

Department of Philosophy

Chrysler Hall North Room 2173
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Introduction to the department's faculty and staff. Orientation to the facilities provided for student use within the department. Meet and greet as well as a question and answer session over lunch with the faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students.

English and Creative Writing

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Dillon Hall Room 361

We look forward to meeting you! We will share tips and answer questions about how to succeed in your first year at university. You will meet some of your professors and gain insights from current students. More importantly, you will meet each other and begin to form the peer networks that will stand you in good stead as you puzzle over fabulous literature together during these next four years.

Social Work

12:30pm - 2:00pm
Toldo Health Education Centre Room 104

Social work is an exciting and growing profession that allows you to work in virtually any field, including health and mental health, child and youth services, addictions, private practice, criminal justice, education and many others. Come learn about all the opportunities that are awaiting you with a Bachelor of Social Work and about our 4 year program of classes and internships.

Mathematics and Statistics

12:30pm - 2:00pm
Dillon Hall Room 264

We will discuss careers in mathematics and statistics and what you can do with a mathematics and statistics degree. We will also discuss how to successfully complete your degree, so the various supports available, what to do if you're struggling, etc. Also attend to find out more about the Mathematics and Statistics Student Association and the Windsor Actual Club.