UPEI welcomed hundreds of new students and their families to campus on Saturday, September 1. For the first time ever, the University hosted New Student Orientation (NSO) Welcome Day, which gave students a chance to get oriented, meet other students, and get acquainted with staff and faculty who will offer guidance and support during their time at UPEI.
The first-year students were able to “one-stop shop” all things UPEI as they went on campus tours, paid for their tuition and other fees, got their ID cards and meal plans, registered for courses, and much more. With the Bookstore open, a number of shopping bags were seen being carried by students and parents alike.
Staff and faculty from all service areas were onsite to help ease the student transitions to university. NSO leaders were also in attendance to give out NSO packs and get students excited for activities taking place Sept 1–6. Student societies were also on hand to let students know how to take part in rewarding extracurricular activities.
Kathy Kielly, UPEI Registrar, said in an interview on Saturday with The Guardian, “We wanted to just throw the doors open to students and parents. We are all here to serve the students and there is a lot of excitement around.”
On Friday, August 31, the University welcomed international and exchange students to campus during a full-day International Student Orientation (ISO) event. Activities included a breakfast with ice breaker games, a picnic, city and scenic tours, and evening activities.
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