Welcome Week

Your graduate students’ association, GSAÉD, has put together a plethora of activities to celebrate the new school year. These events are for both new and returning graduate students!

Monday, September 11

9:15 p.m. : Outdoor Movie NightWelcomeWeek-2017-en

A movie night is always a good idea, doing it outside makes it great! So don’t miss this experience and join us. Café Nostalgica patio

Tuesday, September 12

9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. : Breakfast and Orientation (RGN)
Treat yourself to a delicious breakfast while you learn the various services and resources offered to you as a uOttawa graduate student. There will be a series of 15 minute presentations followed by a BBQ – service fair where you could pose your questions and get additional information. RGN room 2012 (Fr) – 2022 (En).

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. : BBQ – Services Fair
After the orientation sessions come and grab some lunch for $2 and ask any question you might have to the services who presented and find out about some others! RGN Lawn.

7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. : Food Pairing
Did you know that you own a Café? Well, your student association technically owns it, but you get 15% off at this Café just for being a graduate student! This event will allow you to taste a certain number of items on both the food and drink menu. Non-alcoholic options are available. There will be live music after the event, stay and meet new people! Café Nostalgica.

Wednesday, September 13

9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. : Breakfast and Orientation (Main Campus)
Treat yourself to a delicious breakfast while you learn the various services and resources offered to you as a uOttawa graduate student. There will be a series of 15 minute presentations followed by a service fair where you could pose your questions and get additional information. Tabaret room 083 (English) and Grad House, 2nd floor (French).

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. : BBQ – Services Fair
After the Orientation sessions come and grab some lunch for $2 and ask any question you might have to the services who presented and find out about some others! Tabaret Lawn.

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. : Trivia Night with OPIRG
The Café and the grad house will quickly become your second home. People come to study on the second floor, meet for events on the 3rd floor and hang out in the Café! One of the most popular events is the Monthly Trivia Night. Come to the Café for the first Trivia Night of the academic year! Make some friends, join a team (or form one with people in your program) and test your trivia knowledge. Café Nostalgica.

Thursday, September 14

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. : Wellness Workshop
Now that you have already started the session, finding time for you during your graduate studies is important. It is never too early to schedule some me-time to ensure you are maintaining mental, emotional and physical health. We know you would not say no to some free relaxation. Grad House.

8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. : Open Mic
Come enjoy the weekly and famous open mic! Café Nostalgica.

Friday, September 15

1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. : Icebreakers
Don’t be shy, come met some of your colleagues through some ice breakers! Grad Lounge.

7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. : Spoken Word
Want to spend some awesome moment and meet new people. Come to the Poetry and spoken word night we are having in collaboration with OPIRG. There will also be an art exposition. Use your Graduate student discount and grab a drink! Café Nostalgica.

Friday, September 22

8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. : Closing Party
You do not want to miss the annual Graduate Student Party with Carleton University! Celebrate the end of welcome week and beginning of the school year and get to know your Carleton colleagues at this closing party! Buses leave from the Café Nostalgica at 7:30 p.m. (price: $5)