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Trent University in Oshawa Gears Up for 2008-09 Academic Year


“Get Green Day” Event Kicks Off New Student Orientation September 12 Wednesday, September 10, 2008, Oshawa

As Trent University in Oshawa students head back to classes this week, plans are well underway to help new students get a jumpstart on the academic year with a lively orientation session entitled “Get Green Day” on Friday, September 12.


Media are invited to take photos of the activities and interview new students.

Fri. Sept. 12 at 11 a.m.

Room C111 in the Gordon Wiley Building, 2000 Simcoe St. N.

Media Contact:
Craig Cameron at (905) 721-8668 ext. 2050

During the day-long session, students will team up and get a chance to get to know one another while familiarizing themselves with the Oshawa campus through a series of engaging activities, including human foosball, a scavenger hunt, and talent show.

“This event has been organized by Trent’s representatives with the Student Association and offers a great opportunity for students to share in fun activities that reflect the unique Trent experience,” said Murray Genoe, Associate Dean and Principal of Julian Blackburn College, who directs Trent University in Oshawa. “We’re excited to provide this kind of orientation so our new students understand how important they are to the Trent community.”

The itinerary for “Get Green Day” on September 12 is as follows:

  • 9:00 a.m. Check-In / Intro Games
    Location: Student Centre
  • 9:30 a.m. Ice Breakers (Human Foosball, Line Up)
    Location: Polonsky Commons
  • 10:00 a.m. Team Meeting / Talent Show Practice
    Location: Polonsky Commons
  • 11:00 a.m. Frog Finding (Scavenger Hunt)
    Location: Starting from Polonsky Commons, Whole Campus
  • 12:00 p.m. Lunch (Special Guests from Boycott the Bottle/ Shine Kit Pick Up)
    Location: Student Centre Pub
  • 12:45 p.m. Shine Challenge
    Location: Leaving from Student Center, Whole Campus
  • 1:30 p.m. Team Regroup / Practice for Talent Show
    Location: Student Centre
  • 2:00 p.m. Talent Show
    Location: Student Centre Pub
  • 3:00 p.m. Ultimate Frisbee
    Location: Polonsky Commons
  • 4:00 p.m. Closing/ Awards and Prize Distribution
    Location: Polonsky Commons

Trent University in Oshawa affords students access to an exceptional university experience that is consistently ranked as one of the best undergraduate programs in the country. More than 900 students in Oshawa enjoy a truly unique learning environment that embodies the student-centered education for which Trent University is renowned. Located on the campus of Durham College and the University of OntaInstitute of Technology, Trent University in Oshawa has a proud 34-year history in the Durham Region.


For further information, please contact Craig Cameron at (905) 721-8668 ext. 2050.