It’s an exciting time of year at Humber with students enjoying getting to know the college and their fellow classmates.
This week, thousands of new students are on campus as part of Welcome Week. Helping to kick-start the journey ahead, North and Lakeshore Campus are hosting Ask Me stations to help students find their classes and learn how to read their timetables.
Monica Khosla, president of IGNITE says, “one thing all students should know is asking for help is not a weakness, it’s a strength. Entering a new institution can be frightening and Humber is excited to help you and make sure your journey is successful.”
For those interested in joining a club or using one of many state-of-the-art facilities on campus, there are a variety of events to attend with departments like Athletics Recreation, Peer Assisted Learning Support, Aboriginal Resource Centre and the Office of Sustainability.
Already making the most of their time on campus, first-year Food and Nutrition Management student, Bjorn Herikstad participated in Athletics indoor soccer event on Tuesday. Herikstad says, “I am looking forward to getting to know people and the facilities on campus. Humber has a great gym and the facilities give you access to great equipment to help you advance and move forward.”
Sylvana Orellana who started the Early Childhood Education program says, “Humber has the right resources to help students.” Orellana is looking forward to studying in Humber’s diploma program and working in the Humber Child Development Centre while exploring future co-op and internship opportunities.
From various learning opportunities, to the unique networking opportunities the program will offer, Orellana adds, “I chose Humber because people have only told me great things about it and Humber is the place to be.”
Welcome Week aims to encourage student success and promote well-being. Welcome Week activities will be happening until Thursday and will run from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily.
“I encourage students to get lost this week. You will get to discover parts of the college you didn’t know were there and see what’s going on. You never know who you will meet and the connections that will take you further,” says Khosla.
The week ahead will also feature food trucks, donut decorating, a Welcome Luau with First Year Experience and O-Fest which will feature snacks, games and prizes.
Good luck and welcome to Humber!