Bridges Orientation

The Bridges Orientation is a two-day orientation specifically for First Nations, Métis and Inuit students, which includes a campus tour, attendance at the TAWOW Welcoming Event, the Find What Moves You! Introduction to Campus and Community Recreation, and much more!

Image of student at Bridges Orientation

August 30 - 31, 2017

Programming for Bridges Orientation 2017 includes:

  • meet and greet with the Aboriginal Student Services Centre (ASSC) staff,
  • introduction to the services and supports available on campus,
  • meet with a student advisor or support from your faculty,
  • campus wide tour,
  • free U of A swag.
  • special guest speaker,
  • free lunch for both days,
  • TAWOW Welcoming Event for new and returning U of A Aboriginal students, and
  • the Find What Moves You! Introduction to Campus and Community Recreation sessions

The Find What Moves You! sessions

The Find What Moves You! sessions on the second day of Bridges are a fun and accessible introduction to Campus and Community Recreation and the programs, services, and recreation facilities available to students.  

Students attending Bridges Orientation will receive an email in early August that allows the choice of 2 sessions to attend from a list of many. Sessions are suitable for all fitness and comfort levels. Each session has a maximum capacity and is first come first serve. 

Students are encouraged wear or bring comfortable workout clothes and shoes on this second day, with gym bags being provided on the first day. Time and access to change room facilities will be provided. Students may wish to observe rather than participate, but must still register for a session. 

What students had to say about last year's Bridges Orientation: 

"Thank you for opportunities like ASSC and Bridges Orientation, it helped me out a lot." 

"I loved the orientation and will be recommending to friends, thank you!" 

"Keep it up, wonderful orientation!"