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FSW Student Orientation

Orientation is your chance to meet faculty, staff and fellow students, and to get important information ahead of starting your MSW program.

Orientation will be held at the Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work in Kitchener on Thursday, September 6

A reminder that there is no student or visitor parking at the FSW building.



This schedule is tentative and subject to change. Please check in closer to Orientation for a complete and up-to-date schedule. 

Thursday, September 6

8:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.: Opening Ceremonies and Dean's Welcome
Please come to the main floor to get your name tag, then proceed to FSW-101 (Auditorium) for refreshments and our opening ceremonies. 

9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.: FSW Introductions
We will be taking this opportunity to introduce you to the MSW Associate Dean, key Programs and Field staff who will be working with you during your MSW, and updating you on other student services at the FSW.

10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.: Equity Committee Presentation

12 p.m. to 1 p.m.: BBQ Lunch in the FSW Parking Lot
Please note: A vegetarian option will be available.

1 p.m. to 2 p.m.: Graduate Student Association Info Session 
Representative(s) from the GSA, along with current students, will talk candidly with you about what to expect in your first year, and provide you with an opportunity to ask questions about practical matters as you navigate the MSW program.  

2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.: Meet & Greet with Faculty/Instructors
We'll break you into small groups and give you a chance to hear from members of our faculty who will be instructing you this year.

3:30 p.m.:  Free time to explore Kitchener, if desired.