Welcome Week 2020 Recap

Posted on Monday, September 21, 2020

Although the circumstances prevented us from being close, the 2020 Welcome Week was a huge success to kick off the new academic year! Thanks to everyone who attended the in-person events (and followed the COVID-19 guidelines) and the remote activities. Missed out? Read about the highlights.

Faces of artists and a student in the middle

First ever virtual uOShow!

The Reklaws, Tyson Ritter from All American Rejects, A Tribe Called Red, Roy Woods, Pink Sweat$, and Lennon Stella created the star-studded lineup for our first ever virtual uOShow! Students tuned in from across the globe to start the new school year through the gift of music!

Athlètes avec des ballons de basket. Logos GG et Ravens et lettres H.O.R.S.E.

Gee-Gees collect $500 for Shinerama

The rivalry is back! Our Gee-Gees athletes and coaches won the HORSE trick-shot basketball challenge against the Carleton Ravens live on Facebook. Way to go Gee-Gees!

People watching the big screen

Outdoor movies

Fresh air, delicious popcorn provided by RBC, seats six feet apart and amazing movies : the first in-person events of the year were a great success! Our three outdoor movie nights were almost at full capacity for the viewing of “Birds of Prey”, “En avant” and "Sonic the Hedgehog".

Map with blue dots


International Virtual Get Together

Hundreds of students from all over the world joined our virtual International Get Together events. Through guided discussions and various games hosted by international mentors, participants got to meet new friends and build relationships. Check out where they are from on the map above!

Free items from the kitchen and clothes on a table

Fun and fancy - Free Store Pop-Up event

Our Free Store Pop-Up event was such a success that students patiently lined up from University Square to 90U! Who doesn’t love free sustainable, fashion and living essentials? You never know what you’re going to find, stay tuned for the next pop-up event!

Point d'interrogation

Straight talk: What did you think of this year’s activities?

We’re all ears. What was your favourite events? Your least favourite? Do you have ideas for next year?

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