January 13, 2023 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

King’s is welcoming our students to the Winter Term with several events in place to highlight the vibrant culture we have at King’s. These events, many organized by students for students, are a great opportunity to experience King’s, both socially and academically, and will showcase why King’s is a place to be.

The Bounce Back program will include Frost Week (January 16-22), Resource Week (January 16-19) and Student Involvement and Clubs Week (January 23-26). The program is designed by Student Engagement & Transition Coordinator Emily Skinner, KAMP, the King’s Promise and King's Learning Skills Services to give students the resources to make changes for a more successful second term.

The King’s University College Students’ Council (KUCSC) is hosting Frost Week, a week of fun events, including winter tubing in St. Mary’s, the chance to attend a London Knights hockey game and Cherry’s Desserts Cereal Bar Night. The Sophs on the Cultural Committee will also be hosting various activities as part of Culture Day.

Resource Week will include workshops on goal development, reading and note-taking technology, and improving your communication. There will also be a scavenger hunt with a chance to win King’s swag and gift cards.

Skinner will also have extra open office hours in the Student Life Centre, outside of the Kenny Theatre during Resource Week for any student that has questions. First year students are also encouraged to make an appointment with recruitment officers Jess and Alexis from January 16-February 3 about course selection, degree opportunities and plans for the future.

Students looking to become more involved at King’s should head to the Spriet Learning Commons in the King Student Life Centre for Student Involvement and Clubs Week. There are many academic and social clubs at King’s that give students a chance to make new friends and network. KUCSC (who is hosting the event), King’s Sophs, KAMP, King’s International (Bridging and Peer Guides), and the work study program will also have booths for those looking for student leadership and employment opportunities.

King’s International will be holding a dinner in the Vitali Lounge on January 20 for those celebrating Lunar New Year. This Lunar New Year will be the beginning of the year of the Rabbit, a symbol of longevity, peace, and prosperity in Chinese culture. King’s International is also giving students an opportunity to participate in a classic Canadian winter activity with ice skating and hot chocolate at Victoria Park.

There will also be an opportunity for students to interact with their professors outside of the classroom in a more social atmosphere. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to Rick McGhie Night in the King Student Life Centre on January 17. Childhood and Youth Studies students will be able to chat with their faculty during Poutine with Profs, and the JMS Careless History Society’s Wine and Cheese Social will feature a special lecture by Dr. Alison Meek.

Welcome back, King’s! We hope you have some fun, meet new people, get involved on campus and put your best foot forward into the new term. Continue to check the events calendar for upcoming activities and stay up to date on all things King’s.