• Sun, September 06, 2020 - Sun, September 13, 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Residence
  • King's Campus
  • Possible fees for in-person events.
  • Doreen Vautour
  • Website
Orientation Week

NEW THIS YEAR: Residence move-ins will take place on Sunday!

With COVID-19 impacting all aspects of life, King’s is working hard to ensure all incoming students feel safe and welcome on campus. We know some new students will be living on campus, some plan to be on campus some of the time, and some will be valued virtual members of our community this fall.

Similar to the King's plan for academics, Orientation will take a blended approach - with activities online, as well as small group in-person events. These events will focus on academics, community building, diversity, charity, and resources on campus. 

Currently we are working on a rotation model that will provide new students with an onsite experience on Monday or Tuesday of O-Week (September 7 and 8). Guidelines including limited group sizes, social distancing, and limited-contact movement on campus will be maintained. Safety is the main concern, however the fun of O-Week will not be forgotten! More information will be posted as plans develop. 

Watch or Orientation updates on the Orientation Facebook page, King’s Orientation 2020/2021, Instagram @Kingssophs and on this page. We are all so excited to welcome the class of 2024, whether that be in person or online!

The King’s Orientation 2020-21 OWL page has all the details on O-Week - Zoom links, schedules for virtual and on-site events, pre-registration for in person events. Go to https://owl.uwo.ca/portal and look for the O-Week site. All students who paid the O-Week fee and completed their fee arrangements by August 17 will have access to the OWL site.

If you made your fee arrangements with Student Finance after August 17, or opted out of O-Week and now would like to participate, email dvautour@uwo.ca to request on OPass and access to the OWL site. The $135.31 fee will be added to your account.

King's Orientation Week Schedule:

* SLC = King Student Life Centre
* Kenny Theatre is inside the SLC
*  LH = Labatt Hall
* Thames Cafeteria is inside Wemple

Sunday, September 6

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Move in day – Residence students will move into their residence rooms at their scheduled time.

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Refreshments for residence students and parents (vouchers provided). Come enjoy and recharge for a day packed with activities. Thames Cafeteria.

Noon – 4 p.m.
Off campus o-kit pick up. Come join the sophs and meet other off campus students. LH Lobby.

4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Residence Unit Meetings – Come out to meet your floormates, Residence Assistants, and Floor Sophs. In residence area.

5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Residence move in dinner, join the sophs in a meal of chicken souvlaki and rice! Other dietary options are available. LH Lobby and SLC.

7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Playfair Online! Join ONLINE for the first official event of OWEEK! Meet your 2024 classmates and sophs. ONLINE.

8:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.
End the night with some Karaoke in the SLC! There will be a song for everyone. SLC.

Monday, September 7  (Orientation Day A)

Pre-registration required for off-campus students. Residents will be assigned by floors.

Students participate in Day A or Day B, not both.

8 a.m. – 9 a.m.
OC Meeting, off campus students involved on the A day of orientation come early to learn all things “off- campus.” Kenny Theater.

8:45 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Orientation check in, come to the LH Lobby to learn what classroom you’ll be spending your day in. LH Lobby.

Orientation A Day Rotation

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. @ Various locations

Online and In-person
King’s Opening Ceremonies: A welcome to King’s! The Head Soph Team, various King’s faculty and the KUCSC will be presenting all things King’s.

Online and In-person
Faculty Breakout Session:  Learn all about programs King’s offers by listening to various King’s professors speak!

In-person
FREE SUBWAY LUNCH! Yes, you read that right, lunch on us! Subs will be delivered to your classroom

Online and In-person
King’s 101: Come ready to learn! The Soph team will be explaining how to navigate through being an online student. How to use OWL, the library website, The Write Place,  and online academic and personal supports

Online and In-person
Tours: With your soph tour around the campus, find the study spots, learn about covid restrictions, and campus services

4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Whose line is it anyways? After a long day of presentations join the King’s Players as they lead everyone in interactive acting games. Kenny Theater.

5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
FREE PIZZA DINNER! Kenny Theater and LH Lobby.

6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Backyard Games, travel down behind Alumni Court residence to play some beach volleyball, can jam, spike ball and many others! Alumni Backyard.

8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Western-wide Programming. Online and Kenny Theater.

10 p.m. – Midnight
Western Event – details to be released soon. Online and Kenny Theater.

10 p.m. – Midnight
Movie night, comfy up and join the sophs in watching a movie all together in the SLC.

Tuesday, September 8

Pre-registration required for off-campus students. Residents will be assigned by floors.

Students participate in Day A or Day B, not both.

8 a.m. – 9 a.m.
OC Meeting, off campus students involved on the B day of orientation come early to learn all things off campus. Kenny Theater.

8:45 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Orientation check in, come to the LH Lobby to learn what classroom you’ll be spending your day in. LH Lobby.

Orientation B Day Rotation

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. @ Various locations

Online and In-person

King’s Opening Ceremonies: A welcome to King’s! The Head Soph Team, various King’s faculty and the KUCSC will be presenting all things King’s.

Online and In-person

Faculty Breakout Session:  Learn all about the programs King’s offers by listening to various King’s professors speak!

In-person

FREE SUBWAY LUNCH! Yes, you read that right, lunch on us! Subs will be delivered to your classroom

Online and In-person

King’s 101: Come ready to learn! The Soph team will be explaining how to navigate through being an online student. How to use OWL, the library website, The Write Place,  and online academic and wellness supports

Online and In-person

Can I Kiss You? One of the favourite events during O-week. Learn about consent while having a few laughs.

Online and In-person

Tours: With your soph tour around the campus, find the study spots, learn about COVID restrictions and other essential spots on campus

5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
FREE PIZZA DINNER! Kenny Theater (King Student Life Centre) and Labatt Hall.

7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Backyard Games, travel down behind Alumni residence to play some beach volleyball, can jam, spike ball and many others! Backyard of Alumni.

8 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Neighbourhood Model – King’s is collabing with Elgin, Med-Syd, and Delaware residences for an amazing event! Come out to a Night Under the Stars and enjoy a magician  food trucks, and much much more! Elgin.

9 p.m. – Midnight
B&C Variety –  B&C is a show filled with acts from the sophs with a opportunity for student participation. If you are going to come to any event make it this one, it’s a King’s tradition. SLC.

Wednesday, September 9 (First Day of Classes)

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
ZOOOOOOMBA! Start your morning off right with a dance activity hosted by the one and only Icee. Alumni Parking lot.

12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Multicultural Fest – Enjoy snacks and various activities from around the world and learn about all of the countries that our King’s students come from! SLC.

7 p.m. – 8 p.m. 
Call a Soph – For online students to access if they have any questions or would like to meet with a soph! games will be played. Online.

8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Western-wide Programming – an annual highlight! Don’t miss this one. Details will be released soon. Online and Kenny Theater.

9 p.m. – Midnight
Bondfire – Roast some marsh mellows and hang out at our bondfire in Alumni Backyard. Beside the sports pad.

Thursday, September 10 (Second Day of Classes)

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Meditation – King’s will be bringing in a yoga instructor to lead a free class for students! Come and unwind with your Sophs! TBD.

3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Wellness Day- What better way to celebrate second day of classes than some wellness activities. Join us in the SLC for some resources and the lower level of SLC for some workout tips

4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Call a Soph -  For online students to access if they have any questions, or would like to meet with a soph! games will be played. Online.

8 p.m. - 1 a.m. Online

10 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Affilifest – Show your affiliate pride at this super fun event hosted by Huron, Brescia and King’s! We will be coming together online to share some HBK love. SLC.

Friday, September 11 (Last Day of the First Week of Classes!)

11 a.m. – Noon

Call a Soph - For online students to access if they have any questions or would like to meet with a soph! games will be played. Online.

12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Backyard Beach Day – staying on theme with King’s tropics, join the sophs for a beach day in alumni backyard. Beach volleyball, water balloon toss, accuracy games, photo booth and much more! Alumni Backyard.

8 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Another great event with Western and the affiliates. Online and Kenny Theater.

9 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Trivia and Marble Slab – Test your fun facts knowledge at our trivia games, prizes will be won, and marble slab will be served! Online and SLC.

Saturday, September 12

10:30 a.m. – Noon

O-Serves Breakfast – FREE breakfast. Thames Market

Noon – 4 p.m.
O-Serves – Come out with your Sophs and fellow students into the London community so that we can give back! Western’s Charity Soph team organizes various events here at King’s so that we can support the community that we will be living in for the school year! Various locations at King’s.

8 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Western Programming….what great things could we be saving for the end of the week? Online and Kenny Theater.

10:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Western Programming – Big, Big End of the week event. Online and Kenny Theater.

8 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Paint Night – Come to the SLC for a guided night of painting and various games with your Sophs! SLC.

Sunday, September 13

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
King’s Closing Ceremonies – The King’s Head Soph Team will be wrapping up the week with a fun slideshow presentation to reflect and look back on your first week at King’s! We will also have a Soph Name Reveal and you can find out your Sophs’ real name!