King's Campus Connection
The King’s Campus Connection program welcomes new first-year or first-time students to King’s. The program connects students to each other as well as to campus, while educating them on the programs, services and supports available at King’s.
All safety precautions will be followed during these fun-filled events. Students will be grouped into cohorts of no more than 25 and they will spend their entire time with that group. A separate session will be held for guests/families and friends. There is no fee for this event!
Students can choose of one of five dates and bring one guest. All sessions begin at 1 p.m. and will end no later than 5 p.m.
- August 9, August 11, August 17, August 19, August 23
Welcome students! Students can check-in, and receive a swag bag before splitting into cohorts for the activities.
Rotations 1pm – 4pm
Students will divide into cohorts and rotate through the following activities:
Event One: Student panel (30 minutes)
- Sophs will discuss their experience at King's and answer questions about courses, textbooks, King’s services, finances, and what to expect during O-week!
Event Two: Campus tour (30 minutes)
- A guided tour around campus.
Event Three: King's Promise and KAMP Presentations (30 minutes)
- Each presentation is 15 minutes each which include a brief Q&A period.
Event Four: Outdoor activities and snack (30 minutes)
- A brief break where students can mingle, have a snack, and play some games.
Event Five: King’s International (30 minutes)
- A 30-minute presentation including a Q&A period.
Event Six: Icebreakers (30 minutes)
- Run by sophs for students to get to know one another!
Wrap up 4pm
Thanks for coming!
King’s Campus Connection FAQ
- Students will learn about King’s and the opportunities that exist on campus.
- Research shows that first year or first time students who make an early connection with staff and resources are more likely to succeed in their studies. You will have a chance to learn about the different resources and opportunities that will help make your academic journey successful.
- Students will meet their peers, students leaders, staff and faculty.
- Participants will have an opportunity to visit campus.
- *Your safety is important. All on-campus activities will be planned prioritizing physical distancing and health and safety protocols.
- The sessions consists of sessions centred around various topics and facilitated by King’s students and/or faculty and staff. Note that the program for students will be different from the one for guests; you will not be in the same sessions for the duration of the day.
- Students will explore topics like designing their King’s experience, getting to know campus, services, and potential leadership and mentorship experiences such as our new King’s Promise Program
- Parents/Supporter sessions will include a transition talk, a discussion about ,King's/Western & COVID-19 protocols, getting to know the community that your student will be learning in, and a variety of other topics.
Campus Connection will be facilitated by a combination of King’s staff and students.
Our plans include:
- requiring all participants to wear face coverings (will be provided)
- making hand sanitizer stations available at key locations throughout the program.
- maintaining physical distancing practices at all times.
- completing a public health questionnaire prior to attending.
Yes, there will be free parking on the day of the event. You will receive a reminder e-mail in advance of your
Campus Connections day, which will direct you to a specific parking lot. A link to a campus map will be included in the e-mail reminder.
The program has one programming track for students and a separate programming track for guests. To ensure the safety of all participants, and to abide by all public health guidelines, it is important that participants stay in their assigned groups for the duration of the day.
We are in the process of developing our program offerings for Community Connections. We hope there is an opportunity to explore the campus, but this will largely depend on public health measures. Check back on this page closer to the start of the program to find out more. Our goal is to ensure a positive experience for attendees while maintaining the health and wellbeing of our campus community.
Yes. This will be part of the program, all dependent on public health guidelines
We strive to make our programming fully accessible. If you have specific needs, please indicate in the registration form and organizers will work with you to ensure your needs are met.