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Welcome Week

Welcome all new & returning students to #OldsCollege! 

Check out these events designed to help you get acquainted with your campus, the services available to you, and your classmates! Information about these activities will be sent to your student email through the weekly newsletter.

Note: Please park in Lot D/DD on your first day of classes until you have picked up your parking pass at the Office of the Registrar.


Welcome Week Activities

Scavenger Hunt - Be On The Hunt All Month!
Explore and learn more about campus to win prizes!
Find QR codes around campus to scan for your entry to win a Tim Horton's Express gift card!
Each QR code is unique and increases your chances of winning!

Scavenger Hunt Map

  • Move-In Day Welcome Party
    4:30 - 8 pm | Centennial Village 
    Taco in a bag, lawn games, and trivia with prizes!

  • Laundry & Cleaning 101
    1- 5 pm | Centennial Village Lobby 
    Get tips on how to pass room inspections & how the laundry facilities work.

    • Laundry 101: 1 pm & 3 pm
    • Cleaning 101: 2 pm & 4 pm
  • Organize your Life

    3-6 pm | Alumni Centre
    We've got free information and swag from:

    • Office of the Registrar
    • Health & Wellness
    • Residence Services
    • Teaching & Learning Centre of Innovation
    • OC Pride (GSA) & EDI Committees
    • Broncos Athletics
    • Community Learning Campus Fitness Centre

    First Day BBQ

    4-6 pm |  LRC West Courtyard
    Burgers, Veggie Burgers, Chips, Pop, and Swag; provided by the SAOC!

    College Tours

    1, 3, & 5 pm.   45mins
    Meet at the Office of Registrar

    Welcome to Werklund

    11:30 am - 1:30 pm | WATC
    Welcome Event for students in the Werklund School of Ag Technology programs!

    The Crossing Opens!

    11 am - 2 am | LRC, across from the SAOC office.

    Join us for our Big First Day event! Starting at 7 pm Ranchman's own 'DJ Dave' will be playing all requests

    • Take a spin on the Mechanical Bull 8 - 11 pm

    This week’s hours:

    • Mon - Wed | 10am-11pm
    • Thurs | 10am - 10pm
    • Fri | 9am - 3pm (with brunch menu!)

    CLC Activities

    6 - 8 pm | Outdoor Tennis Courts
    Join us for Basketball and Floor Hockey, we'll bring the drinks & snacks!

  • Social Insurance Number Clinic

    9 am-5 pm| ELC 949
    Get assistance with setting up your social insurance numbers, International students will find this especially helpful!

    School of Trades & Skills Welcome

    11:30 - 1:00 | Lab D
    Meet the admin team, enjoy a BBQ, and enter to win a prize!

    School of Life Science & Business Welcome

    12:00 - 1:00 | DMP 129
    Come and meet the admin team and enter to win a prize!

    Teaching & Learning Centre of Innovation (TLCI) Welcome

    1:00 pm - while snacks last! | Learning Commons - Upper LRC
    Free snacks & coffee! Learn about our services and how we can help support your success!

  • International Students Orientation

    1 -7 pm | Alumni Centre
    Learn about student life in Olds, access on- and off-campus services, tour Olds, and make connections & friendships!
    4:30 pm: Returning International Students are invited to join us for a social!

    International Student Vendor Fair

    1 - 4:30 pm | Alumni Centre
    Connect with representatives from local banks, Provincial Registry Office, Service Canada, cell phone providers, and more! Get your services set up and your questions answered