Welcome Week greets new and old students at Langara College

Photo: Students already eager on the second day back on Sept 7 to get information on Langara and discover all the games and opportunities during Welcome Week.

With a new school year, comes colder weather and busier schedules, but it also comes with the opportunity filled Welcome Week at Langara College.

Welcome Week ran Sept. 6 to 9, allowing students to meet new faces, to learn about the community and college and to participate in fun and knowledgable events.

Langara student Brenna Short is starting her first year of Environmental Studies and finds Welcome Week a great way to get involved and learn.

First year Environmental Studies Brenna Short in front of the many choices during Welcome Week on Sept. 6.

“I think that it’s nice because it just presents everything. It’s nice to be able to see all sorts of different stuff,” Short said.

Short is hoping to spend Welcome Week at information booths to learn about the college and take a look around to see what stands out as interesting.

Sunena Auluck is spending Welcome Week giving back by volunteering at the information booth. This will be her fifth year at Langara in the bachelor of administration program, majoring in accounting.

Auluck’s role at the information booth is to help people find classes and answer any possible questions. The most frequent questions she gets is classroom locations, how to log into the wifi and how to receive student IDs.

Auluck’s hope is that students get involved and engage as much as they can during Welcome Week. “I really hope that students are able to feel welcome because first day, new school, it’s kind of scary,” she said.

Welcome Week included live entertainment, games like bubble soccer and a number of booths such as the Photo Op Shop, a popcorn stand, Registrar and Counselling and more.

The week also held booths with possible giveaways, deals and prizes such as Telus Mobile, 102.7 The PEAK and Evo Car Share.

The busy information booth in the main foyer on Sept. 6.
A number of different booths set up in the main foyer on Sept. 6 with students already taking interest.
The Evo Car Share booth on Sept. 6.
Bubble soccer on Sept. 7.
Inflatable snack sumo wrestling on Sept. 7.

The Racket, a band from Smithers, B.C. was the live entertainment for the afternoon of Sept. 7 out on the front lawn for Welcome Week:

Free cotton candy stand on Sept. 7.







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