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Welcome Squad: Homework and Drawing Sessions
Presented by Campus Life Fall Welcome Squad

Audience: all OCAD U students welcome

There will be upper years here to assist you with Adobe Suite or programs of your major in case you have assignments with extended deadlines that you need help with! Otherwise, feel free to just join us and draw-along!

Saturdays: 6 to 8 p.m. ET
December 4, 11 and 18
Join us for one or all!
Platform: discord

RSVP/register to participate: https://forms.office.com/r/Um5Uf5dRNz

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OCAD U strives to provide inclusive, accessible facilities, spaces, and events, with opportunities for everyone in the community to engage fully. To confidentially request an accommodation for this activity, contact Brent E. James in OCAD U’s Campus Life office at bjames@ocadu.ca

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Welcome Squad: Diya Painting!
Presented by Campus Life Fall Welcome Squad
Supported by Office of Diversity, Equity & Sustainability Initiatives (ODESI)

Audience: all OCAD U students

Diwali, the festival of lights, is right around the corner! All students are invited to come paint and decorate a diya* that you can take home, jam to some Bollywood music, learn about Diwali and make some new friends! Desi treats will be available!

Wednesday, November 3
Anytime between 1 to 4 p.m.
Main lobby, 100 McCaul Street

Diyas will be provided (as will art supplies—but feel free to bring your own).

Due to limited seating (and diyas), RSVP is required: https://forms.office.com/r/v6pgEnbgci

Mask-wearing and social distancing protocols will be in place.

* A Diya is an oil lamp usually made from clay, native to the Indian subcontinent and often used in Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain and Zoroastrian religious festivals such as Diwali.

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OCAD U strives to provide inclusive, accessible facilities, spaces, and events, with opportunities for everyone in the community to engage fully. To confidentially request an accommodation for this activity, contact Brent E. James in OCAD U’s Campus Life office at bjames@ocadu.ca

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Welcome Squad: Diya Painting!
Presented by Campus Life Fall Welcome Squad
Supported by Office of Diversity, Equity & Sustainability Initiatives (ODESI)

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Welcome Squad: Halloween Party
presented by Campus Life Welcome Squad

Audience: all OCAD U students welcome

Saturday, October 30
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Pop in anytime!
Platform: Microsoft Teams

All OCAD U witches, wizards, ghouls, and goblins are invited to dress up and join Welcome Squad members Veronica and Mia for a fun night full of spooking adventure: virtual tricks, games, Halloween trivia and draw-a-jack-o-lantern challenge (https://sketch.io/sketchpad).

Join the event: https://bit.ly/3bgikA9

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June is Pride Month!

Show off your creativity and decorate your office, a student space, a door, create an artwork, paint your face, coordinate outfits— whatever works for you, your area, and your team. On June 15, take photos and share them on your social channels using the #DisplayYourPride and #OCADUPride hashtags. Tag @ocaducampuslife and/or @myocadu on Instagram so that we can repost, share on our social media channels, and add to our stories.

OCAD U is thrilled to be participating in this event alongside Toronto Metropolitan University, York U, UofT and Humber College! Let’s celebrate our collective Pride, build awareness, and create safer, more 2SLGBTQ+ affirming spaces on all our campuses. And in friendly, competitive spirit, let’s show our Toronto PSE peers how OCAD U celebrates Pride! Have a safe and happy Pride month!

Image description: a group of smiling OCAD U staff stand outside in the sunshine in neighbouring Grange Park, waving their rainbow flags and umbrellas. OCAD U's Rosalie Sharp Centre for Design can be seen in the background.

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Celebrate our collective pride, build awareness and create 2SLGBTQ+ affirming energy!

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OCAD U orientation and welcome will be different this year. But be assured that the Campus Life office, your OCAD Student Union, and other university services, departments and programs have planned a variety of welcoming events, workshops, and socials for you!

Programming—though remote—will be comprised of fun, inviting and informative options, designed to help build virtual community and connection:

  • face2face 2020: virtual exhibition
  • Workshop: Remote Learning for Students
  • New Student Q & A
  • Academic Accommodations: Meet an Advisor
  • Academic Essentials for First-year
  • Anti-oppression Workshop
  • Big Welcome Event
  • BIPOC Event
  • COMPASS: Navigating your First Year
  • Draw the Line: Consent Workshop
  • Indigenous Student Centre: Virtual Tour
  • Celebration of Indigenous Graduates
  • International Student Welcome
  • International Students: Immigration Info Session
  • International Students: Health Insurance & Healthcare Info Session
  • Introduction to the Student Wellness Centre: Meet the Staff
  • Money Matters! Financial Aid & Awards Info Session
  • StART: Summer Transition Program for Students with Disabilities
  • Student Union Art Workshop Series
  • Student Union Social
  • Student Wellness Centre: Self-care, mindfulness, tips for YOU

Visit the orientation page regularly for updates and details—and to sign up to participate in the workshops or activities of your choice!

www.ocadu.ca/orientation

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OCAD U orientation and welcome will be different this year. But be assured that the Campus Life office, your OCAD Student Union, and other university services, departments and programs have planned a variety of welcoming events, workshops, and socials for you!

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Join OCAD U Peer Mentor Tusharika for an exciting day-game of Insta-Bingo! Watch @ocaducampuslife Instagram for Bingo numbers drawn and posted to Instagram Stories hourly.

Sign up to participate and request your bingo card today:
https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=0WnkBiotj0aum33wlo6217OKyZR0PHxDhPLi_oDe04NUNVczOVhIQjIwMTBPWDNSV0JDVkdHM0I3Ri4u

1: Fill your game card with numbers drawn.

2: Direct message “BINGO!” to @ocaducampuslife Instagram with a photo of your full game card (numbers must still be visible)

3: Have fun!

The first two participants to call “BINGO!” will each win a $25 Above Ground Art Supplies gift card and Fisherman’s Friend gift box (containing Fisherman’s Friend throat lozenges, a branded piece of clothing and a tie-dye kit so you can customize!)

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Join OCAD U Peer Mentor Tusharika for an exciting day-game of Insta-Bingo!

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Nothing puts the A in OCAD U like art, right? Join OCAD U Peer Mentors Sara KB. And Rey T. in a fun “pictionary-style” game—everyone takes turns drawing a word given by skribbl.io and the rest of us have fun guessing what the word is! A simple but so fun way to enjoy time together with new people!

July 23, 30, August 6 or 13, 2020 (1-2:15pm)

Each week, one random participant will be selected to win a student membership to Craft Ontario!

How to participate:

1. Log into your OCAD U 365 email via your browser.

2. Follow this link to the Event Registration page (https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/CampusLifeConnect@ocaduniversity.onmicrosoft.com/bookings/s/3VjtJ51oxUaU2k0oieTucA2)

3. Choose your preferred date (first date in purple, other dates bold/black: July 22, 29, August 5 or 12). Select the date AND time you want to play, fill in your name and OCAD U 365 email address and submit (you must use OCAD U 365 email address).

You will then find this event in your OCAD U 365 calendar where you will click on the "Join Microsoft Teams Meeting" link to join the game on your chosen date!

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Join OCAD U Peer Mentors Sara KB. And Rey T. in a fun “pictionary-style” game!

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New to OCAD U? Join OCAD U student Peer Mentor Holly B. for a student-led evening of OCAD U trivia, in the form of Jeopardy, of course! This event is perfect for first-year students (but open to everyone) as an opportunity for getting to know your peers while at the same time learning more about OCAD U.

Monday, July 20, 2020
6:00 pm to 7:15 pm

How to participate:

1. Log into your OCAD U 365 email via your browser.

2. Follow this link to the Event Registration page
(https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/CampusLifeConnect@ocaduniversity.onmicrosoft.com/bookings/s/njn2VjxJcUyijpV5EFcF4g2)

3. Select the date AND select the time, fill in your name and OCAD U 365 email address and submit (you must use OCAD U 365 email address).

You will then find this event in your OCAD U 365 calendar where you will click on the "Join Microsoft Teams Meeting" link to join the game on July 20!

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New to OCAD U? Join OCAD U student Peer Mentor Holly B. for a student-led evening of OCAD U trivia, in the form of Jeopardy, of course!

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Presented by OCAD U student Peer Mentor Tessa G., this game will put forth two truths and one lie. Players guess which "facts" are true and which is the lie. We will be playing a trivia version of this game, as well, where three pieces of trivia are presented and we have to guess which are true and which are false. Game is open to new and returning students.

Participate in (event name) by:

1. Log into your OCAD U 365 email via your browser.

2. Follow this link to the Welcome Activities & Workshops page
(https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/CampusLifeConnect@ocaduniversity.onmicrosoft.com/bookings/s/NFSPYeHTPEugMKQPhTTjFw2)

3. Select the event, choose the time, fill in your name and OCAD U 365 email address and submit (you must use OCAD U 365 email address).

You will then find the link for this event in your OCAD U 365 calendar where you will click on the "Join Microsoft Teams Meeting" link to join the game on July 16!

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Peer Mentor-hosted icebreaker for new and returning students.

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New to OCAD U? Have you accepted your offer to study at OCAD University, starting in September 2020? Welcome!

Introduce yourself to our community and participate in face2face 2020: a unique annual tradition, now a first OCAD U virtual exhibition for new and first-year undergrads.

Introduce yourself to our community!
Create a self-portrait and show us who you are!

Draw, paint, collage, photography, video, animation... or other!
Photograph or scan your work... or create it digitally!
Make it a literal likeness or a metaphorical representation!
Have fun! Play around with the idea of your self-image.
Express your own unique style. How would you like to be seen?
Be modest, outrageous, fanciful, or elegant!

SUBMISSION DEADLINES & PRIZES
Thank you to Above Ground Art Supplies, the OCAD U art supply store of choice for supporting face2face: 2020!

Send us your self-portrait by 11:59 p.m., Monday, July 27, 2020, for a chance to win the Early Bird Prize: an Above Ground Art Supplies gift bag!

All self-portraits received by the final submission deadline of 11:59 p.m. Monday, August 31, 2020, will qualify for a chance to win one of two additional prizes*:

Runner Up: an Above Ground Art Supplies gift bag.
Grand Prize: an Above Ground Art Supplies $125 gift card.

We look forward to receiving your self-portrait!

*Prize winners are chosen randomly from all submissions received. Selection is not based on quality, process or individual style.

Good luck!

Read more: www.ocadu.ca/face2face

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