Orientation Week Event Planners

Event planners play a central role in Orientation Week and we want to help you achieve your goals. We organize the proposal process which includes promoting collaboration, ensuring appropriate risk management, and finalizing the week so that there are a variety of events that are both fun and meaningful for new students.

If you are interested in running an event during Orientation Week 2017 (September 2nd - September 110th, 2017), we have online training (available late-March through early April) that will review the important steps in the event proposal process, and some key dates to be on the lookout for this summer. All student event planners must complete this training program, and we recommend the training for staff members new to running Orientation Week events. Browse through the resources below to help you with planning. There is information available on the schedule at a glance, details about the Innovation Fund, suggestions to help mitigate risks, and a summary of some important dates to remember. The Event Planner Starter Guide is a great first place to look for information on running an event, please also feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.
 
Of course, assessing the effectiveness of our programs is also important. We regularly solicit feedback through focus groups, surveys and meeting with key stakeholders to debrief your experience. If you have an idea or suggestion, please give us a shout at oweek@uoguelph.ca

Orientation Week Event Planner Starter Guide

This guide is designed to give you helpful information for planning events for Orientation Week 2017: I Am A Gryphon (September 2nd – September 10th 2016). This step by step process refers to a...

Orientation Risk Management Guide

The following information are the guiding principles used by the Orientation Risk Management Committee in assessing the liability and risk of each Orientation Week event. Please remember that ORM is...

Trails to Sustainability Tool Kit

The following Tool Kit has been prepared in order to help Event Planners keep their O-Week events sustainable...

Innovation Fund

Applications for the 2017 Innovation Fund will be available in the 2017 Winter Semester! The Innovation Fund provides the opportunity for student groups and on-campus departments to apply for...

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