Orientation Serves

Purple line drawing of the University College tower next to London's city skyline

When: Saturday September 9, 2023, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Have a question? Contact us: orientationserves@uwo.ca

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Where to meet:

  • Students living in Residence: Please meet your Faculty Sophs outside YOUR Residence Hall at 1:00 p.m. 
  • Students living Off-Campus: Please meet your Faculty Sophs in front of the University Community Centre (UCC) on Concrete Beach at 1:00 p.m.  

Faculty Sophs will walk you to your event location. 



Arts & Humanities

Information and Media Studies (FIMS)

Public Art and Publishing: Zine Creation

Learn about public art, publishing, and how to get involved by volunteering in creative industries while creating zines with your peers! Please bring any art materials you might want to use, including markers, pencil crayons, glue, scissors and collage materials like magazines, newspapers, and flyers. We will provide extra if you don't have any!


Woodworking with Stem2Stern

Join Stem2Stern and help make some wood items to help the organization raise awareness and money to support their core programming empowering youth and newcomers! Boat painting may also be available. 


River Clean Up and Planting Pollinator Plants 

Join Antler River Rally, Thames Talbot Land Trust and Upper Thames River Conservation Authority on a day of planting pollinator plants behind Thames Hall and cleaning up our river! 

Health Sciences

Decorate and Design with Health Science's Dream Team

Join the Health Science Dream Team, bring your creative side, and help decorate gift boxes the Make-A-Wish Foundation can use to personalize gifts to brighten the day for children with critical illnesses. 

Health Sciences

Motionball Marathon of Sport

Join local Special Olympics athletes from the London community in an afternoon of inclusive sport! Play alongside your peers and Special Olympics athletes in various sports as you learn more about motionball and Special Olympics.


Create Awareness Pins with Western Heads East

Join Western Heads East in a day of creating handmade pins to make awareness of HIV/AIDS. All pins will be donated to Regional HIV/AIDS Connection.


Riverfest BioBlitz and Scavenger Hunt

Join Western Sustainability to learn about the iNaturalist app and its capacity to capture the biodiversity on campus! Students will be travelling to different areas on campus to catalogue the biodiversity as well as engage in a fun scavenger hunt with their peers!


Card Creation with Seniors with Skills

Write and decorate a card for Seniors with Skills and learn about the importance of social connection for our aging population who may be experiencing loneliness. 

Social Science

Create Personalized Sustainability Plans with Reimagine Co.

Learn more about Reimagine Co, and create personalized sustainability plans and get involved in content creation using TikTok. 

Social Science 

Library book wrapping with Western Libraries & The Canadian Library 

Join The Canadian Library in honoring First Nations, Métis and Inuit women and girls who have been murdered or are still missing by joining us in a day of wrapping books with colourful material decorated by Indigenous Artwork.

Social Science

Decorate Kites with Southpoint Kite Festival  

Join the Southpoint Kite Festival in a day of decorating kites, making slinky sticks for children, painting wooden faces and more! 


Rock Painting with Gender Equity Coalition of Ontario

Create a sticky note wall and paint rocks with Gender Equity Coalition of Ontario about gender discrimination and racism to make more awareness of these issues around campus.


Mental Health Awareness with Mind your Mind & Active Minds  

Join Mind your Mind and Active Minds in learning about the importance of mental health awareness while participating in variety of fun activities!


Car Wash 

Come support your King’s Sophs and check ‘washing your car’ off your chore list! Meet us in the P1 Parking Lot and we’ll do the rest. All funds will go to the Health and Homelessness for Change Fund here in London. 


Letter Making 

Join us as we write letters to residents and staff in local retirement homes. Help us brighten some other people’s days!


Ice Cream 

Have a sweet treat on this hot day! We've teamed up with our friends at Haven’s Creamery to bring you some ice cream on campus! For every ½ pint sold, we’ll be donating to Atlohsa 


Blind Date with a Book 

Come join us for a Blind Date with a Book! All of our books are wrapped so it’s a fun surprise when you take it home to read it! All funds will go to the Health and Homelessness for Change Fund here in London.


We strive to host inclusive, accessible experiences that allow all individuals to engage fully. For inquiries about accessibility, please contact us at orientationserves@uwo.ca.