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Students Welcomed with Orientation and Investiture Ceremony, Sept. 12th

Students Welcomed with Orientation and Investiture Ceremony, Sept. 12th

Date: Tuesday, September 07, 2021

St. Jerome’s University (SJU) is welcoming its first-year students with its annual Orientation and Investiture Ceremony, being held online on Sunday, September 12th at 2:00 p.m. The event celebrates the culmination of Orientation Week activities and the first week of classes, and brings members of the SJU leadership, academic, and employee community together with students to demonstrate their commitment to their success.
 

“We are recognized for our strong community connections to our students,” noted SJU’s Director, Student Affairs and event co-lead, Jessica Vorsteveld. “Investiture is an official ceremony that includes the commissioning of our students, student leaders, and new members of our Board of Governors. It is a tradition that also offers an opportunity for our President and Vice Chancellor; Chancellor; Vice President Academic and Dean; Board Chair; Director, Campus Ministry, President of our Students’ Union; and employees, to share welcome messages with our students. We are all invested in student success and this is just one of the ways we demonstrate it. It is a wonderful way to start the academic year.”
 

Students living in residence, off-campus or co-registered, are welcome to join an Orientation and Investiture viewing party on campus, being held aligned with current COVID-19 pandemic gathering protocols. Please remember to complete your Campus Check in and arrive in the SJ2 – Academic Centre, Atrium no later than 1:45 p.m. on September 12th. You will be directed to a viewing room on campus with your peers.
 

Viewing from home with your family instead? Please use the following link to access the event.
 

“We are really excited to offer this event online this year and encourage all students to feel welcome to join us,” noted Director, Campus Ministry and event co-lead, Sean Hayes. “The Orientation and Investiture is just one way that we celebrate a Catholic intellectual tradition that continues to engage our students’ minds, hearts, and spirits to become responsible citizens in the world. We look forward to supporting them on their journey.”