THE BISHOP'S EXPERIENCE eNewsletter August 2006

Airport Pick-up service

To ease some of the worries with travelling to Bishop’s, the Liaison Office is offering an airport pick-up service for new Bishop's students. If you are flying into Pierre Elliot Trudeau (Dorval) airport on Saturday, September 2 and would like transportation to Bishop's University, please contact the Liaison Office before August 31. A nominal fee $40 will be charged on the day of arrival.

To RSVP a spot on the bus, e-mail your name, phone #, flight #, arrival time, and student number.

The bus will leave P.E.T airport at 5:30pm from the Canadian Arrivals area.

Should you encounter delays on the day of your travels, please contact us; Cell: 819-345-6405.

Family Day

During the past year, you and your daughter or son have been involved in an important selection process; choosing an undergraduate university. Bishop’s is honoured to be the University of your choice.

The University has planned a Family Day on Sunday, September 5 to greet new students and their parents. Throughout the day, you will have the opportunity to meet members of the Bishop’s community as well as other first year students and parents.

During the afternoon, a Parent Information Session will take place in Centennial Theatre. Various individuals from Bishop’s will discuss issues of interest to parents of first year students: the academic expectations and standards of the university, counselling and student services, and extracurricular programmes run by the Students’ Representative Council. There will be time to answer any questions you may have. Immediately following this session Principal Poupart will host a Wine and Cheese reception for parents of new students.

We hope you will attend Family Day to become acquainted with Bishop’s and our community.

More information will be mailed to you shortly.

Registration Packages

Your first year registration packages will include a tentative time table, the date and time of your registration appointment, and the 2006-07 academic calendar.

You are encouraged to prepare for registration by considering which courses you wish to take, and by drafting at least one tentative schedule and a list of alternate courses before your appointment.

Should you have specific questions the Departmental Chairpersons or the Divisional Deans are the best sources on your program’s academic requirements. They can be contacted prior to the registration period, as well as any time during the semester.

To register you will need:

  • Your student ID
  • A Pen
  • A draft of your tentative schedule
  • Your signed Student Charter of Rights & Responsibilities (enclosed in your registration package)

FAQ's about registration

FAQ’s about registration:

When do I pick my courses?
Bishop’s offers a face-to-face registration process, allowing students to ask questions and receive individualize attention. In early August the Admissions Office will mail your registration package, including an academic calendar, a time table, and the date and time of your registration block. You will register for your courses at this time.

Will someone help me with my course selection?
Yes. Mandatory, academic advising sessions have been planned for Tuesday, September 5.

When do classes begin?

Classes begin Wednesday, September 6, 2006.

What is a normal course load?
5 courses – 15 credits

How do I Add / Drop a course?
Forms can be obtained from the Records Office. Forms must be completed, signed by your departmental chairperson, and returned to the Records Office no later than Tuesday, September 19.

What do I need to register?

  • Your student ID
  • A Pen
  • A draft of your tentative schedule
  • Your signed Student Charter of Rights & Responsibilities (enclosed in your registration package)

Where do I get my student ID Card?

You will be able to get your student ID Card from the Residence and Conference Services located in Paterson Hall on Labour Day weekend. All students must have their student ID Card in order to register.

What is the EWP?

The EWP is an English Writing Proficiency requirement that all new students at Bishop’s must satisfy. The requirement can be satisfied either by passing the EWP Exam or by passing the course EWP 099. For more information or to view past exams, visit the website.

If I have questions, who may I contact?

Students are encouraged to contact their departmental chairperson or Dean for academic questions. Questions can also be addressed to the Registrar’s Office located in McGreer Hall.

Rez News

Room assignment packages have been mailed out and you will be receiving them shortly. Your information package is full of lots of great information about residence and opening weekend. If you have any questions please call or e-mail the Residence Office.

Residence opening weekend schedule weekend schedule

Opportunities to get involved in Residence Life

What to bring to Residence and what to leave at home

Moving in tips

Dining Services at Bishop's University

Prez news!

Kevin Mailloux, the 2006/07 SRC (Students' Representative Council) president and his team are hard at work planning this year’s Orientation week. The theme: Lennoxvegas!

Orientation Week / Frosh Week? Are they the same? Yes. The purpose of this week is to familiarize first year students with Bishop’s: academically, socially, and culturally.

The SRC has planned numerous fun filled activities including Cameron Hughes Superfan; Game-O-Rama, Casino Night with a DJ,CSI: Lennoxvegas (scavenger hunt) and much more.

All first year students are divided into 18 teams from different residences and divisions/schools. Each team is assigned 3 to 4 energetic upper year students to lead them through the week’s activities.

The objective of Orientation Week is to collect as many points as possible by participating in friendly competitions. “Judges” will award points to the teams who demonstrate the most energy, spirit and teamwork.

Come and enjoy the events. This is your chance to get involved, have great time, and make friends for life!

More information will be mailed to you shortly.

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