Councillors Dave Mendicino and Tanya Vrebosch were on hand this morning to kick-off the Nipissing Student Union’s Frosh Week with an official flag-raising at city hall this morning.
Frosh is a term used for first-year college students and this starts their Orientation week. A variety of events are held to orient and welcome new students during this period.
Sarah McGowan, NUSU Director of Communications told CKAT News that the frosh leaders are very excited about the upcoming week.
She says there are several events planned including teams competing in The Amazing Race, the Muddy Olympics where teams compete in an Olympic style game, all in the mud. a beach day and a shine day.
She says Frosh Week is all about getting incoming students used to the Nipissing University environment.
“It’s a great way for them to connect. They meet their new best friends, future roommates, future significant others. It’s a great way to make memories and a great way to relax before classes start to kick in,” she says.
McGowan says it’s also a great way to support the community.
In fact, over the last 20 years close to $500,000 has been raised in support of the fight against Cystic Fibrosis.
“We’ve raised $468,000 in the last 20 years. Part of that is with the Canadore Student Representative Council. We’ve done a good job of raising money every year. The city has welcomed us with open arms. The community’s been great and really supportive by helping to donate,” she says.