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Meet new people, learn what to expect for your first year at AU, and get to know your campus community.



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Contact studentexperience@algomau.ca


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Fall 2021 (21F)

Join us for Fall 2021 Orientation!

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Spring 2022 (22SF, 22SS, 22SP)

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Orientation FAQs

Here you will find answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) we receive from new and current students.

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Algoma Mentorship Program (AMP)

Our mentorship program aims to support and enrich the student experience by providing personal connections, social support, and assistance in acclimating to university life.

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Meet the O-Team

They're here to answer any questions you may have!

Learn About your Orientation Group
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Wise Orange Owls

The owl sees things through a different lens than others. They are messengers, and these messages can be an opportunity for learning or expression. They have a strong intuition and insight, and have a deep connection to wisdom, good judgement, and knowledge. Reach out to a Wise Orange Owls, as they are able to assist others with change and transition!


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Beastly Black Bears

The bear is a protector and patroller. They can walk on their hind legs, just as humans, and are a symbol of physical strength, courage, and leadership. They overcome adversities and are committed to protecting their youth. Get to know a Beastly Black Bear and experience an education that is larger than life!

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Proud Golden Porcupines

The porcupine is a respected animal. A lot of the natural world is fearful of it because of their quills, which are used as a natural defence system. Even though others are fearful, they remain modest and humble. The Proud Golden Porcupines will teach you to face your fears head-first!

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Fearless Red Foxes

The fox is a smart and cunning animal. They know how to survive through their “trickster” personality. They have a high sense of awareness, the ability to adapt to any environment, and are very insightful. Get to know a Fearless Red Fox, and you may learn something new!

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Loyal Silver Lynxes

The lynx is a great hunter and provider; they take on a leadership role of teaching their young their ways. They are sustainable, and have the ability to acknowledge the different aspects of each season. They display responsible and socially acceptable behaviour, and are great listeners. A Loyal Silver Lynx is a great support system to have!

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Mighty Blue Moose

Moose are a majestic animal, symbolizing endurance and survival. They are great navigators, and take care of their young. Although sometimes clumsy, they maintain a graceful and strong personality. The Mighty Blue Moose will uplift your attitude and always keep you smiling!

We want to hear from you

Do you have a great idea for a virtual event? Do you want to provide feedback on a virtual event? Let us know!

Virtual Orientation Event Schedule

Participate in our virtual orientation to stay connected and build relationships with other students at Algoma University

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