ICYMI: Fall Preview Day

Posted on Thursday, November 7th, 2019


Fall Preview Day 2019 was a huge success!  Over 4,000 visitors joined our Gryphon family for the day to learn more about programs and services, get info on admission, tour campus and residences, and get a sneak peek into what student life is like at the U of G!  In case you missed it, here’s what we saw and did at Fall Preview Day!

Campus Tours

Prospective Gryphons got a sneak peek of their future stomping grounds during our campus tours!  These 1-hour walkthroughs took visitors to many hot spots like the University Centre, the Library, the Bullring, a few landmarks, and one of our residences.  As well as sharing about their own journeys and stories as a Gryphon, Tour Guides also spilled some U of G secrets – like how a class prank many years ago turned into one of our most famous landmarks!

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Residence Drop-Ins

Student volunteers gave visitors a glimpse into their world – as well as a lot of room design inspiration – during residence drop-ins!  All our residence halls – North, South, East, and Johnston Hall – opened their doors on Fall Preview Day, allowing students to get a feel for the buildings and room types that suit them best.

Info Sessions

Info Sessions took over Rozanski Hall as U of G Admissions experts gave talks on the admissions process and requirements, finances, their personal journeys as a Gryphon, and more.  As well as being extremely informative, Info Sessions were a great way for future Gryphons to get their first “lecture hall” experience!

Student Services & Academic Resource Fair

The Gryphon Event Centre was packed during our Student Services & Academic Resource Fair!  Future Gryphons and their families came here in droves to get their questions answered about programs, admissions, finances, housing, wellness, safety, and much more.  Not only that, but future Gryphons were able to chat with students and faculty in their dream programs and find out what life is really like inside and outside the classroom.

Program Building Tours & Demonstrations

Visitors were able to tour some of our program buildings and get a sneak peek at the learning areas, projects, and unique program features they can expect as U of G students.

More Fun Stuff!

  • Future Gryphons and their families were finally able to try our famous campus food and see why it’s consistently rated #1 in the country!
  • A Jazz Trio made up of U of G students entertained visitors in the Bullring Café – no doubt a future favourite hangout spot for many of the future Gryphons here today!
  • Visitors saw juggling displays, food trucks, outdoor exhibits, and a few service-dogs-in-training – all hallmarks of everyday U of G life!
  • Our mascot, Gryph, gave out approximately 1,000,000 high fives and took enough selfies with visitors to break the Internet – all in a day’s work for our favourite half-eagle, half-lion!

Did You Miss Out On The Fun?

Don’t worry!  Check out our recap video on YouTube and remember you’ve still got another chance to come experience life on U of G campus this season, and it’s sooner than you may think!  Science & Engineering Sunday is this weekend on November 10th.  On this open house day, you’ll be able to learn more about science and engineering programs at the U of G, tour labs and facilities, and meet students and faculty.  Plus, you’ll be able to tour campus and drop-in on residences, just like at Fall Preview Day!  Register now

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