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Laurentian Orientation team plans a warm welcome during Frost Week

Frost week welcomes students for the winter semester

January 5, 2023 - The frosty season is in full swing and Laurentian University’s campus resembles a winter wonderland. For many, fresh snow means opportunities to enjoy winter hobbies such as skating on Lake Ramsey or skiing the Laurentian trails. Winter’s arrival also means a brand new semester has begun for students. 

While most students enroll in the fall, over four hundred begin their studies in the winter. This includes international students, many of whom are eager to experience their first Canadian winter. “While winter conditions can initially be a little overwhelming for some new to the area, our students tend to embrace the snowy season and enjoy it for all its beauty,” said Corie Ann Flesch, Student Transitions Coordinator, Office of Student Success. 

To welcome new and returning students to campus, the Orientation team has planned Frost Week - programming designed to help students stay positive, healthy, and connected. Campus tours, course registration clinics, and social gatherings such as a trivia night and winter crafts with peers are but some of the many planned activities. A welcome booth staffed by knowledgeable front-line personnel will be available all week long in the R.D.-Parker building Atrium. 

“We want to ensure that all students feel supported and welcomed into a new semester and new year. With the help of the Peer Program, other student leads, staff and faculty, Frost Week will be filled with activities to connect students,” said Christina Larocque, Student Engagement Coordinator, Office of Student Success. 

“Our goal is to make sure students know the services that we offer and how to access them. Frost week events designed to make everything as accessible as possible to help students transition to Laurentian University, successfully,”  added Flesch. 

For more information about Frost Week and to view the schedule of events, please visit