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Things@King's Student Newsletter
Volume 5 / Issue 2 / September 4, 2017
Move In Day
Welcome to King's, new students! We hope you're getting settled into your new residence. If you have any questions, please contact

Are you an off-campus, 
first-year student?
Here is what you need to know about O-Week 2017.
O-Week starts today,  September 4. Be on campus any time after 10 a.m. The off-campus sophs can't wait to meet you! 

Pick up your O-Week pass and join in all the activities. Review the O-Week 2017 schedule. Stay up to the minute with all O-Week 2017 events and news through the Oohlala App (search for University of Western Ontario). 

Parking: Free parking in all parking lots at King's for O-Week events. 
Late night shuttle  buses:  Free shuttles are available for evening travel. Download the Oohlala App for routes and schedules.

Bus pass pick up: an LTC bus pass is included in your students fees (full-time students). Find bus pass pick-up details. Bring your student card!
Lockers: a limited number of lockers are available in the computer lab adjacent to the Thames Market. Bring your own lock. Day use only.
Western event venues : backpacks are not permitted at Western UC Hill Stage events.  Travel light or store your backpack at King's (lockers, or soph storage).  
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Need to know info 
Parent Information Session
Have all of your questions answered. 
September 4, 2017.
Labatt Hall 105. 1 p.m.-2 p.m.

Rowing Information Session
Students interested in competitive rowing for Western can get more information September 4-6 in the King Student Life Centre 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

All are welcome. Western is recruiting novice rowers, para-athletes and coxswains.

Breakfast for First Years
Join the senior administrative team in the Andy & Helen Spriet Learning Commons and Garron Family Learning Lounge as they serve breakfast to welcome first-year students to King's!
Breakfast is free.
Wednesday, September 6
9 a.m.

New Café Needs a Name
The café will serve fair trade and organic coffee and tea, homemade soups, fresh, daily breakfast and lunch sandwiches as well as a variety of baked goods. A TeaBot,  a robotic loose-leaf kiosk, will be enjoyed by tea fans.
The café will start service on September 5 in the former site of Tim Hortons.

Contest to name the new café will run from September 5-September 31. The winner will receive a year's worth of Fair Trade Coffee or Tea. Ballots will be accepted at the new café.

Volunteers and Food Donations Needed
Food, servers and musicians needed on Saturday, September 9 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. or  7 p.m.-9 p.m. to assist at St. Joseph's Hospitality Centre.  Donations of healthy snacks, baked goods (store bought or home baked), sandwiches, cheese and fruit can be dropped off Friday in W139. 

Email Annette Donovan Panchaud to volunteer

Clubs Week
There are over 20 academic, cultural and social clubs at King's. 
Clubs will be on display in the King Student Life Centre September 11-15. Stop by to discover a club that suits you.

list of clubs is on the event page.
Friendship Bench
#YellowIsForHello is a campaign that encourages peer-to-peer conversations about mental health among students. The bench will be at King's starting September 12.

The Write Place presents: Conversations & Dance Party
Meet in the Vitali Student Lounge and practice your English skills while learning how to dance salsa.
Wednesday, September 13 at 6:30 p.m.

International Welcome Reception
Join us for a welcome reception for international students in the Vitali Lounge from 
2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. on Friday, September 15.  

Open to all students!

Residence Space is still available
  • Live in a vibrant community on campus
  • Shuttle bus to Western and Brescia
  • Full cafeteria with Subway just steps from your room
  • Fitness centre, games room, outdoor volleyball, hockey and more
Sing at King's
Love performing in concerts or playing an instrument? Audition for the King's Parish Choir and the King's Chamber Choir! 

519-433-3491 ext. 4528.

Sunday Eucharist
9 a.m. Mass with contemplative chant (led by cantor). 1486 Richmond Street. 
11 a.m. Mass with traditional and contemporary music (with choir). 1486 Richmond Street 
5 p.m. Mass with mainly contemporary music (with choir) in Elizabeth A. "Bessie" Labatt Hall.
Liturgy Schedule
Sunday, September 10 Eucharist at 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. at Windermere on the Mount ("the chapel")
Eucharist at 5:00 p.m. in Labatt Hall
To stay on top of all the exciting news and events at King's be sure to check out our  Event Calendar and King's News website!