Welcome Week

Being a successful student takes more than just going to class. Academic success is a combinatoin of hard work, good study habits, a healthy mind/body and well rounded life skills.

The Successful Student Series provides students with an opportunity to choose and attend workshops to help with their academic and personal development. 

How does it work?

1) View the Schedule. Take a look at the online schedule below to see the workshops being offered, dates, times and locations.

2) Attend Workshops. Workshops will be tagged as either "Academic" or "Student Life". Attend two workshops from the Academic series and two workshops from the Student Life series. Some workshops have limited space and may require you to sign up.

3) Record your attendance. At each workshop, you will sign-in when you arrive, and at the end of the workshop your facilitator will initial your Workshop Record Sheet Form.

Once you have attended two academic and two student life workshops and have initials from the four facilitators, you can submit your Passport Form to Student Services, on thr 3rd Floor of the O'Donnell Henessey Building. 

4) Enter to Win! Attend the minimum four workshops (2 Academic & 2 Student Life), Submit your Workshop Record sheet and you will be entered in for a chance to win a free 250 tuition fee voucher! Winners will be contacted after March 15, 2019.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are these workshops for new students?

These sessions are for all students, in any year of study. It's never too late to learn how to become a better university student.

Can I attend less than, or more than four workshops?

Absolutely! You can choose to attend however many workshops you would like. In order to qualify for the $250.00 tuition fee voucher, you must attend four workshops.

Can I attend a workshop even if I did not sign up?

Yes. Some workshops require a sign up, to get an idea of the number of attendees, however if you forget to sign up that is no problem- you can still attend. Other workshops are open-attendance, which means you simply show up!

I did not get all my workshop facilitator initials on one page, came I submit multiple Passport forms?

Sure! As long as they are stapled together and have your name on each sheet we can accept multiple forms. Each form will be verified with the workshop sign-in form.

I have more questions, who can I contact?

Questions about the Successful Student Series, can be sent to welcome@smu.ca .