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What to expect/prepare for welcome week as a commuter

Old 08-19-2018 at 09:16 PM   #1
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What to expect/prepare for welcome week as a commuter
Hi so welcome week is starting in a week and I will be commuting by car almost everyday (20-30min). As a 1st year not living on res, what should I expect from welcome week and how do I make the most out of it. I am also apart of the Mac/One program but since its the first year they are doing this no one can tell me what to expect lol. Anything and everything will help.
Old 08-21-2018 at 10:58 AM   #2
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For the first 2 or 3 weeks, traffic in and out of Mac is insane, and it is impossible to walk from building to building or even in the hallways. Basically, there's several thousand new people on campus, and so it takes weeks for them to settle into an efficient equilibrium.
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Hey Waleed! Being a commuter is not a big issue, you can still enjoy Welcome Week! Events happen for the entire week and go all day long, with some events happening in the evenings.

Check out the welcome week schedule for each day, and make a list of which events sound like they interest you most, and then try to drive down and be on campus for those events.

Here is the schedule and info: 46

When parking, try to avoid parking on campus since it's usually chaotic (and expensive) to park in the center of campus near the Student Centre. You're better off parking on the local streets nearby where there is day parking (not 2-3 hour limits) and then walk 5-6 blocks to campus so you can enjoy the day and not worry about your car and getting a ticket.

Welcome Week is a fantastic experience - you won't want to miss it!

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