University of Toronto Students' Union Welcomes New and Returning Students With Canada's Biggest Carbon-Neutral Orientation Day

TORONTO, Sept. 6, 2011 /CNW/ - The University of Toronto Students' Union (U.T.S.U.) will welcome new and returning students with 2 days of activities designed to unite UofT's diverse population of students. U.T.S.U. will also continue with its commitment to delivering an Orientation that is as sustainable and ethical as possible. For the second year in a row, U.T.S.U.'s Orientation events will be carbon-neutral. In addition, U.T.S.U. is distributing fair-trade PBA-free reusable water bottles, coffee mugs, and laundry bags produced by the single mother's cooperative in El Salvador.

This year's schedule includes:

Wednesday, September 7, 2011
10:00am CLUBS FAIR - U.T.S.U.'s Orientation opener is the popular Clubs Fair from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Located inside and around Hart House Circle, this event enables more than 200 clubs to showcase themselves to first and upper year students.

Friday, September 9, 2011
2:00pm PARADE - U.T.S.U.'s annual Orientation Day Parade starts at the front campus field (King's College Circle). United from every UofT college, faculty, and campus, students will cheer, chant, and make their way west on Galbraith Rd, north on St. George St, east on Bloor St, south on Yonge St, and then west on Wellesley and back into Hart House Circle.

3:30pm CONCERT - The U.T.S.U. outdoor concert takes place in Back Campus (field alongside Tower Rd., to the west of Hart House). In addition to performances by some of Canada's most well-known bands, students will enjoy a variety of outdoor food vendors and carnival games.

9:00pm ALL-AGES AFTER PARTY - Canada's largest after party, with 8000 people, will take place at the Guvernment. With various rooms and music catering to all crowds, genres and styles, DJ's will include: Team Canada DJ's, DJ D-Fad (from France), Planet otnoroT, DJ Yao (from Montreal), ViVi Diamond, DJ Twono, ISC Nation.

U.T.S.U. is planning a number of additional orientation initiatives for the month of September, including orientations for Muslim, Mature, Commuter, Queer and International Students, and a social activism themed disOrientation.

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SOURCE University of Toronto Students' Union

For further information:

Albi Aziz, Vice-President Campus Life, University of Toronto Students' Union: 416-312-2620 cell

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