New Student Orientation

Our Student Engagement Team is here to ensure your RRU experience is as smooth and enjoyable as possible!

We provide a variety of services to help introduce new students to the campus, the community, and our learning environment.

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The LaunchPad: Orientation to RRU

  • The LaunchPad is your online orientation to RRU. The LaunchPad is located in Moodle and contains information and videos about what it’s like to be an RRU student and the skills and tools you need to succeed in your program. You will also have the opportunity to connect with other new students through the LaunchPad’s Student Café. You will have access to The LaunchPad as soon as your student account is activated.
  • Once you have completed the LaunchPad, you are also invited to participate in a real-time orientation Q&A with our Orientation Assistants and other new students. Visit the LaunchPad Live schedule to find out when the next session is!

International Student Orientation

As new international students, you will likely have additional questions about transitioning to RRU and life in Canada. Our Student Engagement Team has designed an informative and interactive orientation to meet the unique needs of our international students. We have a wealth of international experience, we have been international students ourselves and we understand the special needs of our international students.

International Student Orientation provides an opportunity for you to meet RRU staff and current students who will help you settle into life at RRU and to meet new friends who will be sharing this learning journey with you. The following topics will be covered: Settlement Services, Health Insurance, Counselling Services, Local Laws and Personal Safety, Immigration, Indigenous Welcome and Historical Context, Working in Canada, Getting Involved, Shopping and Saving, Tips for Success in the Canadian Classroom and Crossing Cultures.  

All new international students must attend International Student Orientation. 


September 4-6, 2019: MGM, MAIIC

September 9 - 13, 2019: *International Pathway Students (EAPs, TPPs & PMPs) & YR1 only

September 9, 2019: BAGTM, BAIHM, BAJS, BAPC, BBA, BCOM, BSC

January 6-10, 2020: *International Pathway Students (EAPs, TPPs & PMPs) only

January 15-17, 2020: MGM

Detailed schedules will be sent by email approximately 4 weeks before orientation. 

Contact us

For more information, please contact International Student Support.