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2023 Welcome Weeks Kick off new Academic Year

September 14, 2023

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2023 Welcome Weeks Kick off new Academic Year

Welcoming new students to campus is always an exciting time, but it has grown increasingly exciting as our Graduate and Undergraduate Orientations align to form a busy campus that is buzzing with life and activity! Keep reading for a recap of the last couple of weeks of activity here at Crandall!

Graduate Orientation

New graduate students start their programs at the beginning of all three terms – fall, winter, and spring. This year, our fall intake saw the arrival of new graduate students from 23 different countries. Because of this, graduate orientation revolved heavily around learning about Crandall, the greater Moncton area, and Canada as a whole! They toured campus, were a part of various information sessions, and got to connect with a number of local organisations and feel more at home in Moncton. They also had the opportunity to hear from a panel of previous graduate students who shared their personal experiences and advice on how to be successful at Crandall and as a newcomer to Moncton.

Move In Day

The day that students move into their dorm rooms is key for students and parents alike. Parents like to know that their students will feel safe and secure on campus, and our team of RAs (Residence Assistants) work alongside our Campus Housing department to ensure a smooth transition to life away from home for new students.

Undergraduate Orientation

For undergraduate students, there’s always a lot of new information to sift through during the first week, and orientation sessions make it easy to get those details to all of the new students. Undergraduate orientation featured  information sessions for new undergraduate students, returning undergrads, and even session specifically for those pursuing Undergraduate Education programs.

CSA Events

On top of campus tours, orientations, and a community fair, undergraduates were treated to a week of fun social events including a movie night, slip ‘n’ slide, Amazing Race, a trip to Parlee Beach, an ultimate dodgeball tournament, and more, culminating in CU Serves Day and a night of worship at the end of the week.

Chapel Kickoff

As a Christian university, our Chapel program is a key feature of the culture on campus, and our Dean of the Chapel, Steve Watts, takes great care in managing the Chapel and caring for students’ spiritual well-being. Chapel services happen Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, often featuring a message as well as worship to provide multiple ways for students to engage with and develop in their faith.

“We are pleased to welcome our new and returning students to campus this fall – It is always an exciting time of year for us!” said Chris Robb, Vice President for Enrollment Management. “I am extremely proud of our team’s effort in recruiting Crandall’s largest fall enrollment in the University’s history. Crandall University has seen tremendous growth as local and international students choose to study with us in Moncton. I am also thankful that, through our donors’ generous support, we have kept our tuition affordable, and our scholarships are growing. It will be a great year on campus, and we look forward to helping our students achieve their goals.”


Crandall University is Atlantic Canada’s leading Liberal Arts University rooted in the Christian Faith, offering degree programs in Arts, Science, Business Administration, Education, and Management. To learn more, visit crandallu.ca or call 1‑888-968-6228.

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