Enrolments up; in-person activities set for fall orientation

WHITEHORSE, YTYukon University is welcoming students back to Ayamdigut campus in Whitehorse this week.  

Yesterday was move-in day for students in Campus Housing followed by an Amazing Race-style contest to familiarise residents with the campus and downtown from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. Friday is orientation day featuring campus tours, information sessions, games in the gym, arts and crafts in the Pit and tea, bannock and stories with Elders at Roddy’s Camp. 

First day for most classes is Tuesday, September 7, with free coffee that morning, an ice-cream social on Wednesday, a second campfire social on Thursday, and a McIntyre Creek trail walk on Friday. 

More details on O-Week activities can be found at yukonu.ca/orientation.  

This semester, 60 per cent of classes are in-person or contain an in-person component and 40 per cent are online. 

Credit student registrations are up nine per cent over this time last year with 789 students compared with 716 in fall 2020. 44 per cent of registered students are under 25 and 56 per cent are over 25. There are 121 International students registered for the fall semester. Campus Housing is back to full capacity, with 108 students and their families living on campus this semester. 

Student bus passes are on sale at the Campus Store starting today for full and part time students at a cost of $31.50 for the entire semester 

Students are encouraged to check YukonU.ca/Covid-19 regularly for updates on campus health and safety measures and reach out to the Connect2YukonU team with questions or to learn about services and supports.