Brescia Sophs with new-to-Brescia student at Orientation Week event.

Orientation Week

During the week you will familiarize yourself with campus, build new friendships and prepare for the transition to university life. Orientation Week is specifically designed with initiatives and information to help you thrive as a new student at Brescia, beyond Orientation Week and across your entire first year on our campus. Your Brescia journey is yours to create and we’re here to help get you started!

Crowd of new-to-Brescia students and Brescia Sophs on UC Hill at night.

Schedule and Highlights

Discover the events and activities you will be participating in during Orientation Week!

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Orientation Leaders

When you arrive on Brescia’s campus this fall for Orientation Week, you will be greeted by enthusiastic, friendly, and helpful student leaders called ‘Sophs’.

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Brescia Orientation Leaders.
New-to-Brescia students wearing their Brescia tshirts and hats at Orientation Week event.

Off-Campus Students

There are key amenities, events and services designed to support and engage our incoming off-campus student community.

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International Students

At Brescia, incoming international students have an opportunity to participate in Bridging Week before Orientation Week begins. This is your opportunity to explore a new culture and transition into university life.

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New-to-Brescia students and their Brescia Sophs with purple and silver glitter on their cheeks.
Three Brescia Sophs with sunglasses on.

Join the Orientation Team

Within the Orientation Program there are a number of student leader positions available both here at Brescia and at Western. Discover how you will Choose to Lead!

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You have questions, we have the answers! These are our incoming students most frequently asked questions. 

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Three Brescia Sophs holding BUC letter balloons.