Welcome to Fall 2015, Students!

September 10, 2015  |   Found in Advocacy // News

Welcome U of C Students!

It’s been a busy beginning to the fall semester for the Students’ Union, and if I haven’t met you yet, I’m Levi Nilson your SU President for the year.

You’ll receive these emails periodically throughout the year and we want to make sure that they are filled with information that you need to know. Since this is the first one, I’m sorry to say but it is chock full of info! If you make it all the way to the end, I promise there is a mildly funny How I Met Your Mother spoof video waiting.

A few highlights of what the SU is working on for you:

First things first: the SU is working with 26 other SU’s from across the country on a gigantic Get Out The Vote initiative! The federal election will be held on Oct. 19 and the student vote has never mattered more! It’s a three way race and the student vote could easily decide who forms government. Sign a pledge to vote and you’ll receive information on when and how to vote as well as a reminder the day of the election. If you want to take that extra step and really make a difference, let us know that you want to volunteer! www.su.ucalgary.ca/gotv

Second, and the thing I’m almost as excited about, tacos are finally on campus! Located on the far east side of the food court in MacHall, the SU’s La Taqueria will have tacos for everyone – including vegan and halal options.

As you’ve probably heard, the Den is finished its renovations and it looks damn good. Pop your head downstairs in MacHall in to see how great it really looks! Trust me, you’ll be impressed. Check out the new menu items here: den.su.ucalgary.ca

Just down the hall from the Den in That Empty Space we host free movie nights with popcorn on Mondays at 5:30 and 8pm. The next show is Sept. 14 and we’ll be playing The Avengers: Age of Ultron. For the complete fall schedule click here: www.su.ucalgary.ca/events/cinemania/

And if you are looking to get more involved on campus and meet new people, make sure you check out Clubs Week Sept. 14-18 in MacHall. Hundreds of clubs will be there and they will all be more than willing to tell you more about what they are all about and how to join! Follow SU Clubs on Facebook and Twitter @SUUofCClubs! Or click here.

With summer coming to an end, it is important to remember to stay active. The SU offers Yoga in the Space every Tuesday and Thursday at 12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays at 12 p.m. in That Empty Space. We provide the mats and the certified instructor – all you need to do is show up! For more info, check out the schedule or see the display outside of That Empty Space.

Lockers! If you need a place to store your books this semester get a locker from your SU. Log into your student centre to reserve yours today! More information here.

Looking for work? We have jobs for students at our MacEwan Conference and Event Centre, La Taqueria, and the Den and Black Lounge. Check here for our entire job postings to find the right fit for you: www.su.ucalgary.ca/get-involved/job-opportunities

And finally: if you missed this year’s welcome video during orientation week, give it a look! Filled with cheesy jokes and horrible comedic timing, this video is also a great way to learn more about what your SU does for you! Check it out on our YouTube page.

You made it to the end! Thanks for reading and I hope your first few days on campus have been fantastic. Just a reminder if you have any problems on campus feel free to come to the SU offices or contact your faculty representative and we’ll help you out! See you around MacHall or at one of the upcoming Dinos games!

Levi Nilson  SU President

PS – keep up to date on what’s happening http://www.twitter.com/suuofc