Services | Foundation Student Orientation

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FOUNDATION ORIENTATION 2019: September 3 – 4

Orientation consists of a series of workshops, info sessions and social activities. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about Emily Carr University and meet other new students.

Orientation attendance on September 3rd and 4th is mandatory.

Tuesday September 3rd

On September 3rd arrive between 8:15 - 9:00 a.m. to check-in. Check-in will take place outside the Reliance Theatre located on floor 1 at the 1st Avenue entrance.

Your day will start with an info session, followed by a grafitti workshop, library orientation and a light lunch. You should be done by 3:00pm.

Wednesday September 4th

On September 4th arrive by 9:00am and meet in the Reliance Theatre.

We'll begin our second day of Orientation with a presentation by Good Night Out, who will give a workshop on consent. This will be followed by a group photo, campus tours, and a grilled cheese social (vegan options available), provided by your ECU Students' Union. We will be finished by approximately 4:00pm.


  • If you plan on renting a locker, bring a lock (lockers cost $30 per academic year to rent)
  • Please make sure you know your Creative Process (CP) section number. See below for an explanation on how to determine your section number.

Find your section number listed on your schedule in myEC. 




Gaye Fowler, the Foundation Program Advisor (, will email all Foundation students throughout the year with important reminders and updates. University information will only be sent to your Emily Carr account. You must ensure that your Emily Carr email is active by August, and make sure to check your email regularly.

Please refer to the following link for instructions on accessing your Emily Carr email account:

▪   Access Emily Carr email

Any problems accessing your Emily Carr email can be directed to


The Foundation Forum is a series of lectures scheduled on Mondays from 11:45am-12:45pm. Forums feature a variety workshops and guest artists from diverse disciplines, who will show examples of their work, and speak about their art practice and creative process.

Students are required to attend a minimum number of lectures each semester. Notes taken during Forums count towards your participation mark. Full details on Forums will be presented at the Orientation Info Session.



Contact Gaye Fowler, Foundation Program Advisor at