President's Message

If you are new to residence, welcome! If you are returning for another great year, welcome back! The U of L has become my home away from home over the last four years and I hope it will become the same for you.

Get ready for an outstanding year! Living on campus is truly an exciting, one-of-a-kind experience and we’re here to make it even better. The #1 goal of the ORS Council is to build a great community – one that is active, welcoming, supportive, and most importantly fun. Your RAs will host floor meetings, your VPs will put on facility-wide events where several floors and sections attend together, and I will plan the residence-wide events. We also have a number of committees with different focuses such as Residence Wars, cabarets, health & wellness, and community involvement. Some of my favourite events are the Quidditch tournament, the Kumoniwannaluau cabaret, hiking in Waterton, and playing on the ORS intramural floor hockey team. You can expect to see events like these and more this year. On top of that, we’ll host sessions, workshops, and activities that will focus on keeping you active, healthy, informed, focused, and successful in the classroom.

But we cannot do this alone. You, your roommates, and your floor mates are essential to building a great community. Your residence experience will be exactly what you want it to be and what you put into it. Jump in with both feet and attend events, open your door when you’re home, spend time in the common spaces, and get to know your neighbours. Let’s make this year something to remember! 

See you around campus, 

Brady Hornung 

President, Organization of Residence Students (ORS)