It’s back to school time and for some of us this isn’t our first rodeo, but for others this campus seems huge and scary (spoiler alert: it’s not), and they are just finding their footing. Clubs and Course Unions day is an amazing way to expose yourself to the over 200 clubs and course unions on campus.
This two-day event happens on September 13th and 14th this year. It takes place in the SUB and is in the michel pujol, sub upper lounge and spills into the halls with so many clubs. I am here to provide you with a few tips to get the most out of clubs and course unions day.
1. Pack light
There are a lot of clubs in a small space, so try not to bring a huge heavy backpack. Throw your stuff in your dorm or in your locker while browsing your club options.
2. Avoid peak hours
Basically, lunch is busy af. On Wednesday (12:30 – 1:20) and Thursday (1-2:20) it gets super busy and sometimes you’re not able to get the time to chat with all the clubs you want to because everyone is moving around so quickly. Plan ahead so you can take your time. It is from 10-4 both days, so hopefully you can pop by sometime!
3. Bring a friend
It’s way more fun walking around while having someone to talk to and navigate the many, many options.
4. Go with an open mind
Do not be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and try something new. Even if you never make it to a club meeting, you get to meet people with similar interests.
5. Free up your hands
This might sound weird but clubs give out a ton of free stuff, so make sure you have the hands to carry it all! This can be anything from candy, to sunglasses, to notebooks and bags.
6. Ask questions!
If you don’t know what a club is all about, ask! The members will be more than happy to let you know about themselves.
7. Sign up!
Even if you don’t end up joining, most clubs have an email list and they’ll take you off once you realize it maybe doesn’t fit your schedule or you just aren’t interested anymore. It isn’t a lifetime commitment if you sign up.
Come visit the Her Campus at UVic table at clubs day! And see our article 7 Reasons to Join HC at UVic!