May 19, 2017

101 Week

Are you ready for the beginning of your university life?

    Kick it off with UofO's own Engineering 101 Week! The students of the Engineering Faculty will be hosting events for YOU to take part in ALL WEEK. Being a part of 101 Week gets you your own exclusive 101 Week Starter Kit and access to all the events the University has to offer!

Messy Day Package

    This package will add a cool pair of coveralls and a snazzy hardhat that you must wear to the messy day event. Hard Hats are not only an important piece of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), they are also a timeless symbol of engineers everywhere! Check out the Engineering Culture page to learn more!

The descriptions and timetables of all the events can be found below. You can also download them by clicking on the links at the very bottom of this page.


Please note: If you cannot buy a kit online, there will be in-person kit sales on September 2nd and 3rd in front of the Colonel By Building (times included in schedule).


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Engineering 101 Week Event Descriptions

DISCLAIMER: The events and descriptions are not final and are subject to change. 101ers shall be expected to purchase all food and drinks throughout the week. 101ers will be required to wear their 101 shirt for every event with the exception of Messy Day. The 101 week bracelet must be worn at all times. 101ers can leave at any point during any events if they feel uncomfortable.

We will meet 15 minutes before every event on the Colonel By lawn

Sunday, September 3rd, 2017

Icebreakers: Your chance to meet your fellow 101ers, play awesome ENG games, make new friends, and most importantly, have fun!
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Jousting Tournament: Do you have immense stress that needs to be worked out? Get rid of it with a friendly jousting tournament on an inflatable bouncy castle.
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Couch decorating: You can start decorating your couches alongside your teammates for one of the most memorable and fun events of the week, couch carry!
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Difference Makers: We think you can change the world so we’re giving you a place to start.
Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

EngCuts: We’re taking out the clippers, so if you volunteer, some of your hair is going bye-bye. Our professional engineering hair stylists are here to give you a creative and crazy new hair do.
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Take Back the Night: Consent is sexy! Take back the night is about people having the right to feel safe from sexual harassment or abuse.
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Decompression: Did you feel a little down from Take Back the Night? Come chill and relax in the Decompression safe space.
Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Fedstock: Opening ceremonies for 101 week with a huge concert that ALL uOttawa 101ers will attend. Not to be missed!
Time: 8:00pm - 12:00am

Monday, September 4th, 2017

Couch Carry: An engineering tradition. Arguably the most fun event of the week. Each team will carry their couch across Ottawa, taking pictures at as many pit stops as possible, to gain the most points. A unique and interesting way to discover the city!
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Carnival: A carnival on campus? Who would have thought.
Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Makerspace Workshop: Have you ever heard of the UOttawa Makerspace? Well this is your chance to learn more about it and maybe even 3D print something!
Time: 2:00pm - 5:30pm

Terminus (18+): One of the advantages of Ottawa is that we are a bridge away from Quebec. Come party with us at a giant pool hall in Hull, a place you probably will never return to after you turn 19.
Time: 8:00pm - 2:00am

Parliament Hill Light Show: Come and enjoy the spectacular Parliament Hill Light Show, ‘Northern Lights’ with your engineering friends!
Time: 8:30pm - 10:30pm

Tuesday, September 8th, 2017

Shine Day: TUESDAY!?! SHINEDAY!!! SHINEDAY?!?! TUESDAY!!! This event bring out students all across Canada at 6 AM, raising money for Shinerama. Shinerama is a charity campaign for Cystic Fibrosis research, a disease that affects kids, adolescents and young adults. It’s a very successful campaign, and the medical advancements have augmented the life expectancy from 17 to 37 in the last 10 years. Bring your talents and help raise money for Shinerama! Those who come out will be rewarded!
Time: 6:00am - 9:00am

Faculty "u101" Orientation: Your mandatory faculty orientation session that will explain how your first week of classes will work and an overview of your program. You will listen to the Dean’s speech and get free food!
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Messy Day: This is the rite of passage as an engineering student. There is an urban legend that whoever skips Messy Day doesn't graduate. You will also receive your hard hats and coveralls. Dress appropriately (DO NOT WEAR YOUR 101 WEEK SHIRT)! Wear your shinerama shirt you got for attending SHINEDAY. Do not bring any electronics, expensive items, or nice clothes. Wear a shirt you would never like to see again. Sandals are recommended, flip flops are not.
Time: 2:00pm - 7:00pm

Shinerama Closing Ceremonies: Reward yourself by coming out to the Shinerama Closing Ceremonies and learn more about the amazing cause you raised money for.
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

[Option 1] Messy Day After Party (18+): Be a boss and come party after Messy Day. I know you have class the next morning but it doesn’t matter. Traditional Engineering Party that you probably will not remember.
Time: 8:00pm - 2:00am

[Option 2] Drag Show: If you desire more drama and flare in an event, look no further. Watch some local Kings and Queens perform some of your favorite songs.
Time: 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Wednesday, September 9th, 2017

Hangover Breakfast: It’s been a rough week so reward yourself with some free breakfast. Don’t worry, there will be vegan and gluten free options!
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

House Party with the Nurses: A house party style event on campus, during the day and with the nurses. All these good things in one! ONE: We love Nurses, TWO...
Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Indigenous Cultural Celebration: Come out, celebrate and learn more about the wonderful world of Indigenous Culture!
Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

[Option 1] Courtyard Dance: A huge dance party hosted by the Faculty of Science!
Time: 7:00pm - 12:00am

Option 2 101 Week Dinner: The Muslim Students’ Association is hosting us all for dinner! Eat, be merry and hangout with other 101ers
Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Thursday, September 10th, 2017

Park Day with SAFA: Engineers and Artsies playing games with each other? Yes, it may be hard to believe but we can get along in this fun park day.
Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Service Scavenger Hunt Prize Pickup: Come pick up your prize for participating in the service scavenger hunt!
Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm

[Option 1] Mystery Bus Tour (18+): Party with a bunch of other FED Bodies, hosted by Engineering and Telfer! We load you onto a bus and you have no clue where you are going but that's the point! Similar to the classic engineering event DUSTED. Do not miss this party!
Time: 8:00pm - 2:00am

[Option 2] Shisha Night: Embrace the Arab culture by coming out to smoke some shisha with other FED bodies.
Time: 8:00pm - 12:00am

Friday, September 11th, 2017

Sub Association Day: Split up into your respective Sub Association and have fun while playing games and learning about the Brunsfield Center!
Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Social Justice Fair: Bring out your inner Social Justice Warrior by attending this event. Feel empowered and confident!
Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

[Option 1] Formation: Learn the many different types of dance in a fun and uplifting environment!
Time: 7:00pm - 10:30pm

[Option 2] Camp Fortune (All Ages): Biggest party of the week. Giant cabin party with ALL the 101ers! Why wouldn’t you come?
Time: 8:00pm - 2:00am

Saturday, September 12th, 2017

Petit Brunch: End the week with a “Petite Brunch” with all the other FED Bodies. Your last chance to enjoy 101 Week before you're swamped with school work.
Time: 12:00pm - 5:00pm