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Top reasons to attend orientation

  1. Connect with other new students. Whether you’re a mature student, directly out of high school, transferring, commuting, coming from another country, or whatever your situation, this is your chance to connect.
  2. Find out who’s who. Get to know the faces of Georgian College, hear from our President, academic deans, co-ordinators and more!
  3. Meet faculty. Find out what your classes will be like, get to know your teachers and classmates, ask questions about textbooks, papers or missed classes.
  4. Success. People who attend orientation feel more connected and comfortable on campus, and get a better start. At orientation, we’ll guide you to resources that will help contribute to your overall success.
  5. Get involved. Student clubs, on-campus jobs, volunteer work – find out how you can get involved at Georgian.
  6. Services. Find out how to get help with study skills, tutoring, counselling, learn about our athletic facilities and programs – you’ll find everything you need to know about the services available to you at Georgian.
  7. Free stuff. Who doesn’t like FREE stuff?
Find more about Get Connected

Are you an international student?

We look forward to welcoming you to Georgian College and invite you to join our college-wide orientation events. Please take a look at these pages for event details. In addition, the International Centre offers a mandatory pre-orientation event to help make your transition as easy as possible. Find out more about pre-orientation for international students.

Why come to Get Connected and orientation?

Welcome message from your college President

Orientation

Stay tuned for fall semester Orientation day

Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016

Plan to attend, check back here for more details.

Cotton candy
Buff guy
Dance party
Group tug of war shot
Pre health winners

Don’t miss Orientation

Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016

Stay tuned, more details to come!

Don’t miss Orientation

When?

Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016

Why?

This event will include:

  • Welcome session with free SWAG and giveaways
  • Academic breakout session
  • Free lunch
  • Find out about Student Services
  • Snap Fitness information and membership sign-up
  • Information on Banner, Blackboard, One Drive, and Student E-Mail
  • Learn about materials for Student Success
  • Details regarding campus events throughout the year
  • GCSA updates and information

Late Connection

Bracebridge picnic table study

Check back here for more details on the next Late Connection session.

Orientation at the Orangeville Campus

When?

Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016

Why?

This event will include:

  • Free coffee and pastries!
  • Introductions and welcome address
  • Computer lab and scavenger hunt
  • Academic breakout sessions
  • Free lunch!

Don’t miss Orientation at the Orillia Campus

When?

Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016

Details will be posted here as soon as they are available.

Don’t miss Orientation at the Owen Sound Campus

 When?

Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016

Details will be posted here as soon as they are available.

Don’t miss Orientation at the South Georgian Bay Campus

When

Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016

Details will be posted here as soon as they are available.

Get Connected: Pre-orientation

Growler Get Connected

What?

Get Connected is your chance to visit Georgian and connect with us before the start-of-semester rush. Get things done at Get Connected so on your first day, you can avoid the lineups and focus on meeting friends, faculty and staff.

How?

GROWLER’S CHECKLIST

WHAT TO DO AT GET CONNECTED

  • Purchase your parking pass or learn about transit #getaround
  • Learn about fitness options or activate your fitness centre membership #freshman15
  • Get a personalized tour of your classrooms #directionallychallenged
  • Attend an IT session to learn to use Banner and Blackboard #veryimportant
  • Visit the Registrar’s Office for help with fee, OSAP, course registration and student cards #help
  • Opt out of student insurance #onlyifyoualreadyhaveinsurancethough
  • Connect with staff who can offer you academic support #geterdone

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