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Welcome to Georgian College Orientation for all students for Winter 2015 is Monday, Jan. 5. Classes begin as of 12pm.

Orientation

Why come to Get Connected and orientation?

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?

Welcome message from your college President

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.

New student checklist

Welcome Excited about coming to Georgian? We’re gearing up for a great year! Here are some things you can do to help get you connected and give you the best start to your Georgian experience.

1. Pay your fees.

www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/apply/tuition-and-related-fees-tab

2. Apply to OSAP.

https://osap.gov.on.ca/OSAPPortal

3. Apply for advanced standing.

www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/credit-transfer/

4. Look for housing options.

www.georgiancollege.ca/campus-life/residence-housing/

5. Register for classes.

www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/register/

6. Attend a Get Connected event.

Get Connected is your pre-orientation session – your chance to come onto your campus and connect before the rush. Check the individual campus tabs on this page to find out what’s happening at your campus.

7. Get your book list and course materials.

Search and purchase online through georgianstores.com or in store at our depot.

8. Find out about your orientation events and plan to attend.

From free swag, lunch and more importantly meeting your faculty, support staff and peers – this is the event you don’t want to miss! Check the individual campus tabs on this page to find out what’s happening at your campus.

9. Stay connected.

Check back often to find out what other transition activities we have planned for you. Connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Georgiancollegeorientation).

Get Connected

Get Connected is your chance to visit Georgian and connect with us before the January rush. We’ll help you with your transition to college life! Here are some of the things you can do to get connected:

  • Purchase your parking pass
  • Get a personalized tour of your classrooms
  • Learn about Banner and Blackboard
  • Purchase your fitness centre membership
  • Visit the Registrar’s Office for help with fees, OSAP, add/drop, get assistance with new queuing system, Qnomy.
  • Get your student card (bring photo ID)
  • Opt-out/find out more about student insurance
  • Attend a learning strategies session, and more!

Each session will start in Alumni Hall (Room K229)

Monday, Dec. 15 — 9 to 11 a.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 17 — 9 to 11 a.m., 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m.

RSVP: http://fluidsurveys.com/s/Getconnectedfastpass/

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Winter Orientation schedule

Jan. 5, 2015                               

  • 8 to 8:30 a.m. – Doors open (J Building, Athletics Centre)
  • 8:30 to 9 a.m. – Welcome in the Athletics Centre
  • 9 to 11 a.m. – Academic breakout session
  • 11 a.m. – Free pizza lunch, indoor fun festival and Tug of War Challenge
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Vendor Fair (across the campus)

Stay Connected

Stay Connected

We can help you Stay Connected and provide ongoing transition support. Find us the first and third Wednesday of every month during the fall semester, across from the Subway restaurant.

Monday, Jan. 5, 2015

  • 9 a.m.
    • Morning snacks
    • Official welcome rally in the shop
    • Campus introductions, overview of policies and campus services
  • 9:30 a.m.
    • Program breakout sessions
  • 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Parking
    • Select a locker
    • Pick up textbooks (if preordered online)
    • Student ID picture taken

Our January Orientation will occur on Monday, Jan. 5 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Programs: Personal Support Worker and Office Administration

AGENDA

  • Welcome reception in Room 113 with Coffee, pastries and welcome bags
  • Campus welcome
  • Info session – campus and general info – including distribution of program outlines
  • Students’ Administrative Council (SAC)
  • Mask fit testing – Room 115
  • Technology session – how to log into and use banner
  • Pictures for student cards
  • Purchase locks/locker rentals/pick up books
  • Regular scheduled post-secondary classes resume at noon.

Monday, Jan. 5, 2015

Please join us for:

  • Coffee and Danish/muffin – 8:15 am to 9 a.m.
  • Welcome address – 9 to 9:45 a.m. (includes staff/faculty introduction, student success and SAC presentations, and passport info – fill your passport and be eligible for a prize!)
  • Faculty-led, fun-filled activities – 9:45 to 11:15 a.m.
  • Academic breakout sessions and pizza lunch – 11:15 a.m. to noon

Get Connected is your chance to visit Georgian and connect with us before the January rush. We’ll help you with your transition to college life!

  • Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Dec. 4 from 1 to 3 p.m.

More information coming soon.

Late Connection

Missed orientation? No problem, connect with us.

If, for whatever reason, you missed orientation, we’d still like to connect with you to show you everything Georgian has to offer! Please check back here soon for more information.

Georgian’s pre-orientation – your opportunity to get connected before the semester rush begins!

Dates:

Wednesday, Nov. 26 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 27 from noon to 2 p.m.

To register for a Get Connected event at the Owen Sound Campus, please visit:

http://fluidsurveys.com/s/owensoundgetconnectedwinter2015/

Winter Orientation schedule

Jan. 5, 2015                               

  • 8 to 9 a.m. – Welcome Breakfast (Cafeteria)
  • 9 to 9:30 a.m. – Welcome Rally (Cafeteria)
  • 9:30 to 11 a.m. – Program Breakout Sessions
  • 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.. – Activities and Lunch

Late Connection

Missed orientation? No problem, connect with us.

If, for whatever reason, you missed orientation, we’d still like to connect with you to show you everything Georgian has to offer! Please check back here soon for more information.

More information coming soon.

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