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Welcome to Georgian College Orientation is Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. Classes start at noon at most campuses. Check your campus tab for details.

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?

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

Get Connected: pre-orientation

Welcome

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!

Learn about Get Connected at the Barrie Campus, happening Dec. 15 and 17, 2014.

Winter Orientation

Monday, 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)

Classes start at noon.

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Get Connected: pre-orientation

Monday, Dec. 15 — 9 to 11 a.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 17 — 9 to 11 a.m., 1 to 3 p.m. or 5 to 7 p.m.

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)

RSVP NOW

 

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Stay Connected

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

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Orientation day

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

Orientation

Monday, Jan. 5 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Programs: Personal Support Worker and Office Administration

  • 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.

Orientation

Monday, Jan. 5, 2015

  • 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

Orientation

Monday, Jan. 5 from 8 a.m. to noon

Classes are cancelled for all students during this time.

  • 8 to 8:30 a.m. – Free breakfast for all students and all staff – The Den
  • 8:30 to 9 a.m. – Welcome – C112 Theatre
  • 9 to 9:30 a.m. – SAC orientation presentation – C112 Theatre
  • 9:30 to 11 a.m. – Academic breakout sessions
    • Community and Justice Services – C109
    • Child and Youth Worker – B112
    • Early Childhood Education – C110
    • Police Foundations – D102
    • Social Service Worker – D105
    • Vet Assistant – D106
  • 11 a.m. to noon – Lunch – B111

Vendor fair which will include wax hand, maple taffy, human gyroscope and henna.

Orientation

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 noon – Activities and lunch

Orientation

9 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Coffee and Muffins

  • Welcome
  • Agenda

Room 212 9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Policies Binder

  • Checklist
  • Student Handbook/SAC
  • Credit Transfer Centre
  • Important Dates
  • Weather
  • Lockdown/Fire Plan
  • Academic Policies
  • Student Email
  • Logging On to Network
  • Print Credits
  • Banner
  • Textbooks
  • KPI Student Surveys
  • Lockers & Parking
  • Student Insurance/Board
  • Testing Services

Student Services

  • Learning Strategist
  • First Generation Mentor
  • Disability Specialist

10:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m. Program Break Outs

  • Gas Technician / Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning  Room 212
  • Office Administration General/ Medical Room 120
  • Room 210College and Career Preparation

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