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Welcome to Georgian College

Orientation is Tuesday, Sept. 8.
Classes start Wednesday, Sept. 9.
Check your campus tab for details.
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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?

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 September 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.

Here’s what you can do at 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, Qnomy (the new queuing system)
  • Activate your student card
  • Opt-out/find out more about student insurance
  • Attend a learning strategies session, and more!

Check your campus tab for schedules.

Register here for a Get Connected (pre-orientation)  session at your campus.

 

 

 

 

 

Get Connected sessions take place at the Barrie Campus throughout the week of Aug. 17 and again on Wednesday, Sept. 2. Choose the session that fits your schedule.

• Monday, Aug. 17: 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m.
• Tuesday, Aug. 18: 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m.
• Wednesday, Aug. 19: 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m.
• Thursday, Aug. 20: 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m.
• Wednesday, Sept. 2: 9 to 11 a.m., 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m.

Each session begins in Alumni Hall (Room K229).

Register for Get Connected here.

Get Connected Alumni Hall pic

Fall Orientation

Tuesday, Sept. 8                               

Your orientation day will include:

  • Welcome session with free swag and giveaways
  • Academic breakout session
  • Frosh carnival
  • Free pizza lunch
  • Outdoor fun festival
  • Tug of War challenge
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Ask Me: Stay Connected

First Two weeks of Classes

We can help you Stay Connected and provide ongoing transition support with our Ask Me booth. Find us  across from the Subway restaurant during the first weeks of school.

Late Connection

Did you miss Orientation day? Still need some help transitioning? Connect with us at Late Connection Orientation.

Family Orientation

As part of our Open House, the Georgian Orientation and Transition team hosts a Family Orientation Room. We want to make sure that your support team (family) is as connected to the college as you are! Encourage your family to drop by for a coffee, tea and something to eat, and to find out what they need to know about you coming to Georgian. We will have family information available about financial aid, library and academic supports, orientation and transition activities, first year experience and First Generation support, privacy and much more.

Please check back here soon for Orientation information.

Please check back here soon for Orientation information.

A full list of activities for Orientation and Get Connected will be posted here soon.

Email robyn.naylor@georgiancollege.ca if you have any questions.

Please check back here soon for Orientation information.

Get Connected at the Owen Sound Campus

Tuesday, Aug. 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

OR

Thursday, Aug. 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

ABCs

Activities – Basics – College Services

Surthrivor

How to survive and thrive at college

Empowered Supporters

Concurrent session for supporters

Oh My – How am I Going to Pay for This?

OSAP, line of credit, awards, scholarships, bursaries and employment

You’re Covered

A guide to student insurance

Your Tech Tool Box

Hands-on session covering software, student email, Blackboard, online courses, etc.

Registration is required to attend these events.

Register for Get Connected now

Please check back here soon for Orientation information.

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