Welcome to Georgian College Orientation for all students for fall 2014 is Tuesday, Sept. 2. Classes begin Wednesday, Sept. 3.

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).

For Get Connected (pre-orientation) information please see below.

Orientation day schedule  

Tuesday, Sept. 2

Session 1

Engineering and Technology, Design and Visual Arts, Computer Studies and Community Studies (full program list here)

  • 8:30 to 9 a.m.: welcome assembly in the Athletic Centre gymnasium
  • 9 to 11 a.m.: academic breakout sessions
  • 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.: free lunch available in the Alumni Courtyard after academic breakout sessions

Session 2

Business and Management Studies, Automotive Business School of Canada and Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation (see full programs list here)

  • 10:30 to 11 a.m.: welcome assembly in the Athletic Centre gymnasium
  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: academic breakout sessions
  • 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.: free lunch available in the Alumni Courtyard after academic breakout sessions

Session 3

Health and Wellness, Liberal Arts and Aboriginal Studies (see full programs list here)

  • 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.: free lunch available in the Alumni Courtyard before your welcome assembly
  • 12:30 to 1 p.m.: welcome assembly in the Athletic Centre gymnasium
  • 1 to 3 p.m.: academic breakout sessions

Lunch and vendor fair

  • 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.: free lunch available in the Alumni Courtyard (weather permitting) for all groups
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: vendor fair in parking lot 10 (weather permitting)

Outdoor festival

  • 6 to 8 p.m.: outdoor barbecue, live music and entertainment
  • 8 p.m.: Outdoor Movie Night

If you have any questions, please email us. And check back often for the most up-to-date information! Connect with us on social media:

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Get Connected Orientation 2014

Get Connected

Get Connected is your chance to visit Georgian and connect with us before the September 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 time management session, and more!

Below is a schedule of Get Connected events. They take place in Alumni Hall,  Room K229.

  • Monday, Aug. 18: 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 19: 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 20: 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 21: 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m.

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.

Late Connection

Missed orientation? No problem. Connect with us Wednesday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

If, for whatever reason, you missed orientation, we’d still like to connect with you to show you everything Georgian has to offer! Late Connection features:

  • “Ask Me” booth – stop in to connect with your orientation team
  • Mature Student Coffeehouse
  • Campus services fair – connect with all campus services in one spot

Orientation is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 2.  Classes for all students will be cancelled on this day.

Orientation schedule

  • 10  to 11 a.m.: welcome rally, campus introductions, academic expectations and overview of campus services
  • 11 a.m. to noon: academic program breakout sessions
  • Noon to 1 p.m.: free barbecue lunch
  • 1 to 3 p.m.: pick up parking passes, lockers, textbooks and student ID cards

Get Connected

Get Connected is your chance to visit Georgian and the Midland Campus and connect with us before the September rush. We’ll help you with your transition to college life! Contact us for more information: 

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.

Orientation is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 2.  Classes for all students will be cancelled on this day.

Orientation schedule

  • 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.: free pancake breakfast, welcome and ice-breakers
  • 10:35 to 11:40 a.m.: program and academic information
  • 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: pick up books, purchase locks and get student ID cards
  • 1 to 2:30 p.m.: free boat cruise on Lady Muskoka, lunch and prize draws!

Please call us at 705.646.7629 to confirm your attendance!

Get Connected

Get Connected is your chance to visit Georgian and the Muskoka Campus and connect with us before the September rush. We’ll help you with your transition to college life! Contact us for more information: 

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.

Orientation is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 2.  Classes for all students will be cancelled on this day.

Orientation schedule

  • 9:30 to 10:15 a.m.: welcome, staff introductions and Student Success presentation (new student packages)
  • 10:15 to 11:45 a.m.: faculty-led activities (Rooms 105 and 108), student ID cards (Room 202)
  • 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.: free barbecue lunch
  • 12:45 to 2 p.m.: faculty-led activities (Rooms 105 and 108), student ID cards (Room 202)
  • 2 to 2:30 p.m.: wrap-up and prize draws!

Get Connected

Get Connected is your chance to visit Georgian and the Orangeville Campus and connect with us before the September rush. We’ll help you with your transition to college life! Contact us for more information: 

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.

Orientation is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 2.  Classes for all students will be cancelled on this day.

Orientation schedule

  • 9 to 10 a.m.: free pancake breakfast (The Den)
  • 10 to 11:30 a.m.: morning breakout sessions
    • Addictions: Treatment and Prevention [40] Rm B111
    • Early Childhood Education Rm C112
    • Police Studies Degree Rm C209/210
    • Protection, Security and Investigation Rm C109
    • Social Service Worker Rm A206
    • Therapeutic Recreation Rm D106
  • 11:30 a.m. to noon: morning welcome assembly in the gymnasium
  • Noon to 2 p.m.: free lunch, activities and live entertainment (parking lot #1)
  • 2 to 3:30 p.m.: afternoon breakout sessions
    • Child and Youth Worker Rm C112
    • Community and Justice Services Rm C109
    • Developmental Service Worker Rm D106
    • Police Foundations Rm A206
    • Veterinary Technician Rm C209/210
  • 3:30 to 4 p.m.: afternoon welcome assembly in the gymnasium
  • 4 to 5 p.m.: free sundaes in the café!

Avoid long lineups and save time!

Consider waiting to pick up your student card. Unless you’re a student in Justice and Public Safety programs, your student card does not need to be obtained immediately. You can also purchase a parking pass online.

Get Connected

Get Connected is your chance to visit Georgian and the Orillia Campus and connect with us before the September rush. We’ll help you with your transition to college life! There are two sessions available:

  • Monday, Aug. 11, 1 to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2 to 6 p.m.

Register for Get ConnectedPlease note that registration is required for all Get Connected events at the Orillia Campus.

Stay Connected

Stay Connected

Students are invited to the Steps to Success student services fair on Wednesday, Oct. 1. All student service departments will there to answer questions and provide information.

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.

Orientation is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 2.  Classes for all students will be cancelled on this day.

Orientation schedule

Group A

  • 9 to 9:30 a.m.: free breakfast in the cafeteria
  • 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.: academic breakout sessions
  • 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.: welcome assembly in the gymnasium
  • 12:15 to 2 p.m.: activities, free lunch and vendor fair

Group B

  • 9 to 9:30 a.m.: free breakfast in the cafeteria
  • 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.: welcome assembly in the gymnasium
  • 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.: academic breakout sessions
  • 12:15 to 2 p.m.: activities, free lunch and vendor fair

Group A and B

  • 2 to 2:30 p.m.: closing rally
  • 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.: campus tours

Get Connected

Get Connected is your chance to visit Georgian and the Owen Sound Campus and connect with us before the September rush. We’ll help you with your transition to college life! Owen Sound Campus Get Connected dates:

  • Tuesday, July 22
  • Tuesday, Aug. 19
  • Thursday, Aug. 21

Register for Get Connected. Please note that registration is required for all Get Connected events at the Owen Sound Campus.

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.

Orientation is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 2.  Classes for all students will be cancelled on this day.

Orientation schedule

  • 10:30  to 11 a.m.: welcome assembly in the lobby
  • 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: staff and faculty introductions, policies and procedures, “get-to-know us ” and “get-to-know you” activities
  • 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.: free lunch and activities
  • 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.: program breakout sessions
  • 2:30 to 4 p.m.: student ID cards, parking cards, Student Services and lockers

Get Connected

Get Connected is your chance to visit Georgian and the John Di Poce South Georgian Bay Campus and connect with us before the September rush. We’ll help you with your transition to college life! Contact us for more information:

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.