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Welcome to Georgian College

Orientation is Tuesday, Sept. 8.
Classes start Wednesday, Sept. 9.
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




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 at the Barrie 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.


Don’t miss Orientation


Tuesday, Sept. 8                


Your orientation day will include:

  • Welcome session with free swag and giveaways
  • Academic breakout session
  • Frosh carnival
  • Free pizza lunch



Tug of War Challenge (11am – 6pm)

  • Academic area vs academic area tournament
  • Georgian Book of Record attempt for the most people participate in a single game
  • Community partners tournament


Outdoor Fun Festival (4pm – 11pm)

  • Live music
  • Drop in Sports
  • Free BBQ
  • Inflatable fun
  • Carnival foods
  • Outdoor movie night
  • Live fire safety demo
tug of war
Wrecking ball Orillia

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.

Don’t miss Orientation


Tuesday, Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Orientation will include:

  • Welcome session
  • Free SWAG and giveaways
  • Academic breakout session
  • Free BBQ lunch
  • Services available for getting parking, lockers, textbooks (if you have preordered online)

Get Connected at the Muskoka Campus

Bracebridge lounge looking in high


Tuesday, August 18, 10 a.m. to noon

Don’t miss Orientation


Tuesday, Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


This event will include:

  • Welcome session with free SWAG and giveaways
  • Academic breakout session
  • Free pizza lunch
  • Snap Fitness challenge
  • Details regarding campus events throughout year
  • GCSA updates and information

Late Connection

Bracebridge picnic table studyTo be determined by schedule availability

Get Connected at the Orangeville Campus


Thursday, Sept. 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


  • Meet your instructors, staff and co-ordinators
  • Attend an information session on self-management
  • Learn how to access Banner, Blackboard and your student email
  • Learn about resources for student success
  • Games, activities and more!

Register for Get Connected

Fall Orientation at the Orangeville Campus


Tuesday, Sept. 8 from 9 a.m. to noon

For more information, please email or call 519-940-0331

Get Connected at the Orillia Campus (pre-orientation)


There are two Get Connected Sessions to choose from at the Orillia Campus:

Tuesday, Aug. 18 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 20 from 1 a.m. to 4 p.m.


  • Learn about student insurance
  • Find out about living away from home
  • Take a campus tour
  • Tour the city of Orillia
  • Learn about Georgian technology and software
  • Find out about Campus support services
  • Buy your books and your fitness centre pass
  • Enjoy a free lunch

Register here for Get Connected

Don’t miss Orientation


Tuesday, Sept. 8, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


  • Free breakfast
  • Welcome session
  • Academic breakout session
  • Meet your student association
  • How to get involved
  • Free SWAG and giveaways
  • Free pizza lunch
  • Outdoor carnival fun area
  • Henna tattoo artist
  • Photo with our Shinerama llama
  • Photo with Growler the Grizzly
  • Sign-up for campus recreation and varsity sports
  • Free ice cream sundaes, plus much much more!

Get Connected at the Owen Sound Campus


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


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


Activities – Basics – College Services


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

Don’t miss Orientation at the South Georgian Bay Campus


Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015



10 a.m.: Welcome session with free swag and  giveaways – Room 212/213
10:10 to 10:30 a.m.: Campus orientation, find out about services – Room 212/213
10:30 a.m. to noon: Student activities
noon to 12:40 p.m.: Free lunch (Sponsored by Georgian College Student Association)
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.: Academic breakout sessions

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