Orientation and first-year transition programs

New Student Orientation at Georgian

There are many reasons to come to Orientation. Listen to what other students had to say about their experience at Get Connected and Orientation.

Orientation sets the tone for your college experience, whether you’re a mature student, directly out of high school, transferring, commuting, or coming from another country. Whatever your situation, orientation is your chance to connect!

Meet faculty

Introduce yourself and spark new relationships with our college President and CEO, professors, deans and program co-ordinators.

Follow the flow

Learn first-hand what your classes will be like and ask questions about textbooks, papers or missed classes.

Free your mind

Students who attend orientation feel more connected and comfortable on campus.

Get a head start

Learn about the resources that will help contribute to your overall success.

Get involved

Student clubs, on-campus jobs and volunteer work are waiting for people just like you

Supercharged services

Find out how to get help with study skills, tutoring and counselling. Learn about our athletic facilities and programs.

Find your campus tab above to learn what events are taking place at your campus.

Are you an international student? There is an additional orientation session just for you to review academics in Canada, immigration documents and more.

WE’RE HERE FOR YOU!

Visit our “Ask Us!” tables set up throughout the college or stop by our office in K207 at the Barrie Campus, at the top of the stairs above Bear Essentials. The First Year Experience office is a drop-in centre that provides warm welcome and transition programming for all new students. We’re here to help you navigate campus, learn more about student services, find a Peer Mentor or get involved with events, programming and activities on campus.

Photo of First Year Experience office at the Barrie campus

Get Connected – your pre-Orientation

What’s the next step in becoming a GRIZZLY?

GET CONNECTED!

Our pre-Orientation checklist can help you get everything done before classes begin.

Avoid line ups and surprises by:

Barrie Campus Orientation – Monday, Jan. 7, 2019

Check back later for details about Winter 2019 Orientation.

Winter 2019 semester classes begin on Monday, Jan. 7 at noon for all students.

What to expect at Barrie Orientation

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Midland Campus Orientation – Monday, Jan. 7, 2019

Check back later for details about Winter 2019 Orientation.

Winter 2019 semester classes begin on Monday, Jan. 7 at noon for all students.

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Muskoka Campus Orientation – Monday, Jan. 7, 2019

Check back later for details about Winter 2019 Orientation.

Winter 2019 semester classes begin on Monday, Jan. 7 at noon for all students.

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Orangeville Campus Orientation – Monday, Jan. 7, 2019

Check back later for details about Winter 2019 Orientation.

Winter 2019 semester classes begin on Monday, Jan. 7 at noon for all students.

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Orillia Campus Orientation – Monday, Jan. 7, 2019

Check back later for details about Winter 2019 Orientation.

Winter 2019 semester classes begin on Monday, Jan. 7 at noon for all students.

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Owen Sound Campus Orientation – Monday, Jan. 7, 2019

Check back later for details about Winter 2019 Orientation.

Winter 2019 semester classes begin on Monday, Jan. 7 at noon for all students.

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South Georgian Bay Campus Orientation – Monday, Jan. 7, 2019

Check back later for details about Winter 2019 Orientation.

Winter 2019 semester classes begin on Monday, Jan. 7 at noon for all students.

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Interested in joining the Orientation team?

Become a First Year Experience Volunteer. Under the guidance of transition leaders, you will help out with such events as:

  • Get Connected
  • Orientation day
  • GCSA and campus wide events
  • Stress Free Day
  • and many more!

Our volunteers will receive Co-Curricular Record (CCR) credit and gain valuable experiences to add to your resume!

To volunteer please fill out a job application below.

Contact us for more information.

O-Team application