Orientation and first-year transition programs

New Student Orientation at Georgian

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.

All scheduled academic classes begin Sept. 5.

Visit the campus tabs to see what’s happening at your specific Georgian location – be sure to check back regularly for updates!

First Year Eperience office

WE’RE HERE FOR YOU!

Georgian College’s 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. Visit our “Ask Us!” tables set up throughout the college or stop by our office in K207, at the top of the stairs above the Bear Essentials bookstore.

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 – Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018

We are so excited to welcome all of the new Grizzlies to campus! To get the most out of the day, we ask that you dress comfortably. Some of our activities involve moving and shaking. You should also plan to be on campus for the day in order to get the most out of the experience.

Get stuff done, vendors and activities
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Vendors will be on campus all day with great student giveaways and student promotions.
  • On- and off-campus services will be available to offer information and connect students to important resources.
  • Play some games, get a henna tattoo and meet some new friends.
  • There will be lots of free swag.

Academic sessions
9 to 10:30 a.m. OR 10:30 a.m. to noon

Grizzly spirit Rally

  • Meet at noon at the flag poles (rain location, the gym).

Free pizza lunch!
12:30 and 1:30 p.m.

  • Register for the Mature Student Lunch and Learn in Alumni Hall K229.

Georgian Zen: Mindfulness on Campus

  • Participate in one of our Mindfulness workshops.
  • Learn what Mindfulness is and how it can help you.
  • Connect to resources on campus.
  • Register for the 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m. or 3 p.m. session

Afternoon Freezie cool-down
2:30 to 3 p.m., while quantities last

GCSA Movie Night
Movies begin at 4 p.m.

One lucky student will go home with a WOW speaker courtesy of our radio sponsors! Visit their vendor booth for your chance to win.

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CLASSES FOR ALL STUDENTS BEGIN on Wednesday, Sept. 5

GCSA

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Midland Campus Orientation – Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018

More information coming soon.

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Muskoka Campus Orientation – Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018

More information coming soon.

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Orangeville Campus Orientation – Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018

More information coming soon.

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Orillia Campus Orientation – Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018

More information coming soon.

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Owen Sound Campus Orientation – Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018

More information coming soon.

 

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South Georgian Bay Campus Orientation – Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018

More information coming soon.

 

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Interested in joining the Orientation team?

Start out as one of our SWAT (Student Welcoming and Activities Team) volunteers. Under the guidance of transition leaders, you will help out with such events as:

  • Get Connected
  • Orientation day
  • Tug-of-war
  • Stress Free Day
  • and many more!

To volunteer please fill out a job application below.

You can then progress to a paid position as a transition leader and further develop your leadership skills and campus involvement. For more information, please email orientation@georgiancollege.ca

O-Team application

Special event – Thursday, Sept. 6

Can i kiss you? Thursday, Sept. 6, 10:30 to 11:45 a.m., Georgian Theatre, Barrie Campus. Open to staff, students and community members.