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Orientation Checklist:

Getting started at Conestoga

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Confirm your offer


The first thing you need to do is to confirm your offer of admission with OCAS. This must be done before anything else can happen.

Learn more Welcome to Conestoga!
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Pay your deposit and fees

Financial Services

A mandatory, non-refundable tuition deposit is required from all new and returning students.

Learn more
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Take your pre-practicum testing


Depending on your program, you may be required to take some pre-practicum testing before starting class. Health sciences and community services students must complete a police background check within three months of the first day of class.

Learn more Before your first class
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Activate your online accounts


Log in to your student portal account and set up your Conestoga email address.

Learn more
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Upload your ONE Card photo

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Upload your photo before Orientation through the student portal to save time when school starts. You can pick up your student card during Orientation and then load it with money to use on campus.

Learn more After student portal activation
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Buy a parking pass

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If you're planning on driving to school you will need to buy a parking pass for your car.

Learn more December 4

Get your timetable


You can access your timetable through the Student Portal. Don't forget to make sure your fees information is up to date.

Learn more December 18

Conestoga 101


Make sure you check out Conestoga 101 on eConestoga to help get you set for your Orientation and first day of classes.

Learn more Before you arrive
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Find a place to live


Whether you choose to live off campus or in Conestoga Residence, getting a place of your own is a fulfilling part of the college experience.

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Buy your books


The Bookstore has your personal booklist available December 18. Your course books, materials and Conestoga swag can all be purchased at the Bookstore.

Learn more Booklist available December 18

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)


As part of Conestoga's commitment to innovative learning strategies, the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiative is designed to enhance your learning experience. Check to see if your program is part of BYOD.

Learn more Check before you arrive

Get your Orientation schedule


Orientation is designed to make your transition to college as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Each campus hosts its own orientation events, so be sure to select the right schedule.

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Family, Friends & Caregivers Orientation

Family and Friends

Learn all about the supports here at Conestoga that are available to your students.

Learn more (pdf)

International Orientation

International Orientation

International Office offers different sessions for all new International students, find the one that’s right for you based on your program of study.

Learn more January 13

Frost Week

Frosh Week Fun

Get involved in the events and activities that CSI has planned for you and your fellow frosh.

Learn more January 15
Late to Orientation

Late Arrival

Late Arrival

Orientation is a key part of your success at Conestoga. If you cannot attend your Orientation day, make sure you register for one of our Late Arrival Orientation information sessions. These sessions will keep you informed and support your transition to the Conestoga community.

Learn more January 17 & 23

Review the Student Guide & your Program Handbook

Student Guide

You are required to review the college's Student Guide and your program's handbook to learn about the social and academic expectations of you as a student at Conestoga. You can get your program handbook by visiting your program's web page.

Program Handbooks       Student Guide By January 26

CSI Health Plan: refund deadline


The deadline to opt out of the CSI health plan and get a refund is January 29 (if you already have health insurance).

Learn more January 29
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