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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 April 7

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 April 10
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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 personal booklist available at the beginning of April Your course books, materials and Conestoga swag can all be purchased at the Bookstore.

Learn more Booklist available in April

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.

Learn more First day of classes

International Orientation

International Orientation

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

Learn more May 5 and May 12

CSI Health Plan: refund deadline


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

Learn more May 19

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 May 19

Watch orientation videos


Log in to the link below to watch videos we've created to help you learn about the services available at the college. All full-time students are required to watch each video and sign-off on having viewed them.

Watch videos By June 1
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