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Orientation Checklist:

Getting started at Conestoga

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Confirm your offer


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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


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

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Take your pre-practicum testing


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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


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

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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 3
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Get your timetable


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 12
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Find a place to live


Residence

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.

Learn more Residence fees are due December 15
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Buy your books


Bookstore

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

Learn more Booklist available in December
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Get your Orientation schedule


Orientation

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 January 5 and 9
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Family & friends Orientation


Family and Friends

This interactive and engaging workshop is designed to assist your family and friends as they help you make a successful transition to college. The workshop will be offered on multiple dates to correspond with the program you're taking.

Learn more January 5
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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 Early January
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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 9 - 13
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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 16
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Watch orientation videos


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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 February 1
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CSI Health Plan: refund deadline


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

Learn more January 27
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