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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.

Your offer 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.

Student fees
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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.

Get started
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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.

Your ONE Card After Student Portal activation

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.

Your timetable April 13

Conestoga 101


Complete Conestoga 101 (CON0101) on eConestoga for an overview of the supports, services and opportunities available to you throughout your time at Conestoga. This mandatory online course will take you approximately one hour to complete. Make sure you complete it early on in the term – it contains valuable information that will help you transition to Conestoga. You will have access to this course within three days of paying your fees and completing the registration process.

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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.

Housing International student housing

Buy your books


The Bookstore has your personal booklist available April 13. Your course books, materials and Conestoga swag can all be purchased at the Bookstore.

Bookstore Booklist available April 13
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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.

Parking pass April 20

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.

Schedule May 6-11

International Student Welcome Event

International Student Welcome Event

International Office offers different sessions for all new international students. Find the one that’s right for you based on your campus and program of study.

Learn more May 11-14

CSI Health Plan: refund deadline


The deadline to opt out of the CSI health plan and get a refund is February 3 (if you already have health insurance).

Your health plan May 29

Review the Student Guide and 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 June 5
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