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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.

Your offerWelcome to Conestoga!
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Conestoga 101


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Make sure you check out Conestoga 101 on eConestoga to help get you set for your Orientation and to be successful at 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


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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 moreBefore 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.

Your ONE CardAfter 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.

Parking passJuly 30
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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.

Your timetableAugust 7
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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.

HousingInternational Student Housing
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Buy your books


Bookstore

The Bookstore has your personal booklist available August 8. Your course books, materials and Conestoga swag can all be purchased at the Bookstore.

BookstoreBooklist available August 8
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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)


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.

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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.

ScheduleAugust 27 - August 31
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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.

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International Student Welcome


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 moreSeptember 8
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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 guideBy September 28
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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 September 28 (if you already have health insurance).

Your health plan September 28
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