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Orientation Week

Orientation helps set you up for success at Conestoga College.

Program Orientation

We encourage you to attend Orientation as the first day of your professional career path. Orientation is designed to support your successful transition to Conestoga. We look forward to seeing all first-year students at Orientation.

Online session

Please register for the Career Development Professional Program Orientation on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.

The session will be delivered by Rob Straby, Program Coordinator & Professor.

At the Kitchener - Doon campus on January 7, 2020

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.Kickoff
Meet in the Recreation Centre at the Doon campus.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Program Sessions
Meet your program coordinator, faculty and fellow students.
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.Lunch
Enjoy lunch and meet other new students.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Resource Fair
Learn more about the Conestoga community.
12:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.Start-up Tasks
Pick up and load your ONE Card, get your books and everything else you need to start class.
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. and
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Campus Tours
Explore Conestoga with a quick campus tour.
3:00 p.m.It’s a wrap.

At the Kitchener - Doon campus on January 8, 2020

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Kickoff
Meet in the Recreation Centre at the Doon campus.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Program Sessions
Meet your program coordinator, faculty and fellow students.
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.Lunch
Enjoy lunch and meet other new students.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Resource Fair
Learn more about the Conestoga community.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.Start-up Tasks
Pick up and load your ONE Card, get your books and everything else you need to start class.
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. and
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Campus Tours
Explore Conestoga with a quick campus tour.
3:00 p.m.It’s a wrap.

At the Kitchener - Downtown campus on January 10, 2020

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Kickoff
Meet in the Crowne Plaza, 105 King St. E., Kitchener
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Program Sessions
Meet your program coordinator, faculty and fellow students.
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch
Enjoy lunch and meet other new students.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Resource Fair
Learn more about the Conestoga community.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Start-up Tasks
Pick up and load your ONE Card, get your books and everything else you need to start class.
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.International Student Welcome Event

At the Waterloo campus on January 9, 2020

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.Kickoff
Meet in the Roofing Centre at the Waterloo campus.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Program Sessions
Meet your program coordinator, faculty and fellow students.
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.Lunch
Enjoy lunch and meet other new students.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Resource Fair
Learn more about the Conestoga community.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Start-up Tasks
Pick up and load your ONE Card, get your books and everything else you need to start class.
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. and
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Campus Tours
Explore Conestoga with a quick campus tour.
3:00 p.m.It’s a wrap.

At the Guelph campus on January 13, 2020

Orientation will occur in your first class, please check your schedule for the time and location of your class.

At the Brantford campus on January 13, 2020

Orientation will occur in your first class, please check your schedule for the time and location of your class.

At the Cambridge - Fountain Street campus on January 9, 2020

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.Kickoff
Meet in room A1203 at the Cambridge campus.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Program Sessions
Meet your program coordinator, faculty and fellow students.
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.Lunch
Enjoy lunch and meet other new students.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Resource Fair
Learn more about the Conestoga community.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Start-up Tasks
Pick up and load your ONE Card, get your books and everything else you need to start class.
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. and
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Campus Tours
Explore Conestoga with a quick campus tour.
3:00 p.m.It’s a wrap.

At Riverside Glen on January 7, 2020

All students must be at the Village of Riverside Glen (long-term care building, front lobby) by 1:00 p.m. Lunch is included.


Multiple campuses

Learn about Canadian culture and support services specific to international student success at Conestoga College at the mandatory International Student Welcome Event. All new international students are welcome.

Brantford campus: January 13, 2 - 4 p.m.
Guelph campus: January 13, 2 - 4 p.m.
Kitchener - Doon and Cambridge - Fountain Street campuses: January 17, 6 - 8 p.m.
Kitchener - Downtown campus: January 10, 2 - 4 p.m., Crowne Plaza
Waterloo campus: January 16, 6 - 8 p.m.

International Student Welcome Event

Multiple campuses

Family and Friends Orientation is designed as a separate session to help family and friends support students as they successfully transition to college. The session includes a presentation on what your student can expect in their first year, along with information about Conestoga College. Please sign up for the session that matches your student’s orientation.

Kitchener - Doon campus: Tuesday, January 7. 9:30 a.m.
Kitchener - Doon campus: Wednesday, January 8. 9:30 a.m.

RSVP for Family and Friends Orientation

Kitchener - Doon campus

All LGBTQ2+ students and allies are invited to join Conestoga’s LGBTQ2+ Welcome Night. This event invites new students to enjoy free refreshments and get involved in some mixer activities to connect with other students. Hear from upper-year students and learn about the resources and supports available to you at Conestoga. If you are a student at the Waterloo Campus and you would like to attend, transportation is available! Please email jdurst1@conestogac.on.ca to secure your spot and get more information. Be Proud Conestoga.

Kitchener - Doon campus, Tuesday, January 28, 6:30 - 9 p.m., The Venue

RSVP for LGBTQ2+ Welcome Night

Kitchener - Doon campus

Student Engagement is pleased to invite you to the Mature Student Welcome Session. This session is designed to be a relaxed opportunity for you to connect with other adult learners attending Conestoga College and to provide you with information about Conestoga. You will have the opportunity to meet and talk with fellow mature students who have similar questions. Listen to a panel of current students who will share the journey of their return to the academic experience and learn how Conestoga is here to help you.

Kitchener - Doon campus: Monday, January 6, 6 - 8 p.m., The Venue

RSVP for Mature Student Welcome Session

Kitchener - Doon campus

Be-Dah-Bin Gamik...Place of New Beginning

Come out to our Indigenous Student Welcome Night to learn about the great services, mentorship opportunities and community here at Conestoga College. Students will meet our staff, talk to upper-year Indigenous students and alumni, and learn how we’re here to support you.

Kitchener - Doon campus: Thursday, January 16, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., room 2A601.

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