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Orientation Week

Orientation involves a program orientation, which is mandatory, and several optional but useful sessions.

Program Orientation

All new students are required to attend a mandatory orientation where you will receive important information about your program. You will also be meeting your faculty, getting to know senior students and learning how to be prepared for your first day of class.

Doon (Kitchener) Campus, August 29
9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. College Welcome
9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Program Session - Meet your program coordinator, faculty and fellow students
12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Lunch, resource fair, campus tours
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. BYOD & eText Orientation - BRING YOUR LAPTOP
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. International Exchange Opportunities
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Math Assessment Test - BRING YOUR CALCULATOR!
2017-08-29 09:00:00 2017-08-29 16:00:00 America/Toronto Conestoga Orientation Orientation begins at Rec Centre Conestoga Doon Campus Conestoga
Brantford, August 30
9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Welcome/Overview of the Day at RCW 002
9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. Program Specific Orientation
10:20 a.m. – 11 a.m. Student Information Key Speakers and Student Panel at RCW 002
10:20 a.m. – 11 a.m. Student Supports Information Fair at RCW Lobby
12:00 – 12:30 pm Lunch at RCW 002
12:00 – 12:30 p.m. Campus Tours
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 pm Student Computer Orientation
2017-08-30 09:00:00 2017-08-30 14:00:00 America/Toronto Conestoga Orientation Orientation begins at RCW 002 Conestoga Brantford Conestoga
Doon (Kitchener) Campus, August 28
9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Kickoff - Meet in the Rec Centre at the Doon Campus
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Program Sessions - Meet your program coordinator, faculty and fellow students
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. BBQ Lunch! - Fuel up, hydrate, mix and mingle
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Resource Fair - Learn more about the Conestoga community
11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Start-Up Tasks - Pick up and load your ONE Card, get your books, and everything you need to start class
1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. & 2:00 - 2:30 p.m. Campus Tours - Explore Conestoga with a quick campus tour
4 p.m. It's a wrap!
2017-08-28 09:00:00 2017-08-28 16:00:00 America/Toronto Conestoga Orientation Orientation begins at Rec Centre Conestoga Doon Campus Conestoga
Doon (Kitchener) Campus, August 29
9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Kickoff - Meet in the Rec Centre at the Doon Campus
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Program Sessions - Meet your program coordinator, faculty and fellow students
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. BBQ Lunch! - Fuel up, hydrate, mix and mingle
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Resource Fair - Learn more about the Conestoga community
11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Start-Up Tasks - Pick up and load your ONE Card, get your books, and everything you need to start class
1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. & 2:00 - 2:30 p.m. Campus Tours - Explore Conestoga with a quick campus tour
4 p.m. It's a wrap!
2017-08-29 09:00:00 2017-08-29 16:00:00 America/Toronto Conestoga Orientation Orientation begins at Rec Centre Conestoga Doon Campus Conestoga
Doon (Kitchener) Campus, August 29 (Grad Certificates)
4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Start-Up Tasks - ONE Card pick up and loading, Bookstore, and Parking
5 p.m. All students must be in the Recreation Centre by 5:00 pm
5 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Welcome Session and Refreshments - Located in the Recreation Centre
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Program Sessions - Meet your program coordinator, faculty and fellow students
2017-08-29 16:00:00 2017-08-29 19:30:00 America/Toronto Conestoga Orientation Orientation begins at 5 p.m. at the Rec Centre! 4pm - 5pm is for Start-up tasks (eg, ONE card pick up) Conestoga Doon Campus Conestoga
Doon (Kitchener) Campus, August 30
9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Kickoff - Meet in the Rec Centre at the Doon Campus
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Program Sessions - Meet your program coordinator, faculty and fellow students
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. BBQ Lunch! - Fuel up, hydrate, mix and mingle
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Resource Fair - Learn more about the Conestoga community
11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Start-Up Tasks - Pick up and load your ONE Card, get your books, and everything you need to start class
1:00 – 1:30 p.m. & 2:00 - 2:30 p.m. Campus Tours - Explore Conestoga with a quick campus tour
4 p.m. It's a wrap!
2017-08-30 09:00:00 2017-08-30 16:00:00 America/Toronto Conestoga Orientation Orientation begins at Rec Centre Conestoga Doon Campus Conestoga
Doon (Kitchener) Campus, August 31
9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Kickoff - Meet in the Rec Centre at the Doon Campus
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Program Sessions - Meet your program coordinator, faculty and fellow students
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. BBQ Lunch! - Fuel up, hydrate, mix and mingle
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Resource Fair - Learn more about the Conestoga community
11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Start-Up Tasks - Pick up and load your ONE Card, get your books, and everything you need to start class
1:00 – 1:30 p.m. & 2:00 - 2:30 p.m. Campus Tours - Explore Conestoga with a quick campus tour
4 p.m. It's a wrap!
2017-08-31 09:00:00 2017-08-31 16:00:00 America/Toronto Conestoga Orientation Orientation begins at Rec Centre Conestoga Doon Campus Conestoga

Doon (Kitchener) Campus, October 17

Please note that Orientation for Renewable Energy Techniques will occur on their first day of class.


Doon (Kitchener) Campus, August 30 and 31

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 9:00am - 2:30pm
And
Thursday, August 31, 2017 8:45am-2:30pm

Students will meet in 1F09 both mornings. Over the two day orientation, you will have a chance to meet your classmates and participate in some ice breaker games. You will complete tasks such as getting your locker, picking up your ONEcard, creating your student login and accessing your Conestoga email.

A schedule and more details will be emailed to you in June. Please check the email address that you provided to the college when you registered.


Cambridge Campus, August 21
8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. Kickoff - Meet in room A1203 (Amphitheatre)
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Program Sessions - Meet your program coordinator, faculty and fellow students
12:00 – 1 p.m. BBQ Lunch! - Fuel up, hydrate, mix and mingle
2017-08-21 08:30:00 2017-08-21 13:00:00 America/Toronto Conestoga Orientation Orientation begins at room A1203 (Amphitheatre) Conestoga Cambridge Campus Conestoga
Cambridge Campus, September 1
9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Kickoff - Meet in the cafeteria of the Cambridge Campus
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Program Sessions - Meet your program coordinator, faculty and fellow students
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. BBQ Lunch! - Fuel up, hydrate, mix and mingle
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Resource Fair - Learn more about the Conestoga community
11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Start-Up Tasks - Pick up and load your ONE Card, get your books, and everything you need to start class
1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. & 2:00 - 2:30 p.m. Campus Tours - Explore Conestoga with a quick campus tour
4 p.m. It's a wrap!
2017-09-01 09:00:00 2017-09-01 16:00:00 America/Toronto Conestoga Orientation Orientation begins in the Cafeteria on Cambridge Campus Conestoga Cambridge Campus Conestoga

Online, August 29

Orientation will occur at 9am in your first class, make sure to check your timetable for the date, time and location.

2017-08-29 09:00:00 2017-08-29 16:00:00 America/Toronto Conestoga Orientation Orientation begins 9am in your first day of class Conestoga Campus Conestoga
Riverside Glen, August 29
12:00 pm All students must be at The Village of Riverside Glen (Long-term Care Building, Front Lobby) by 12:00 pm. Lunch is included.
2017-08-29 12:00:00 2017-08-29 14:00:00 America/Toronto Conestoga Orientation Orientation begins at The Village of Riverside Glen (Long-term Care Building, Front Lobby) by 12:00 pm. Conestoga Riverside Glen Conestoga
University Gates, August 29
9 a.m. All students must be at the Village at University Gates/Research Institute for Aging (RIA) by 9:00 am. Please note this campus is not the Waterloo Campus on University Avenue
2017-08-29 09:00:00 2017-08-29 13:00:00 America/Toronto Conestoga Orientation Orientation begins at The Village at University Gates/Research Institute for Aging (RIA) by 9:00 am. Please note this campus is not the Waterloo Campus on University Avenue. Conestoga University Gates Conestoga
Ingersoll, September 5
9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Kickoff
09:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Program Sessions - Meet your program coordinator, faculty and fellow students
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Start-Up Tasks
2017-09-05 09:00:00 2017-09-05 11:30:00 America/Toronto Conestoga Orientation Orientation begins at Conestoga Ingersoll at 9am. Conestoga Ingersoll Conestoga
Waterloo Campus, August 25
9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Kickoff - Meet in the Roofing Centre
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Program Sessions - Meet your program coordinator, faculty and fellow students
11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Start-Up Tasks - Pick up and load your ONE Card, get your books, and everything you need to start class
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. BBQ Lunch! - Fuel up, hydrate, mix and mingle
11:00 – 1 p.m. Resource Fair - Learn more about the Conestoga community
1 p.m. It's a wrap!
2017-08-25 09:00:00 2017-08-25 13:00:00 America/Toronto Conestoga Orientation Orientation begins at the Roofing Centre. Conestoga Waterloo Campus Conestoga

Waterloo Campus, September 5

Orientation will occur at 9am. The start location is the Roofing Centre.

2017-09-05 09:00:00 2017-09-05 13:00:00 America/Toronto Conestoga Orientation Orientation begins at the Roofing Centre. Conestoga Waterloo Campus Conestoga
Guelph Campus, August 28
9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Kickoff - Meet in the Flex Shop (Room E16)
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Program Sessions - Meet your program coordinator, faculty and fellow students
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. BBQ Lunch! - Fuel up, hydrate, mix and mingle
11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Resource Fair - Learn more about the Conestoga community
11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Start-Up Tasks - Pick up and load your ONE Card, get your books, and everything you need to start class
4 p.m. It's a wrap!
2017-08-28 09:00:00 2017-08-28 16:00:00 America/Toronto Conestoga Orientation Orientation begins at the Flex Shop (Room E16). Conestoga Guelph Campus Conestoga

Guelph Campus, August 28

Classes begin Monday August 28, make sure to check your timetable for the time and location.


2017-08-28 09:00:00 2017-08-28 16:00:00 America/Toronto Conestoga Orientation Classes begin Monday August 28, make sure to check your timetable for the time and location. Conestoga Guelph Campus Conestoga

Welcome to Conestoga

All LGBTQ2+ students and straight 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.

Time & Location: Wednesday, September 13, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm, The Venue, Doon Campus

Welcome to Conestoga

Wednesday, August 23,6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Room 1E04, 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.

Your personal support system

Family & Friends Orientation is designed as a separate session to assist family and friends in best supporting students as they successfully transition to College. The session includes a morning reception and welcome, and a College services presentation. Insights into the expected adjustments that students face will be discussed and information about Conestoga College will be provided during this session. The session ends with a campus tour, after which family and friends will be able to meet up with their student for lunch and visit the College Resource Fair. Select the campus and date that matches your student’s orientation.

Cambridge Campus
Monday August 21 , 8:30 a.m. start, Room A1326
Friday September 1, 9:00 a.m. start, Room A1203

Doon Campus
Monday, August 28, Tuesday, August 29, Wednesday, August 30, Thursday, August 31, 9:00 a.m. start, Multipurpose Room, Doon Rec Centre

Guelph Campus
Monday August 28, 9:00 a.m. start, Main Cafeteria

Waterloo Campus
Friday August 25, 9:00 a.m. start, Masonry Centre

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