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Get ready. Get set. Get involved.

Orientation week involves a variety of mandatory and optional activities: social, educational, and academic events, and online and in-person sessions. Take a look at all the orientation activities to find the right ones for you!

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Academic Orientation Session

Academic Orientation Session

Learn about your courses and projects, get tips and techniques to excel in your specific program, and meet key program contacts.

This activity is mandatory for all first-year students. No registration required. The majority of academic orientation sessions occur online with some exceptions. Check the program schedule via the link below, as some sessions are in-person and times and locations are subject to change.

Campus welcome drop-in

Campus Welcome Drop-in

Explore the campus and find your classes; talk one-on-one with key Conestoga services and supports; receive branded giveaways; pick up your ONE Card; drop in to any participating program meet and greets.

This activity is optional for first-year students. Registration required. This activity is an in-person drop-in event. You can attend anytime between the hours advertised.

Condor Virtual Welcome event

Condor Virtual Welcome

This live webinar will see new Conestoga College students from across all campuses and the globe, together, for one virtual welcome! The presentation will equip students with essential knowledge and resources, ease their transition into college life, and set the foundation for a successful and enriching college experience. Students will get tips from upper-year students, learn how to navigate orientation week, and hear from the community who support them along the way.

Meet and greets

Meet and greets

Meet and greet sessions are an additional way for students to connect with faculty and talk one-on-one about features of their program. Not all programs host meet and greet sessions. Meet and greet sessions do not replace academic orientation sessions.

Optional for all first-year students.

Getting Started Series

Getting Started Series

​As you transition to the Conestoga community, this series of live online workshops will help set you up for success in your studies and beyond.

​Workshops occur during the first month of school and are accessible on the Student Success Portal. Topics include job search techniques, resumé writing skills, housing, financial services, library and learning services, health plans, counseling, and more! 

Check back regularly for added workshops.

Social events

Social events

Social events are open to all first-year students and help build social connections that last a lifetime. Take a plunge into our dynamic, warm, and welcoming Conestoga community! Events may take place online or in person. Times vary.

Optional for all first-year students.

Info sessions

Info sessions

Learn about essential services before and/or during orientation week. Information sessions take place online. Times vary and are in eastern time.

Optional for all first-year students.

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Calendar

View a summary of orientation activities. Check back regularly for updates!

What's next?

What's next?

After you've completed your registration checklist, personalized checklist, and attended orientation, we'll walk you through what to do next!

Apprenticeship orientation

Apprenticeship orientation

Click here for specialized orientation information if you are in an apprenticeship program.