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Five reasons to attend Student Orientation

A man in an open button up shirt and t-shirt walks in front of an NSCC campus building wearing a crossbody bag.

The 2022-23 academic year begins with Orientation on September 6 – an event to help you prepare for the great year ahead. Depending on your program, Orientation may take place in person or online. Watch your NSCC email for details form your campus in late August.

Here are just a few of the many reasons to attend.

Meet your advisors and instructors.

Your advisors are there to help you throughout your time at the College; meet them and learn how they can support you. You’ll also meet your instructors and learn what to expect from your program.

Learn about the supports available to you.

Get to know the wide variety of supports and services in place to help you succeed, including support for Indigenous and African Canadian students, services for students with disabilities, learning supports and free, professional counselling (to name just a few).

Get familiar with the technology you’ll use in your program.

Explore the tools and technology you’ll use to complete your program such as Brightspace - an online course delivery platform where you'll find course materials, outlines, class calendars, grades and more.

Explore your campus.

Your campus is where you’ll study, socialize and start your future. Take some time to explore it – find the library, bookstore, fitness centre, cafeteria and more. While on campus, be sure to snap a selfie and share it with #NSCCReady to be featured on our social channels.

Learn about your campus’s Student Association.

When you become an NSCC student, you automatically become part of the Student Association at your campus. Learn about your Student Association’s services, supports and events, and how to get involved.

Sign up for a webinar.

Get a head start on Orientation – sign up for our August webinar series to learn about important topics like:

  • Housing
  • Brightspace
  • Accessibility supports
  • Libraries and learning commons
  • Scholarships, bursaries and awards

Learn more about preparing for College.

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