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Five reasons to attend New 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 2023-24 academic year begins with New Student Orientation on Tuesday, September 5 – an event to help you prepare for the great year ahead. Depending on your program, NSCC Orientation may take place in person or online. Watch your NSCC email for details from 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, cafeteria and more.

Find out 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, events and how to get involved.

Prepare now for the year ahead.

College 101: Study, Strategize and Succeed is an NSCC resource designed to help you learn to learn. By reading this resource and working through the exercises, you’ll invest in the skills that will support you during your College experience.

Learn more about New Student Orientation