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Orientation

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The 2021-22 academic year begins with Orientation on September 7 and 8 – an event designed to help you prepare for the great year ahead. Your campus will email you your orientation schedule in August 2021.

Orientation is an important part of your program designed to help you:

  • Meet your faculty and advisors
  • Get familiar with learning online
  • Explore the supports and services available to you
  • Learn about safely accessing your campus, if required

Orientation helps to set you up for success at NSCC. Please attend.

Learn what to expect in the year ahead

We're excited to welcome many of you back on campus this fall. Watch this short video to learn what to expect when classes begin. You'll learn more about the topics covered in this video at Orientation.

 

Prepare to start college 

Get vaccinated
All students and employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 12. Learn more about mandatory vaccinations
View your class schedule
Don't wait for Orientation - you can start preparing now. View your class schedule
Explore supports and services on Connect

Connect is your student website for everything you need while studying at NSCC. Visit Connect to stay in the know and access all your supports and services, such as:

  • Accessibility services
  • Technology supports
  • Testing services
  • Tutoring and peer assisted learning
  • Writing support
  • English as an Additional Language (EAL) support
  • NSCC Libraries resources
  • Health and wellness supports
Access tools and technology

By the end of August, you’ll have access to tools and technology that you’ll use frequently as an NSCC student. Take time to familiarize yourself with:

Request your Student ID
Your Student ID card is an important piece of identification. To be eligible to receive a Student ID card, you must be a registered NSCC student with a valid w# and password. Learn how to receive your Student ID card
Buy your books
You can purchase course materials online for delivery or pick-up at any campus bookstore location. Bookstores hours may be limited due to COVID-19, and hours of operation are subject to change. Order textbooks and view bookstore hours.
Complete your safety courses

As an NSCC student, you are required to take two online safety courses (with the exception of those enrolled in the Adult learning Program):

  • Introduction to Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems (SAFE 1000)
  • Introduction to Nova Scotia Occupational Health and Safety Act (SAFE 1001)

Watch your NSCC email for instructions on how to take these courses, or learn how to access these courses on Connect.

Questions?

General questions

Your Advisor can help you with the transition to college and is there to support you throughout your time at NSCC. Contact your Advisor.

Accessibility questions

If you have questions about accessibility services, you can contact Accessibility Services staff or contact us at  or 902-491-7333.