There are several important Orientation and start-up events at your campus. Please complete all 3 activities described below for the smoothest transition to your life and studies here.

  1. Attend your College Program Orientation to know important program information, course requirements, employment pathways and meet your faculty and classmates. Learn about your support services available to you as a Conestoga student.
  2. Check in with International Transition Services to get important information about housing, local transportation, and adapting to life in Canada.
  3. Attend your International Welcome Event to mix and mingle with international student ambassadors, classmates, college staff and faculty.

Orientation and start-up activities are campus-specific. Find dates, times and locations according to your campus of study below:

Orientation Activities

English for Academic Studies (EAS) Orientation

EAS students attend 2 days of comprehensive Orientation activities. You will:

  • Learn important program dates and course requirements
  • Write your English Language Assessment to determine your placement level
  • Tour your campus

Wednesday January 8, 2020
8:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Kitchener - Doon campus

  • Sign-in will take place from 8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Room locations to follow.
  • The orientation session will start promptly at 9:30 a.m. and will go until 3:00 p.m.
  • Lunch will be provided.

Thursday, January 9, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Kitchener - Doon campus

  • Sign-in will take place from 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Room locations to follow.
  • The assessment will start promptly at 10:00 a.m. and go until 12pm.
  • Lunch will not be provided.
  • Valid photo I.D (i.e. passport) will be required.

Make sure to bring your:

  • Original language test reports (i.e. IELTS, TOFEL or other equivalent language tests)
  • Study Permit
  • Original passport
  • Pencil

Please note – children/families of students are not permitted to attend the orientation. Please be sure to arrange childcare if needed.

Your class schedule/timetable will be accessible on your Student Portal 1-2 days after your Placement Test, providing that full payment has been received. Classes begin January 13, 2020.

Brantford

1. College Program Orientation

Program Orientation dates differ according to your program of study. Please check Conestoga's Orientation website for dates, times and locations.

2. International Transition Services

January 2 - January 13, 2020 (weekdays only)
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Student Services Hub, 274 Colborne St.
Brantford

3. International Welcome Event

Monday, January 13, 2020
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
CSI Lounge, 274 Colborne St.
Brantford

Cambridge - Fountain Street

1. College Program Orientation

Program Orientation dates differ according to your program of study. Please check Conestoga's Orientation website for dates, times and locations.

2. International Transition Services

January 2 - January 13, 2020 (weekdays only)
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Cafeteria
Cambridge - Fountain Street campus

3. International Welcome Event

Friday, January 17, 2020
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
North Gym, Recreation Centre
Kitchener - Doon campus
(joint event with Kitchener - Doon campus students)

Guelph

1. College Program Orientation

Program Orientation dates differ according to your program of study. Please check Conestoga's Orientation website for dates, times and locations.

2. International Transition Services

January 2 - January 13, 2020 (weekdays only)
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Cafeteria
Guelph campus

3. International Welcome Event

Monday January 13, 2020
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Cafeteria
Guelph campus

Kitchener - Doon

1. College Program Orientation

Program Orientation dates differ according to your program of study. Please check Conestoga's Orientation website for dates, times and locations.

2. International Transition Services

January 2 - January 17, 2020 (weekdays only)
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Welcome Centre
Kitchener - Doon campus

3. International Welcome Event

Friday, January 17, 2020
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
North Gym, Recreation Centre
Kitchener - Doon campus

Kitchener - Downtown

1. College Program Orientation

Program Orientation dates differ according to your program of study. Please check Conestoga's Orientation website for dates, times and locations.

2. International Transition Services

January 6 - January 10, 2020
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Trillium Room
Crowne Plaza Kitchener-Waterloo
(across the road from Kitchener - Downtown campus)

January 13 - January 17, 2020
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Kitchener - Downtown campus, room locations to follow

3. International Welcome Event

Friday, January 10, 2020
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Ballroom
Crowne Plaza Kitchener-Waterloo
(across the road from Kitchener - Downtown campus)

Waterloo

1. College Program Orientation

Program Orientation dates differ according to your program of study. Please check Conestoga's Orientation website for dates, times and locations.

2. International Transition Services

January 2 - January 17, 2020 (weekdays only)
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Cafeteria
Waterloo Campus

3. International Welcome Event

Thursday, January 16, 2020
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Cafeteria
Waterloo campus

Conestoga 101

In addition to orientation events, all new full-time cohort students should access Conestoga 101 (CON0101) through eConestoga. CON0101 is a mandatory course in program designs. This self-directed online course will take approximately 90 minutes to complete, and focuses on introducing new students to the supports, services, and opportunities available at the college. For login support, contact IT Services

Student ID – ONE Card

Upload your photo in advance and pick up your ONE Card (student ID) as soon as you arrive. Get help with your ONE Card.

Getting Online

For instructions on how to access myConestoga, eConestoga, student portal, email, timetable, booklist, etc. visit the IT website.