Orientation

There are 3 important Orientation events at your campus – please attend all 3 events described below for the smoothest transition to your life and studies here.

  1. Attend International Start Smart/Registration to register, get your timetable and tour your new campus
  2. Attend Program Orientation to know important program dates and course requirements and meet your faculty
  3. Attend International Orientation to learn about international student services on campus, and ensure you comply with immigration and Work Permit requirements

Orientation activities are campus-specific. Please check your acceptance letter to find your campus, and click below to find your Orientation dates.


Program Orientation

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, August 28th, 2019
Location and time to follow
Doon (Kitchener) campus
299 Doon Valley Drive, Kitchener

Thursday, August 29th, 2019
Location and time to follow
Doon (Kitchener) campus
299 Doon Valley Drive, Kitchener

Make sure to bring your:

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

The first day of classes will be on Tuesday September 3 at 8 a.m. Please go to Room 2E20 to receive your schedule. Classes will begin directly after, so please expect to be here for the full day.

Doon (Kitchener) Campus

International Start Smart/Registration

  • August 26: 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • August 27: 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • August 28: 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • August 29: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • August 30: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • September 3: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • September 4: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • September 5: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • September 6: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Multi-Purpose Room, Recreation Centre
Doon (Kitchener) Campus
299 Doon Valley Drive, Kitchener

Program Orientation

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

International Orientation

Friday, September 6th, 2019
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
North Gym, Recreation Centre, Doon (Kitchener) campus

Waterloo Campus

International Start Smart/Registration

  • August 26: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • August 27: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • August 28: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • August 29: 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • August 30: 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • September 3: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • September 4: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • September 5: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • September 6: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

2nd floor A & G Wing Corridor and Rooms (2G05, 2G07 and 2G09)
Waterloo Campus
108 University Avenue East, Waterloo

Program Orientation

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

International Orientation

There will be 2 sessions of International Orientation offered to students at the Waterloo Campus, based on students’ program of study. Please look for your program below to determine timings for your International Orientation session.

Saturday, September 7th, 2019

  • Session 1: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    • Hospitality
    • Business
  • Session 2: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    • IT
    • Engineering
    • Trades
    • Workforce Development (Process Quality Engineering etc)
    • Community Services

Roofing Centre, Waterloo Campus

Brantford Campus

International Start Smart/Registration

  • August 26: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • August 27: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • August 28: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • August 29: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • August 30: 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • September 3: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • September 4: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • September 5: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • September 6: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

50 Wellington Street,
Brantford Campus
Brantford

Program Orientation

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

International Orientation

Saturday, September 7th, 2019
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Cambridge Campus

International Start Smart/Registration

  • August 26: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • August 27: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • August 28: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • August 29: 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • August 30: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • September 3: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Room 1A303
Cambridge Campus

850 Fountain Street South, Cambridge

Program Orientation

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

International Orientation

International students at the Cambridge campus are invited to join the International Orientation at Doon Campus. The College has arranged a free shuttle bus service to transport students from the Cambridge campus to Doon Campus for International Orientation.

Friday, September 6th, 2019

Shuttle Bus Pickup:
Multiple trips between 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. from Cambridge Campus parking
lot to Doon Recreation Centre

International Orientation: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
North Gym, Recreation Centre, Doon (Kitchener) campus

Guelph Campus

International Start Smart/Registration

  • August 26: 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • August 27: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • August 28: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • August 29: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • August 30: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • September 3: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Room D4 and D6
Guelph Campus
460 Speedvale Ave West, Guelph

Program Orientation

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

International Orientation

  • Friday August 30th: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Cafeteria, Guelph Campus

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.