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 Program Orientation to know important program information, course requirements, employment pathways and meet your faculty. Learn about services available to you as a Conestoga student.
  2. Attend International Start Smart/Registration to register, get your timetable and tour your new campus
  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.

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, August 28th, 2019: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
1E05, Doon (Kitchener) campus
299 Doon Valley Drive, Kitchener

(Lunch will be provided)

Thursday, August 29th, 2019: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
2A301, 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

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 Start Smart/Registration

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

(Not including Saturday August 31, Sunday September 1 & Monday September 2)

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

International Orientation

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

Waterloo Campus

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 Start Smart/Registration

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

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
    • Process Quality Engineering
    • Community Services

Roofing Centre, Waterloo Campus

Brantford Campus

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 Start Smart/Registration

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

CSI Student Lounge, Dalhousie Centre
Brantford Campus
274 Colborne St, Brantford

International Orientation

Saturday, September 7th, 2019: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Laurier Brantford YMCA, 100 Water St, Brantford, ON

Cambridge Campus

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 Start Smart/Registration

  • August 26-30: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Room A1303
  • September 3: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Room A1213

Cambridge Campus
850 Fountain Street South, Cambridge

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

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

Guelph Campus

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 Start Smart/Registration

  • August 26: 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • August 27-30: 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

International Orientation

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