You must attend all of your orientation events, according to your program of study.

January 2018 Orientation schedule for Degree, Diploma or Certificate programs (“Post-Secondary” programs)

3-day mandatory orientation

Day 1 Mandatory Program Orientation offered by your faculty
Visit the Orientation web page for more information
Day 2 New Student Welcome Reception
Friday, January 12, 2018
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm | Recreation Centre – Doon (Kitchener) campus
299 Doon Valley Drive, Kitchener
Day 3 Mandatory Post-Secondary International Students’ Orientation
Saturday, January 13, 2018
10:00 am – 4:00 pm | Recreation Centre – Doon (Kitchener) campus
299 Doon Valley Drive, Kitchener

January 2018 Orientation schedule for English for Academic Studies (EAS) program

2-day mandatory orientation

Day 1 Wednesday, January 3, 2018
9:00 am – 3:00 pm | Room to be determined – Doon (Kitchener) campus
299 Doon Valley Drive, Kitchener
Day 2 Thursday, January 4, 2018
10:00 am – 4:00 pm | Room to be determined – Doon (Kitchener) campus
299 Doon Valley Drive, Kitchener

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 here.

Getting Online

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


Start Smart Checklist

Welcome to your Start Smart Checklist. This is a way to keep track of everything you need to do before classes start. BE PREPARED!

  • Connect with the International Office
  • Confirm my fees are paid and I am fully registered to start my program
  • Get a campus map
  • Confirm my orientation details for my program orientation and the International Students' Orientation
  • Get my ONE Card (student identification)
  • Learn how to get online at Conestoga and access: MyConestoga, eConestoga, student portal, student email, etc.
  • Print my timetable
  • Print my booklist
  • Purchase my books and any special course equipment or supplies I may need
  • Find out about local transportation
  • Purchase a bus pass
  • Open a bank account
  • Get a cell phone or new SIM card for my phone from home
  • Smile and be happy because I’m about to start an amazing adventure at the best College in Canada