Loyalist College Student Guide

Welcome to Loyalist College,

This Student Guide has been created to help you find the information you need – whether you’re considering applying, starting soon, already arrived or a graduate.

The faculty, staff and administration at Loyalist are committed to your success and we look forward to helping you achieve your goals.

Read through the topics below, choose what is most relevant to you, and click for more information.

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There are three ways to visit Loyalist College: book a Campus Tour, sign up to be a Student for a Day, or Meet with an Advisor.

Access myLoyalist, your gateway to technology tools at Loyalist (students beginning in the fall will get their ID in August).

Find out how to get involved by visiting the Student Government website, Loyalist Life.

Click here for the current Academic Schedule and stay up-to-date with what’s happening by visiting our Events web page often. 

Policies

Policies provide students and staff with guidelines to be followed to ensure fair and consistent practice in matters such as:

Safety is a primary concern at Loyalist. Click here for the Emergency Response Plan.

Student Success

Experience the difference of learning in a close-knit college atmosphere. At Loyalist, your personal and professional success is our number one priority. You’ll receive support from faculty and staff who really care that you’re getting the most out of your college experience – academically, socially and personally.

Coming to college is an exciting experience! You’re going to meet new people, learn new things, and start or restart your career. Working towards that job you’ve always dreamed of opens up all kinds of possibilities.

College can also be a little overwhelming. Did you know that most students take up to a semester to really settle in and feel comfortable?

If you are asking any or all of the following questions come see us in the Student Success Hub:

  • Am I in the right program?
  • Do I have what it takes?
  • What if I need help with writing papers, presenting, doing calculus, and/or getting into the Learning Management System?
  • How do I get money to stay in school?
  • How can I find a job?
  • How can I feel more included?
  • Why do I always feel alone?
  • What if I am failing?
  • What do I do if my roommate is driving me crazy?
  • How can I possibly get everything done on time?
  • How do I get accommodations?
  • What if I am really bad at tests and exams?
  • What if I really do not know what I want to do with my life?

In the Student Success Hub we can:

  • Work with you to create a Tailored Achievement Plan to help you reach your career goals.
  • Direct you to where you need to go.
  • Answer your questions or support you in seeking the answers you need.
  • Address your concerns or assist you in coming up with a solution.

 

 All services are free, voluntary and confidential.

For more information or to arrange an appointment:

Visit the Hub: Mezzanine above Student Access Lab (SAL)

Email: studentsuccess@loyalistc.on.ca

Phone: 613-969-1913 ext. 2519; toll free: 1-888-569-2547

Hours: 8 am to 5 pm

Services

Details

Student Success Mentors

Hub (mezzanine above SAL)

studentsuccess@loyalistc.on.ca

Ext. 2519

  • Address immediate needs of students
  • Enhance students’ ability to self-advocate
  • Assist in determining solutions
  • Refer to a wide range of services to support individual needs

AccessAbility Services

Hub (mezzanine above SAL)

studentsuccess@loyalistc.on.ca

Ext. 2519

AccessAbility Services assist students with disabilities in adjusting to the college environment. Since each student’s needs are unique, supports and accommodations are arranged on an individual basis.

Supports and accommodations may include:

  • Learning strategies
  • Accessible testing environment
  • Reduced course load
  • Assistive technology training
  • Peer notetaking

Students requiring supports due to learning, ADHD, mental health, brain injury, Autism Spectrum Disorder/Asperger’s, medical, mobility, blind/low vision, and deaf/hard of hearing are encouraged to discuss academic accommodations and supports as early as possible.

Counselling Services

Hub (mezzanine above SAL)

studentsuccess@loyalistc.on.ca

Ext. 2519

Provides:

  • Counselling to students experiencing difficulty with mental health, emotional or personal issues.
  • Consultation, education and referral to related community services.
  • Wellness enhancing programming on campus intended to assist students with: 
    • Restoring and maintaining mental and emotional wellness
    • Reducing stress
    • Coping with difficult life circumstances

It is a good idea to speak to a Counsellor if:

  • Challenges in your personal life are interfering with your ability to be successful in your academic life.
  • You have a problem that does not seem to go away or is getting worse.
  • You are concerned you are being bullied or harassed.
  • You have been or are at risk of being abused (physically, emotionally, mentally).
  • You feel stuck and could benefit from another perspective.
  • You are referred by a friend, family member, faculty, or other person who has expressed concern for your well-being.
  • You are experiencing things that make you uncomfortable or are unusual.
  • You are worried about your emotional or mental wellness

After Hours Confidential Support

Good2Talk: 1-866-925-5454

Open Line, Open Mind: (613) 310-OPEN (6736)

LGBTQ Youthline: 1-800-268-9688 (Sun-Fri 4:00-9:30 pm)

Sexual Assault Centre of Quinte District: 1-877-544-6424 or 911

Peer Tutoring

Hub (mezzanine above SAL)

studentsuccess@loyalistc.on.ca

Ext. 2519

Support for students who wish to improve their grades by working with upper year students. Academic supports are offered for

Course specific tutoring:

  • One-on-one
  • Group

Drop-in support for:

  • Writing
  • Math
  • Basic computers

Academic Centre for Testing (ACT)

3N15

act@loyalistc.on.ca

Ext. 2549

Provides service for students who need to write:

  • With testing accomodations (distraction-reduced environment, extended time, assistive technology)*
  • Missed, supplemental and challenge tests/exams
  • Distance tests (OntarioLearn, ECE-Distance, ministry tests, etc.)

*Students must confirm with AccessAbility of International Services each semester in order to receive testing accommodations and book tests.

Indigenous Resource Centre

3H8

Ext. 2250

Provides support for First Nations, Inuit, Métis and welcomes all College students.

Offers the following for students:

  • Smudging
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Lunch ‘n’ Learn Workshops
  • Festival of Native Arts
  • Academic and Career Planning
  • Craft Days with Elders

International Students

Hub (mezzanine above SAL)

Ext. 2146

Provides assistance to international students and new Canadians with:

  • Adapting to College life socially, academically and culturally
  • Arrival and settlement on campus and in the community
  • Health insurance
  • Social and cultural activities

ISIC Cards

The ISIC is the only internationally recognized proof of full-time student status in the world.

Cost: $20

Benefits: Visit isiccanada.ca to check out the discounts you can receive.

Requirements: Pick up an application form at International Services.

Living Well

Sexual Assault/Violence

Loyalist College is dedicated to creating a safe, supportive and open environment where students are encouraged to promote awareness of sexual violence, which affects 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men. It’s real.

Loyalist College encourages the College Community to take ownership of sexual violence as a problem and speak up when they witness potentially dangerous situations.

Immediate Assistance

Loyalist Sexual Assault Line

(613) 969-1913 ext. 2657

(8:30 am – 4:30 pm)

After Hours Assistance

Sexual Assault Centre of Quinte District

1-877-544-6424 or 911

Health and Wellness

Loyalist College is dedicated to building a resilient and flourishing campus community that supports the health and well being of all.

Please make every effort to engage in healthy and pro-social opportunities as they become available to you.

Stay tuned to new and exciting activities!

The Career Centre 

The Career Centre is available to help support both students and alumni in their career exploration, planning, job search and career development. Some of the services they offer include:

Technology Services

Loyalist College continuously works to innovate and integrate current technologies into your learning environment. We ensure you are well supported in areas such as access to your myLoyalist portal, access to computer areas with extended hours, print and scanning services, and in-person technical support staff to help with software, your network account, Blackboard, Banner, and more. Here is a list of FAQs.

Student Life

At Loyalist there are lots of opportunities to get involved, make friends and build memories. Check out our campus radio, 91X, and the student-run news service at QNet News. Enjoy fine dining at Resto 213 or visit our full-service Spa, both run by Loyalist students. Get active and make new friends with campus recreation programs and Varsity athletics. Between classes, you can study or hang out by the living wall – a 25-foot self-sufficient vertical garden creating a biofilter system to improve air quality – in our LEED® Silver certified Link Lounge. Or grab a bite and shoot some pool at the Student Centre, home of the Shark Tank Pub. Check out the Student Government website often for news and events.

Campus Life

Check out the dining options, opportunities to work on campus, and student groups to join, such as:

Our Campus is within easy reach of housing, shopping, dining and entertainment of all kinds. Beaches, boating, fishing and leisurely walkways on the Lake Ontario waterfront are also close at hand. Highway 401 is accessible within just a few kilometers of the campus. Commuter trains, buses and local transit are also within reach. For more details, see our campus maps and directions.

Our Bancroft Campus is a vibrant and busy satellite campus of Loyalist College that offers diploma and certificate programs, continuing education, and a resource centre.

Loyalist has state-of-the-art facilities. These include:

Our Residences are peacefully tucked into a wooded country setting, just minutes from downtown Belleville. We have five suite-style residence buildings with space for 476 students. There are also 104 spots for upper-year students in four new, fully furnished townhouse buildings. Transit stops on campus for easy access to all the perks of city living, with the convenience of waking up within walking distance of your classes. Learn more about living at Loyalist:

A college education is a smart investment in your future, but how will you pay for College? Each year we provide over a million dollars in student funding through awards, bursaries, scholarships and opportunities to work on campus. For more information about funding options and planning your finances, check out the following links:

Convocation

Students who have successfully completed the academic requirements for their diploma or certificate and who do not owe any money to the College are eligible to receive a certificate or diploma at Convocation. Students who owe money to the College may participate in Convocation but will not receive their certificate or diploma until their student account is cleared. Don’t forget to frame your diploma!

Alumni Services

Keep in touch! As alumni, graduates have exclusive access to a number of discounts and benefit programs, including: