New Student Checklist

Once you’ve confirmed your offer of admission at, check out the links below to help you prepare for a successful first semester!

Log in to your myLoyalist student portal regularly for updates regarding your application, registration status, class schedule and Orientation information. 


Return to Campus

Learn everything you need to know about our Return to Campus plan, including prior to arrival information and COVID-19 related processes and procedures by visiting our Accessing Campus web page. Loyalist College is committed to supporting those who work on campus through this transition every step of the way. Please visit our COVID-19 Information Centre for pandemic-related updates.   


Orientation is a great way to get to know your classmates and faculty, and find out everything you need to know for a successful first semester! Be sure to check back for Winter 2022 Orientation details.

Winter Program Delivery

  • Academic program delivery for the Winter Term has been reduced. Only those programs which require in-person and hands-on applied activities in order to meet learning outcomes will be delivered on campus until January 21, 2022. All other programs will be delivered remotely until January 21, 2022.
  • Information on the modified program-specific delivery can be found at our Winter 2022 Program Delivery page.
  • We will continue to monitor this plan and will re-evaluate on or before January 17, 2022, at which time we will communicate with you about delivery status. Please refer to the ‘Additional Details’ column to determine if your program delivery will be re-evaluated.

Paying for College

  • Pay your tuition deposit
    If you have not already paid your tuition deposit, please make payment arrangements for the date specified on your invoice to guarantee your seat. Payment must be received before you can be registered. To view your invoice and to process your payment, please log in to the myFees app from the myLoyalist portal.

  • Apply for the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)
    Apply for OSAP at Both September and January start students can do this as early as May. Visit our OSAP and Financial Assistance page for more information.

  • View textbooks and other program costs
    Your booklist and other program-related costs can be found in the myFees app via the myLoyalist portal. Once logged in to myFees, select the “Click to view details” link under the heading “Student Purchased Textbooks and Other Program Costs.”

  • Apply for scholarships and bursaries
    Apply for entrance scholarships and bursaries online. Applications can be accessed at Please visit Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships for additional awards and bursary information.

Transfer Credits

  • Apply for transfer credit, exemption and/or prior learning assessment and recognition
    Do you have previous education or related experience? Visit Advanced Standing Options for more information.

Prepare for Class

  • Review course items
    Log in to the myLoyalist student portal to review timetables, registration, Orientation and book lists, available online in August for September start students and in December for January start students.

  • Return your immunization record (if applicable)
    A number of programs require you to submit a completed immunization record to the Loyalist College Health Centre by September 4 for September start students and December 15 for January start students. Please review the information on your program page to confirm if this a requirement for your program. Most program-required immunizations can be completed free of charge at the Loyalist College Health Centre. Visit the Health Centre website to access the immunization record form. If you have questions, please call 613-969-1913, ext. 2248.

  • Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector Check (if applicable)
    While official documentation is not required for program admission, a clean, current Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector Check through the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) may be required for program field placements. Please read through the information on your program page to confirm. The Vulnerable Sector Check can take up to four months for your local police service to complete.

  • Register for a first-semester General Education (GNED) Elective (if applicable)
    Log in to to select a course. Please visit the GNED page for step-by-step instructions or contact if you have any questions. 


  • Submit your Residence application
    Apply online; for details, visit Residence.

  • Pay your Residence fees and return your roommate questionnaire
    For details about Residence fees, please click here.

Life on Campus

  • Dining 
    There are several convenient dining services locations on campus providing service to students, faculty and staff, and visitors to the College.
    Please visit for hours of operation.
  • Lockers
    Choose and claim any available locker on campus (no registration or additional charge). Then, register your locker at Please click here for more information.
  • Parking
    • Parking permits can be ordered online through the myLoyalist portal under “Order Parking Permit”.
    • Parking permits can be paid for online through debit or credit card.
    • Once ordered, parking permits will be available for pick-up at the Service Desk (2L20) from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday. Parking permits will be available for purchase in person via debit or credit at the Service Desk as well. Due to COVID-19, cash payments for parking permits will not be accepted. 

    For parking permit options and further details, visit our Parking Permit web page

     If you have any questions regarding parking permits, please contact the Service Desk (

  • Public Transportation Services

Student Success

  • Return the AccessAbility Services Application if you are a student with a disability
    Loyalist’s AccessAbility Centre strives to foster a supportive and accessible environment. Learn more about AccessAbility Services at Loyalist and please return the AccessAbility Services Application Form as soon as possible. If you have questions, call 613-969-1913, ext. 2519 or email
  • Review the supports and resources available to you through Student Success
    Not sure what kind of help you need, or what’s available? Check out the many Student Success Services at Loyalist to find what’s right for you.