Loyalist College is gearing up for a busy winter semester, with over 3,000 post-secondary students arriving on campus next week. Most will be returning following the holiday break — others will be taking advantage of the opportunity to get a head start on September by beginning their studies in a January start-up program.
The college will also welcome over 5,000 students through the Continuing Education department. With over 1,000 part-time, evening and distance education courses, students have an extensive range of options to choose from — including general interest, diploma and certificate programs — life-long learning is accessible to the whole community.
The community is also welcome to spend an afternoon or evening with friends and family by attending one of the Lancer varsity games. This past week, the men’s basketball team hosted the 39th annual New Year’s Classic Tournament that included teams from Ontario and Quebec — now the college is gearing up to host the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) Provincial Women’s Volleyball Championships in February. Currently ranked third in the OCAA Eastern Region, the women’s Lancers are working hard to place themselves in the championship. The men’s and women’s volleyball and basketball teams have games at home and away during the winter semester. Varsity game schedules are available online — fans are always appreciated.
Over the next few months Loyalist is offering several information sessions to help you to choose the learning venue that works best for you. Whether you are considering college after being away from school, are a parent with a son or daughter preparing for college, or are unable to commit to a full-time schedule, Loyalist will assist you in evaluating your options and help you make your college experience a positive and successful one. Upcoming events include:
You can learn about the benefits and process of online learning at the January 12th seminar, How Does Online Learning Work? It will address the flexibility and convenience of distance learning which appeals to many individuals. Loyalist continues to meet this need with an expanding number of program and course options.
Return to Learn on January 19th is a great opportunity for those considering returning to school — program choices will be discussed, financial assistance options explained — and there will be the opportunity to meet current students who have returned to school and are on their way to achieving their goals.
Parents and other family members play an important role in a student’s decision to pursue a college education. It’s an exciting time – and can be a bit overwhelming. To ease the transition, Loyalist is offering a Parent Information Session on February 9th. Visitors will learn about college success strategies, ways to ease the transition to college, financial planning and assistance options, what to expect outside the classroom and campus safety at Loyalist.