Virtual Welcome Booth

On Jan. 11 from 8:30 – 11 am, join us at our Virtual Welcome Booth, where you can ask questions and chat live on Blackboard with College representatives. No registration required! To join us, click here.

Your Winter 2021 Orientation Schedule:

Check the list below for the day's schedule of Orientation activities or info sessions.

9 - 11:30 am: Academic Orientation

  • Program faculty will walk you through everything you need to know for a successful semester, from course requirements to key dates for the academic year. Your respective program teams will contact you with details on the delivery of your Academic Orientation.

12 pm: Blackboard 101

  • Get comfortable with Blackboard, the learning management system with which you will source and submit course assignments, access course info and documentation, and receive grades and other course content.

1 pm: On Campus COVID-19 Protocols

  • Attend this session to learn more about the ways in which Loyalist College has adjusted its operations and implemented a series of health and safety measures to better ensure the safety and well-being of the Loyalist College community. The session will also emphasize the things that students can do personally in order to stay healthy and resilient and will highlight the various supports available at the College.

2 pm: IT Services

  • Join this session to learn more about the Technology Services available to you at Loyalist College. We’ll answer many frequently asked questions to help you get started on your Loyalist College adventure.

3 pm: Security & Parking Services

  • Do you plan to drive a vehicle to campus? This presentation will provide a security overview, review the process for purchasing a parking pass, and discuss the types of parking permits available. Our Security team enjoys tracking their step counts as they actively patrol our campus and parking lots to keep everyone safe. If you are interested in learning more about our Security team and their other responsibilities, be sure to participate in this presentation.

5 pm: Wellness Activity

  • Join our Student Wellness Team for some fun and insightful programming designed to enhance your mind, body and soul.

6 pm: Speed Mingler

  • Time to let go of the seriousness of life and have some fun! Meet your fellow Lancers and join us for a rotating introduction of new individuals that will be attending Loyalist College this year.

7 pm: Student Government Activity: Whisper Challenge

  • Can you read lips? What about while you wear headphones and listen to music? Have fun guessing the messages we are trying to tell you.

Check the list below for the day's schedule of Orientation activities or info sessions.

10 am: Study Tips & Tutoring

  • Meet your Student Success Mentors and get their best advice on preparing for a successful academic year!

11 am: AccessAbility Services

  • Learn more about AccessAbility Services at Loyalist College.

12 pm: Student Veteran Meet & Greet

  • A casual meet and greet and Q&A session for student Veterans, facilitated by Student Success. Learn about services available on campus and in the community, such as the Trenton Military Family Resource Centre.

1 pm: Financial Aid

  • Learn about the supports and services available for Loyalist College students seeking financial assistance to complete their education.

3 pm: Campus Bookstore

  • Learn about your Campus Bookstore, what we have available and your options for purchasing.

5 pm: Wellness Activity

  • Join our Student Wellness Team for some fun and insightful programming designed to enhance your mind, body and soul.

5 pm: Student Government Activity: Cook Off

  • Join Student Government in our first ever cook off! A competition inspired by the many cooking shows out there, contestants will get 40 minutes to cook a meal for themselves. It can be anything your hearts' desire! Judging will be based on presentation and pictures to be posted in the chat once the countdown is done. Prizes include two $25 gift cards to No Frills for first and second place!

6 pm: Trivia Night

  • Give your brain a workout and see how much pop culture and general knowledge you know!

Check the list below for the day's schedule of Orientation activities or info sessions.

9 am: Wellness Tips

  • Join us for an introduction to the virtual wellness services available during the winter semester and learn some tips and strategies to be well at home! This session includes a 20-minute presentation followed by Q&A period.

10 am: Student Health Plan

  • Learn about the Loyalist College Student Health Plan and the services and resources that are available to you. This session will include an overview of the plan, discounts, claim submission, and more. We will also answer questions and provide further guidance.

11:30 am: My SSP

  • Access mental health support where and when you need it most! In this session, you will hear from our student Wellness Ambassadors, and learn more about the My SSP program, which provides 24/7 confidential support to you, anywhere in the world and in multiple languages. Join us for a chance to win an Amazon gift card!

12 pm: Counselling Services

  • Learn about the free, confidential counselling services available to you at Loyalist College. Meet the Counselling team and get your questions answered!

1 pm: LGBTQ2S+ Meet & Greet

  • Loyalist College is a welcoming place for all! Join this casual meet and greet and Q&A for LGBTQ2S+ students and allies, facilitated by Student Success. Learn about the Pride club for students and the Positive Space Program at the College.

3 pm: Guided Relaxation

  • Join us for a 30-minute guided, deep breathing, imagery and progressive muscle relaxation session.

5 pm: Wellness Activity

  • Join our Student Wellness Team for some fun and insightful programming designed to enhance your mind, body and soul.

5 pm: Student Government Activity: Drawful

  • Practice your artistic skills with this virtual “what-the-heck-did-you-draw” game! It is recommended that you have two devices for this game such as a mobile device and laptop.

6 pm: Online Charades

  • Join us for this virtual game, and try to guess what your peers are acting out!

7 pm: Gaming Club: Skribbl

  • Join the Gaming Club for an online Pictionary-style game that creates loads of fun and laughs, depending on your art skills.

Check the list below for the day's schedule of Orientation activities or info sessions.

10 am: Indigenous Services

  • Join Indigenous Services staff to learn about the supports and services they offer to students.

12 pm: Career Services

  • The world of work is undergoing dramatic changes before our eyes. Though geographical and industry-specific particularities still exist, the shift in today’s economy is global and applies to almost every industry sector. Find out what you need to do to attract employers to hire you in the ever-changing working world, learn tips for succeeding in virtual interviews and discover how to find jobs in today's market.

1 pm: Sustainability

  • Uniquely situated on over 200 acres of land and surrounded by mature trees, Loyalist College is the perfect place to explore for those interested in sustainability. Do you have an interest in locally sourced products? Did you know that Loyalist is home to a bee apiary? The honey harvested from the onsite apiary is made available for sale through the Loyalist College Market, which is operated by our Culinary students. Be sure to tune-in to learn more about the sustainability initiatives Loyalist has implemented.

2 pm: Consent 101

  • There’s so much we can talk about when it comes to consent. We use it everyday! Join us to learn more about this important topic.

3 pm: Canadian Winters

  • Winter is coming and we want to help you be prepared to enjoy it to the fullest! We'll talk about the best ways to stay warm outside, best practices for winter safety and some of our favourite winter activities!

5 pm: Wellness Activity

  • Join our Student Wellness Team for some fun and insightful programming designed to enhance your mind, body and soul.

6 pm: Among Us Social

  • Download the app and join your peers for a fun evening of the hit game Among Us! Inexperienced? A short tutorial will be done before the event. The social aspect of this event will be hosted online and game play will happen through the Among Us app on your personal device.

7 pm: Loyalist Pride Club

  • This is an opportunity for folks who identify as LGBTQ2S+ to meet one another and enjoy a conversation. You supply the beverage of your choice and we will supply the virtual space!

Check the list below for the day's schedule of Orientation activities or info sessions.

9 am Student Government: Join the Club!

  • Find out about our current clubs and learn how to create a club of your own!

10 am: Rotaract Club Info Session

  • Rotaract is Rotary’s global network of young adults, ages 18 to 30. Join a movement of exceptional individuals who are using their skills, talents, and energy to help others.

11 am: Student Government: We Need Your Voice!

  • Get involved and make an impact at Loyalist College! Apply for one of nine vacant positions on Student Government. During this session, current and past Student Government members will talk about their experiences, what inspired them to get involved and answer any questions you may have about applying.

12 pm: Student Government: Welcome and Info Session

  • Meet the student leaders who work for you! Join us to find out more about the services and resources Student Government provides, ask questions and share your ideas!

1 pm: eSports Q&A

  • Meet the Lancer staff & learn about our brand new eSports team!
  • 2 pm: Working Together to Prevent Sexual Violence

    • Sexual violence is experienced by so many people in our community, but through education we know there are ways to prevent it. Building on the ideas of bystander intervention, in this session we’ll break down rape myths, learn about the sexual violence continuum, and understand the root causes of sexual violence. We’ll talk about how this can help us to stop violence before it escalates, and how we can use this knowledge to support our friends and community members.

    3 pm: Must Do in BoQ

    • Hear Dug Stevenson, Executive Director of the Bay of Quinte Regional Marketing Board share all the things you must do in the Bay of Quinte region this winter and beyond, including COVID-19-friendly activities.

    5 pm: Wellness Activity

    • Join our Student Wellness Team for some fun and insightful programming designed to enhance your mind, body and soul.

    6 pm: Lancer Bingo

    • Your standard Bingo but with a Lancer giveaway! Join us for some laughs and a chance to win some sweet prizes!

    7 pm: Student Government: Canadian Trivia

    • Test your knowledge of Canada and perhaps learn a thing or two about this wonderful country! A prize will be awarded to the winner!

Academic Orientation

Click here to join us for welcome messages from members of the College Executive Team at 9 am on Monday, Jan. 11, after which you will join your program faculty who will walk you through everything you need to know for a successful semester. Please check the table below for information on accessing your Academic Orientation.

Program  Details
General Arts & Science Please email awannamaker@loyalistcollege.com or amacdonald@loyalistcollege.com for details.
Biotechnology

Time: 9:30 am
Delivery: via Teams
Link

Chemical Engineering Technician/Technology Time: 9:30 am
Delivery: via Teams
Link
Environmental Technician/Technology  Time: 9:30 am
Delivery: via Teams
Link
Civil Engineering Technician/Technology Please email pjennings@loyalistcollege.com for details.
Construction Engineering Technician Please email pjennings@loyalistcollege.com for details.
Business Please email mallison@loyalistcollege.com for details.
Business – Accounting/Business Administration – Accounting Please email kbaker@loyalistcollege.com for details.
Esthetics and Spa Management Please email bferguson@loyalistcollege.com for details.
Developmental Services Worker Please email ebakertinsley@loyalistcollege.com for details.
Social Service Worker Please email pbuskard@loyalistcollege.com or llamorre@loyalistcollege.com for details.
Fitness and Health Promotion Time: 9:30 am
Delivery: via Teams
Link
Personal Support Worker Please email jrivers@loyalistcollege.com for details.
Practical Nursing  Please email pmunroe@loyalistcollege.com for details.
Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas & Degrees

Time: 9: 30 am
Delivery: via Blackboard
Link

Recreation, Sport and Leisure Time: 9:30 am
Delivery: via Teams
Link
Advertising & Marketing Communications – Creative Design

Time: 9:30 am
Delivery: via Teams
Link

Photojournalism (advanced standing) Please email ksedgwick@loyalistcollege.com or foconnor@loyalistcollege.com for details.
Global Business Management Please email jlake@loyalistcollege.com for details.
Human Resources Management  Please email vbelos@loyalistcollege.com for details. 
Project Management

Time: 9:30 am
Delivery: via Zoom
Link

Community & Justice Services Please email tdeakin@loyalistcollege.com or phowlett@loyalistcollege.com for details.
Customs Border Services Please email tdeakin@loyalistcollege.com or smaschas@loyalistcollege.com for details.
Police Foundations Please email pfinnegan@loyalistcollege.com for details.
Pre-Service Firefighter Education & Training Please email scook@loyalistcollege.com for details.
Protection, Security & Investigation Please email tdeakin@loyalistcollege.com or tmackenzie@loyalistcollege.com for details.
Computer Systems Technician Please email eheidendahl@loyalistcollege.com for details.
Cyber Security Please email dferreira@loyalistcollege.com for details.
Electrical Techniques/Electrical Engineering Technician – Industrial Please email crhicks@loyalistcollege.com for details.
Manufacturing Engineering Technician  Please email jposte@loyalistcollege.com for details.
Mechanical Techniques Please email jposte@loyalistcollege.com for details.
Welding Techniques/Welding & Fabrication Technician Please email jgrieve@loyalistcollege.com for details.

Useful forms

  • Residence Application
  • Athletics Application – join the Loyalist Lancers.
  • AccessAbility Centre Application – contact us to arrange free, voluntary, and confidential academic supports for students with documented disabilities.
  • Immunization Record – required for students in Child & Youth Care; Community & Justice Services; Customs Border Services; Developmental Services Worker; Early Childhood Education; Community & Justice Services; Esthetics & Spa Management; Fitness & Health Promotion; Nursing; Paramedic; Personal Support Worker; Police Foundations; Practical Nursing; Pre-Health Sciences; Protection, Security & Investigation;  Recreation, Sport & Leisure; Social Service Worker. Please see the program page for details.

 

 

Helpful Links and Resources

Please find some important links below to help you prepare for a successful first semester. 

Little Black Dress Club Night

Get Ready for College Checklist
Use the Get Ready for College Checklist to ensure you have everything you need for a successful start to the semester.

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myLoyalist
Find out how to access the myLoyalist portal – your gateway to technology tools at Loyalist.

My SSP: Mental Wellness Support
Access the Mental Wellness Student Support Program where and when you need it most.

Student Remote Learning Kit
Our Student Remote Learning Kit will provide you with remote learning tips and connect you with helpful resources.

Health Plan for Full-Time Students
Learn more about your prescription drug plan and accident insurance coverage.

Virtual Events
Find out about Student Life events and activities.

Clubs & Groups
Join or start a club.

Leadership Opportunities
Join the Student Government as a First-Year Leader or Justice Studies Leader.

Transportation
Get information on bus schedules, regional transportation to Loyalist College, and cycling.

Students in the Link Lounge

The Career Centre
Discover employment opportunities.