Welcome to Confederation's
official Orientation Webpage

This site will provide you with everything you need to know in order to start your year off right.

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Aviation - Flight Management: Program Info...

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Business - Accounting: Program Info...

Business Fundamentals: Program Info...

Business: Program Info...

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Human Resources Management: Program Info...

International Business Management: Program Info...

Leadership for Health Care Professionals: Program Info...

Office Administration - General: Program Info...


Culinary Management - Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship Program: Program Info...

Tourism - Travel and Eco-Adventure: Program Info...


Film Production: Program Info...

Interactive Media Design: Program Info...


Civil Engineering Technology: Program Info...

Computer Programmer: Program Info...

Electronics Engineering Technician - Computers: Program Info...

Electrical Engineering Technology: Program Info...

Embedded Systems: Program Info...

Engineering Business & Safety Management: Program Info...

Industrial Manufacturing Processes: Program Info...

Instrumentation Engineering Technician - Process Automation and Control: Program Info...

Mechanical Engineering Technician: Program Info...


Carpentry and Renovation Techniques: Program Info...

Mechanical Techniques: Program Info...

Motive Power Techniques - Automotive: Program Info...

Motive Power Techniques - Heavy Equipment: Program Info...

Welding Techniques: Program Info...


Environmental Technician: Program Info...

Forestry Technician - Ecosystem Management: Program Info...


Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN): Program Info...

Critical Care: Program Info...

Dental Assisting - Levels I & II: Program Info...

Dental Hygiene: Program Info...

Medical Laboratory Assistant: Program Info...

Medical Radiation Technology: Program Info...

Paramedic: Program Info...

Practical Nursing: Program Info...

Personal Support Worker: Program Info...


Aboriginal Community Advocacy: Program Info...

Child & Youth Care: Program Info...

Community Integration through Co-operative Education (CICE): Program Info...

Concurrent Disorders: Program Info...

Developmental Services Worker: Program Info...

Early Childhood Education: Program Info...

Native Child & Family Services: Program Info...

Recreation Therapy: Program Info...

Social Service Worker: Program Info...


Police Foundations: Program Info...

Pre-Service Fire Fighter Education and Training: Program Info...

Academic & Career Entrance (ACE): Program Info...

Academic Upgrading: Program Info...

College Access: Program Info...

General Arts & Science (1-year): Program Info...

General Arts & Science (2-year): Program Info...

Personal & Career Development (PCD): Program Info...

Pre-Health Sciences - Pathways to Certificates and Diplomas: Program Info...

Pre-Health Sciences - Pathways to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees: Program Info...

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Tuition Fees

First Year Students - Pay your $500.00 deposit by June 15, 2017 to hold your seat in your confirmed program choice. All students pay their remaining tuition fees when completing web registration and no later than August 8, 2017. If a tuition payment is made after August 8, a $150.00 late fee will apply.

For tuition fee information, visit: www.confederationcollege.ca/registration-services/tuition-fees.

For details on payment options, including OSAP Deferral and third party sponsorship, visit: www.confederationcollege.ca/registration-services/payment-methods.

The Financial Aid Office is available to help students in need of financial assistance. Services include:

Administration of the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)

Here you will find information on loans, grants, bursaries and OSAP eligibility. OSAP has changed for 17-18. The NEW OSAP  now offers more up front grant money (free money) than ever before. Many students will receive enough grant funding to cover their tuition costs.

Awards (Bursaries/Scholarships)

Entrance awards, in-program awards and many other awards are available for application in the spring, summer, fall and winter semesters.

Campus Employment

The College offers jobs on campus for students studying full time. Qualifying students may earn up to $1,250 per semester. For more information on campus employment opportunities, visit: www.confederationcollege.ca/student-life/succi/succi-services/student-jobs.

For more information on these and other services, visit the Financial Aid website at: www.confederationcollege.ca/financial-aid.

Discover our Residence

If you are not a resident of Thunder Bay, Confederation College provides on-campus housing. For details about the College’s on-campus residence options, visit: www.confederationresidence.ca

Visit Your Campus

From financial aid to residence to recreation and more, this is your chance to find out more about life at Confederation College.

Book Your Tour Today!

Whether you’ve already decided to study at Confederation or you’re still making up your mind, there’s no better way to get a feel for campus life than with a guided tour.

For the Thunder Bay campus, visit: www.confederationcollege.ca/about-confederation/tours.

Contact the regional campus you will be attending directly to book a tour. Visit: www.confederationcollege.ca/about-confederation.

At your regional orientation, you will receive information about your local campus, obtain your timetables, purchase books (bring cash, cheque, debit or credit card for payment), get your photo taken for your student ID cards and pick up your student handbook.

For more information, visit: www.confederationcollege.ca/orientation/region.

You will receive information on how to obtain your timetables, how your learning platform will work, what Blackboard is used for, testing, how to obtain your student id, who will help through your learning experience and other information important to your success.

Check your email for more information about the date, times and location.

For more information visit: www.confederationcollege.ca/distance-education.

The International Education Centre

The International Education Centre (IEC) serves as a hub for all international activities that take place at Confederation College. It provides a wide range of support to international students, immigrants to our city and to Canadian students travelling abroad to study or complete a work experience.

The IEC assists international students with:

  • Academic advising and advocacy
  • Airport pick-up service
  • Setting up accommodations
  • Medical insurance
  • Providing an orientation experience designed for international students
  • Personal counselling
  • Program registration
  • Social activities

For more information, visit the International Education Centre located in Room 251 of the Shuniah (main) Building at the Thunder Bay Campus, or visit: www.confederationcollege.ca/international-students.

International Student Tuition Fees

For details regarding international student tuition fees, visit: www.confederationcollege.ca/international-students/tuition-other-fees.

International Student Registration

The International Education Centre will hold an orientation session specific and mandatory for all international students on Friday, September 1 at 9:30 am. More details will be sent out in your welcome package.


International Student Homestay Options

For Homestay details and application, visit: www.confederationcollege.ca/international-students/international-student-services/accommodations/homestay.

Web Registration

Once you have received an offer, been accepted into your program and arranged for your fees, you are still required to register. Registering online is quick and easy at www.confederationcollege.ca/registration-services/how-register-classes. Web registration begins July 17th, 2017.

Review Options & Elective Choices

Students are allowed to select various general elective credit courses as part of your learning experience. The number of elective options available to you depends on your program choice. For more information, visit: www.confederationc.on.ca/general-education-electives.

Print Your Timetable

Log into "MYCAMPUS" and go to your banner account to print your schedule. Visit: www.confederationcollege.ca/registration-services/how-view-your-timetable-or-transcript-online for detailed instruction.

Our goal is to help you succeed! The Student Success Centre offers various support services. The Centre is located in Room 153 of the Shuniah (main) Building at the Thunder Bay Campus. Similar services are available to students located at the regional campuses. Please speak with your local campus staff for assistance in accessing these services. Some of these services are available in-person at your campus or via video conference, phone or email.

Counselling & Advisement

  • Academic Advisement & Dispute Resolution
  • Career Exploration
  • e-Counselling
  • Personal Counselling
  • Mental Health Screenings

For more information, visit: www.confederationcollege.ca/counselling-services.

Tutoring & Study Skills Supports

Develop strategies for effective learning, minimizing stress and maximizing your potential.

For more information, visit: www.confederationcollege.ca/student-success-centre.

Indigenous Student Navigators

At Confederation College, we know transitioning to college can sometimes be tough, especially if you’re moving from a remote community. Whether you have questions, concerns or just need to talk, our approachable Indigenous Student Navigators are here for you. From finding accommodations and assisting with funding to academic advising and career counselling, we can help! Find us in the Apiwin Indigenous Lounge.

To learn more, visit: www.confederationc.on.ca/negahneewin-student-services.

Student Accessibility Services (Disability Services)

We provide individual assistance and support for students who have disabilities that could affect their academic performance. Services and accommodations emphasize personal independence and responsibility and provide a fair and equal opportunity for success without compromising the academic integrity of the course or program.

The needs of each student are unique; therefore, individualized accommodations are based on documentation provided by a recognized professional.

If you had an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or Accommodation Plan (AP) in high school or have a documented disability, Student Accessibility Services is available to provide the eligible accommodations and supports. We are located within the Student Success Department.

For more information, call (807) 475-6618 or visit: www.confederationcollege.ca/accessibility-services.

Student Success Advisors

Our approachable Student Success Advisors provide academic and career advisement and work with you to ensure you have the tools and resources necessary to be successful at college. Whether you are looking to enhance your study skills, have questions or are having trouble finding the resources you need to be successful, stop by; we are here to help!

For more information, visit: www.confederationcollege.ca/student-success-centre/student-success-advisement-services.

Each registered student requires an identification (ID) card to access the many benefits and services available to Confederation College students, including a bus pass (U-Pass). At the Thunder Bay campus, student ID cards are available year-round at the Paterson Resource Library (2nd floor – Shuniah Building) during regular business hours and at special hours/venues as noted during Orientation and Early Orientation sessions. Regional students should check with their local campus for student ID card instructions.

NOTE: Student ID cards are only available after you register. Please allow 24 hours after registration before requesting your card. Registration is quick and easy. If you haven’t registered yet, visit: www.confederationcollege.ca/registration-services/how-register-classes.

Textbooks and other course materials required for your program can be identified and ordered by visiting the Follett Bookstore website at: www.confederationcollege.ca/book-store. Outright purchase of new or used books is available. In some cases, students can select rental and/or digital options.

Please bring a printout of your timetable when purchasing textbooks in person at the bookstore.

To order course books and materials, click on the “textbook” link on the Follett Bookstore webpage provided below. Use the first two letters of the course code (e.g. AC) to select your course (note: the page uses the word “department” to refer to “course”).

Student Life (SUCCI)

SUCCI, The Student Union of Confederation College Inc. is a student-focused organization committed to advocacy, entertainment, well-being, employment, education and student-friendly services to enhance the overall college experience. We have lots of events, activities, program and supports for all students.

Orientation 2017

Be sure to participate in Orientation Events and activities brought to you by your Student Association - SUCCI. For full details, visit: www.confederationcollege.ca/student-life/your-student-association-succi/orientation-2017.

Activities & Events For Everyone

The Thunder Bay campus boasts a wide variety of events and activities, ranging from social events and special guest speakers to engaging educational events that challenge you and complement your learning. Hosted by SUCCI; most events and activities are available free of charge.

Wellness & Diversity Events for Everyone

SUCCI provides an engaging calendar of events and activities to support your wellness and explore our diverse community. From healthy nutrition programs, stress relievers, mental health initiatives, diversity days and more, we have something for everyone.

For more information about SUCCI Events and Activities visit: www.confederationcollege.ca/student-life/events-activities.

Varsity Athletics

The Confederation College Thunderhawks Varsity Athletics program competes within the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association. Teams include golf, cross-country running, men’s & women’s indoor soccer and men’s and women’s/mixed curling. We also have a women’s hockey team. For more information on Athletics & Sports come to the SUCCI Office or visit: www.confederationcollege.ca/student-life/athletics/varsity-athletics.

Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation opportunities abound with a wide variety of sport, recreation and family events for all students. For more information, visit: www.confederationcollege.ca/student-life/events-activities/campus-recreation.

Campus Employment

SUCCI's Campus Employment Service provides part-time employment opportunities on campus to qualified full-time students. A variety of jobs are available. For more information, come to the SUCCI Office or visit: www.confederationcollege.ca/student-life/succi/succi-services/student-jobs.

SUCCI Wellness Centre - Minowaadiziiwin

All Thunder Bay students will receive a membership to the Confederation College Wellness Centre as it officially opens at the end of October 2017. This on-campus facility has a double court gymnasium, weight and cardio workout areas, an elevated walking/jogging track, and multipurpose activity centre. As the College is in a period of renewal of its student recreational facilities, students will have a full membership at the Fitness Centre until the opening of the Wellness Centre. For more information visit: www.confederationcollege.ca/fitness-centre or Facebook at www.facebook.com/ConfederationCollegeFitnessCentre.

All full-time post-secondary students* receive a Student Health & Dental Plan as part of your student fees. The Plan, administered by the Student Union (SUCCI), provides affordable health insurance designed especially for students. You have 3 options to consider before the DEADLINE DATE September 27, 2017.

  1. Opt Out – If you are covered under another health plan, apply for a refund by TBD
  2. Flex-Plan – Choose the plan that works best for you!
  3. Family Opt-In – Add your spouse/dependents for an additional fee.

For full details, visit: www.wespeakstudent.com

International Students

*International students are not covered under the Student Union (SUCCI) Health Plan. They have separate health insurance coverage through a plan from "Guard Me" Insurance. The cost is included as part of their tuition fees and coverage is set up for each international student by the International Education Centre.

Permits Required to Park on Campus

All vehicles parked on campus are required to have a valid Parking Permit. Purchases are done online beginning July 1, at: www.confederationcollege.ca/public-safety/parking.

Issued 2017/2018 permits can be picked up beginning July 19 at the Facilities Counter (B106) or during Orientation in the REACH Atrium for prepaid or online credit card orders.

Universal Bus Pass

All full-time students at the Thunder Bay campus enjoy the benefit of a Universal Thunder Bay Transit Bus Pass (U-Pass). The U-Pass is a part of your student card. For more information about this service, visit: www.confederationcollege.ca/student-life/succi-services/upass

Mentors provide support to first-year students by planning events and activities, providing guidance and support, and connecting students to campus and community services. If you’re interested in having a Peer Mentor assigned to help you navigate your first year at Confederation College, sign up today by visiting: www.confederationcollege.ca/student-success-centre/peer-mentoring


Choose from either: August 23rd 2017 5:00 - 9:00 or Wednesday, August 30th 5:00 - 9:00 2017

5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (pizza, salad, and snacks will be provided)

Thunder Bay – Shuniah Building 2nd floor in the Library

View StartSmart Video

Want to get a head start on your success? Join us for a free Interactive Workshop which will include:

Library: Join us for an interactive orientation of your college library. We will introduce you to research basics and various tools that will help you succeed in your chosen program. Check out what the library has to offer: books, journals, article databases, course reserves, ejournals, ebooks, videos, equipment, study rooms, computers, and finally, expert friendly advice.

Savvy Scheduling: Learn how to be more productive and time efficient. This workshop will help you explore your time management characteristics and create realistic, individualized schedules for a week, month or semester.

Tackling Textbooks and Noteworthy Note Taking: Learn the techniques for understanding your readings and how to take notes that are clear and comprehensive. Students will learn how to identify key textbook concepts, focus on main topics and remember what has been read. Adapt the methods learned to your own textbooks.

Bookstore: Get your textbooks before the rush! We will visit the bookstore where you can get early access to purchasing your textbooks.

Grand draw, Blackboard sneak peak, tour of the Shuniah building and more….

To register please go to www.confederationcollege.ca/startsmartregistration

Important: All first-year students are required to attend orientation.

Tuesday, September 5th, at 9:00 am

  • Meet with your program coordinator, faculty and classmates
  • Learn about what you need to succeed in your program
  • Join SUCCI, your Student Union, for a FREE lunch
  • And much more!

Keep checking your email regularly for information on orientation.

Regional Campus Orientations

Attend your local campus Orientation. Find your schedule online at: www.confederationcollege.ca/all-regional-campuses-orientations-information.

International Students Orientation (Must also attend College Orientation)

Important: All new International students are required to attend both college orientation as well as one of the following orientation sessions:

Friday, September 1, Shuniah Lecture Theatre, 9:30 am

For up-to-date information, visit: www.confederationcollege.ca/international-students/international-student-services/orientation.

Please email international@confederationcollege.ca if you have any questions.

Kick off the 2017-18 school year with a wide variety of events and activities for everyone! Brought to you by SUCCI, your Student Union and proudly sponsored by Tbaytel.

For more information, visit http://www.confederationcollege.ca/student-life/your-student-association-succi/orientation-2017.

The Confederation College Computer Services Department is responsible for providing all information technology (IT) and audio visual (AV) support services to the College community. This includes student/academic IT resources such as computer labs, help desk services, student network accounts, network/internet services, academic software and other technology-related services.

The Computer Services Help Desk is the central point of contact to obtain computer or technology-related support for all users at Confederation College. The Help Desk is located on the 3rd floor of the Shuniah building in Rm. 346. Staff can be contacted at 475-6488 helpdesk@confederationcollege.ca. Students in the region should call our toll-free number, 1-800-465-5493, then press 1 and 6488.

For more information on College IT Services, visit: Computer Services Student Orientation page.

Confederation College is committed to maintaining a SAFE and RESPECTFUL campus for everyone. Our SAFE Campus information outlines your rights as a student, an employee, a patron, a client and as a visitor, to a safe and healthy learning environment. You have a part to play in keeping our College community safe too. For more information, visit: http://www.confederationcollege.ca/safe-campus.

As a student, you have rights and responsibilities. You have the right to be treated fairly and with respect; and the expectation that you will do the same for others is paramount. All students must abide by a Student Code of Conduct which makes these expectations clear for everyone. Learn more at: http://www.confederationcollege.ca/academic-policies.

Thunder Bay campus:

Student Services, Student Success Centre
Room 153 - Shuniah (main) Building

  • Business Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
  • Local Phone: (807) 475-6110 Toll Free: 1-(800) 465-5493
    Fax: (807) 473-3744
  • Email: thehub@confederationcollege.ca
  • We’re OPEN all summer!

Regional Campuses and Distance Education: