Orientation for Rainy River District Campus (Fort Frances)

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Join us for the Rainy River District Campus Orientation

A New Student Campus Orientation will be held on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2024, starting at 8:30 CT at the Rainy River District Campus. Watch your college email for more information about orientation day. At the campus orientation, you will receive information specifically about the campus including campus lockers, parking permits, details about your timetable, and campus policies/procedures. You will also learn how to use Blackboard, how to access your college email, and how to access your classes. We will provide free lunch to all the students! It will be a great time to get to know fellow classmates, faculty and staff. Please plan to join us for the day’s events. 

For most programs, the first day of classes will be on Wednesday, September 4th, 2024.
There are a few things you should do to prepare for orientation and the first day of classes. Be sure to pay your tuition and fees and register for your fall semester courses. If you need any help, please come to the campus and one of the staff members will help you through these processes.

Please bring your college ID number, username and password when you come to orientation or if you come in for payment and registration assistance.



Textbooks are available through the Follett Bookstore and can be purchased in Thunder Bay or ordered online: 

If you would like assistance ordering your books, please contact us at 807-274-5395 or drop by the campus and we can assist you in person.


Photo-ID – Campus Card

Confederation College is now offering a new and improved student photo-ID card (CampusCard) for all students. Apply for your ID card here:


Transfer Credits

Transfer Credits: If you have taken post-secondary courses at another institution, you may be eligible for transfer credits that may exempt you from courses within your program. Your transcript and detailed course outlines will be required, please contact us right away to get this process started.



Remember, tuition must be paid in order for you to register for your classes. There are many ways for you to pay. Find more information about making payment here: 

If you need help, please contact us at the campus.


Registration for classes

Registration for classes for full-time students is completed online. Instructions for registration are located here:

If you need help with registration, please contact us at the campus.


Entrance Awards

Entrance Awards are open to all full-time students entering into the first semester of a post-secondary program at Confederation College. The deadline to apply is September 20th, 2024 at 4:30 p.m. ET.

To apply visit:


Additional Orientation Information:

Please be sure to check out additional information for orientation here: 

We’re Here to Help!

If you need assistance with these processes or with funding concerns, please contact the campus or drop by in person!

On behalf of everyone at the Rainy River District Campus, we look forward to a great year together!

Brian Tucker, Campus Manager
Confederation College
Rainy River District Campus


IMPORTANT: Confederation College reserves the right to alter course availability as well as the right to withdraw a student from a course if the student has been unsuccessful in a prerequisite. Review your timetable prior to the start of classes. Please note that timetables are in Eastern Time (ET), so be sure to convert all times to your local time. Fort Frances is Central Time (CT). For example, 9:00 am ET is 8:00 am CT.