Conestoga College Student Handbook

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Be-Dah-Bin Ga​mik

Be-Dah-Bin Gamik, (Place of New Beginnings) supplies providers for Indigenous students, together with those that are First Nations (standing and non-status), Metis and Inuit. Our providers guarantee a easy transition to school life by offering ongoing student assist. The service consists of social and cultural occasions and actions, conventional counselling providers, and Elders-in-Residence applications and the Aboriginal Student Circle.

Doon (Kitchener) Campus: 519-748-5220, ext. 2470 or 2251, or drop into Room 2A601, in the principle educating constructing.

Advancement Office: Alumni Engagement

Conestoga’s alumni neighborhood consists of greater than 155,000 graduates who contribute to the prosperity and well-being of their communities as innovators and entrepreneurs in enterprise, trade, well being care and neighborhood providers. When you full your research, you’ll develop into a member of this rising and dynamic community. As a student, you should have the chance to attract on the data and expertise of graduates concerned in your chosen profession area. The Alumni group seems ahead to listening to from you: we offer volunteer alternatives and networking occasions that may provide help to construct your profession earlier than you graduate and contribute to your long-term success.

Connect with us:

Twitter @ConestogaAlumni  
Facebook @ConestogaCollegeAlumni
LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/groups/101413
internet: https://www.conestogac.on.ca/alumni/
e mail: [email protected]

Athletics and Recreati​on 

Calling all Condors! An energetic and wholesome way of life can play a key element in your success right here at Conestoga. Studies accomplished in 2019 confirmed that campus recreation members had been extra more likely to report greater GPAs (Vasold, KL; Deere, SJ; & Pivarnik, JM). Whether you compete on a varsity group, have enjoyable with your folks in an intramural league, or need to keep match, there’s something in Athletics and Recreation for you. 

Connect with us

Make certain you are following us for weekly exercises, well being ideas, leisure alternatives, and to remain updated on Condor Athletics!

Instagram: @cc_condors

Competitive Sport

  • Men’s and Women’s Varsity Teams (Full-Time students solely) – Participant of the Ontario College Athletic Association 
    • Badminton
    • Volleyball
    • Basketball
    • Rugby 15’s (M) & Rugby 7’s (W)
    • Cross-country working
    • Softball (W)
    • Outdoor and indoor soccer
  • Esports Competitive Teams (Full-Time students solely) – Participant of the Ontario Post Secondary Esports League
    • ​League of Legends
    • Rocket League
    • Overwatch
    • Valorant​

Visit Our Website for extra data. If all for a varsity group, please contact one among our head coaches. Esports athletes, please be a part of Condors Discord to seek out out extra!

Engaging Virtual Programs

  • Fitness applications are supplied just about to help our students and workers in staying energetic. Various applications are run to fit your well being and wellness wants.
    • Learn to Run 5K
    • Nutrition
    • First Step to Wellness
    • Home Workout Plan
  • A wide range of health courses are supplied weekly, just about via Zoom, and on the Recreation Centre (pending re-opening)
    • Yoga (Gentle Yoga, Rise & Shine Yoga, Power Yoga, and many others.)
    • Hight Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
    • Zumba
    • Cycle Fit

​Visit Our Web​web site for extra data.​

On-Campus Spaces & Programming (Pending Recreation Centre Re-Opening)

  • Recreation Centre Ammentities
    • Two gymnasiums providing drop-in sport areas
    • Fitness Centre with state-of-the-art tools
    • Multi-purpose rooms for health courses, ping pong, or booked exercise
    • Squash courts which can be in a position to e-book
    • Indoor monitor (170m) for working or strolling
    • ​Social areas for students to satisfy and community
  • Drop-in sports activities: badminton, basketball, cricket, ping pong, and extra!
  • Intramural applications
    • Volleyball
    • Badminton
    • Cricket
    • Ball hockey
    • Basketball
    • Soccer, and extra!​

Get Involved

All students are welcome within the Recreation Centre no matter previous bodily expertise. Our health centre has varied areas and tools accessible to train at your personal consolation stage. Fitness courses vary in problem and our instructors are all the time in a position to adapt to your talents. Try one out at present!


If you’re a full-time student from the Doon (Kitchener) or Cambridge (Fountain Street) campuses, all of that is paid for via your Student Recreation price. If you’re a full-time student from one other campus, or a part-time student pursuing a certificates, diploma or diploma, you may select to buy a student membership.

Visit Our Website to seek out out extra about our amenities, programming and groups.

Recreation Centre Front Desk:  519-748-3512

Recreation Centre e mail:  [email protected]

​Bookstore

The Bookstore is right here that can assist you get all the pieces you want to begin your studying!

Visit our
on-line Bookstore to entry the number of assets accessible!

  • Textbooks (Digital and Physical Copies)
  • Personalized Booklist
  • e-Text Support
  • Supplies
  • Uniforms
  • Conestoga Clothing & Merchandise

The on-line Bookstore is open 24/7!

Enjoy free transport in your order!

​Have questions?

Check out the Bookstore’s
Here to Help Guide!

Interactive and detailed self-help guides can be found to obtain instant solutions to all steadily requested Course Material and Bookstore questions.​

Contact us together with your questions!

Email: [email protected] 

You can even comply with the Bookstore on Instagram (Conestoga Campus Store), ​Facebook (Bookstore – Conestoga College) or Twitter (@ConestogaBooks) to remain up-to-date on Bookstore occasions, gross sales, promotions, and extra. 

Your Personal Booklist

Once you might have paid your charges and registered on your courses, go to our
Personalized Booklist web page. Enter your Student Number to generate your full booklist particular to your programs outlining all assets you will want and hyperlinks on buy your assets.

*Please notice that your booklist shall be accessible solely after you might have obtained your timetable.

Fall customized booklists shall be accessible after August tenth.

eText at Conestoga College

There are plenty of eText applications at Conestoga College. Students in 
eText applications are required to take part and can acquire entry to digital course assets for about 40% lower than the price of printed texts. The value of those assets are built-in into program charges and picked up when these charges are due firstly of every semester. Students can have entry to their assets on the primary day of sophistication and can be capable of proceed to have entry to those assets anytime and anyplace. Students completely personal their eTexts and there may be 100% entry on-line and offline. Students can even print their eTexts and use interactive options corresponding to personalized notes, highlights, and even sharing notes with friends.

Visit our
YouTube web page for How To Videos to get a straightforward began together with your eText.

For extra details about your eText program, please e mail 
[email protected]

Conestoga Career Centre – Services for Job Seekers & Graduates 

The Conestoga Career Centre is a FREE Employment and Training service, open year-round to the general public.  Programs are provincially funded via Employment Ontario and can be found for people who’re working beneath 20 hours per week and not in class full-time.

We will help you meet your job objectives.  Connect with us in order for you help with:

  • Finding new employment and profession alternatives 
  • Creating a private job search plan 
  • Gaining a aggressive edge by connecting with Conestoga affiliated employers
  • Understanding the job alternatives in your native space 
  • Launching your profession 

While you’re a Conestoga student, please go to myCAREER location or on-line myCareer.conestogac.on.ca on your profession and employment wants.  Also go to myCAREER if you’re graduating as an International Student and haven’t acquired a everlasting resident card.

For extra data, contact or drop-in to a Career Centre close to you:
Doon (Kitchener) Campus: Welcome Centre
299 Doon Valley Drive, Kitchener

name 519-748-3535 or 1-877-748-3535

Waterloo Campus: (Also serving Wellesley, Elmira and New Hamburg)

108 University Avenue East    

For providers in Waterloo Region 

Email:

[email protected] or name 519-885-0300, ext. 5226 or 519-748-3535 

Find us on

Facebook,

Twitter &

LinkedIn

Stratford Campus: (Also serving Listowel, St. Marys, Wingham, Exeter, Seaforth, Clinton and Goderich)

130 Youngs Street, Stratford

Email:

[email protected] or name 519-271-5700, ext. 7224. 

Find us additionally on

Facebook,

Twitter &

LinkedIn

Conestoga College Residence & Conference Centre

The Conestoga College Residence & Conference Centre, positioned at Doon (Kitchener) campus and in shut proximity to the Cambridge (Fountain Street) campus, supplies lodging to registered, full-time students.

At Residence we provide a enjoyable, secure and fascinating neighborhood environment that displays the wants of at present’s students. Our Residence Life Program has been created to assist students of their tutorial endeavours by difficult each private progress and growth. The program works in collaboration with school assist providers and assets to additional enrich their expertise and improve the general school expertise.

To apply please go to My Housing Portal. The acceptance course of is totally on-line via the student portal. For further data together with necessary dates and residence charges, please go to Conestoga Residence or contact us by e mail at [email protected] Residence data shall be supplied to students upon transfer in and may also be discovered on the web site. Students will obtain their move-in day and time slot early August. Our Early Move-In day and occasions that sometimes happen earlier than our common move-in have been cancelled for 2021.

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Address:  99 Conestoga College Blvd., Kitchener, N2P 2N5

Telephone: 519-895-2272

​Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI)

Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI) is the official student affiliation of Conestoga College and represents the pursuits of all CSI fee-paying students. From tutorial and wellness helps, to occasions and get entangled alternatives, CSI focuses on serving to you personal, assist and improve your student expertise!

CSI providers and occasions are persevering with to function in a digital format till common on-campus operations are allowed to renew. When they do resume, CSI invitations you to affix an on-campus occasion, go to a CSI Service Hub, and entry different CSI providers. Check out their on-campus Pita Pit location (Doon campus, 2nd ground of the Conestoga Student Recreation Centre) and their on-campus restaurant and bar, The Venue. You can even go to their Wellness Office the place you may inquire about your well being plan and discover different providers. 

Local Transit

Do you want to journey public transit in Waterloo Region, Guelph, or Brantford? CSI has negotiated discounted fares for Conestoga Students to assist assist your student expertise. Learn extra about get a reduced time period/bus go right here.​ 

Connect with CSI:

You can discover out extra about CSI’s providers and occasions on their web site, social media, and the CSI Mobile App.  

On-Campus: Find your nearest CSI Office

Phone: 519-748-5131

Online: www.conestogastudents.com

Download the CSI Mobile App

Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!

Hours: 
Monday to Thursday – 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Friday – 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

**Hours and repair availability are topic to vary. Refer to www.conestogastudents.com for extra data.

Conestoga International Health Insurance Plan (CIHIP)

CSI points the Conestoga International Health Insurance Plan (CIHIP). All full-time learning International students are enrolled within the CIHIP. This is a mandatory fee for students transferring to Canada and attending Conestoga College. This Plan will cowl you for fundamental health-care providers like hospital stays, visits to the physician, ambulances, x-rays, and extra. Learn extra at www.studentcare.ca.

International students who’re enrolled in eligible applications are additionally routinely billed for the CSI Extended Health & Dental Plan. 

CSI Extended Health & Dental Plan

CSI gives a complete prolonged well being and dental plan for all students enrolled in full-time, government-funded applications. Coverage is supplied for well being practitioners, pharmaceuticals, imaginative and prescient, dental, journey and extra. Learn extra at www.studentcare.ca.

**Note: Not all applications are charged this price.  Please double verify your tuition to verify your billing.**

CSI Legal Protection Program

CSI ensures that students have the instruments and monetary means to defend their authorized rights. Full-time students have entry to authorized data by way of a toll-free authorized help helpline for any subject and have additional counsel for authorized illustration about housing, employment and tutorial rights. Learn extra at www.studentcare.ca. 

Opting Out/Opting In – Premium Refund (Change of Coverage)

First Year Students

Students who have already got comparable well being plan protection via one other supplier can opt-out of the CSI Extended Health & Dental Plan and get a full refund. This have to be carried out through the change of protection interval wherein you had been initially billed. Students even have the chance to opt-out of the CSI Legal Protection Program. Detailed details about opting out or change of protection could be discovered at www.studentcare.ca.

Returning Students  

All eligible full-time students are members of the CSI Extended Health & Dental Plan. You have the chance to opt-out or opt-in dependents through the change of protection interval wherein the student was billed. If you don’t change your standing with Studentcare, you’ll routinely be coated by the plan for the educational 12 months. You should opt-out of the CSI Extended Health & Dental Plan and the CSI Legal Protection Program yearly. You can be taught extra about your complete well being plan or the CSI Legal Protection Program at www.studentcare.ca.

If you lose your well being plan protection all year long and require the CSI Extended Health & Dental Plan protection supplied via Studentcare, please contact the CSI Wellness Office. 

​CIHIP ​

International students with OHIP protection are in a position to opt-out of the CIHIP protection through the change of protection interval wherein they had been initially billed.

Please notice: International students with OHIP are eligible provided that OHIP protection is legitimate from the primary day of their consumption time period (September 1st/January 1st/May 1st) to both the final day of their cohort or the final day of the coverage 12 months (whichever comes first).

​​CSI Wellness Office

Location: Conestoga Rec Centre – Room RC 173 
Phone: (519) 748-5131, ext. 3585
Email: [email protected]

Fee Breakdown 

Fees labelled assist providers are obligatory for all students, whereas charges labelled further have an opt-out possibility.

Support Service Fees

CSI Association Fee

The CSI Association Fee supplies entry to CSI providers, assets, and advocacy initiatives involving the student expertise – from school affairs via all ranges of presidency. These embody well being and wellness helps, tutorial helps, profession and management growth alternatives, and the CSI Shuttle. This price additionally helps enhancements to student areas and fundamental working prices.

Additional Fees

CSI Student Events 

CSI supplies occasions and actions for students to loosen up and have enjoyable with different Condors. Events and actions are held all year long that caters to the various student inhabitants. From concert events, trivia contests, and different popular culture occasions, there is no such thing as a scarcity of occasions going down just about or on-campus!

CSI Clubs and Societies

Start a membership or be a part of a membership! CSI Clubs are an effective way to satisfy new folks, make mates, and foster a way of neighborhood and belonging. This price helps membership areas, membership occasions, and membership helps.

CSI Legal Protection

The CSI Legal Protection Program ensures that students have the instruments and monetary means to defend their authorized rights, have entry to authorized data by way of a toll-free authorized help helpline, and have additional counsel ought to they qualify for authorized illustration. Legal illustration consists of: Housing Rights or Tenant Disputes, Employment Rights, and Academic Rights.

CSI Frosh Kits  

All of the objects you want and did not know you wanted to begin your 12 months off proper. The CSI Frosh Kit is a superb technique to improve your student expertise via branded attire and trending items to raise your Frosh week and extra! ​

​​​​​​Student Success Advisors are right here that can assist you!

Student Success Advisors will help you work out get issues carried out at Conestoga College and present steering on navigate student life.

Student Success Advisors:

  • Provide tutorial advising assist
  • Refer you to wellness and studying providers
  • Help you perceive school insurance policies and processes
  • Assist you in fixing issues and speaking with workers and friends
  • And far more!​
Log in to the Student Success Portal to​​ submit the Ask For Help type. A Student Success Advisor will contact you to assist determine issues out.​​

Tutoring, ​​Academic Support and Learning Resources 

Put your strengths to work and develop new expertise to satisfy program expectations. Our group of tutors, consultants and advisors are right here that can assist you achieve success.

​For extra data on accessible providers and appointment reserving go to the myLearning webpage.

Accessible Learning

We present assist for students with everlasting and momentary disabilities who really feel they’re encountering limitations to studying. We work with you to grasp the impression of your incapacity within the school atmosphere and develop successful plan that considers your objectives and the educational lodging accessible to assist you.

If you had an IEP in highschool, otherwise you wish to seek the advice of with an Accessibility Advisor about lodging please make an appointment by emailing [email protected]

For extra data on the documentation required for educational lodging please go to the Student Success Services web site.  

Health and Wellness Services

Be effectively so you are able to do effectively! Your well being and well-being are necessary components in being profitable at school and past. We know that life occurs and issues don’t all the time end up the best way you deliberate, however we’ve bought you coated. 

For extra data on our well being and wellness providers go to the Student Success Services web site.

Counselling Services and psychological well being helps

We provide free, non-public and confidential counselling appointments to full-time students. If you feel confused, anxious or unsure of transfer ahead in an space of your life, a counsellor will help you determine steps to beat obstacles and discover steadiness. 

For a extra informal strategy to psychological well being assist and self-care, we provide peer assist. Peer assist means speaking to an individual who might have been via comparable psychological well being challenges you’re experiencing. Our peer assist employee will pay attention and provide help to establish methods to assist your well-being. 

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Visit our data web page for extra particulars and appointment reserving data. ​

We additionally invite students to take a look at our checklist of Mental Health Support and Resources web page for self-help and neighborhood assist strategies.    

Medical Care

Medical Care Clinic is obtainable to all Conestoga students. Visit our webpage for extra data on providers and e-book an appointment.

The value of appointments with our docs and different well being professionals is coated by OHIP or different medical insurance. You might want to present proof of insurance on your appointment. For extra data on student well being insurance, please contact CSI.

Career Advising

Map your profession journey! 

Conestoga College’s profession advising group will help students put together for profitable employment throughout and after school. Advisors will help you establish alternatives to boost your Student Experiential Record​ and leverage your experiences to attain your profession objectives.​

Conestoga students at any campus have entry to appointments with a profession advisor. Students can e-book appointments and entry profession assets on-line via the Student Success Portal (log in with Conestoga student ID required).

For all different inquires please contact us.

Conestoga’s Career Portal

Visit the Career Portal to search a whole lot of job postings, register for employer occasions and job and profession festivals, and entry useful profession and employment assets. ​

​Co-operative Education

All of Conestoga’s diploma applications, plus dozens of diploma applications and graduate certificates, provide a co-op element.  Where a program is obtainable as “Optional Co-op”, students apply first to the common program.  Interested students will then apply to the elective co-op stream after completion of the educational time period outlined of their program handbook.  (often after completion of time period one or two).  Students which can be in a program that gives elective co-op, shall be knowledgeable of the applying deadline and course of to use for the co-op stream. Labour market circumstances decide the variety of co-op seats in elective co-op streams. Not each student who meets tutorial eligibility necessities shall be admitted to the co-op stream.

All co-op students take a collection of Co-op & Career Preparation modules that help them in making ready for co-op work phrases in addition to lifelong employment. Co-op Advisors assist facilitate on-line studying and supply private help to co-op students by program – aiding with résumés, cowl letters, interview and job search expertise. They additionally monitor work time period progress and mediate when office points come up.

The Co-op Employer Relations group hunt down employers as tutorial companions to assist facilitate the experiential studying within the office. The group additionally administers the recruitment course of corresponding to student software and choice course of, promotion/promoting of job openings, offering employers with functions and arranging interview schedules. During the time period prior to every co-op time period, students eligible for co-op will be capable of entry and apply to co-op jobs by way of the MyCareer system that may be accessed via the student portal.

Co-op work phrases are usually not assured, so all co-op students are required to conduct an unbiased job search along with the alternatives generated by the Employer Relations Consultants, job builders who additionally work within the Co-op Department.

Please notice:

  • The College can not assure co-op employment.  All co-op students are required to conduct an unbiased co-op job search along with the helps and providers supplied by the Department of Co-op Education.
  • Meeting the necessities of the “Co-operative Education designation” in your diploma or to satisfy the necessities of your diploma require prior approval by the co-op division
    earlier than you begin your work time period.
  • Without prior approval the work is probably not credited in the direction of the Co-op credit and danger the employer eligibility for receiving the co-op tax credit. 
  • Students are liable for their very own transportation and related prices with a view to full work time period necessities. Work places might not all the time be readily accessible by public transportation.
  • International students would require a co-op work allow and a Social Insurance Number to be eligible to work in Canada. For extra data, please contact the International Education Office.

For extra data we invite you to contact the Co-op Advisor on your program:
Contact Us

Food Services

Chartwells is proud to be the meals service supplier for Conestoga College. Food Services cafeterias won’t be open for the Fall 2021 semester at Doon, Cambridge, Guelph and Waterloo campuses.

International Support Services 

The International Support Services group helps worldwide students regulate to their new lives in Canada and at Conestoga. We present pre-departure and arrival providers and day-to-day help to deal with the distinctive wants of worldwide students.  

​The International Transition Coordinators present pre-arrival data and assets to arrange for the journey to Canada, in addition to post-arrival assist to foster student success at Conestoga. International Transition Coordinators present assist with housing, settlement, cultural adjustment and serving to students entry the applicable school and neighborhood assets. To discover extra details about providers, actions and assets for worldwide students, please e mail [email protected] 

International students should adjust to insurance policies set out by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Licensed International Student Advisors have particular experience in immigration subjects, and might present worthwhile data on Visas, Study Permits, Co-op/Work Permits, and many others. For extra data, contact [email protected] 

​IT Services

Use your Condor-ID to login to lots of the College Digital Services – corresponding to Email, Lab & Open Access computer systems, on-campus Wi-Fi, Student Portal, eConestoga, software program downloads, choose a Locker, and extra.

To discover the format of your Condor-ID and the default password, go to
https://it.conestogac.on.ca/support, Click
“Condor ID”, then
“Students” for directions.

If you’re taking an OntarioLearn course, please seek advice from this hyperlink: https://continuing-education.conestogac.on.ca/ontario-learn

Get Connected to the Wi-Fi

On any fashionable cell machine, you may connect with the Wi-Fi on campus utilizing your Condor-ID. For a fast information on join, go to our IT Support Site:
https://it.conestogac.on.ca/support and click on on
“Connect to WiFi”.

Check out your Email

At Conestoga College, all students use Office 365 for official e mail correspondence. Office 365 supplies a safe and steady e mail account with 100GB e mail storage, 1 TB of cloud doc storage in your OneDrive, and free set up (as much as 5) of Microsoft Office on your PC or MAC pc. For data on how to hook up with your e mail, try our IT Support Site:
https://it.conestogac.on.ca/support, and click on on
“Email”. For ideas and tips on utilizing your Office 365 account, try
https://support.office.com.

Printing on Campus

At the start of each semester, students obtain a
$50 non-refundable print steadiness. You can print in any Computer Lab, Open Access Lab or Hallway kiosk accessible all through the College. Check out the Printing Support web page for extra data:
https://it.conestogac.on.ca/support/printing.

Software Downloads

For off-campus entry to software program, go to
https://it.conestogac.on.ca/Downloads. Here you’ll find a listing of software program accessible to all students.

​Library Services

Library providers and assets can be found on-line for all Conestoga students. By visiting the Library’s web site, you may entry a superb and intensive assortment together with eBooks, streamed movies, articles and on-line assist.

Additional helps supplied by the Library embody:

For Library service hours and extra data, go to our Contact Us web page, e mail [email protected], or strive our digital chat/textual content service, askON. For data on further Learning Services accessible, please go to MyLearning.​

​ONE Card (Student ID)

ONE CARD STUDENT PHOTO

Before you could be absolutely registered and entry your timetable, you should add a ONE Card student photograph. Your ONE Card student photograph completes your student report and confirms that you’re a Conestoga College student.​

After your ONE Card Student Photo has been
uploaded and authorised, this shall be your ONE Card student photograph going ahead. You are usually not required to replace or renew your photograph.

Follow the
ONE Card Student Photo Upload directions and be taught extra about receiving and utilizing your ONE Card.

WHAT IS A ONE CARD?
Your ONE Card is designed to preserve your life easy by providing an all-in-one resolution for identification validation throughout exams, accessing relevant on campus providers (library providers, lab entry), off campus buying and reductions (no money wanted!), and utilizing the Grand River Transit System (with buy of a 4-month Term Pass).

When your ONE Card student photograph has been uploaded and authorised, AND your deal with throughout the Student Portal displays your Canadian deal with (for International Students that is your long-term everlasting Canadian deal with),  your bodily ONE Card shall be mailed to you.

Your ONE Card by no means expires, doesn’t have to be renewed, and could be even be considered digitally on the
ONE Card Portal.

ONE CARD CONDOR CASH
When you load cash in your ONE Card, it’s known as ‘Condor Cash.’ You can use Condor Cash at choose places on and off campus to obtain reductions and promotions.

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You can LOAD Condor Cash, TRACK your purchases, and SUSPEND your ONE Card on the
ONE Card Portal, offering you flexibility and security in using Condor Cash.  

For extra data go to Condor Cash.

CONNECT WITH ONE CARD

Follow ONE Card on Facebook (ConestogaOneCard), Twitter(@CC_ONECard), and Instagram (ConestogaOneCard) to remain up-to-date on contests, occasions, information, promotions, and extra.

Registrar’s Office (Welcome Centre)

For restricted data and to obtain course on the place to e mail your inquiry you may name:  519-748-5220, ext. 3656

Please join with our group via the emails beneath:

Admissions:
[email protected]
Student Records:
[email protected]
Student Fees:
[email protected]
International Fees:
[email protected]

Credit Transfer:
[email protected]

 OSAP, Student Financial Services: 
OSAP and basic questions:
[email protected]
Scholarship, Award and Bursary questions:
[email protected]

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Student Financial Services

Staff within the Student Financial Services workplace can be found to offer recommendation and steering to assist students entry authorities student monetary help applications, school awards, bursaries, and scholarships.

Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a need-based program designed to assist Ontario students cowl the price of post-secondary training. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is meant to advertise entry to post-secondary research via direct monetary help for instructional prices and dwelling bills. OSAP supplies loans and grants to students and is meant to complement the monetary assets of students and their households. OSAP shouldn’t be designed to cowl 100% of a student’s prices, so it is very important complement student earnings with summer time jobs, work research jobs and bursaries (see data beneath concerning the General Award software).

Applications are submitted by way of the OSAP web site; osap.gov.on.ca. The deadline is 60 days earlier than the tip of the research interval. However, to have funding accessible by begin of time period, we suggest making use of not less than 8 weeks earlier than the beginning of the research time period. 

All OSAP supporting paperwork could be scanned and uploaded on the OSAP web site. Students will present an e mail on their OSAP software and shall be requested to confirm the e-mail to obtain necessary OSAP communications, together with messages about their  Master Student Financial Assistance Agreement (MSFAA). The MSFAA is now accomplished on the National Student Loan Service Centre’s (NSLSC) web site at canlearn.ca. Most paperwork, together with the MSFAA and signature/consent pages, solely must be submitted with the student’s first OSAP software. These paperwork will stay energetic as lengthy there is no such thing as a break in research.

Approximately one week earlier than the beginning of courses, if all required paperwork have been submitted, and the student is absolutely registered, Conestoga will routinely verify enrolment and OSAP funding shall be launched inside 5 to 10 enterprise days. The quantity the student owes in tuition shall be routinely despatched to the College, and any the rest shall be despatched on to the student’s bank account.

OSAP funding for a fall/winter research interval is launched in two instalments; one within the fall and one within the winter. The loans are launched in a 60%/40% cut up, so students might obtain barely extra funding within the fall semester.  

The OSAP funding 12 months begins every September; the identical as the educational 12 months. Students should submit a brand new software for annually they need OSAP funding. Students have a alternative of receiving loans plus grants or grants solely. Grants do not need to be paid again, however OSAP should be capable of verify earnings, so it will be significant for students and oldsters to file their earnings taxes yearly to stay eligible for non-repayable grants.  

Changes to earnings or private conditions whereas learning at Conestoga can impression OSAP assessments. Please notify Student Financial Services in writing of any adjustments as quickly as doable at: [email protected]

Student Assistance Programs from Other Provinces

Conestoga College administers student help applications for all provinces and territories in Canada. Students ought to go to their house province’s student help web site for functions and data. Please contact Student Financial Services at [email protected] for additional help. 

Conestoga College Awards, Scholarships, and Bursaries

Conestoga has over 400 awards, scholarships and bursaries accessible annually. Students should submit an software every time period to be thought of for all the awards they might be eligible for. To be thought of for an award, full the next steps:

  1. Log in to the
    Student Portal

  2. Select the Financial tab

  3. Click on My Award Applications

  4. Select the present time period (i.e. Fall 2019)

  5. Complete all the data in every tab

  6. Review your software and submit

Award Application Dates

Term Application Opens Application Closes
Fall 2021 September 20, 2021 October 8, 2021
Winter 2022 January 24, 2022 February 11, 2022
Spring 2022 May 23, 2022 June 10, 2022

More data could be discovered within the
Awards Frequently Asked Questions

CCSAF Bursary: The Conestoga College Student Assistance Fund (CCSAF) Bursary supplies monetary assist to students receiving OSAP (or different provincial student monetary help) who reveal monetary want above and past the quantity supplied by OSAP. 

CCSAF Bursary eligibility:

Bursary for Exceptional Circumstances:  The Bursary for Exceptional Circumstances is meant to assist students dealing with a monetary emergency throughout their research interval due to occasions past their management. Information about apply for this bursary could be discovered on the
Student Financial Services webpage.

Academic Achievement Awards

The school acknowledges distinctive tutorial achievement by its students each throughout their research and upon commencement. There are 4 classes of educational recognition upon commencement: President’s Honour List, Graduation with High Distinction, Graduation with Distinction, and Conestoga Honour List.

Please seek advice from the Academic Awards webpage for extra data.

Governor General’s Academic Medal: A bronze medal goes to the graduating student with the very best tutorial grade common for all programs in a diploma program. Presented at Fall Convocation.

President’s Scholar Award: An inscribed Conestoga Coat of Arms is introduced by the president to the student who achieves the very best tutorial standing in all programs, with no failed programs, upon commencement from a four-year Conestoga baccalaureate program. Presented at Fall Convocation.

The James W. Church Award: This prestigious award was established in 1977 by the Board of Governors in honour of James W. Church, the founding President of Conestoga College. The award acknowledges a student who excels within the three areas deemed by Dr. Church to be necessary for an individual to develop into all that she or he is able to being. The winner of the James W. Church Award receives a money award and is acknowledged with a framed Conestoga Coat of Arms. Presented at Spring Convocation

Conestoga College Mastercraft Award: In 1980, past-president Kenneth E. Hunter established the Mastercraft Award to acknowledge student achievement of excellence in program-related expertise. To qualify for ultimate judging, entries should first be chosen as winners on the program stage. Projects are judged on first impression, innovation, creativity, talent and high quality. The winner of the Mastercraft Award receives a money award and is acknowledged with a Conestoga Coat of Arms at Convocation. Presented at Spring and Fall Convocations.

Student Financial Services Office Location:

Doon (Kitchener) Campus, Welcome Centre 

OSAP and Financial Aid Enquiries
[email protected]

Award, Scholarship, and Bursary Enquiries:
[email protected]

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) Support Services

Many students enrol in applications which have a work-integrated studying (WIL) element that enables students to achieve hands-on expertise whereas making use of classroom studying in a office or apply setting.  WORK INTEGRATED LEARNING SUPPORT SERVICES supplies assist to students, school and companion websites to arrange for and take part in work-integrated studying alternatives (excluding co-op work phrases). Your Program Coordinator and/or Placement Officer will present particular particulars all through your program relating to your program’s WIL alternatives.

The WIL Document Services group helps students to finish any obligatory well being and security necessities which can be required previous to collaborating in WIL experiences. These MAY embody proof of immunizations, TB Testing, Police Record Check/Vulnerable Sector Screening, First Aid/CPR, and many others.  You can seek advice from the College web site for additional particulars relating to your program’s particular necessities.  WIL additionally administers a compulsory pre-placement Occupational Health and Safety course that prepares students to be secure within the office. The WIL group manages processes that assist WIL experiences, together with monitoring compliance with WIL necessities, danger administration, authorized and insurance necessities, and the documentation and reporting of WIL experiences.

For extra data associated to your WIL well being and security necessities we invite you to drop in or name 519-748-5220, ext. 3101

Doon (Kitchener) Campus: go to, Room 3F13A​