Welcome to Loyalist College
This Student Guide has been created to help you find the information you need – whether you’re considering applying, starting soon, already arrived or a graduate.
The faculty, staff and administration at Loyalist are committed to your success and we look forward to helping you achieve your goals.
Read through the topics below, choose what is most relevant to you, and click for more information.
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There are three ways to visit Loyalist College: book a campus tour, sign up to be a Student for a Day, or meet with an advisor.
Access myLoyalist, your gateway to technology tools at Loyalist (students beginning in the fall will get their ID in August).
Find out how to get involved by visiting the Student Government website.
Click here for the current Academic Schedule and stay up-to-date with what’s happening by visiting our Events web page often.
Policies provide students and staff with guidelines to be followed to ensure fair and consistent practice in matters such as:
- Evaluation of Student Performance (AOP 224)
- Academic Appeals (AOP 231)
- Post-Secondary Admissions, Registration and Graduation (AOP 225)
- Student Code of Conduct: Positive Learning and Living Environment (AOP 209)
- Sexual Assault & Sexual Violence
- Share the Air
Safety is a primary concern at Loyalist. Click here for the Emergency Response Plan.
Experience the difference of learning in a close-knit college atmosphere. At Loyalist, your personal and professional success is our number one priority. You’ll receive support from faculty and staff who really care that you’re getting the most out of your college experience – academically, socially and personally.
Coming to college is an exciting experience! You’re going to meet new people, learn new things, and start or restart your career. Working towards that job you’ve always dreamed of opens up all kinds of possibilities.
College can also be a little overwhelming. Did you know that most students take up to a semester to really settle in and feel comfortable?
If you are asking any or all of the following questions come see us in the Student Success Hub:
- Am I in the right program?
- Do I have what it takes?
- What if I need help with writing papers, presenting, doing calculus, and/or getting into the Learning Management System?
- How do I get money to stay in school?
- How can I find a job?
- How can I feel more included?
- Why do I always feel alone?
- What if I am failing?
- What do I do if my roommate is driving me crazy?
- How can I possibly get everything done on time?
- How do I get accommodations?
- What if I am really bad at tests and exams?
- What if I really do not know what I want to do with my life?
In the Student Success Hub we can:
- Work with you to create a Tailored Achievement Plan to help you reach your career goals.
- Direct you to where you need to go.
- Answer your questions or support you in seeking the answers you need.
- Address your concerns or assist you in coming up with a solution.
All services are free, voluntary and confidential.
For more information or to arrange an appointment:
Visit the Hub: Mezzanine above the Maureen Piercy Student Access Lab (SAL)
Phone: 613-969-1913, ext. 2519; toll free: 1-888-569-2547
Hours: 8 am – 5 pm
Hub (mezzanine above SAL)
Hub (mezzanine above SAL)
AccessAbility Services assist students with disabilities in adjusting to the college environment. Since each student’s needs are unique, supports and accommodations are arranged on an individual basis.
Supports and accommodations may include:
Students requiring academic supports due to an Acquired Brain Injury, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder/Asperger’s, Blind/Low Vision, Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Learning Disability, medical condition, mental health (anxiety, depression, PTSD, etc.), mild intellectual disability or mobility are encouraged to discuss academic accommodations and supports as early as possible.
Hub (mezzanine above SAL)
It is a good idea to speak to a counsellor if:
After Hours Confidential Support
Open Line, Open Mind: (613) 310-OPEN (6736)
LGBTQ Youthline: 1-800-268-9688 (Sun. – Fri., 4 – 9:30 pm)
Sexual Assault Centre of Quinte District: 1-877-544-6424 or 911
Support for students who wish to improve their grades by working with upper-year students. Academic supports are offered for
Course specific tutoring:
Drop-in support for:
Academic Centre for Testing (ACT)
Provides service for students who need to write:
*Students must confirm with AccessAbility Services each semester in order to receive testing accommodations and book tests.
Provides support for First Nations, Inuit, Métis and welcomes all College students.
Offers the following for students:
Hub (mezzanine above SAL)
Provides assistance to international students and new Canadians with:
The ISIC is the only internationally recognized proof of full-time student status in the world.
Benefits: Visit isiccanada.ca to check out the discounts you can receive.
Requirements: Pick up an application form at International Services.
Loyalist College is dedicated to creating a safe, supportive and open environment where students are encouraged to promote awareness of sexual violence, which affects 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men. It’s real.
Loyalist College encourages the College community to take ownership of sexual violence as a problem and speak up when they witness potentially dangerous situations.
Loyalist Sexual Assault Line
(613) 969-1913, ext. 2657
(8:30 am – 4:30 pm)
After Hours Assistance
Sexual Assault Centre of Quinte District
1-877-544-6424 or 911
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Loyalist College is dedicated to building a resilient and flourishing campus community that supports the health and well being of all.
Please make every effort to engage in healthy and pro-social opportunities as they become available to you.
Stay tuned to new and exciting activities!
The Career Centre
The Career Centre is available to help support both students and alumni in their career exploration, planning, job search and career development. Some of the services they offer include:
- Online Job Board
- Job Search Sites
- Sample Résumés by Program
- Employment and Career Advising
- Assistance with University Transfer
- Mock Interview Sessions
- InterviewStream Online Tool
- Graduate Stats and Employment Information
Loyalist College continuously works to innovate and integrate current technologies into your learning environment. We ensure you are well supported in areas such as access to your myLoyalist portal, access to computer areas with extended hours, print and scanning services, and in-person technical support staff to help with software, your network account, Blackboard, Banner, and more. Here is a list of FAQs.
At Loyalist there are lots of opportunities to get involved, make friends and build memories. Check out our campus radio, 91X, and the student-run news service at QNet News. Enjoy fine dining at Resto 213 or visit our full-service Spa, both run by Loyalist students. Get active and make new friends with campus recreation programs and Varsity athletics. Between classes, you can study or hang out by the living wall – a 25-foot self-sufficient vertical garden creating a biofilter system to improve air quality – in our LEED® Silver certified Link Lounge. Or grab a bite and shoot some pool at the Student Centre, home of the Shark Tank Pub. Check out the Student Government website often for news and events.
Check out the dining options, opportunities to work on campus, and student groups to join, such as:
Our Campus is within easy reach of housing, shopping, dining and entertainment of all kinds. Beaches, boating, fishing and leisurely walkways on the Lake Ontario waterfront are also close at hand. Highway 401 is accessible within just a few kilometers of the campus. Commuter trains, buses and local transit are also within reach. For more details, see our campus maps and directions.
Our Bancroft Campus is a vibrant and busy satellite campus of Loyalist College that offers diploma and certificate programs, continuing education, and a resource centre.
Loyalist has state-of-the-art facilities. These include:
- The Bay of Quinte Skills Centre
- Human Simulation Lab
- Digital Media Centre
- Student Access Labs
- Student Centre
- Student Spaces
- Fitness Centre
- Dining Hall
- The Spa
- Campus Bookstore
Our Residences are peacefully tucked into a wooded country setting, just minutes from downtown Belleville. We have five suite-style residence buildings with space for 476 students. There are also 104 spots for upper-year students in four new, fully furnished townhouse buildings. Transit stops on campus for easy access to all the perks of city living, with the convenience of waking up within walking distance of your classes. Learn more about living at Loyalist:
- Residence Life
- Apply to Residence
- Townhouse Complex
- Acceptance to Residence
- Facilities and Services
- Meal Plan
- Residence Handbook
- What to Bring to Rez
A college education is a smart investment in your future, but how will you pay for College? Each year we provide over a million dollars in student funding through awards, bursaries, scholarships and opportunities to work on campus. For more information about funding options and planning your finances, check out the following links:
- The Weston Family Scholarship in the Skilled Trades
- OSAP and Financial Assistance
- Tax Tips and Information
- Tuition and Fees
- Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships
Students who have successfully completed the academic requirements for their diploma or certificate and who do not owe any money to the College are eligible to receive a certificate or diploma at Convocation. Students who owe money to the College may participate in Convocation but will not receive their certificate or diploma until their student account is cleared. Don’t forget to frame your diploma!
Keep in touch! As alumni, graduates have exclusive access to a number of discounts and benefit programs, including: