Get Ready for Fall Orientation 2023!

Pre-Orientation Schedule

Academic Orientation

Week One Orientation Schedule

Top Ten Highlights

Week Two Orientation Schedule

We’re bringing you everything you need to start College life! On this page you will find a schedule of events, registration links and helpful resources for Fall Orientation at Loyalist College. 

*Please note that the below schedules are subject to change. Please continue to check this page for event updates and registration details. 

Your Orientation Top Ten – Don’t Miss These Highlights!

  1. Exciting Events from Loyalist Life: We have an action-packed week filled with exciting events! Don’t miss out on valuable opportunities to connect with others and create lifelong memories. Stay in the loop by following @loyalistlife! 

  2. Student ID Card: Unlock the student experience with your student ID Card! Find out how to get yours here.

  3. Get Involved with Student Government: Student Government offers a supportive environment to thrive and learn! Discover the positions available for our fall election and find out how you can start your leadership journey at Loyalist!
  4. Support the Lancers: Cheer on the Loyalist Lancers at the very first home game of the season on Friday, Sep 8! Don’t miss out on the action, check out all our teams’ schedules on the Loyalist Lancers website.

  5. Join a Club: Find your community! Join us at the Shark Tank Socials throughout the week to connect with our vibrant campus clubs and find the perfect one for you.

  6. Record Your Name with NameCoach on Canvas: Loyalist College has teamed up with NameCoach, a user-friendly app, to help others learn to pronounce your name. Simply visit the NameCoach tab in Canvas and share a recording of the correct pronunciation of your name.

  7. Complete the Indigenous Student Declaration Form: Stand proud and strengthen the Indigenous community at Loyalist! Identification is a voluntary and confidential online process by which you identify yourself as an Indigenous student. 

  8. Great Campus Adventure: Kick-start your college experience! This fun-filled scavenger hunt is designed to introduce you to the amazing student services awaiting you on campus.

  9. Friday Night Lights: Come out and support the Lancers while exploring delicious local cuisine from food trucks visiting the campus! Stick around until dusk for an unforgettable fireworks display.

  10. Free Hoodies: Score a FREE Loyalist Hoodie! Swing by our foam party Orientation Day (Sept. 5), from 12-4 pm at the baseball diamond, and grab your complimentary student hoodie. 

Virtual Pre-Orientation Sessions

Get a head start at Loyalist College with our exclusive virtual Pre-Orientation sessions! Tackle the challenges of transitioning to college life with confidence.
Check out our virtual sessions on Zoom on August 30.

No registration required! 

Stop in to ask questions, figure out what’s happening during Orientation Week and learn about our campus services and supports.

Learn Tips and tricks on how to best get started on Loyalist’s learning platform, Canvas!

Come have fun and participate in virtual games and activities with other incoming students and student leaders! A great opportunity to meet future classmates!

International Student Orientation

Discover Loyalist’s outstanding supports and schedule of events designed for international students at our International Student Orientation. Don’t forget to join all the other Orientation activities too!

Port Hope Orientation

Check out the Orientation Schedule to give a warm welcome to new students at the Port-Hope Campus!

Indigenous Services Orientation

On August 30 from 11 am – 2pm, join our Indigenous Services team in room 3H9 for an informal drop-in, where students and their families can attend a tour and get answers for all your burning questions. Get the latest on Loyalist’s bursary opportunities, Student Success services, campus facilities, on-campus employment, parking, public transit and more! 

Residence Orientation

Residence Move-in Days

We can’t wait to meet you and introduce you to the amazing Residence Life experience! A smooth transition to living in Residence starts with move-in day. This year, our move-in weekend will take place  September 3  4, and Residence Orientation will take place on September 5. Check out a detailed schedule below!

Click here for more details about Loyalist College Residences.

Residence Orientation 2023

Residence Move-In Day

  • 10 am – 2:30 pm: Parents Only Session (Residence Commons)
  • 6 pm – 9 pm Residence Meet and Greet (Shark Tank Pub) 

Residence Orientation Day

Orientation Schedule Week One

So much is happening during Orientation Week – check out the schedule below! Looking for more details? Check out our events calendar on Loyalist Life for all the info on upcoming events happening throughout the month!

No classes are scheduled on Tuesday, September 6, but all first-year students are required to attend Academic Orientation

Fall 2023 Orientation Schedule

Orientation day is your chance to meet your classmates for the first time, get to know campus and have some fun! 

  • 8 am – 5 pm: Welcome Booth (Entrance)
  • 9 am – 10am: Official Welcome (Soccer Field)
  • 10 am – 12 pm Academic Orientation (Assigned) 
  • 12 pm – 4 pm: Lunch & Foam Party (Baseball Diamond)
  • Doors open 9 pm: Glow Party (Shark Tank Pub)

Classes start!

  • 7:30 am – 4 pm: Welcome Booth
  • 10 am & 2 pm: Campus Tours (from Security Desk)
  • 11 am 2 pm: Shark Tank Social (Shark Tank Pub)
  • 1 pm 7 pm: Beach Volleyball (Residence Volleyball Court)
  • 2 pm - 4 pm: Multi-Game Mashup (Shark Tank Pub)
  • 5 pm – 7 pm: Tug of War, Freeze Tag, Dodgeball (Residence Commons)
  • 6 pm start time:: Outdoor Concert (Shark Tank Pub Patio)

Check out the schedule below for more amazing Orientation activities:

  • 7:30 am – 4 pm: Welcome Booth
  • 10 am & 2 pm: Campus Tours (from Security Desk)
  • 11 am 2 pm:  Shark Tank Social (Shark Tank Pub)
  • 1 pm 3 pm: Soccer  (Soccer Field)
  • 2 pm - 4 pm:  Multi-Game Mashup (Shark Tank Pub)
  • 5 pm – 7 pm: Sober Life-Sized Beer Pong, Game of Stones (Residence Commons)
  • 7 pm – 10 pm: Sharkcuterie Board Wood Burning with Your Creative Junction (Shark Tank Pub)

Check out the schedule below for more amazing Orientation activities:

  • 7:30 am – 4 pm: Welcome Booth
  • 10 am & 2 pm: Campus Tours (from Security Desk)
  • 11 am – 2 pm: Shark Tank Social (Shark Tank Pub)
  • 1 pm – 3 pm: Cricket (Soccer Field)
  • 2 pm – 4 pm: Multi-Game Mashup (Shark Tank Pub)
  • 6 pm – 9 pm: Friday Night Lights (Soccer Field)
  • Doors Open 9 pm: Silent Disco (Shark Tank Pub)

Academic Orientation – Tuesday, September 5

Program Title Program Coordinator Orientation Time Room
Advanced Filmmaking – Digital Content Creation Ben Forgie 10 am – 12 pm 1N7
Advertising and Marketing Communications – Creative Design Rob Kranendonk 10 am – 12 pm 2N15
Animation and Game Development- Interactive Media Development Justin Jackson & Peggy Collins 10 am – 12 pm 1N1
Architectural Technician Archie Hughes 10 am – 12 pm 1L38
Artificial Intelligence and Data Science Babatunde Giwa 10 am – 12 pm 3H11
Bachelor of Science, Nursing (NRBS) Ashley Jackson & Lana Stevenson 10 am – 12 pm 2H12
Biotechnology Barb Allen 10 am – 12 pm Link Lounge
Business Janet Noble 10 am – 12 pm P13
Business – Accounting Karen Baker 10 am – 12 pm 2N12
Business Sales & Marketing Riley Maracle 10 am – 12 pm P17B
Carpentry & Renovation Techniques Tom Falcao 10 am – 12 pm 2T24
Chemical Engineering Technician Greg Dickson 10 am – 12 pm Link Lounge
Child and Youth Care (CYC) Sarah Hopper 10 am – 12 pm 2L50
Civil Engineering Technician Paul Jennings 10 am – 12 pm 1L27
Community and Justice Services (CJSW) Phil Howlett 10 am – 12 pm P29
Community Integration Through Co-operative Education Robin Schock 10 am – 12 pm 2N9A
Computer Systems Technician Peter Wheeler 10 am – 12 pm 3T10
Construction Engineering Technician Paul Jennings 10 am – 12 pm 1L27
Culinary Management Karin Desveaux 10 am – 12 pm 2H27
Culinary Skills Karin Desveaux 10 am – 12 pm 2H27
Custom Border Services (CUSB) Paul Lutz 10 am – 12 pm P29

Cyber Security


Terry Boyd 10 am – 12 pm 2L49
Developmental Service Worker (DSW) Erica Baker-Tinsley 10 am – 12 pm 1L18
Early Childhood Education (ECEP) Jennifer DeGroot 10 am – 12 pm 1L16
Electrical Engineering Technician – Industrial Chris Hicks 10 am – 12 pm 2L40
Electromechanical Engineering Technician – Mechatronics Darren Jarvis/Eric Glinker 10 am – 12 pm 3T5
Environmental Technician Greg Dickson 10 am – 12 pm Link Lounge
Esthetics and Spa Management Bridget Ferguson 10 am – 12 pm 2S34 (Unwind)
Finance and Analytics Mallory Andrews 10 am – 12 pm P4
Financial Technology TBD 10 am – 12 pm P10
Fitness and Health Promotion (FAHP) Jamie Smith 10 am – 12 pm 1H22 & 1H17
General Arts and Science Ashley Wannamaker 10 am – 12 pm 2L12
Global Business Management Marisa Dragani  10 am – 12 pm P2
Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Techniques John Bolduc 10 am – 12 pm 2L45
Human Resources Management Clayton Barranger-Mitchell 10 am – 12 pm P18
Inspections, Enforcement, Safety & Investigations (IESI) Tracey MacKenzie 10 am – 12 pm P29
Journalism – Communications Andy Clarke 10 am – 12 pm 1N22U
Massage Therapy (MAST) Elizabeth Mathers 10 am – 12 pm 3L11
Mechanical Techniques Jeremy Braithwaite 10 am – 12 pm 2L35
Motive Power Fundamentals – Parts & Counter Personnel Steve Cook 10 am – 12 pm 2T23
Occupational Therapist Assistant & Physiotherapist Assistant (OTPT) Heather Golden 10 am – 12 pm 3L11
Paralegal Laurie Nichols & Erin Spicer-Bowland 10 am – 12 pm P24
Paramedic (PMED) Mike McMahon 10 am – 12 pm 3N27
Personal Support Worker (PSW) Julia Ablarde 10 am – 12 pm 3N35
Photojournalism Scott Whalen 10 am – 12 pm 1N5H
Police Foundations Michael Ferreira 10 am – 12 pm P29
Practical Nursing (PNUR) Patricia Munroe 10 am – 12 pm 3N32
Pre-Health Sciences Lee McMurray & Caryn Fahey 10 am – 12 pm P1
Project Management Greg McGovern 10 am – 12 pm 3H12
Public Relations – Event Management Nick Foley 10 am – 12 pm 1N9
Recreation, Sport and Leisure (RSDS) Jamie Smith 10 am – 12 pm 1H22 &1H17
Social Service Worker (SSWI) Lori LaMorre-Slatter 10 am – 12 pm 1H6
Supply Chain Management – Global Logistics Terry Hickey 10 am – 12 pm P22
Survey Engineering Technician Paul Jennings 10 am – 12 pm 1L27
Television, Filmmaking & Digital Content Creation Ben Forgie 10 am – 12 pm 1N7
Welding Techniques John Grieve 10 am – 12 pm 2T5

Orientation Schedule Week Two

Settling in takes time, but we’re here to help! Take a look at our Week two schedule for a chance to learn about even more student services and join in on some exciting events.

Fall 2023 Orientation Week 2

  • 7:30 am – 12 pm: Welcome Booth (Entrance)
  • 11 am – 2 pm: Shark Tank Social (Shark Tank Pub)
  • 5 pm – 7 pm: Beach Volleyball (Residence) 
  • 7:30 am – 12 pm: Welcome Booth (Entrance)
  • 11 am – 2 pm: Shark Tank Social (Shark Tank Pub)
  • 5 pm – 7 pm: Student Gov Application Event (Residence
  • 7:30 am – 12 pm: Welcome Booth (Entrance)
  • 11 am – 2 pm: Service Fair (TBD)
  • 5 pm – 7 pm:  Basketball (Residence Commons) 
  • 6 pm – 8 pm: Lancers Varsity Women's Soccer Game (Soccer Field)
  • 7:30 am – 12 pm: Welcome Booth (Entrance)
  • 11 am – 2 pm: Shark Tank Social (Shark Tank Pub)
  • 5 pm – 8 pm: Club Fair (Residence Commons) 
  • 9 pm – 12 am: ERAs Pub Night (Shark Tank Pub)
  • 7:30 am – 4 pm: Welcome Booth (Entrance)
  • 11 am – 2 pm: Shark Tank Social (Shark Tank Pub)
  • 5 pm – 7 pm Soccer (Residence Commons) 
  • 7 pm: Comedy Hypnotist Show (Shark Tank Pub)