Parent and Family resource calendar - Georgian College

 
Parent and Family resource calendar - Georgian College
First Year Experience

                        Parent and Family
                        Resource Calendar
                        2012-2013
Parent and Family resource calendar - Georgian College
Where can I direct my student for information on…
ABORIGINAL RESOURCES                                                    CAREER AND EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION                   CROWN WARD SUPPORTS
Aboriginal Resource Centre                                              CO-OP EDUCATION AND INTERNSHIPS                     Crown Ward Champion
Barrie (M137) - 705-728-1968, ext. 1318                                 Career Services                                     705-728-1968, ext. 1020
Orillia (B201) - 705-325-2740, ext. 3159                                Barrie (B110) - 705-728-1968, ext. 1340             crownward@georgiancollege.ca
Owen Sound (A147) – 519-376-0840, ext. 2096                             Orillia (A200) - 705-325-2740, ext. 3090
Midland (A115) - 705-526-3666, ext. 1318                                Owen Sound (Rm 607) - 519-376-0840, ext. 2043       DISABILITY SERVICES AND ADAPTIVE TECHNOLOGY
South Georgian Bay - 704-445-2961                                       Regional Campuses - 705-728-1968, ext. 1340         Student Success Services
Orangeville - 519-940-0331                                                                                                  Barrie (B110) - 705-722-1523
                                                                        www.georgiancollege.ca/careers                      Orillia (A200) - 705-329-3113
Muskoka - 705-646-7629
                                                                        www.georgiannc.experience.com (Job postings)        Owen Sound (Rm 607) - 519-376-0840, ext. 2099
www.georgiancollege.ca/aboriginal
                                                                        Co-op and Internships                               Regional Campuses - 705-526-3666, ext. 3711
Also contact for: Visiting Elder Program, Getsijig: Native Education    (705) 728-1968, ext. 1340                           www.georgiancollege.ca/student-success
Officer, Niwijiagan Peer Mentor Program, Aboriginal Community Liaison   coopsupport@georgiancollege.ca
and Aboriginal Education Programs                                       www.georgiancollege.ca/careers                      FINANCIAL AID AND BURSARIES
                                                                        www.georgianc.experience.com (Co-op job postings)   Financial Aid Office
ADMISSIONS / REGISTRATION                                               Services provided to students at all campuses       One Georgian Drive
STUDENT RECORDS                                                                                                             Barrie, ON L4M 3X9
Office of the Registrar                                                 CONTINUING EDUCATION / PART-TIME STUDIES            705-728-1968, ext.5267
705-722-1511                                                            Continuing Education / Corporate Training           financialaid@georgiancollege.ca
registrar@georgiancollege.ca                                            Barrie - 705-722-1511                               www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/finances
www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions                                       Orillia - 705-329-3129
                                                                        Owen Sound - 519-376-0840, ext. 2022                FIRST GENERATION SERVICES
ALUMNI                                                                  Midland - 705-526-3666                              First Generation Student Success Services
Office of Development & Alumni Relations                                Muskoka - 705-646-7629                              Barrie/Midland/Orangeville - 705-728-1968, ext. 1920
705-728-1968, ext. 1128                                                 Orangeville - 519-940-0331                          Orillia/Muskoka - 705-325-2740, ext. 3070
www.georgiancollege.ca/alumni                                           South Georgian Bay - 705-445-2961                   Owen Sound/South Georgian Bay - 519-376-0840, ext. 2316
ATHLETICS AND FITNESS                                                   continuingeducation@georgiancollege.ca              firstgen@georgiancollege.ca
Athletics & Fitness Centre                                              www.georgiancollege.ca/continuing-education         www.georgiancollege.ca/first-generation
www.georgiangrizzlies.com                                               COUNSELLING
athletics@georgiancollege.ca
                                                                        Student Success Services
Barrie - 705-722-1577                                                   Barrie (B110) - 705-722-1523
Orillia - 705-329-3123                                                  Orillia (A200) - 705-329-3113
Owen Sound - 519-376-0840, ext. 2048                                    Owen Sound (Rm 607) - 519-376-0840, ext. 2099
Intramural/Extramural Sports                                            Midland - 705-526-3666
Barrie - 705-722-1577                                                   Muskoka - 705-646-7629
Orillia - 705-325-2740, ext. 3007                                       Orangeville - 519-940-0331
Owen Sound - 519-376-0840, ext. 2048                                    South Georgian Bay - 705-445-2961

Varsity                                                                 www.georgiancollege.ca/student-success
705-722-1577                                                            Ask a Counsellor - counsellor@georgiancollege.ca

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS                                                 COURSE MATERIALS AND TEXT BOOKS
Awards and Scholarships                                                 Georgian Stores
705-728-1968, ext. 1483                                                 Barrie - 705-722-1570
awards@georgiancollege.ca                                               Orillia - 705-325-2740, ext.3013
www.georgiancollege.ca/awards                                           Owen Sound - 519-376-0840, ext. 2093
                                                                        www.georgianstores.com
                                                                        info@georgianstores.com
                                                                        Bits & Bytes Computer Store and Service Centre
                                                                        Barrie - 705-722-5178
                                                                        Service Centre - 705-728-1968, ext. 1452
                                                                        www.georgiancollege.ca/bitsandbytes
                                                                        bits&bytes@georgiancollege.ca
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FOOD SERVICE OPERATIONS                                  HOUSING                                                               PRIVACY / INFORMATION ACCESS
Barrie Campus                                            Housing Office / Off-Campus Housing                                   Georgian College Access and Privacy Consultant
The Georgian Dining Room                                 Barrie - 705-730-5600, ext. 7070                                      accessprivacy@georgiancollege.ca
Bun on the Run                                           Orillia - 705-325-2740, ext. 3098                                     705-728-1968, ext. 5770
Gourmet to Go                                            Owen Sound - 519-376-0840, ext. 2048
                                                                                                                               STUDENT INSURANCE
705-722-5142                                             housing@georgiancollege.ca                                            Student Health & Dental Insurance
gdrevents@georgiancollege.ca                             www.georgiancollege.ca/residence/off-campus-housing                   Barrie (A162) - 705-728-1968, ext. 5299
www.georgiancollege.ca/gdr                               www.places4students.com                                               Orillia (B108) - 705-325-2740, ext.3098
The Last Class - 705-722-1526                            Student Residence - Barrie Campus                                     Owen Sound (Rm 632) - 519-376-0840, ext. 2048
The First Class Café - 705-728-1968, ext. 1279           705-730-5600, ext. 7070                                               mystudentplan.ca
http://www.georgiancollege.ca/tlc                        www.georgiancollege.ca/residence
The College Court (Chartwells)                           On-Campus Housing, Owen Sound                                         STUDENT LIFE / SOCIAL ACTIVITIES
705-728-1968, ext. 1274                                  Privately Operated                                                    CLUBS AND ASSOCIATIONS
chartwells@georgiancollege.ca                            www.campusviewresidence.ca                                            Student Life
www.dineoncampus.ca/georgian                                                                                                   Barrie - 705-728-1968, ext. 5290
                                                         INTERNATIONAL STUDENT RESOURCES                                       Orillia - 705-325-2740, ext. 3007
Orillia Campus
                                                         International Centre                                                  Owen Sound - 519-376-0840, ext. 2048
The Den Pub & Restaurant                                 Barrie (C259) 705-728-1968, ext. 1218                                 Midland - 705-526-3666
705-325-2740, ext. 3345 or 3515                          international@georgiancollege.ca                                      Muskoka - 705-646-7629
The Cafeteria (Chartwells)                               www.georgiancollege.ca/international                                  Orangeville - 519-940-0331
705-325-2740, ext. 3017                                  Provides support to all campuses                                      South Georgian Bay - 705-445-2961
chartwells-or@georgiancollege.ca
www.dineoncampus.ca/georgian                             LEARNING STRATEGIES AND TUTORING                                      www.georgiancollege.ca/studentlife
                                                         Learning Strategies & Peer Services                                   Students’ Administrative Council (SAC)
Owen Sound Campus                                        Barrie (B110) - 705-722-1523                                          Barrie (A162) - sac-pres-ba@georgiancollege.ca
Georgian Dining Room                                     Orillia (A200) - 705-329-3113                                         Orillia (B108) - sac-pres-or@georgiancollege.ca
519-376-0840, ext. 2007                                  Owen Sound (Rm 607) - 519-376-0840, ext. 2099                         Owen Sound (Rm 632) - sac-pres-os@georgiancollege.ca
The Last Class Lounge                                    Midland - 705-526-3666
                                                         Muskoka - 705-646-7629                                                TECHNOLOGY AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT
www.georgiancollege.ca/studentlife/campuses/owen-sound
                                                         Orangeville - 519-940-0331                                            Media Services
The Cafeteria (Chartwells)                               South Georgian Bay - 705-445-2961                                     Barrie - 705-728-1968, ext. 5140
519-376-0840 ext. 2091                                                                                                         Orillia - 705-325-2740, ext. 3055
chartwells-os@georgiancollege.ca                         http://libguides.georgianc.on.ca/learning_centres
                                                                                                                               Owen Sound - 519-376-0840, ext. 2010
www.dineoncampus.ca/georgian                             LIBRARY RESOURCES                                                     media@georgiancollege.ca
HEALTH SERVICES                                          Library Commons                                                       www.georgiancollege.ca/mediaservices
Georgian College Optical                                 Barrie Campus - 705-722-5139
                                                                                                                               IT Support
Barrie Campus (M153) - 705-722-5159                      Orillia Campus - 705-325-2740, ext. 3050
                                                                                                                               ITSupport@georgiancollege.ca
                                                         Owen Sound Campus - 519-376-0840, ext. 2034
Harmonize for Speech, Hearing and Language Clinic        Midland Campus - 705-526-3666, ext. 3716 Toll Free - 1-877-890-8477   Student passwords can also be reset in the Library Commons
Barrie Campus (M233) - 705-722-1561
H4SHLclinic@georgiancollege.ca                           http://library.georgianc.on.ca                                        TESTING SERVICES
                                                         library@georgiancollege.ca
Massage Therapy Clinic                                                                                                         Barrie (B121) - 705-728-1968, ext. 1344, 1346 or 1347
Barrie Campus (M148) - 705-728-1968, ext. 1253           Also contact for information on: ‘askON’ Live Chat online support,    testing_barrie@georgiancollege.ca
                                                         Math Centre, Write On, Click On and Knowledge Hubs                    College Placement Assessments: CPA Barrie, cpt@georgiancollege.ca
Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic
Barrie Campus (M139) - 705-722-1581                      ONLINE COURSES                                                        Orillia (A200) - 705-325-2740, ext. 3002
                                                                                                                               testing_orillia@georgiancollege.ca
Oral Health Clinic                                       Ontario Learn
Barrie Campus ( M141) - 705-728-1968, ext. 1387          705-728-1968, ext. 1672 or 5116                                       Owen Sound (Rm 607) - 519-376-0840, ext. 2047
Satellite Clinic at the Orillia campus                   ol@georgiancollege.ca                                                 testing_owensound@georgiancollege.ca
oralhealthclinic@georgiancollege.ca                      www.ontariolearn.com                                                  Midland - 705-526-3666, ext. 318
Spa and Esthetics Clinic                                 PARKING                                                               testing_midland@georgiancollege.ca
Barrie Campus (M146) - 705-722-1538                      Barrie (C Building) - 705-728-1968, ext. 1230                         Muskoka - 705-646-7629
georgian.spa@georgiancollege.ca                          Orillia (A100) - 705-325-2740, ext. 3011                              testing_muskoka@georgiancollege.ca
                                                         Owen Sound (Rm 123) - 519-376-0840                                    Orangeville - 519-940-0666
                                                         Midland (Main Office) - 705-526-3666
                                                         South Georgian Bay (Main Office) - 705-445-2961                       South Georgian Bay - 705-445-2961
                                                         www.georgiancollege.ca/parking
                                                         Muskoka and Orangeville campuses do not have gated parking lots
Parent and Family resource calendar - Georgian College
I’m delighted that one of your family members is preparing to join us at
Georgian College this fall! I recently began my new role here as President
and CEO, and I can already say with great confidence that making the decision
to come to Georgian was the right one for me.

I had many questions when I first arrived at Georgian. First-year students do
too – everything from “Where is my class?” to “How can I do well on my
assignments?” No matter the question, please encourage your family member
to ask! Our friendly and knowledgeable staff members are here to help.

First-year students also face new challenges, such as learning to manage their
time, developing effective study habits, taking quality notes and managing
a budget. We have the resources and services in place to ensure they transition
successfully into college life – from counselling and tutoring, to learning strategies
and financial aid advice.

Orientation is a great way to start the year. It’s an opportunity for students to
get all the information they need while connecting with other incoming students.
But it doesn’t stop there – I know our staff works hard behind the scenes to ensure
there are programs and events in place year round, tailored to meet student needs
and make them feel part of the overall Georgian community.

One of the things I love most about Georgian is that it’s impossible to get lost in
the crowd. Your family member will feel noticed and be noticed. Small class sizes
mean personal interaction with professors who know their name and are committed
to their success.

There are also many opportunities to stretch and grow outside of the classroom.
Your family member can have a voice in student government, participate in clubs
and events on campus, join a varsity or intramural team, or make an impact out
in the community through various volunteer and fundraising initiatives.

This calendar is designed to provide you with insight into what the first-year
experience at Georgian is like. It will help you keep up-to-date with what’s
happening and offer tools and tips on how you can contribute to and support your
loved one’s success.

What an exciting time for all of us!

MaryLynn West-Moynes
President and CEO
Parent and Family resource calendar - Georgian College
DID YOU KNOW
• Georgian students can attend varsity games for free                      • Students should meet with their co-op consultant early and make sure
                                                                             to attend their co-op hour to maximize work term opportunities
• There are approximately 600 international students from more than
  40 countries studying at Georgian College                                • Career Services offers workshops and one-on-one sessions to help
                                                                             students map out their career paths and find part-time, summer
• First Generation students are students whose parents did not               or graduate jobs
  attend college or university. First Gen Mentors provide support to the
  close to 3000 First Gen students studying at Georgian                    • College is a full-time commitment - for every hour in class, students
                                                                             should spend one to three hours outside of class time studying
• Parents and family members can get information and updates
  through informal networks or the Georgian College Parent Facebook        • Students whose parents are alumni are eligible to apply for an annual
  Page, Georgian College - Parents & Supporters                              $1,000 award sponsored by the Georgian College Alumni Association
• Students can get a one-hour massage for $20 at the Massage Therapy       • All students receive complimentary print credits at the start of each
  Clinic at the Barrie Campus ($25 for the general public)                   semester, after the add/drop period. Additional credits can be purchased
                                                                             in the Library Commons (BA, OR, OS and MI) or at campus reception (SGB,
• Georgian hires approximately 160 students a year to work

JOBS
                                                                             MU and OV)
  in food operations

ON
CAMPUS
Parent and Family resource calendar - Georgian College
Parent and Family resource calendar - Georgian College
August 2012                                  BA - Barrie I OR - Orillia I OS - Owen Sound I MI - Midland I MU - Muskoka I OV - Orangeville I SGB - South Georgian Bay
                                             Events without campus codes may apply to all campus locations. Students from all campuses are welcome to attend events at other campus locations.   Welcome to
        Sunday                     Monday                     Tuesday                  Wednesday                   Thursday                      Friday                   Saturday               the Georgian family
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Preparing for college can be an exciting, stressful
                                                                                                                                                                                                 and overwhelming time for students. Students may
                                                                                                                                                                                                 be fostering new independence and require the
                           F UN F ACT                                                                                                                                                            space and freedom to do so. Allowing your student
      ‘Like Us’ on Facebook. The Georgian College Facebook                                                                                                                                       to explore their new environment and make their
         page is a great place to keep up to date on events,                                                                                                                                     own choices can be challenging. It’s important,
      activities and information relating to Georgian College.                                                                                                                                   however, as they develop an increased sense of
                                                                                                                                                                                                 responsibility and accountability for their actions.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                 As a family member of a student attending
                            College Closed                                                                    First Gen Student          First Gen Student                                       college, we recognize the important role you play in
                            Civic Holiday                                                                     Transition and             Transition and                                          assisting through their transition. Throughout this
                                                                                                              Engagement                 Engagement                                              calendar we have included information for you to
                                                                                                              Workshop                   Workshop
                                                                                                                                                                                                 encourage open communication with your student.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 We hope the information provided allows you to
                                                                                                                                                                                                 be part of your student’s first-year experience and
                                                                                                                                                                                                 provide them with support as they require it.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Each month we will include valuable information
                       5                           6                          7                          8                          9                         10                        11       and opportunities for students to get connected.
                            OS - Math Ramp Up                                                                 OSAP - Ensure                                                                      As your student transitions to college we want you
                            refresher course for                                                              supporting documents                                                               to know that we are here to support them, and to
                            technology students                                                               are submitted to the                                                               help you support them, throughout their program.
                            starts                                                                            Financial Aid Office

                                                                                                                                                                                                 Things to know this month:
                      12                         13                         14                         15                         16                          17                        18       • Getting course materials, student ID card, library
                                                                                                                                                                                                 card, fitness membership and parking pass early
 Skills for Success         BA - Get Connected         Web Registration            BA - Get Connected         Students                   BA - Get Connected                                      will save time in line-ups during the first week
 Transition Workshop        session 10 a.m. to         Begins for Fall             session 5 to 7:30 p.m.     should make an             session 12 to 3 p.m.
 begins                     1 p.m.                     Semester                                               appointment to visit                                                               • There are many jobs available on campus.
                                                                                                              their program                                                                      Students should visit Career Services or
                                                       Georgian Stores                                        co-ordinator                                                                       www.georgiannc.experience.com for postings
                                                       Books in Rez ordering
                                                       opens                                                                                                                                     and resumé assistance
                                                                                                                                                                                                 • Students requiring disability services can meet
                                                                                                                                                                                                 with their disability specialist before the start of the
                      19                         20                         21                         22                         23                          24                        25       semester. Contact Disability Services to set up an
                            BA - Get Connected         BA - Get Connected          EAP Program                BA - Get Connected         International Student                                   appointment early to avoid the rush
                            session 10 a.m. to         session 5 to 7:30 p.m       Orientation                session 12 to 3 p.m.       Orientation                                             • At Georgian we promote respect for community,
                            1 p.m.
                                                       EAP Program                 International Student      International Student                                                              relationships, environment and self. Please join
                            OS - Student Success       Orientation                 Serendipity Boat           Orientation                                                                        us by promoting a supportive and inclusive
                            Info Sessions (Aug.                                    Cruise                                                                                                        environment at home
                                                                                                              Georgian Stores
                            27 to 31)
                                                                                   OR - Disability            Books in Rez ordering                                                              • Georgian College acts in compliance with the
                                                                                   Orientation Day            closes
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Act (FIPPA). As a result, we cannot share personal
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                                                                                                                                                                                                 information about a student with anyone other
Please note: These dates represent the best information available at the time of publication. Georgian College reserves the right to make changes subject to amendments to existing              than the student. We encourage you to keep the
legislation, collective agreements or as required by the college. Dates may vary slightly from program to program.                                                                               lines of communication open with your student
Parent and Family resource calendar - Georgian College
Parent and Family resource calendar - Georgian College
September 2012                               BA - Barrie I OR - Orillia I OS - Owen Sound I MI - Midland I MU - Muskoka I OV - Orangeville I SGB - South Georgian Bay
                                             Events without campus codes may apply to all campus locations. Students from all campuses are welcome to attend events at other campus locations.   The first month
        Sunday                     Monday                     Tuesday                  Wednesday                   Thursday                      Friday                   Saturday               has arrived
                                                                                                                                         Sport of the month:        BA - Residence               Orientation starts off the first semester and is a
                                                                                                                                         Dodge ball                 move-in this
                                                                                                                                                                    weekend
                                                                                                                                                                                                 great opportunity for students to learn more about
                                                                                                                                                                                                 their program, connect with other students, meet
                                                       F UN F ACT                                                                                                   International Student        their faculty and get acquainted with Georgian.
              The International Centre is always looking for volunteers for chat clubs that connect                                                                 trip to Niagara              Encourage your student to take advantage of
                                international students with Canadian students.                                                                                                                   these great opportunities to meet new people
                                                                                                                                                                                                 and get involved.

							                                                                                                                                                                                   1      Adjusting to college can be challenging and some
                                                                                                                                                                                                 anxiety is natural. Research shows students who
 International Student      College Closed             Orientation Day             BA - TLC Welcome           BA - Grizzly Way walk      BA - Free pizza                                         make connections in the first few weeks are more
 trip to Toronto            Labour Day                                             back bash                                             and movie in the                                        likely to successfully complete their program.
                                                       BA - Grand                                             BA - The Buried Life       Rowntree Theatre                                        Learning at college is very different from high
 Georgian Stores            BA - Residence             re-opening of TLC           OR - Movie Night           @ Georgian Theatre
 Books in Rez               orientation                                                                                                  OS - Student                                            school as students are required to spend more time
                                                       OR - Boat Cruise                                       OS - Free Sundaes
 delivery day                                                                                                                            Welcome event                                           working independently and managing their own
                                                       SAC Week of                                            OR - Graffiti Pub in                                                               time.
                                                       Welcome begins                                         The Den
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Keep the lines of communication open with your
                                                                                                                                                                                                 student. Are they feeling lonely, isolated or
                       2                           3                          4                          5                           6                         7                          8      nervous? Suggest activities that will get them
                            OS - Have questions? SGB - First Gen                   BA - Wicked                OR/OS - Shinerama          Is your student            Co-op entrance               involved on campus.
                            Look for the welcome bursary/award                     Wednesday Pub                                         interested in varsity?     scholarship deadline
                                                                                                              OR - ABC Pub Night
                            booth on campus      workshop                          Night at TLC every                                    The can visit the
                                                                                                              at The Den                                            Deadline for
                                                                                   Wednesday                                             Fitness Centre for
                            Georgian’s Mental          BA - Acoustic Night                                                                                          graduate awards
                                                                                                                                         the varsity tryout
                            Health Awareness           at TLC
                            Week (Sep. 10 to 14)                                                                                         schedule                   Orillia Dragon Boat          Things to know this month:
                                                                                                                                         OS - All ages Beach        Festival
                                                                                                                                         Pub Last Class Lounge                                   • Students should connect with faculty outside
                                                                                                                                                                                                 of the classroom. Building a relationship from the
                       9                         10                         11                          12                        13                          14                        15       beginning makes it easier to ask questions
                                                                                                                                                                                                 throughout the semester
                            Last day to add/drop/ OS - First Gen                   OS - Student Success       OS - Dodge ball            SAC Director               OR - Algonquin
                            withdraw and receive bursary/award                     Info Session - Front       tournament                 nomination packages        Camping Trip                 • Many campuses offer information booths
                            a refund for most     workshop                         Foyer                                                 available in the           Weekend                      throughout the semester. Feel free to stop by
                                                                                                              OR - Country Loving
                            programs                                                                                                     SAC office                                              and ask about anything. It’s a great way to learn
                                                  Locker rentals                                              Pub in The Den                                        OR - CPA Wheelchair
                            PLAR applications     available through                                                                                                 Race                         about services on campus
                            deadline              Georgian Stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                 • Explore the local community. Encourage your
                                                                                                                                                                                                 student to find out what the city offers, things to do
                                                                                                                                                                                                 and supports available
                      16                         17                         18                          19                        20                          21                        22
                                                                                                                                                                                                 • The deadline to receive a refund for dropped
 Check out the              First Gen Student          BA - Cecily Brown           International              Blue Jays Road Trip.       Deferred fees due for                                   courses (if applicable) is Sept. 17. Any course
 bursaries, awards and      newsletters available      ‘speaks out’                students should pick       Visit SAC for info         Fall semester                                           changes should be done early
 scholarships available     for pick up                Georgian Theatre            up their health cards
 online. Applications                                                                                         OR - First Gen             Student Insurance
                                                                                   in the International                                                                                          • Aboriginal students should visit an Aboriginal
 may be due soon! 23                                                                                          Student Orientation        opt-out deadline
                                                                                   Office                                                                                                        Resource Centre. They are located at the Barrie,
 Deadline for most                                                                                            OS - Student Success                                                               Orillia, Owen Sound and Midland campuses
                                                                                   OR - Terry Fox Run
 entrance and                                                                                                 Info Session - Foyer
 undergraduate awards                                                                                                                                                                            • First Generation students would benefit from
                                                                                                                                                                                                 meeting with their First Generation Mentor for
                      30                         24                         25                          26                        27                          28                        29       support and information on services available
Please note: These dates represent the best information available at the time of publication. Georgian College reserves the right to make changes subject to amendments to existing
                                                                                                                                                                                                 on campus
legislation, collective agreements or as required by the college. Dates may vary slightly from program to program.
Parent and Family resource calendar - Georgian College
October 2012                                 BA - Barrie I OR - Orillia I OS - Owen Sound I MI - Midland I MU - Muskoka I OV - Orangeville I SGB - South Georgian Bay
                                             Events without campus codes may apply to all campus locations. Students from all campuses are welcome to attend events at other campus locations.   Mid-terms
        Sunday                     Monday                     Tuesday                  Wednesday                   Thursday                      Friday                   Saturday               are underway
 Sport of the month:        Don’t forget students      BA - Tuesday Night          Tri campus Dodge           International Student BA - Check out the
                            have complimentary         Ticket at TLC               Ball Tournament            President’s Reception rock climbing club in
                                                                                                                                                                                                 The semester is in full swing and with that comes
 Ultimate Frisbee
                            print credits                                                                                           the Fitness Centre                                           an increase in academic demands. October brings
                                                       BA - Campus Idol                                                                                                                          mid-term exams and assignments and is often the
                                                       @ lunch in TLC                                                                                                                            first opportunity for students to get feedback on
                                                                                                                                                                                                 their academic work.

                            Georgian’s Free                                                                                                                                                      Students experiencing academic difficulties are
                            Living Awareness                                                                                                                                                     encouraged to speak to their faculty, and to
		                          Week                   1                          2                          3                          4                          5                          6      connect with support services on campus. Learning
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Strategies and Peer Services offers assistance
                            College Closed             OR - First Gen              BA/OR/OS/MI - Has          OR - Octoberfest Pub       BA - SAC Halloween                                      determining learning style, preparing for tests,
                            Thanksgiving               budgeting workshop          your student               in The Den                 Haunt trip                                              studying, note taking, understanding assignments,
                                                                                   connected with the                                    to Canada’s                                             time and task management. Tutoring is also
                                                       BA - Campus Idol            Aboriginal Resource                                   Wonderland
                                                       @ lunch in TLC              Centre?
                                                                                                                                                                                                 available at no additional charge. Students should
                                                       BA - Yuk Yuks @ TLC
                                                                                                                                         OS – Pub Last Class                                     connect with Peer Services to discuss one-on-one
                                                                                                                                         Lounge                                                  tutoring or seek assistance through the Knowledge
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Hubs (in Barrie and Orillia) in the Library Commons.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 By now, students may be more comfortable being
                       7                           8                          9                         10                        11                          12                        13       away from home, but others may be homesick
                            OR - Your student          Fees due for winter         OS - Stay Connected        BA - Visit the                                                                     or feel overwhelmed. Encourage your student to
                            should update their        intake-new students         BBQ                        Massage Therapy                                                                    connect with a mentor or counsellor if they need
                            resumé for the                                                                    Clinic for a one-hour                                                              someone to talk to. If they are able, encourage
                                                       OS - First Gen              BA - Wicked
                            Volunteer Fair in                                                                 massage                                                                            them to take advantage of going home for
                                                       Stress Management           Wednesday Pub
                            November                                                                                                                                                             Thanksgiving or study week this month. Students
                                                       workshop                    Night at TLC every
                                                                                   Wednesday                                                                                                     should use study week to their advantage the time
                                                                                                                                                                                                 to catch up, get ahead, or for rest and relaxation.

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 Base Borden Run            Last day to add/drop/                                                             Library Commons            Last day to withdraw
 in support of the          withdraw and receive                                                              Facebook Giveaway          from Snow Resort                                        Things to know this month:
 Operation Hero             a refund for Oct start                                                                                       programs
 Scholarship                programs                                                                          EAP Program                                                                        • The Library Commons in Barrie, Orillia and Owen
                                                                                                              orientation                EAP Program                                             Sound offer services to assist with writing skills,
                                                                                                                                         orientation                                             math skills and technology. Encourage your student
                                                                                                                                                                                                 to visit Write On, the Math Centre and Click On
                                                                                                                                                                                                 for support
                                                                                        Study Week
                                                                                                                                                                                                 • Students may begin to question their
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                                                                                                                                                                                                 program choice as they get into the semester.
                            OS - Pumpkin Carving BA - Hypnotist Tony               OS - Costume Day                                                                                              Career Consultants provide support to students in
                            tomorrow             Lee at TLC                                                                                                                                      exploring career options and seeking employment.
                            OR - First Gen Time        BA - Blood Donor
                                                                                   OR - Halloween Pub
                                                                                   in the Den                                           F UN F ACT                                               Students should contact career or counselling
                            Management                 Clinic in the gym                                                  Testing Services are available for students                            services prior to changing or withdrawing from
                                                                                   BA - Wicked                      who require test accommodations or need to write
                            workshop                                                                                                                                                             their program
                                                       OS - First Gen              Wednesday at TLC
                                                                                                                   a missed/make-up test. Test requests should be made
                                                       Personality Type                                                                                                                          • Students who are living away from home may
                                                       workshop                    OR - Food Drive                early – five business days notice is required to guarantee
                                                                                                                                            a spot.                                              also have concerns about their roommate or house
                                                                                                                                                                                                 mates. Encourage them to connect with their
                      28                         29                         30                          31                                                                                       residence assistant or a counsellor to mediate or
Please note: These dates represent the best information available at the time of publication. Georgian College reserves the right to make changes subject to amendments to existing              discuss their concerns
legislation, collective agreements or as required by the college. Dates may vary slightly from program to program.
November 2012                                BA - Barrie I OR - Orillia I OS - Owen Sound I MI - Midland I MU - Muskoka I OV - Orangeville I SGB - South Georgian Bay
                                             Events without campus codes may apply to all campus locations. Students from all campuses are welcome to attend events at other campus locations.   Getting involved
        Sunday                     Monday                     Tuesday                  Wednesday                   Thursday                      Friday                   Saturday               on campus
                                                                                   Sport of the month:        Look for Movember          BA - Student
                                                                                   Floor Hockey               activities throughout      Leadership
                                                                                                                                                                                                 A well-rounded college experience includes
                                                                                                                                                                                                 getting involved in campus life. Volunteer
                           F UN F ACT                                                                         the month
                                                                                                              OR - Hypnotist Tony
                                                                                                                                         Conference
                                                                                                                                                                                                 opportunities, part-time employment, athletics,
      Students should review class notes within 24 hours of                                                                                                                                      clubs and associations, SAC and events on campus
   each class to retain the information. For a three-hour class                                               Lee at The Den                                                                     are designed to build connections between
   students should spend 30 minutes reviewing their notes or                                                                                                                                     students and enrich their learning experience.
       they may risk losing 75 per cent of the information.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Often family members are concerned about their
					                                                                                                                               1                          2                          3      student’s involvement in activities on campus
                                                                                                                                                                                                 negatively impacting their studies. Typically, this is
                                                       SGB - First Gen             OR - Volunteer Fair        OR - Women’s               Remembrance                Fall Open House for          not the case. Involvement in activities outside of
                                                       bursary/award                                          extramural hockey          Day ceremony               prospective students         academics enriches the academic experience.
                                                       workshop                                                                                                                                  It can also assist students in determining their
                                                                                                                                                                                                 interests, building experience for their resumé,
                                                                                                                                                                                                 and contributing positively to their community.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Encourage your student to join a club or
                            Georgian’s Cancer
                                                                                                                                                                                                 association, attend or participate in events or
                            Prevention Week
                                                                                                                                                                                                 athletics. Students can connect with the SAC Office
                       4                           5                          6                          7                          8                          9                        10       for information on clubs on campus, check with
                            Attend a varsity game SGB - First Gen                  OS - Amazing Race          Last day to withdraw       Registration begins                                     their First Generation Mentor about events, visit
                            this month - they are Personality Type                                            from most programs/        for winter Co-op                                        career services for information about on-campus
                            free!                 workshop                                                    courses without            Work Term                                               employment, or the Fitness Centre (Barrie, Orillia
                                                                                                              academic penalty                                                                   and Owen Sound) for varsity, intramurals or
                                                       BA - Tuesday Night                                                                OR - Men’s
                                                       ticket at TLC every                                    BA - Decorating Day,       extramural hockey                                       extramural opportunities.
                                                       Tuesday                                                Campus Gallery

                      11                         12                         13                          14                        15                          16                        17       Things to know this month:
                                                       Fees due for winter         BA - Wicked                Library Commons
                                                       for returning               Wednesday Pub              Facebook Giveaway
                                                                                                                                                                                                 • The deadline to withdraw from a course or
                                                       students                    Night at TLC every                                                                                            program without academic penalty is Nov. 15.
                                                                                   Wednesday                                                                                                     Students should connect with their program
                                                       OS - First Gen                                                                                                                            co-ordinator or contact the Office of the Registrar
                                                       bursary/award                                                                                                                             for information
                                                       workshop
                                                                                                                                                                                                 • Registration begins for winter co-op work terms
                            RESPECT Week                                                                                                                                                         this month. Co-op students should be attending
                      18                         19                         20                          21                        22                          23                        24       their co-op hour and meeting with their co-op
                                                                                                                                                                                                 consultant
                                                                                                              OS - Floor Hockey          OS - Ugly Sweater
                                                                                                              Tournament                 and Mustache Pub                                        • Barrie, Orillia and Owen Sound campuses have an
                                                                                                                                         Last Class Lounge                                       anonymous Food Locker program for students who
                                                                                                              OR - What’s Your 80s
                                                                                                                                                                                                 are struggling to purchase food. They can contact
                                                                                                              Mustache pub in The
                                                                                                              Den                                                                                SAC for information or fill out an online application
                                                                                                                                                                                                 through the SAC website
                                                                                                                                                                                                 • Fees are due for the winter semester on Nov. 20
                            Movember Week
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Please note: These dates represent the best information available at the time of publication. Georgian College reserves the right to make changes subject to amendments to existing
legislation, collective agreements or as required by the college. Dates may vary slightly from program to program.
December 2012                                BA - Barrie I OR - Orillia I OS - Owen Sound I MI - Midland I MU - Muskoka I OV - Orangeville I SGB - South Georgian Bay
                                             Events without campus codes may apply to all campus locations. Students from all campuses are welcome to attend events at other campus locations.   Almost done
        Sunday                     Monday                     Tuesday                  Wednesday                   Thursday                      Friday                   Saturday               semester one
                                                                                                                                         Sport of the month:
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Students are nearing the end of the first semester
                                                                                                                                         Open Gym
                                                                                                                                                                                                 and are busy completing assignments, tests and
                                                                                                                                                                                                 final exams. Heavy workloads at this time of year
                                                       F UN F ACT                                                                                                                                can lead to poor eating habits, lack of sleep, stress
    Georgian offers a huge variety of Continuing Education courses - visit our website for information on                                                                                        and anxiety. Supporting your student through
           corporate training, certificate programs, credit courses and general interest courses.                                                                                                this stressful time is important. Keep the lines of
                                                                                                                                                                                                 communication open and be aware of resources to
                                                                                                                                                                                                 support them if they become overwhelmed.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                 Weather can also be a concern during the winter
                            OS - Food Drive            OS - First Gen Holiday      BA/OR/OS - Feeling         OR - Turkey Dinner         Part-time jobs are                                      months. Extreme weather may dictate a campus
                                                       Lunch and Prizes            stressed? Try a Yoga                                  available for the                                       closure or class cancellation. Closure of the college
                                                                                                              Time for Finals.
                                                                                   class in the Fitness                                  winter semester.                                        and widespread cancellation of classes will be
                                                       OS - Cider Day in the                                  Students should get
                                                                                   Centre                                                Students can apply
                                                       Library Commons                                        their requests in to       now
                                                                                                                                                                                                 announced on our website and on local radio
                                                                                                              the Test Centre                                                                    stations. More information is available on
                                                                                                                                                                                                 our website.
                            BA/OR - Jewelry &                                                                                                                                                    The stress eventually ends and students are ready
                            Metals Christmas
                                                                                                                                                                                                 to relax for the holiday break. Students may be
                       2    Sale this week         3                          4                          5                           6                         7                          8      preparing to head home for a few weeks before
 BA - Leopold Plotek,       Students should            Web Registration            OS - Christmas Movie       OSAP - Ensure              Last day of classes                                     the start of semester two. Openly communicate
 Campus Gallery             return their library       Begins for Winter           Day                        supporting                 for 10 and 14 week                                      your expectations about your holiday schedule and
                            materials - Food for       Semester                                               documents are              programs                                                encourage your student to do the same. Recognize
                            Fines event                                                                       submitted to the                                                                   your student may have been living independently
                                                                                                              Financial Aid Office                                                               for a few months and require time to adjust to being
                                                                                                                                                                                                 back in the family home and old routines. Spend
                                                                                                                                                                                                 quality time with your student, but appreciate they
                                                                                                                                                                                                 may want time for themselves or to connect with
                                                                                                                                                                                                 old friends.
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                                                       BA - Get Connected                                     BA - Get Connected         Last day of classes
                                                       session for new                                        session for new            for some 16 week
                                                       students 5 to                                          students 10 a.m. to        programs
                                                       7:30 p.m.                                              1 p.m.                                                                             Things to know this month:
                                                                                                              Grades available for                                                               • Make note of important dates including
                                                                                                              viewing                                                                            registration for the winter semester, OSAP
                                                                                                                                                                                                 deadlines and college holiday closures

                      16                         17                         18                         19                         20                          21                        22       • Students may be experiencing financial stress
                                                                                                                                                                                                 going into the holidays and may not be able to
                                                                                                                                                                                                 meet family expectations. Have an open discussion
                                                                                                                                                                                                 with your student to reduce their financial stress
                                                                                                                                                                                                 • Celebrate the end of the first semester. It is an
                      23                         24                                 College Closed                                                                                               accomplishment and a testament of hard work
                                                                                   for the holidays
                                                                                     Dec 24 to Jan 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                 and dedication!

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Please note: These dates represent the best information available at the time of publication. Georgian College reserves the right to make changes subject to amendments to existing
legislation, collective agreements or as required by the college. Dates may vary slightly from program to program.
January 2013                                 BA - Barrie I OR - Orillia I OS - Owen Sound I MI - Midland I MU - Muskoka I OV - Orangeville I SGB - South Georgian Bay
                                             Events without campus codes may apply to all campus locations. Students from all campuses are welcome to attend events at other campus locations.   Welcome back
        Sunday                     Monday                     Tuesday                  Wednesday                   Thursday                      Friday                   Saturday               After the holiday break students are returning to
                                                                                                                                                                                                 campus and often reflecting on their past semester.
                            Sport of the month:        College Closed                                         International and EAP Orientation for new             BA - Residence
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Second semester is a great opportunity for students
                            Volleyball                 for the holidays                                       student orientation   students                        orientation
                                                                                                                                                                                                 to increase their involvement on campus and
                                                                                                                                         International and EAP                                   explore activities they may not have known about
                                                                                                                                         student orientation                                     in their first term. Many programs at Georgian offer
                                                                                                                                                                                                 January starts so there will be new students on
                                                                                                                                                                                                 campus that may require support as well. Encourage
                                                                                                                                                                                                 your student to assist others with their transition
                                                                                                                                                                                                 or volunteer to be involved at orientation.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                 Students have the opportunity to learn from past
                            Winter term begins         BA - Tuesday Night          BA - Late but Great        OS - Pub Last Class                                                                challenges and try something new. Support your
                                                       ticket at TLC every         New Year’s Eve party       Lounge                                                                             student by urging them to set goals moving forward.
                            SAC Week of                Tuesday                     at TLC                                                                                                        Students with academic challenges in their first
                            Welcome. Look for                                                                 OR - Ugly Sweater
                            daily activities!                                                                 Pub at The Den                                                                     semester can connect with services early, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                 students who were not academically successful
                                                                                                                                                                                                 should contact counselling services to discuss their
                                                                                                                                                                                                 options and learn about the Fresh Start program.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 The winter semester is also a great time to start
                       6                           7                          8                          9                        10                          11                        12       thinking about preparing for summer and next year.
                            OS - First Gen             SGB - First Gen             OS - Dodgeball             OR - CEOs and Office       Last day to add/drop/                                   Students should begin looking at housing options,
                            bursary/award              bursary/award               Tournament                 Ladies Pub at The          withdraw and receive                                    summer employment and preparing for co-op work
                            workshop                   workshop                                               Den                        a refund - most                                         terms.
                                                                                   BA - Wicked                                           programs
                            SAC nominations                                        Wednesday Pub              Don’t forget students
                            open for 2013-2014                                     Night at TLC every         have complimentary         PLAR applications
                                                                                   Wednesday                  print credits              deadline

                                                                                                                                                                                                 Things to know this month:
                      13                         14                         15                          16                        17                          18                        19       • There are awards, scholarships and bursaries
                                                                                                                                                                                                 with January deadlines. Check out the website for
                            Tutoring available                                     Locker rentals             OR - Annual Charity        OS - Hypnotist at the                                   information
                            at no extra cost.                                      available through          Fundraiser Casino          Last Class Lounge
                            Students can contact                                   Georgian Stores            Night                                                                              • If your student needs to change or drop a course,
                                                                                                                                         SAC Nominations
                            Peer Services for info                                                                                                                                               encourage them to do so early. The deadline to
                                                                                                              Library Commons
                                                                                                              Facebook Giveaway                                                                  receive a refund (if applicable ) for dropped courses
                                                                                                                                                                                                 is Jan. 18
                                                                                                                                                                                                 • Being involved with the Students’ Administrative
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Council is a great way to have a voice at the college.
                      20                         21                         22                          23                        24                          25                        26       SAC nominations open Jan. 14 for 2013-2014
                            SAC Campaigns begin        Deferred winter             Closing date for           New students -                                                                     • Students with disabilities need to pick up their
                            for 2013-2014              semester fees due           entrance and               Student Insurance
                                                                                   undergraduate              opt-out deadline                       F UN F ACT                                  letters of accommodation for semester two; they
                                                                                                                                                                                                 should meet with their disability specialist early
                                                                                   awards for January                                       At Georgian Stores, you can get more
                                                                                                              OR - Saved by the
                                                                                   intake students                                            than just books - purchase course                  • First Generation students should connect with
                                                                                                              Bell 90s Pub at The
                                                                                                              Den                            materials, take advantage of online                 their First Gen Mentor to discuss events and
                                                                                                                                             ordering, the Books in Rez program                  workshops available during the winter semester
                                                                                                              First Gen Bursary
                                                                                                                                                and textbook rental program.
                                                                                                              Deadline
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Please note: These dates represent the best information available at the time of publication. Georgian College reserves the right to make changes subject to amendments to existing
legislation, collective agreements or as required by the college. Dates may vary slightly from program to program.
February 2013                                BA - Barrie I OR - Orillia I OS - Owen Sound I MI - Midland I MU - Muskoka I OV - Orangeville I SGB - South Georgian Bay
                                             Events without campus codes may apply to all campus locations. Students from all campuses are welcome to attend events at other campus locations.   Starting to think
        Sunday                     Monday                     Tuesday                  Wednesday                   Thursday                      Friday                   Saturday               about summer
                                                                                                              Sport of the month:        OS - DYDEK Day
                                                                                                              Indoor Soccer
                                                                                                                                                                                                 There may be snow on the ground but students are
                                                                                                                                         Mid-terms are here!                                     already starting to think about summer!
                                                                                                                                         Students should get
                                        F UN F ACT                                                                                       their requests in to                                    Many summer employment opportunities are
      Students can access library assistance after hours through askON - visit the                                                       the Test Centre!                                        posted early. Encourage your student to connect
           Library Commons website and click on ‘ask us’ to select askON.                                                                                                                        with career services on campus to look for summer
                                                                                                                                                                                                 employment options. Career services staff can
                                                                                                                                                                                                 assist students in preparing their resumé, cover
						                                                                                                                                                         1                          2      letter and job applications. Students can also check
                                                                                                                                                                                                 online for job postings relevant to their program by
                            OR - Active Living         OS - First Gen Stress       BA - Wicked                OS - Pub Last Class        SAC campaigns end                                       visiting www.georgiannc.experience.com.
                            Challenge starts           Management                  Wednesday Pub              Lounge
                                                       workshop                    Night at TLC every                                                                                            Throughout February and March many program
                                                                                   Wednesday                                                                                                     areas and campuses offer career fairs, bringing
                                                                                                                                                                                                 employers on campus. These employers are looking
                                                                                                                                                                                                 for students in Georgian programs and offer
                                                                                                                                                                                                 part-time, summer and graduate employment
                                                                                                                                                                                                 opportunities. Students are encouraged to meet
                                                                                                                                                                                                 with a Career Consultant to prepare for these
                       3                           4                          5                          6                          7                          8                          9      events. Understanding the employers’ expectations
                            BA/OR - Jewelry            SAC Elections - Voting SAC Elections                   SAC Elections              Attend a varsity game                                   will increase their opportunity for success.
                            & Metals Valentine’s       12 to 14                                                                          this month - they are
                                                                                                              OR - Country Loving                                                                Support your student by discussing with them their
                            Sale this week                                                                                               free!
                                                                                                              Pub x2 at The Den                                                                  summer employment or co-op goals. Encourage
                                                                                                                                                                                                 them to network in the community they want
                                                                                                                                                                                                 to work in to build contacts. Many employment
                                                                                                                                                                                                 opportunities are not advertised and students are
                                                                                                                                                                                                 hired through connections. Your student can use
                                                                                                                                                                                                 the winter study week to make connections and
                      10                         11                         12                          13                        14                          15                        16       apply for positions back home.
                            College Closed             BA - Tuesday Night          BA/OR/OS - Students        OS - Stay Connected        Students should
                            Family Day                 ticket at TLC every         should visit the Write     BBQ                        check Banner for
                                                       Tuesday                     On Centre for                                         their T2202A
                                                                                   assistance                                            statement
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Things to know this month:
                                                                                                                                                                                                 • Cold, dreary weather can lead to students feeling
                                                                                                                                                                                                 down. Encourage your student to stay connected,
                                                                                                                                                                                                 utilize services and participate in social events
                      17                         18                         19                          20                        21                          22                        23       • Discuss with your student their financial
                            OS - Ideas in Motion                                                                                                                                                 plans – many students struggle financially at this
                            this week (Marine                                                                                                                                                    time of year
                            programs)
                                                                                                                                                                                                 • Regular contact with Co-op Consultants and
                                                                                                                                                                                                 meeting appropriate deadlines is required to find
                                                                                                                                                                                                 a co-op work term
                                                                                                                                                                                                 • There are lots of services available to help your
                                                                                       Study Week                                                                                                student academically during assignments and
                                                                                                                                                                                                 mid-terms. They can take advantage of these
                      24                         25                         26                          27                        28                                                             services through the Library Commons, Student
Please note: These dates represent the best information available at the time of publication. Georgian College reserves the right to make changes subject to amendments to existing              Success and Learning Strategies and Peer Services
legislation, collective agreements or as required by the college. Dates may vary slightly from program to program.
March 2013                                   BA - Barrie I OR - Orillia I OS - Owen Sound I MI - Midland I MU - Muskoka I OV - Orangeville I SGB - South Georgian Bay
                                             Events without campus codes may apply to all campus locations. Students from all campuses are welcome to attend events at other campus locations.   It’s all about respect
        Sunday                     Monday                     Tuesday                  Wednesday                   Thursday                      Friday                   Saturday               At Georgian College, we are lucky to have students
                                                                                                                                                                                                 from all over the world with a diverse range of
                                                                                                              Sport of the month:        Study week
                                                                                                              Basketball
                                                                                                                                                                                                 backgrounds, cultures, orientations, skills and
                                                                                                                                                                                                 experiences.
                                        F UN F ACT                                                                                                                                               In 2009, SAC launched a RESPECT campaign on
   The Aboriginal Resource Centres at the Barrie, Orillia, Owen Sound and Midland                                                                                                                campus as a reminder that all individuals deserve
    campuses offer opportunities to connect with staff, faculty, peer mentors and                                                                                                                respect: “We believe that respect is a human right
                          elders for support and guidance.                                                                                                                                       and at Georgian we want to foster and promote
                                                                                                                                                                                                 a supportive, inclusive environment. We want to
						                                                                                                                                                         1                          2      challenge the attitudes, beliefs and behaviours
                                                                                                                                                                                                 that fail to recognize human dignity and teach and
                                                       BA/OR/OS - Look             OR - Campus Career         OR - Live Bands                                       BA - Pow Wow on              model appropriate ways to interact with others.
                                                       for March Madness           Fair                       tonight in The Den                                    Campus                       At Georgian we promote respect for community,
                                                       events in the Fitness                                                                                                                     relationships, environment, and self.”
                                                       Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                 As supporters of Georgian students, we ask you
                                                                                                                                                                                                 to join us in our campaign. Encourage inclusive
                                                                                                                                                                                                 attitudes and understanding at home. Pick up
                            Diversity Awareness                                                                                                                                                  RESPECT clothing and gear at Georgian Stores and
                            Week
                                                                                                                                                                                                 spread the word so we can Recognize, Educate,
                       3                           4                          5                          6                          7                          8                          9      Speak up, Participate, Empathize, Connect and
                            BA/OR - Students           BA - Tuesday Night          Tri-campus Basketball OR - St. Patty’s Pub at Last day to withdraw                                            show Teamwork in maintaining a respectful
                            should check out the       ticket at TLC every         Tournament            The Den                 from most programs/                                             environment in which to study and work.
                            Knowledge Hubs in          Tuesday                                                                   courses without
                                                                                                         Library Commons
                            the Library                                                                                          academic penalty
                                                                                                         Facebook Giveaway
                            Commons
                                                                                                                                 Co-op registration
                                                                                                                                 deadline for Winter
                                                                                                                                 semester                                                        Things to know this month:
                                                                                                                                                                                                 • Join us for events on campus celebrating Diversity
                      10                         11                         12                          13                         14                         15                        16       Week, March 4 to 8
                            Registration begins        Fees due for summer         BA - Wicked                BA - Variety Show          OS - Pub Last Class                                     • Take part in the Pow Wow at the Barrie Campus
                            for summer Co-op           semester                    Wednesday Pub              7 p.m. in Georgian         Lounge                                                  on March 9
                            Work Term                                              Night at TLC every         Theatre
                                                                                                                                         BA - Variety Show                                       • March 15 is the last day students can withdraw
                                                                                   Wednesday
                                                                                                                                         7 p.m. in Georgian                                      from a course or program without academic
                                                                                                                                         Theatre
                                                                                                                                                                                                 penalty
                                                                                                                                                                                                 • Co-op students can register for summer semester
                                                                                                                                                                                                 co-op work terms starting March 18
                      17                         18                         19                          20                         21                         22                        23       • Fees are due on March 19 for students attending
                                                                                   Would your student         Deadline for Request       College Closed                                          the summer semester
                                                                                   be interested in           to Graduate forms          Good Friday
                                                                                   being a tutor or           for spring                                                                         • Students planning to graduate in the spring need
                                                                                   mentor next year?          convocation                                                                        to submit their Request to Graduate forms to the
                      24                                                           Have them apply to                                                                                            Office of the Registrar by March 28
                                                                                   Peer Services now!         OR - Active Living
                                                                                                              Challenge ends

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Please note: These dates represent the best information available at the time of publication. Georgian College reserves the right to make changes subject to amendments to existing
legislation, collective agreements or as required by the college. Dates may vary slightly from program to program.
April 2013                                   BA - Barrie I OR - Orillia I OS - Owen Sound I MI - Midland I MU - Muskoka I OV - Orangeville I SGB - South Georgian Bay
                                             Events without campus codes may apply to all campus locations. Students from all campuses are welcome to attend events at other campus locations.   We’re nearing
        Sunday                     Monday                     Tuesday                  Wednesday                   Thursday                      Friday                   Saturday               the end of year one
                            Sport of the month:        Time for finals.            BA - Wicked                OR - Toga Pub in The       BA - Spring Preview        Spring Preview Day
                                                                                                                                                                                                 April brings many emotions for students – excitement,
                            Soccer                     Students should get         Wednesday Pub              Den                        session                    for prospective
                                                       their requests in to        Night at TLC every                                                               students                     fear, stress and relief. As students near the end of
                                                                                                                                         OS - Formal                                             their first year they are not only wrapping up their
                                                       the Test Centre.            Wednesday
                                                                                                                                                                                                 academic requirements, but also preparing to move
                                                                                                                                                                                                 home, start summer employment, begin a new
                                                                                                                                                                                                 co-op work term, travel and more.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 As the semester draws to a close, encourage your
		                                                 1                          2                           3                         4                          5                          6      student to continue to commit themselves to their
                                                                                                                                                                                                 course work, attend classes regularly and focus on
                                                       BA - Tuesday Night                                     20th Annual SAC                                                                    assignments. After many months of studying,
                                                       ticket at TLC every                                    Awards                                                                             students may become fatigued and require some
                                                       Tuesday                                                                                                                                   extra support and encouragement to make it
                                                                                                                                                                                                 through the home stretch.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 As the semester draws to a close, take some time
                                                                                                                                                                                                 and review with them their first year. What went
                                                                                                                                                                                                 well? What goals could be set for next year?
                       7                           8                          9                         10                        11                          12                        13       If your student is completing a one-year certificate
                                                                                                                                                                                                 program, congratulate them on their amazing
                                                       Students should             Students should            Students need to        Last day of classes for
                                                       volunteer for               return their Library       clean out their locker. 14 week programs
                                                                                                                                                                                                 accomplishment! Thank you as a family member
                                                       Orientation 2013.           materials - Food for       Winter semester                                                                    for supporting them and helping them to achieve
                                                       Contact SAC for info!       Fines event                locker rentals expire                                                              success. New graduates join more than 60, 000
                                                                                                              in April                                                                           others as members of the Alumni Association,
                                                                                                                                                                                                 receiving special discounts, promotions and
                                                                                                                                                                                                 benefits. More information is available at
                                                                                                                                                                                                 http://www.georgiancollege.ca/alumni.

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                                                       Web Registration                                       Grades available for       Last day of classes for
                                                       opens for the                                          viewing                    16 week programs
                                                       summer semester
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Things to know this month:
                                                                                                                                                                                                 • Students can apply now for jobs on campus
                                                                                                                                                                                                 next year
                                                                                                                                                                                                 • If your student doesn’t have a summer job or
                                                                                                                                                                                                 co-op employer yet – tell them not to panic. They
                                                                                                                                                                                                 should continue to keep in regular contact with
                      21                         22                         23                          24                        25                          26                        27       career services and their Co-op Consultant
                            BA - School of Design                                                                                                                                                • Lockers need cleaned out and library materials
                            & Visual Arts
                                                                                                                                                                                                 returned
                            Scholarship Show
                            April 26 to May 15                                                                            F UN F ACT                                                             • Housing options for next year should be
                                                                                     As a Georgian graduate, your student automatically becomes a member of the                                  considered
                                                                                     Georgian College Alumni Association, giving them access to exclusive discounts,
                                                                                                                                                                                                 • Leadership looks good on a resumé. Your student
                                                                                                    special events and post-graduate opportunities.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 should consider applying now to become an
                                                                                                                                                                                                 orientation leader or SWAT (Student Welcoming
                      28                         29                         30                                                                                                                   and Activities Team) member for fall
Please note: These dates represent the best information available at the time of publication. Georgian College reserves the right to make changes subject to amendments to existing
legislation, collective agreements or as required by the college. Dates may vary slightly from program to program.
May 2013                                     BA - Barrie I OR - Orillia I OS - Owen Sound I MI - Midland I MU - Muskoka I OV - Orangeville I SGB - South Georgian Bay
                                             Events without campus codes may apply to all campus locations. Students from all campuses are welcome to attend events at other campus locations.   Summer term begins
        Sunday                     Monday                     Tuesday                  Wednesday                   Thursday                      Friday                   Saturday               Many students are headed home for the summer
                                                                                                                                                                                                 holidays. For others, May has them embarking
                                                                                   Closing date for
                                                                                                                                                                                                 on new adventures, starting co-op work terms or
                                                                                   Automotive Business
                                                                                   School of Canada                                                                                              returning to Georgian for the summer semester.
                           F UN F ACT                                              and most graduate
                                                                                   awards
                                                                                                                                                                                                 If your student is at home for the summer, encourage
   If your student is having trouble finding a computer to get                                                                                                                                   them to stay connected with Georgian. They should
   their work done, they can check out the Library Commons                                                                                                                                       keep their eyes on important deadlines that may
              for a list of computer labs on campus.                                                                                                                                             occur during the summer months. Also, there are
                                                                                                                                                                                                 many events that happen throughout the summer
				                                                                                                     1                          2                          3                          4      that they may want to attend. Consider bringing
                                                                                                                                                                                                 your whole family out for the Georgian College
                            Summer term begins                                                                Locker rentals                                                                     Auto Show at the Barrie Campus, May 31 to June 2.
                                                                                                              available through
                                                                                                              Georgian Stores                                                                    If your student is on their first co-op work term
                                                                                                                                                                                                 they may feel excited and anxious about the op-
                                                                                                                                                                                                 portunity to work for the first time in their field.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Encourage them to keep in contact with their co-op
                                                                                                                                                                                                 consultant to facilitate success throughout their
                                                                                                                                                                                                 co-op placement. Co-op is a great opportunity to
                                                                                                                                                                                                 integrate the academic course work from the past
                       5                           6                          7                          8                          9                         10                        11       two semesters and provides students with the
                            Don’t forget students                                  Students can apply                                    Last day to add/drop/                                   opportunity to make some money for the
                            have complimentary                                     now to work in the                                    withdraw and receive                                    upcoming year.
                            print credits                                          Library Commons                                       a refund - most
                                                                                   next year                                             programs
                                                                                                                                         PLAR applications
                                                                                                                                         deadline
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Things to know this month:
                                                                                                                                                                                                 • It can be hard for students to concentrate on
                      12                         13                         14                         15                         16                          17                        18       academics during the summer with competing
                                                                                                                                                                                                 demands and nice weather. If your student is taking
                            College Closed                                                                                                                                                       courses, encourage them to join or create study
                            Victoria Day
                                                                                                                                                                                                 groups to meet other students and keep on track
                                                                                                                                                                                                 • If your student needs to change or drop a course,
                                                                                                                                                                                                 they should do so early. The deadline to receive a
                                                                                                                                                                                                 refund (if applicable ) for dropped courses is May
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                                                                                                                                                                                                 • Students with disabilities need to pick up their
                      19                         20                         21                         22                         23                          24                        25       letters of accommodation at the beginning of each
                                                                                   Barrie Rotary Charity      Library Commons            Deferred summer                                         semester
                                                                                   Fun Run                    Facebook Giveaway          semester fees due                                       • Do you know any students coming to Georgian
                                                                                                                                         New students -                                          for the first time in the fall? There may be transition
                                                                                                                                         Student Insurance                                       programs available for students with disabilities,
                                                                                                                                         opt-out deadline                                        autism spectrum disorder and First Generation
                                                                                                                                         Georgian College                                        students. Contact Student Success for information,
                                                                                                                                         Auto Show                                               705-722-1523.
                                                                                                                                         (May 31 to June 2)
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Please note: These dates represent the best information available at the time of publication. Georgian College reserves the right to make changes subject to amendments to existing
legislation, collective agreements or as required by the college. Dates may vary slightly from program to program.
June 2013                                    BA - Barrie I OR - Orillia I OS - Owen Sound I MI - Midland I MU - Muskoka I OV - Orangeville I SGB - South Georgian Bay
                                             Events without campus codes may apply to all campus locations. Students from all campuses are welcome to attend events at other campus locations.   Supporting
        Sunday                     Monday                     Tuesday                  Wednesday                   Thursday                      Friday                   Saturday               Georgian students
                                                                                                                                                                    Georgian College
                                                                                                                                                                                                 As a family member of a Georgian student, you
                                                                                                                                                                    Auto Show
                                                                                                                                                                    (May 31 to June 2)           have been a key supporter in their academic
                                                                   F UN F ACT                                                                                                                    journey. As a community member, you also have
                                                                                                                                                                                                 the ability to support students in other ways.
   Barrie, Orillia and Owen Sound campuses have a Food Locker program for students who are struggling financially - encourage
               your student to contact SAC for information or fill out an online application through the SAC website.                                                                            Many programs at Georgian offer hands-on
                                                                                                                                                                                                 experience to compliment academic work. Student
                                                                                                                                                                                                 labs provide students with the chance to put into
							                                                                                                                                                                                   1      practice their theoretical knowledge while being
                                                                                                                                                                                                 supervised by professionals in the field. At the
 Georgian College                                                                  BA/OR/OS - Encourage       Graduates should                                                                   Barrie Campus, many programs offer services to the
 Auto Show                                                                         your student to try        look for Career                                                                    general public, including:
 (May 31 to June 2)                                                                out a fitness class        Services Glad You’re
                                                                                   this month!                a Grad events this                                                                 • Georgian Dining Room
                                                                                                              month
                                                                                                                                                                                                 • Georgian Optical
                                                                                                                                                                                                 • Harmonize for Speech, Hearing and Language Clinic
                                                                                                                                                                                                 • Massage Therapy Clinic
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                                                                                                                                                                                                 • Oral Health Clinic (outreach also available in Orillia)
                            BA - Would your                                                                   OS - spring                Has your student
                            student want to be                                                                convocation                found housing for                                       • Spa and Esthetics Clinic
                            a Peer Ambassador                                                                                            next year? They
                            in the fall? They can                                                                                        should start looking                                    Contact your local campus to find out about ways
                            visit Campus                                                                                                 now                                                     you can get involved with Georgian, participate in
                            Connections to apply                                                                                                                                                 events, activities and fundraising efforts that
                                                                                                                                                                                                 contribute to a positive student experience.

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                                                       BA - spring
                                                       convocation
                                                                                   Students can apply
                                                                                   for a job in the
                                                                                                              Fees due for fall
                                                                                                              semester
                                                                                                                                         OR - spring
                                                                                                                                         convocation
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Things to know this month:
                                                                                   Fitness Centre for                                                                                            • Fees are due for the fall semester on June 20
                                                                                                                                         National Aboriginal
                                                                                   this fall!
                                                                                                                                         Day                                                     • For graduating students, spring convocations are
                                                                                                                                                                                                 held throughout the month of June. If your student
                                                                                                                                                                                                 is graduating, they should receive information in
                                                                                                                                                                                                 the mail if they completed the Request to Graduate
                                                                                                                                                                                                 form in the spring
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                                                                                                                                                                                                 • “Glad You’re a Grad” sessions are offered by
                                                                                                              Library Commons                                                                    career services to assist those graduating with
                                                                                                              Facebook Giveaway                                                                  finding graduate employment. Contact Career
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Services for dates and information at 705-728-1968
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                                                                                       Study Week
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Please note: These dates represent the best information available at the time of publication. Georgian College reserves the right to make changes subject to amendments to existing
legislation, collective agreements or as required by the college. Dates may vary slightly from program to program.
July 2013                                    BA - Barrie I OR - Orillia I OS - Owen Sound I MI - Midland I MU - Muskoka I OV - Orangeville I SGB - South Georgian Bay
                                             Events without campus codes may apply to all campus locations. Students from all campuses are welcome to attend events at other campus locations.   Preparing for the fall
        Sunday                     Monday                     Tuesday                  Wednesday                   Thursday                      Friday                   Saturday               With September just around the corner, July is a
                                                                                                                                                                                                 great time to ensure things are in order for returning
                            College Closed
                                                                                                                                                                                                 to school in the fall. Students should have housing
                            Canada Day
                                                                                                                                                                                                 arranged and begin thinking about what their new
                                                                                                                                                                                                 living accommodations will require. For students
                                                                                                                                                                                                 living off campus for the first time, it may be an
                                                                                                                                                                                                 adjustment and quite different from residence or
                                                                                                                                                                                                 home life. For assistance finding off-campus housing,
                                                                                                                                                                                                 visit www.Places4Students.com.

		                                                 1                          2                          3                          4                          5                          6      Applications for on-campus employment
                                                                                                                                                                                                 opportunities are accepted throughout the
                                                                                                                                                                                                 summer. Opportunities are available in various
                                                                                                                                                                                                 departments including the Library Commons,
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Residence, Fitness Centre, Athletics, Food Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Operations, Peer Services, First Generation program
                                                                                                                                                                                                 and more.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Students are encouraged to connect with their
                                                                                                                                                                                                 program co-ordinators to ask any questions they
                                                                                                                                                                                                 may have about courses for the fall. Registration
                       7                           8                          9                        10                         11                          12                        13       opens in mid-August and classes can fill up quickly
                            Last day to withdraw       Registration begins                                    Students can apply                                                                 so it’s a good idea to ask questions early.
                            from most programs/        for fall 2013 Co-op                                    for a job in Food
                            courses without            Work Terms                                             Operations for this                                                                As a key support, encourage your student to
                            academic penalty                                                                  fall!                                                                              become familiar with their program requirements
                                                                                                                                                                                                 and look into what courses they need to take in
                            Co-op registration                                                                                                                                                   their second year. Promote opportunities
                            deadline for Summer
                            semester
                                                                                                                                                                                                 for involvement on campus and consider
                                                                                                                                                                                                 supporting other parents of first-year students
                                                                                                                                                                                                 through informal networks or the Georgian
                      14                         15                         16                         17                         18                          19                        20       College Parent Facebook Page, Georgian
                                                                                                              Students need to
                                                                                                                                                                                                 College - Parents & Supporters.
                                                                                                              clean out their
                                                                                                              locker! Summer
                                                                                                              locker rentals expire
                                                                                                              in August!
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Things to know this month:
                                                                                                                                                                                                 • OSAP applications should be completed for next
                                                                                                                                                                                                 year, with all documentation in order
                      21                         22                         23                         24                         25                          26                        27       • There are lots of other funding options students
                                                                                   Deadline for Request                                                                                          can look into as well, including scholarships, awards
                                                                                   to Graduate forms                                                                                             and bursaries. Contact the Financial Aid Office with
                                                                                                                                                                                                 questions or concerns
                                                                                   for fall convocation
                                                                                                                                        F UN F ACT
                                                                                                                  The Barrie Campus has a nurse practitioner-led clinic in
                                                                                                                  the Sadlon Centre for Health and Wellness for students
                                                                                                                     who do not have a family doctor or students with
                                                                                                                 out-of-town physicians who require urgent appointments.

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Please note: These dates represent the best information available at the time of publication. Georgian College reserves the right to make changes subject to amendments to existing
legislation, collective agreements or as required by the college. Dates may vary slightly from program to program.
August 2013                                  BA - Barrie I OR - Orillia I OS - Owen Sound I MI - Midland I MU - Muskoka I OV - Orangeville I SGB - South Georgian Bay
                                             Events without campus codes may apply to all campus locations. Students from all campuses are welcome to attend events at other campus locations.   Beat the rush
        Sunday                     Monday                     Tuesday                  Wednesday                   Thursday                      Friday                   Saturday               Reflect on the difference in the level of confidence
                                                                                                                                                                                                 and independence in your student from this time
                                                                                                                                                                                                 last year to now! As year two approaches, students
                                                                                                                                                                                                 understand the expectations of college and are
                                        F UN F ACT                                                                                                                                               more self-assured in entering the next year of their
                                                                                                                                                                                                 program.
     Georgian offers many supports for students with disabilities - students should
      meet with their disability specialist early to set up accommodations and get                                                                                                               August brings the opportunity to register for
                information on bursaries for students with disabilities.                                                                                                                         classes, arrange financial aid and prepare for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                 next year. Students are encouraged to complete
					                                                                                                                               1                          2                          3      their college business early to avoid the rush in
                                                                                                                                                                                                 September.
                            College Closed                                                                    Students should
                            Civic Holiday                                                                     apply for PT work on                                                               As you support your student during their second,
                                                                                                              campus this fall - visit                                                           and maybe final, year recognize that they may
                                                                                                              the Career Centre                                                                  go through the same stresses and anxieties
                                                                                                              for info.                                                                          experienced in year one due to the nature of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                 college schedule. Continue to provide support and
                                                                                                                                                                                                 referral to services, and understand that this is
                                                                                                                                                                                                 a crucial time for them to grow as an individual.
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                            Students need to                                       OSAP - Ensure                                         Last day of classes for
                            return their Library                                   supporting                                            14 week programs
                            materials - Food for                                   documents are                                                                                                 Things to know this month:
                            Fines event                                            submitted to the
                                                                                   Financial Aid Office                                                                                          • Students can purchase parking passes, course
                                                                                                                                                                                                 materials (in person or online) and Fitness Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                 memberships this month to avoid line ups
                                                                                                                                                                                                 in September
                                                                                                                                                                                                 • Students with disabilities should connect with
                      11                         12                         13                         14                         15                          16                        17       their disability specialist early to set up their
                                                       Web Registration                                                                  Last day of classes for                                 accommodations for the fall
                                                       opens for Fall 2013                                                               16 week programs
                                                                                                                                                                                                 • Volunteer opportunities exist for those who want
                                                                                                                                                                                                 to help out at orientation
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Thank you for being such a great support for your
                                                                                                                                                                                                 student and for becoming part of the Georgian
                                                                                                                                                                                                 College family. Here’s to a successful year two!

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Please note: These dates represent the best information available at the time of publication. Georgian College reserves the right to make changes subject to amendments to existing
legislation, collective agreements or as required by the college. Dates may vary slightly from program to program.
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