Welcome to George Brown College! Whether you're a new or returning student, these tips for navigating student life are meant to make your life easier.

#GBCLifeHacks that come in handy all year!

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Save time, get fit on campus

We offer fitness classes at our three campuses and there are fitness facilities with weights and cardio machines at Casa Loma and St. James campuses.

Quick, quality eats

Options on-campus

Take-out options

We train Canada's future culinary leaders so it should be no surprise that you can find amazing eats at St. James Campus.

Pick up take-away meals and treats at Chef on the Run or grab lunch at The Café.

Buy fresh fruits and vegetables on campus

Purchase fresh produce all year at the Good Food Market.

Waterfront Campus - Wednesdays, 10:45 a.m. - 3 p.m., main lobby, 51 Dockside Dr.

St. James Campus - Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., main lobby, 200 King St. E.
Casa Loma Campus - Fridays, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Student Centre lounge, level 1, building E, 146 Kendal Ave.

Student food bank

Need help covering food costs? The Student Association runs the college's student food banks.

Chef School students donate freshly prepared meals to the food bank at St. James Campus.

Connect your student email to your phone

Access your George Brown email from your phone so you don't miss a beat.

Find more information about your George Brown email on our Student Email Support page.

Apply for student awards

Working with a tight student budget? You could add some breathing room by applying for George Brown's student awards.

Take advantage of free digital services

Download the GBC app for easy access to maps, college contacts and class information. You can also reserve a spot in a Student Service Centre line.

George Brown offers other free digital services for students, including Office 365 and Lynda.com.

Find tech support

Having password problems, trouble connecting to WiFi or an issue with Blackboard?

You can use GBCAssist for tech support. Search the site to find answers to your questions or submit a ticket for your issue.

Get involved on campus

Want to meet new people, gain volunteer experience and develop your people skills? Join George Brown's Student Leadership Academy (SLA).

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Preparing for new term

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Follow us on social media

Be sure to follow and 'like' us on our social media channels. They're a great way to stay on top of important dates, campus events and immerse yourself in the George Brown community. They're also a good way to get information in the event of an emergency.

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Check out our Current Students page

This is the go-to page to find college services and supports, as well as important dates and links on how to get involved on campus.

Plan your commute

Public transit

Use the TTC Trip Planner Open New Browser Window and the GO Transit Trip Planner Open New Browser Window to find the best route to class. The Student Association of George Brown sells TTC Metropasses at a reduced rate during the last five school/business days of the month for the following month's Metropass.

Full-time students are eligible for GO Transit student fares via the PRESTO card.

Bicycle

George Brown campuses are surrounded by bike lanes. Check the City of Toronto's bike lanes map Open New Browser Window for more information. Find Bike Share locations at bikesharetoronto.ca Open New Browser Window.

Car

There are parking lots near all three campuses. You can locate lots using the Green P Parking map Open New Browser Window or parkopedia.ca Open New Browser Window.

Get to know your campus

Stroll around campus and find key spots like the cafeteria and the following service areas:

If you can’t make it for a visit before classes, try our Virtual Tour.

Avoid lineups for student ID

Visit your campus before school starts and pick up your student ID card. Bring a piece of photo ID and proof of registration.

If you didn't have time before school started, you can still save time by submitting your student ID photo online.

Get your locker

Want a locker in a convenient location? Register early.

Register for a locker via STU-VIEW Open New Browser Window, select 'Student Support Services' and then 'Rent a Locker.'

If you need more information or help, visit georgebrown.ca/lockers or visit your campus Welcome Desk.

Check your student email

Sign in to your George Brown email before classes start so you're ready for the start of the term.

Find more information about your George Brown email at georgebrown.ca/studentemail.

Review your timetable

Log in to STU-VIEW Open New Browser Window before the new term starts to review and print a copy of your timetable.