Welcome to George Brown College!

On behalf of the entire Orientation and Student Life team, WELCOME to George Brown College!

Orientation is an amazing opportunity to meet your fellow classmates and faculty, get important information about services and supports available at the college to guide your success, and learn about all the awesome ways to get involved even when you’re studying online.

Orientation Events for All Students

Orientation isn’t just for new students, it’s for everyone. Be sure to check out this Orientation Calendar of events that will be continuously updated to include all the exciting things happening right into the fall term. Entertainment, Info Sessions, Keynote Speakers, discussions, workshops, personal interest classes, drop-ins, games, and challenges. There really is something for everyone.

Orientation Programs for New Students

Up & Running – New Student Workshop Series Aug 4 - 6:

Eager and excited to start your journey at the college? Get a jump start before the rush and make the most of your college career by attending workshops and sessions.

Learn about strategies and tips to get you started with confidence, and to help you be successful at the college. Friends and family are invited to join the online sessions on these days to learn about ways to support you in your college career. Visit the Orientation Calendar and select August 4, 5, and 6 to view all the events happening to help support your transition.

New Student Academic Program Orientations

Select the tab for your academic centre, then choose your specific program to register to attend your program orientation. This will be your opportunity to connect with your faculty and get important information about starting your program on the right track.

Online Orientation, Before You Arrive

Get a jump start on your college journey! GBC's Online Orientation will help you carry out practical and administrative tasks like getting your digital Student ID, plan your academic accommodation (if needed), find out how to access equipment loans and much more before the semester even starts!

We have broken down the Online Orientation into 6 different modules. You can do them one at a time, at your own pace, leading up to the beginning of the semester. Simply log into BlackBoard with your student number and password to get started! Online Orientation is available to all new students in their first semester until the end of their first term.

Online Learning Site

We’ve put together a comprehensive site for your online learning needs at George Brown to help you become a successful remote learner. Find out about the college platforms used and how to navigate them, Blackboard, and personal and academic strategies you can use to be successful while you’re studying from home.


Questions or concerns? Contact the Student Life team at orientation@georgebrown.ca.

You can check out the links on the left side of this page to help you navigate through getting started on the right track. Don't forget to connect with the college community and follow us on social media!