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. And don’t forget, orientation doesn’t stop once you start classes, it’s part of your everchanging journey at the college, and we’re here to support you along the way.

Events for All Students

Orientation and Transition events aren’t just for new students, they’re for everyone. Events and activities will help you get involved, build community and connections and help you plan for your future.

Be sure to check out this calendar of events that is continuously updated to include all the exciting things happening right into the term. Entertainment, Info Sessions, Keynote Speakers, discussions, workshops, personal interest classes, drop-ins, games, and challenges. There really is something for everyone.

New Student Academic Program Orientations

Find out what to expect. This will be your opportunity to connect with your faculty and get important information about starting your program on the right track.

Select the tab for your academic centre, then choose your specific program to register to attend your program orientation*.

* Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email, and a reminder email 48 hours, 24 hours, and 15 minutes prior to the event start time with your link to participate in your program orientation. If you register after the last reminder is sent, email orientation@georgebrown.ca to get your individual link.

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. . Just select ‘Communities’ from your left hand navigation from your Blackboard dashboard and click on ‘Online Orientation’ to get started!

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!