Welcome to the winter semester! Resources and info for your first week

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Welcome new students! And to returning students, welcome back! 

Below you’ll find information, tips and resources to help you this semester whether you’re studying fully online, or if you’ll be attending in-person clinics, labs or shops on campus.  

As the COVID-19 conditions continue to evolve, we encourage you to stay on top of updates by checking georgebrown.ca/covid-19 regularly and by following our social media channels

“Despite the current challenges of COVID-19, I am inspired by the thousands of dedicated and outstanding students who chose George Brown knowing that they will receive an excellent quality, career-focused education from an institution that places a priority on their health and wellness," George Brown College President Dr. Gervan Fearon said. 

Confirm your schedule

As  COVID-19 case counts continue to rise, there is the possibility that some classes could be cancelled due to illness. Any changes to your class schedules will be posted on Blackboard (based on your instructor’s preferences) and STU-VIEW's Class Cancellations and Updates page

Access learning resources

Read over George Brown’s Online Learning guide. It outlines how to use our digital platforms and provides tips on how to effectively communicate and collaborate online. Register with Accessible Learning Services if you need academic accommodation and support. 

Important steps for select students learning on campus 

While most programs are being delivered fully online until February 28, some students will attend in-person clinics, labs, and shops on campus.  

There are steps you need to take before you come to campus. Find everything you need to know on the following pages: 

Remember, cloth masks are no longer allowed. Everyone must wear a three-layer disposable mask. Eye protection is also required in spaces where physical distancing is not achievable. ASTM level 3 medical masks and reusable face shields are available at campus entrances for anyone who needs them. Eating and drinking is only allowed in designated areas. 

If you experience symptoms of COVID-19, do not come to campus. Self-isolate and notify your instructor. 

We’re here to support you 

You've got the George Brown community behind you to provide guidance and support. If you have questions, employees in the following areas can help: 

  • Contact Centre: Students can call our main information number (416) 415-2000 for help with password, registration, student services questions and more. You can also visit georgebrown.ca/about/contact for contact information of departments across the college.  
  • Ask George: Search through our FAQs. If you don't find the answer you need, email ask.george@georgebrown.ca with questions about student services and registration. 
  • Faculty: Contact your instructors to discuss program-specific questions.
  • Student Counselling and Well-being: Counsellors are available to full-time students who’d like to discuss academic and personal issues.  

Visit the Student Support and Service Delivery page for more information. 

Have a great winter semester!