Welcome to Sault College - We can’t wait to meet you!
In the meantime we’ve put together the top 15 things we think will help you get organized. Please use the following New Student Checklist to ensure you are ready for the year to begin.
Need any help getting started? E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
□ PAY YOUR FEES
You must pay our fall tution fees to remain registered in your program and avoid incurring late fees.
For more information on fee deadlines, please visit: https://saultcollege.ca/Admissions/Tuition.asp
For student financial assistance and other payment options, please visit: https://www.saultcollege.ca/Admissions/HowtoPay.asp
□ CHECK YOUR STUDENT E-MAIL REGULARLY AND ACCESS YOUR STUDENT PORTAL
Be sure to check your student e-mail regularly before classes start and throughout the school year for important time-sensitive information from Sault College.
You can also see your booklists (as of July 31st) and timetable (as of August 13th), and print them off, by logging onto your student portal at https://my.saultcollege.ca/ (access on-campus) or https://welearn.saultcollege.ca (access off-campus), under “My Records”
Your student portal access information is sent along with your application acknowledgement email. If you experience problems logging on please contact the IT Service Centre at email@example.com or on-campus in B1035.
□ COMPLETE THE INCOMING STUDENT SURVEY
Please help us prepare for the real you! All first year students are asked to complete the Incoming Student Survey before classes begin, or by the end of Friday September 14th, 2018. All information is confidential and will assist us in connecting you with relevant supports, resources and events via your student e-mail.
Complete the Incoming Student Survey here:
□ REGISTER FOR GET CONNECTED AND/OR TRANSITION TO COLLEGE (OPTIONAL)
Get Connected runs on Thursday August 30th to help all students prepare for the school year. Activate your student card, go on a campus tour, learn to navigate the College LMS system, enjoy a free lunch, attend helpful drop-in sessions, and participate in an optional evening social activity!
Transition to College runs Monday August 27th to Thursday August 30th. This programming is intended to assist students with documented Learning Disabilities to transition into college. There will be specialized sessions for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Mental Health challenges, and mature students returning to school, as well as optional evening activities throughout the week.
Get Connected and Transition are great pre-orientation options for students that want to get information and support before classes start! (Both are optional programs and not mandatory for students to attend).
To participate in either program, please complete this registration form:
□ REGISTER FOR YOUR ELECTIVES
Student Selected Gen Ed/BScN elective registration begins on Monday August 13th at 8:30am.
Please check to see if your program requires any student selected courses this term.
Elective registration can be accessed in your student portal, under “My Records”
□ ATTEND NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION!
Tuesday September 4th, 2018 is Orientation Day! Join us to meet your faculty and get a feel for your program, attend a College welcome session with swag, games and prizes, enjoy lunch, information and activities, and get any supplies you need from on-campus service areas!
Your start time and location depends on the program you are registered for. You can review the Orientation Reporting schedule here: Orientation 2018.
International Students: Before the Sault College Orientation Day on September 4th, don’t forget to also attend International Orientation on Friday August 31st. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
* Orientation Frosh Feud: We asked 1000 new Sault College Students, and survey says we want your answers to be part of this year’s Orientation Frosh Feud!
Please answer the Frosh Feud questions by Aug 29th: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FroshFeud2018
Then get ready for 6 volunteers to battle on stage during Orientation to guess the most popular answers!
□ GET YOUR CAMPUS ONE CARD AND ACTIVATE OUR FITNESS CENTRE MEMBERSHIP
Your Campus One Card is required to pick up OSAP and access the Library, Athletics, Residence, student events, and student meal plans. New students can get their Campus One Card in the Library or in Athletics during office hours (Monday to Friday from 8:30am – 4:30pm). You must bring photo ID to get your Campus One Card, and your card should be carried with you at all times while on-campus.
Don’t forget to stop by Athletics in the Health and Wellness Centre (F2100) to set up access to your gym and fitness centre membership! Campus One Cards obtained from the Library will still require you to visit Athletics to activate your gym access.
For more information about varsity sport and intramurals, please contact email@example.com
□ BUY YOUR TEXTBOOKS
Visit the bookstore in E1401 for textbooks, course materials, apparel, gift cards and more!
Or order online at: http://www.bkstr.com/saultstore/home
Reminder: Your booklist will be available on your Student Portal as of July 31st, 2018.
□ GET YOUR PARKING PERMIT OR BUS PASS
For information on student parking: https://www.saultcollege.ca/Parking/index.asp Student city bus passes are also available through SCSU in F1200.
□ VISIT SCSU AND PARTICIPATE IN FROSH WEEK EVENTS!
The Sault College Students’ Union Frosh Week is a great way to meet other students, get helpful info and free food, enjoy daily activities and nightly entertainment, and make the most out of your first week!
More information and Frosh Week event tickets coming soon! Please see http://www.myscsu.ca/ or https://www.facebook.com/SCstudentsunion/ #letsoothis #welcomehome #froshling #gocougars
*Don’t forget to visit SCSU in F1200 to pick up your free Student Agenda and check out the other great services you can access through SCSU, including your Health and Dental Plan, Student Food Bank and Breakfast Program, chapters/clubs, your Searchmont Resort pass, and more!
□ VISIT THE STUDENT SUPPORT CENTRE
Are you interested in meeting with an academic or personal counsellor? Want to explore accessibility or accommodation options? Need help with your resume, job search or interview skills? Need to schedule out-of-class testing? Looking for assistance with academics or appeals? Want to check out the International department? Or just not sure where to start for assistance on-campus?
Then find us all in one helpful place, the new Student Support Centre! Located in E1100, or please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
□ VISIT THE LIBRARY AND LOOK INTO PEER TUTORING
The Sault College Library offers inviting spaces for group work or individual study, computers, and a comfy lounge area to read or hang out with friends.
Visit www.saultcollegelibrary.ca for more information and service hours, contact email@example.com with questions, or stay connected via social media: https://www.facebook.com/saultcollegelibrary/
Peer Tutoring: Check out weekly, drop-in tutorial sessions lead by upper year students for a variety of subject areas and programs to assist you in your studies! For more information and peer tutoring schedule, please see: http://saultcollegelibrary.ca/home/peertutoring
□ VISIT THE INDIGENOUS STUDIES DEPARTMENT
Access Indigenous student support services including counseling, tutoring, traditional teachings, elders-in-residence, Indigenous Student Council, and Indigenous Apprenticeship Centre.
All students are welcome to socialize in Enji Maawnjiding the “Where We Gather” Indigenous Centre (G1200). Community is important, so be sure to check out the student events, feasts, annual Pow-wow, Sacred Fire Arbour, and free weekly soup days every Wednesday!
For more information, please visit: https://www.saultcollege.ca/Indigenous/
□ DOWNLOAD THE I.M. WELL APP
Free to Sault College students for instant on-campus and community resources and support, as well as 24/7 access to counsellors in 180 languages at your fingertips! There’s always someone to talk to.
Read more and download I.M. Well here: https://www.saultcollege.ca/IMwell/
We also encourage you to connect with an academic or personal counsellor on-campus to set yourself up for success. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment.
□ ATTEND YOUR FIRST DAY OF CLASS!
Wednesday September 5th, 2018 is the first day of scheduled classes for most programs. Please follow your timetable found on your Student Portal, and see the Registrar’s Office with any issues.
Also be sure to familiarize yourself with the 2018-2019 Sault College Key Dates calendar: https://www.saultcollege.ca/Admissions/CurrentKeyDates.pdf
Once you have completed the New Student Checklist you will be well on your way to having a fantastic first year, but please let us know at
how we can help!
We’re so happy that you’re here - you’re going to be amazing!