Virtual Orientation Sessions
For the 20-21 School year, all post secondary presentations will be held in a virtual format. As we begin to book presentations, they will be listed here. Some institutions will require you to preregister, others will simply forward a link to be posted here on the day of the scheduled presentation. Please check this page frequently as it will be updated continually through September-November. Additionally, more information on any post-secondary institution/program can be found at https://app.myblueprint.ca/?sdid=stclair under "Post-secondary".
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Nipissing University will be hosting a virtual Open House on November 7 at 10:00AM. You can access all of Nipissing's recruitment opportunities, such as virtual tours and social media posts, by clicking here.
Some highlights about Nipissing are: First-year students are guaranteed a spot in residence, which includes their own private single bedroom with a door that locks in a 4 bedroom apartment, with two bathrooms, a living room and a full sized kitchen (including fridge, oven and stove!). Because students have full-sized kitchens, meal plans aren't mandatory! The cost of residence is $6500 for the school year. Additionally, Nipissing has guaranteed Entrance Scholarships for any student who has 80% or higher, and students with a 90% average or higher get FREE TUITION in their first year!!!
The link for the Nipissing presentation will be posted here on Sept. 30. Please click here to access the Zoom presentation. Try to log in 10 minutes prior to the start of the presentation.
Lambton College will be hosting an application session on January 20, 2021, from 4-6 PM. Students who attend and apply to Lambton will have their OCAS application fee paid by Lambton College. Please use this link to access the Application session.
Lambton College will be hosting a Virtual Open House for interested students on November 21, 2020. Students will have a chance to speak with faculty representatives, view the labs and take a virtual tour of the campus. As an added incentive, Lambton College will pay the $95 OCAS application fee for any student who applies to a Lambton program during the event. Please continue to check here as details are finalized.
Lambton College will be providing two information sessions for St. Patrick's students: October 20, 4:00 PM and November 9, 4:00 PM. Additional times for regional information sessions, and more information on all Lambton has to offer, can be found at https://www.lambtoncollege.ca/
Some highlights about Lambton College: Students from Sarnia would not have to spend additional money on residence, which limits the amount of student debt accrued during post-secondary education.
Please click here for the link to the November 9, 2020 information session. (Microsoft Teams link)
Brock University will be providing an information session for St. Patrick's students on November 20 at 4:00. Please note that you can sign up for alternate information sessions by registering here where you can select a date and time of your choosing.
On Monday November 9 at 8:30, Brock will launch their Fall Preview where students can tour campus and residence, participate in interactive information sessions and learn more about services, supports and opportunities to get involved in student life at Brock U. Click here to see a list of event and to register.
On December 10, 2020, Brock is hosting A Night with CPA and the Goodman School of Business for students and parents looking for information on the Bachelor of Accounting program. You can register for this event by clicking here.
Some highlights about Brock: Brock is located in the heart of Niagara, and there are no shortage of opportunities for students to explore their interests and develop new passions. Brock has guaranteed scholarships that start at 80%. Brock also offers one of the largest experiential learning experiences in Ontario.
Take a tour of Brock University by clicking here.
The information session scheduled for November 20 has been cancelled. Brock offers general information session 3 times/week at 5:00 PM; students are invited to register for a session that fits with their schedule by clicking here.
The University of Guelph will be hosting general information sessions for prospective students 3 times daily (12:00, 4:00, 7:00) beginning in September. Students are asked to register for a time and day of their choosing by click here. Additional services proved by the liaison officer include individual 30 minute meetings, webinars (dates to be announced) and virtual event days (Sept. 26 and Nov. 8).
Some highlights about the University of Guelph: Research-intensive and learner-centred, the Guelph campus spans urban hubs and rural communities. Guelph is known for its excellence in the arts and sciences.
The University of Guelph-Humber will be hosting an engaging and informative series called GH Talks: High School Applicants, which will run Monday-Thursday at 3:00PM and 7:00 PM daily. You can register by clicking here. If you would like more information, you can click here for a One-on-One appointment with a university representative.
Some highlights about Guelph-Humber: At this close-knit campus, students can earn an honours degree and a college diploma in 4 years. G-H focuses on the integration of theory with practical workplace experience.
The University of Guelph - Ridgetown Campus offers programs unique from the main campus. Check their website for upcoming information on Information Sessions and virtual tours.
Fanshawe College will host a virtual Information Session for St. Patrick's students on October 8 at 4:00 PM. You can register for the session by clicking here. Additionally, you can create your own viewbook, or take a virtual guided tour of the campus.
Fanshawe will be hosting virtual Open Houses' from November 9-27. To find out more, please click here.
Some highlights about Fanshawe: Although the main campus is located in London, ON, they also have campuses in Woodstock, Simcoe and St. Thomas. Fanshawe offers over 200 programs such as health care, business administration, technology and the applied arts, as well as skill upgrading.
The link for the Fanshawe College presentation will be posted here on October 8. You can also book a one-on-one appointment by clicking here.
Laurentian University will be hosting an Information Sessions weekly, on Wednesday's in French and Thursday's in English. You can register for a session by clicking the links. Additionally, Laurentian is able to schedule something more individualized if requested by clicking here.
Some highlights about Laurentian University: Laurentian is a bilingual University located in Sudbury, ON. They offer small class sizes and for the past 8 years have had the highest employment rates among graduates.
Trent University will be hosting Information Sessions twice daily, 4 times/week; you can register by clicking here. Additionally, Trent is able to schedule something more individualized if requested by clicking here. On October 3, 2020, Trent will be hosting a Virtual Fall Preview where registered students can enter for a chance to win free tuition.
Trent will be hosting a virtual Open House on Saturday, November 7 from 10:00-3:00 PM; please click here to register.
Some highlights of Trent University: Trent is located in Peterborough, with a satellite campus in Durham. Trent prides itself on providing transformative learning experiences and creating global citizens prepared for leadership and success.
Conestoga College will be hosting an Information Session for St. Patrick's students on Monday November 2 from 4-5 PM.
Some highlights about Conestoga: Conestoga is one of the fastest growing colleges and is a leader in polytechnic education. Their project based learning model provides opportunities for hands-on learning that will prepare you for success in a wide variety of careers.
Please click here for the link to the Conestoga presentation on November 10 at 3:30.
The University of Windsor will be hosting their "Applicant Day" on Saturday January 9, 2021. Please click here for more information.
The University of Windsor will be hosting an Information Session for St. Patrick's students on November 24 at 3:30 PM. Please click here to register for the St. Pat's session.
Additionally, the University of Windsor will be offering information sessions multiple times a day, with faculty specific presentations also being offered; you can click here to register. A virtual Open House will take place Saturday November 21, 2020.
If you are the first in your family to attend post secondary, you can register for a webinar that will outline the many supports available to you at UWin.
Some highlights about the University of Windsor: U or Windsor boasts a low student to faculty ratio, and offers a wide variety of programs, such as health sciences and engineering. Located across the river from Detroit, there are always things to do and see in Windsor. You can click here to take a virtual tour of Windsor's campus.
The link for the University of Windsor Information Session will be posted on the presentation date.
The University of Waterloo will be hosting an Information Session for St. Patrick's students on Tuesday, October 13, from 4:00-5:00 PM. Students can also attend Waterloo Webinar Wednesday's from 6:00-6:00 PM.
University of Waterloo will also be hosting Virtual Fair on Saturday October 3, 2020 and a Virtual Open House on Saturday, November 7. If interested, you can also take a virtual tour of Waterloo's campus. For more information, please click here.
Some highlights about University of Waterloo: Waterloo is consistently ranked as an innovative university that champions a culture of curiosity, exploration, risk taking, entrepreneurship, global stewardship and leadership.
The link for the University of Windsor Information Session will be posted on October 13. Click here to access the session.
The McMaster University will be hosting an Information Session for St. Patrick's students on Thursday, October 15, from 4:00-5:00 PM - please click here to register for the event. Additionally, students can register for a separate Information Session, Mac Connections, by clicking here. You can take a tour of McMaster's campus by clicking here.
Mac will be hosting "Month at Mac", a virtual Fair, during the month of November spotlighting different faculties, allowing for exploration of 25 different undergraduate programs.
Some information on McMaster: Located in Hamilton, "Mac" has been ranked 69th in the world, and 4th in Canada, because of the world class education offered. McMaster also has many scholarship opportunities and a variety of residence options.
The link for the McMaster University Information Session will be posted on October 15.
The Brescia University College will be hosting an Information Session for St. Patrick's students on Wednesday, October 21, from 4:00-5:00 PM. You can register for the St. Pat's session by clicking here.
Brescia will be hosting a virtual Fall Preview Day on November 7, 2020. Please click here to register.
Some highlights about Brescia: Brescia University College, located in London Ontario, is an affiliate of Western University (graduates of Brescia will receive a University of Western Ontario diploma). Brescia is an all-women's environment, inspiring the future leader's of tomorrow and boasts a student/faculty ratio of 14:1.
The King's Promise: guarantees students meaningful employment within their first six months post-graduation. The King’s Promise gives students starting in Fall 2021 opportunities to participate in programming created or supported by the Office of Student Affairs and other departments at King’s.
A last minute Information Session with King's will be hosted on January 6 and 12, 2021. Please register here.
King's University College will be hosting an information session for St. Patrick's students on Thursday October 22 at 4:00 PM. Additionally, there are helpful videos from the Open House that also contain valuable information.
King's will be hosting a virtual Open House on November 9, 2020. Please click here to register.
Some highlights about Kings: King's University College, located in London Ontario, is an affiliate of Western University (graduates of King's will receive a University of Western Ontario diploma). King's is a Catholic college, where academic knowledge and faith are both nurtured and inspired.
Please click here to access the Google Meet for the King's presentation at 4:00 on October 22.
The Huron University College will be hosting an Information Session for St. Patrick's students on an as yet to be determined date.
Some highlights about Huron: Huron University College, located in London Ontario, is an affiliate of Western University (graduates of Huron will receive a University of Western Ontario diploma). Huron is a Catholic college, where academic knowledge and faith are both nurtured and inspired.
The link for the Huron University College Information Session will be posted at the appropriate time.
Ivey Business School will be hosting 3 information sessions for Ontario students regarding the AEO registration process on September 29, 30 and October 1 at 7:00PM. You can register for one of these sessions by clicking here.
Some highlights about Ivey: Ivey is located in London Ontario on the campus of Western University. Ivey is Canada's leading provider of real-world, case-based education. Students are taught through Case-Method Learning which enables students to get a global perspective on business issues.
The University of Western Ontario will be hosting Information Sessions for graduating students every Wednesday from 2:00-4:00 PM and every Thursday from 1:00-3:00 PM. Additionally, you can register for sessions pertaining to the application process and possible future careers by clicking here.
Western University will be hosting a Virtual Fall Preview Day on November 15 from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. Students can take a virtual tour of campus or residences, learn more about Western's programs, and take part in live sessions with students, professors and staff. Click here for a full list of events. Click here to register for the Fall Preview Day.
Some highlights about Western: Western is located in London, Ontario, on a beautiful campus surrounded by affiliate colleges. Western offers a wide range of programs, as it boasts 35,000 students, and many opportunities for scholarships and residence accommodations.
The University of Ottawa will be hosting general Information Sessions Monday-Friday from 3:00-4:00, and 4:00-5:00 PM; you can register using the following links:
Additionally, Fall Virtual Open Houses will take place during October and November; please click here for more information. Also, you can take a virtual tour of UOttawa's campus.
Some highlights about the University of Ottawa: Located in picturesque Ottawa, U of Ottawa offers over 550 programs. There are many scholarship opportunities and residence options available.
The Ontario College of Art and Design University will be hosting a virtual information session for St. Patrick's students on Wednesday October 7 at 4:00 PM. Interested students can also attend a virtual Open House on Saturday October 20, 2020, from 10-2 PM. On November 15, 2020, OCAD will host a National Portfolio Day. See here for information on OCAD's application process.
Some highlights about OCAD University: OCAD is located in Toronto, across from the Art Gallery of Ontario in Grange Park. They count many accomplished artists among their alumni, who have excelled in the areas of art, design, illustration, film and photography.
Link for Wednesday November 7: https://meet.google.com/rdy-uown-emw
OCAD University is offering a 3 week at home portfolio tutorial. In this 3-week online course taught by OCAD U instructors you will focus on portfolio development by learning to explore new materials and ways of creating, embracing research in your process, flexing your creative thinking, and writing about your work in different ways. This course begins on Wednesday, January 20th, 2021 and ends on Tuesday, February 9th, 2021.
Click here for more information.
Niagara College will be hosting general virtual information sessions on September 30, October 1 and 2. You can register by clicking here. Students can also take a virtual tour of campus.
Niagara College will be hosting a virtual Open House on November 21, 2020. Please click here to register.
Some highlights of Niagara College: Located in one of the most renowned tourist destinations, Niagara College has two campuses, one in Welland and another in Niagara-on-the-Lake. They offer over 130 programs, provide unique living laboratories and top-notch facilities.
Lakehead University will be hosting an information session for Sarnia area students on October 26 at 7:00 PM; please click here to register for the Sarnia Area presentation. Additionally, they will be offering "Getting to Know Lakehead" Information Sessions from September 22 - November 10 every Tuesday from 7-8 PM. Lakehead will also be offering program specific webinars from October 14 - December 2 on Wednesday's at 4:00 PM - be sure to check specific program dates. You can also book an appointment with a recruitment advisor. Please click here for more details.
Lakehead will be hosting an Open House on December 9, from 4-8 PM. Students who attend will be entered into a draw to win free tuition!!
Some highlights about Lakehead: Lakehead has campuses' in Thunder Bay and Orillia, Ontario. Lakehead boasts small class sizes that will enable you to engage and thrive in your courses and friendships.
Ryerson University will be offering virtual meetings and information sessions starting October 5 - November 23. Additionally, Ryerson will be hosting webinars related to specific programs, as well as guided virtual tours of campus. Please click here for more information. Ryerson will be hosting a virtual Open House on Tuesday November 17 at 11:00 AM; please click here to register.
Some highlights about Ryerson: Ryerson is Canada's leader in innovative and career focused education. Located in the heart of Toronto, students gain real-world knowledge through cooperative education and internships.
St. Clair College is not offering general Information Sessions, but you can request to speak individually with a recruiter, or you can take a virtual tour of the campus.
Some highlights about St. Clair College: Offering over 120 programs, St. Clair College boasts excellence in teaching, applied learning in state of the art labs, numerous support services to help you succeed and an amazing campus life in Windsor, Ontario.
Carleton University will be hosting general Information Sessions for high school students Monday's-Thursday at 11:00AM, 12:00PM and 4:00PM. Additionally, you can take a virtual tour of Carleton's campus.
Some highlights about Carleton: Located in Ottawa, Carleton University boasts over 200 clubs and activities, a vibrant student life and entrance scholarships for students with an 80+ average.
Ontario Tech University will be hosting a virtual Open House on Tuesday October 6, from 6-8 PM. Additionally, students can book a meeting with a recruiter for an individual information session. Virtual tours of the campus and residence can also be arranged. Please click here for more information or to register for any of the above services.
Some highlights of Ontario Tech University: Located in Oshawa, Ontario, Ontario Tech University is relatively new. They aim to inspire students in the ethical and sustainable development and application of technology through innovative research projects.
Redeemer University will be hosting general virtual Information Sessions every other Tuesday from 7:00 - 8:30, beginning August 12 and running until December 15. Additionally, live virtual tours will be conducted every other Tuesday from 3:00 - 4:00 PM, beginning September 15 and running until December 8.
Some highlights about Redeemer University: Redeemer is a Catholic University located in Hamilton, Ontario. In addition to academics, Redeemer also offers varsity sports and clubs and activities. Explore more about student life by clicking here.
Algoma University will be hosting a general Information Session on October 1, from 5:00 - 6:00 PM.
Some highlights of Algoma University: Located in Sault Ste. Marie, Algoma offers a variety of academic programs, offers intramurals and additional clubs and sports opportunities.
Queens University will not be hosting information sessions, but does offer virtual tours. Please click here for more information regarding Open House dates and upcoming information.
Some highlights of Queens: Queens is located in Hamilton, Ontario and offers a variety of programs and extracurricular opportunities.
York University will be hosting an Open House for future students on October 3, 2020 and November 21, 2020. You can register by clicking here. You can also take a virtual tour of York's campus.
Georgian College will be hosting a virtual Open House on Saturday, November 14. All students who preregister here will be entered for a draw to win $5,000 towards their first year at Georgian College.
Some highlights about Georgian College: Located in Barrie, Georgian College is a college of applied arts and technology. Offering small classes, many student resources and opportunities, as well as dynamic campus events, students have no trouble "plugging into" student life.
Fleming College will be hosting a virtual Open House on November 7, 2020 from 10:00-12:00 PM. Additionally, students can register for a virtual tour of campus. Students can also request an appointment with a student recruiter, or join a college overview session.
Some highlights about Fleming College: With campuses in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton, Fleming offers many options to get involved in students life while excelling academically.
Durham College will be hosting a virtual Open House on November 14, 2020.
Some highlights about Durham College: Located in Oshawa, Ontario, the goal at Durham College is to prepare their students for rewarding employment. Additionally, Durham offers a variety of diploma to degree programs through their partnerships with universities in Ontario and around the world.