About Orientation

Hey new students – there’s still time to explore Concordia’s Undergraduate Student Orientation!

Departments from across the university joined forces on September 1, 2020 to offer you an interactive online orientation experience – but it’s not over!  You have the unique opportunity of attending or re-attending Orientation on demand.

You can still watch (or re-watch!) presentations and crash courses covering hot tips for starting university on the right foot, faculty-specific information, how to study online and much more. You can still visit the virtual information booths to pick up key information about Concordia’s various services, resources and activities available to students.  The only difference is that Concordia staff are no longer live at the event to chat with you on the spot.  Instead, you will see contact information at each booth that you can use to get in touch with the department(s) you have questions for, or would like to learn more about.

Parents are welcome!

Parents can also access the whole Orientation event on-demand until December 1, 2020, including the information sessions tailored specifically for parents.  Already have login credentials?  Simply access the event by clicking on the Login button in the top right corner of this webpage.  Otherwise, gain access to the event via the Concordia Parents Association.

Agenda

Frequently Asked Questions

All content from the live Orientation day is still available online for you to explore! If you already have login credentials for the event (these would have been emailed to you following your registration), simply log into the event by clicking on the “Login” button in the top right corner of this webpage. If you haven’t registered yet, click on the “Register Now” button at the top centre of this webpage and complete the registration form. You will then receive your login credentials by email which will allow you to log into the event and start exploring immediately. Note: Parents register for the event separately via the Concordia Parents Association .
Since Concordia’s Undergraduate Student Orientation was offered entirely online this year, everything was recorded or captured on this event website for students to revisit whenever they’d like, up until December 1, 2020. All of the information sessions can be watched and re-watched at any time in the virtual Auditorium and it’s still possible to visit and pick up key information from the virtual information booths in the Exhibit Hall. The only difference is that Concordia staff are no longer live at the event to chat with on the spot. Instead, you will see contact information at each booth that you can use to get in touch with the department(s) you have questions for, or would like to learn more about.
This event is ideal for all new Concordia undergraduate students. Parents of new undergraduate students are also welcome.
  • Learn what the online fall term means for you, and how you can prepare to succeed
  • Attend information sessions to gain key insights about starting your first year at Concordia
  • Ask questions and pick up tips from Concordia staff and students at the 30+ information kiosks
  • Meet and chat with other new students
  • Parents – meet and chat with other parents of new students
  • To set yourself up for a successful start to your first term at Concordia
  • To meet and chat with other new students
  • To discover things about Concordia you may not already know
  • To ask the right people any questions you have (and get answers to questions you sometimes didn’t even know you had!)
  • To better understand the university and how to navigate it, especially while everything is remote
  • For some help getting back into study mode after the summer break
Yes, you’ll need to register for this online event.

Students: Click on the “Register” button at the top of the page to complete the registration form. Once submitted, you’ll receive an email confirming your registration for the event.

Parents: Complete the registration form available on the Concordia Parents Association website.

You’ll be able to live-chat with:

  • Student mentors from the Welcome Crew
  • Staff from 30+ departments and services at Concordia
  • Representatives from Concordia’s student associations
  • Representatives from them Concordia Parents Association
  • Other new students (or parents)!
Yes, you can access most of the event’s content for up to 90 days after the event has ended.
Yes, you can log in and out of the virtual orientation at any time throughout the duration of the event (8:30 am – 3:30 pm EDT). However, we highly encourage you to consult the event schedule and plan your day in advance to ensure you don’t miss the live sessions or activities most relevant to you.
Yes, parents should register separately from students. The registration form for parents is available on the Concordia Parents Association website.
No. You do not need to download or install any software to participate. An internet connection and access to one of these web browsers: Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge or Safari, is the only technical requirement.
No, a webcam is not required in order to participate. Video chats with Concordia representatives, student representatives and other new students are available, but entirely optional.
  • Complete the registration form to secure your spot at the event.
  • Block your calendar to ensure you will have enough time to attend the event.
  • Consult the event schedule and plan your day in advance to ensure you don’t miss the live sessions or activities most relevant to you.
  • Browse the list of information kiosks in advance and identify those you definitely want to visit during the event.
  • Write down any questions you’d like to ask, so you don’t forget to ask them during the event.
  • Arrange access to a computer or mobile device for the day of the event. If you will not have access to the appropriate equipment, please contact us at orientationinfo@concordia.ca a minimum of two weeks prior to the event.
  • Ensure you have a stable internet connection and access to one of these web browsers: Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge or Safari.
  • If possible, set up in a quiet space for the duration of the orientation event, or have earphones easily accessible.
  • Read all of these FAQs and the Event Code of Conduct in advance.
  • Prepare snacks and refreshments to enjoy during the event!
Yes, there will be a separate orientation event in January 2021 for all new students starting in the winter term. We look forward to seeing you then!

Event Code of Conduct

The Concordia Undergraduate Student Orientation strives to foster a space for intellectual exploration that is at the same time open, inclusive and diverse. We urge the Orientation participants to engage with one another encouragingly and constructively, and especially encourage participants to interact with those whose viewpoints, interests, cultural backgrounds, or experiences may be unfamiliar to them or outside their comfort zone.

The organizers expect that anyone participating in the Orientation will---at minimum---treat others with respect for their dignity and autonomy. Correspondingly, behavior that violates these principles will not be tolerated, and may include sanctions up to and including expulsion from the event. Anyone who feels threatened or harassed while participating in the Orientation should not hesitate to reach out to the organizers and can expect that any concerns shared will be taken seriously and handled with both discretion and dispatch.

Anyone wishing to report an issue or concern during the Concordia Undergraduate Student Orientation is strongly encouraged to reach out to the organization team. They can be contacted via email at orientationinfo@concordia.ca. This address will be checked hourly between 8:30am and 3:30pm EDT on the day of the event.

Please note that participants may face penalties for the deliberate misuse or abuse of these spaces.