NBCC Orientation: Fall 2023

Welcome to NBCC

Congratulations on taking this important next step in your life and welcome to NBCC! We’re excited to have you join us and can’t wait to meet you.

We invite you to take advantage of our upcoming Orientation experience - get to know your instructors and classmates, get a taste of what life is like at NBCC, and set yourself up for success in your program!

Orientation Day - First Day of Classes

The first day of classes and Orientation Day is Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023. Orientation will begin at 9 a.m. Atlantic Standard Time (ADT), however, students are welcome to arrive any time after 8 a.m. ADTClasses will begin in the afternoon. Most students can expect to be on campus for their first day, however, some programs may be virtual. Watch for more information from your academic department in late August.

Note: Some programs may have different start times. Defer to the information provided by your academic department.

Going Beyond Orientation

Going Beyond Orientation, NBCC's post-orientation programming will extend through to our Fall Student Success Week (Oct. 23 - 27, 2023). Stay up to date on upcoming sessions, events, and activities via The Connection, NBCC’s weekly student e-newsletter, or by viewing the Student Events Calendar available on your Brightspace homepage.

View Schedule

Note: This schedule will be updated on an ongoing basis.

Getting Started

  • Purchasing textbooks:  Textbook lists and pricing are available through campus bookstores. Textbooks can be purchased in-person at your local campus bookstore, however, we encourage you to call ahead to confirm the books you need are in stock.

    If you have received specific information about textbooks from your Academic Department, please default to that information first. If you are buying secondhand texts, please check the textbook title/edition and ISBN# on the book to ensure you are buying the current version listed for your program. 
  • Paying for College: There are several financial support options available that can help you pay for college. Learn more about our scholarships, bursaries, and awards, as well as other financial aid options that you can apply for.  
  • Peer Mentor Program: Are you nervous about starting College and looking for support? The Peer Mentor Program may be for you! Apply now.
  • Get your Student ID: There are many benefits to having an NBCC Student ID Card! For more information on how to get your ID Card, visit the Library Learning Commons webpage.
  • Citizenship Status: If you are a new student and discover incorrect information regarding your citizenship status during registration, email admissions@nbcc.ca or call 1-888-796-6222. If you are a returning student and noticed a citizenship error, email nbcc@nbcc.ca
  • IT Services for Students: Visit our IT Services for Students website to learn about what software and services are available to you. Check out the Get Started page for a quick overview of how to activate your account and other important information. Please direct all IT-related requests and questions to the NBCC Service Desk or by calling 1-855-216-6688.
  • International Student Information: Moving to a new country to start college can be an overwhelming experience. To help make this transition easier, we encourage you to review the information and resources available on our International Student page and Pre-Arrival page or reach out to us at international@nbcc.ca for additional support prior to your arrival in Canada. You can also learn more and register for our Travel Check-In program at www.nbcc.ca/travel-guide. We’re looking forward to welcoming you to New Brunswick and to NBCC!
  • International Student Success Coaches: Coaches will empower international students to identify and achieve their educational, personal, and professional goals through coaching sessions and connecting them with resources within and beyond NBCC. For more information and to schedule an appointment, visit: International Student Support.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): If you have achieved relevant prior learning through previously completed courses or work and life experience, you may be eligible to apply for credit transfer/credit equivalency.
  • Housing: Need a place to live while studying at NBCC? View available housing resources.
  • Parking: Free parking is available at all NBCC locations excluding the Fredericton Campus and NBCC's Allied Health Education Centre (AHEC) in Saint John.
    • Students studying at the Fredericton campus can purchase a UNB parking pass by submitting a parking pass form (pdf) via email to security@unb.ca. Learn more.
    • Students studying at AHEC can purchase a permit in person at the Office of the Registrar located in Oland Hall at the UNB Saint John campus. Appointments are required. Cash, debit, and credit card payments are accepted.
  • Meet Your NBCCSU: The NBCC Student Union (NBCCSU) operates independently of NBCC, representing the student voice at each of our six campus locations. The NBCCSU provides students with many services, including Health & Dental Benefits, Student Discounts, My Wellness Plan, My Virtual Doctor, Bright Breaks Virtual Sessions, Food Resource Centers, Job Postings, and much more! Each NBCC campus also has a Student Life Officer available to support local Student Union representatives and all NBCC students.

    Check out the NBCCSU events page to sign-up for upcoming events and see what’s happening at your campus.
  • Virtual Campus Tours: Get to know your campus by taking a virtual tour.
  • Have a question?  Check out our Ask.NBCC portal

Visit What Can I Expect for information on program delivery, student services and support, and important Student Updates throughout the academic year.