What Can I Expect

Orientation and Onboarding


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 Student Onboarding 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!

Student Orientation and Onboarding Email Communications


Registration, Orientation, and First Day of Classes

New students: 

  • Registration: Registration for students beginning their program in Fall 2022 opens on Monday, Aug. 15. Watch for an email from NBCC with details on how to register. or visit Online Registration for more information. Registration is mandatory.
  • Orientation/First Day of Classes: Plan to arrive between 8 – 9 a.m. on your first day of classes/Orientation. Orientation will begin at 9 a.m. Atlantic Standard Time (AST). Classes will begin in the afternoon. Most students can expect to be on campus for their first day, although some programs may be virtual. Watch for more information from your academic department.

Returning students: 

  • Registration: Students returning to NBCC to continue with their program in Fall 2022 must register. Registration opens on Monday, Aug. 15 and is mandatory for all students. Watch for an email from NBCC with details on how to register or visit Online Registration for more information.
  • Orientation/First Day of Classes: Program schedules will be available through Student Self Service beginning the week of August 22, 2022.

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


Getting Started

  • Tuition and Fees: Students enrolled for the Fall 2022 term are reminded to pay their tuition and fees no later than Fri, Sept. 9.
    Learn more about fees and payment options.

    If you are receiving an NB or Canada government student loan and have received a Notice of Assessment by the first day of class (Tuesday, Sept. 6), it will be processed automatically and you do not need to contact NBCC regarding payment of fees. 

    If you are receiving sponsorship from external agencies (such as TSD or Indigenous groups), please confirm with your SPONSOR that they have received all your required documentation. If this is complete and the sponsor has forwarded the final paperwork to NBCC, no further action is required unless you are contacted directly by NBCC or your sponsor.
  • Purchasing textbooks:  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. 

    Textbook lists and pricing are available through the campus bookstores. Textbooks can be purchased in-person, or by calling your local campus bookstore. Please call ahead to confirm that your textbooks are in stock.
  • 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.
  • Cafeteria Services:
    • Saint John, St. Andrews, and Miramichi Campuses: Campus Cafeterias will open on Tuesday, Sept. 6. During the first week of classes, complimentary snacks will also be available.
    • Woodstock Campus: The cafeteria on the Woodstock Campus will open on Monday, Sept. 19th. Although some complimentary snacks will be available during the first week of classes, we encourage you to bring food with you or make arrangements to go off campus for lunch.
    • Fredericton Campus: Although the Fredericton Campus does not have its own cafeteria, you can access food services at the nearby St. Thomas University and UNB Campuses. During the first week of classes, complimentary snacks will be available on campus.
    • Moncton Campus: Due to operational changes, the cafeteria on the Moncton Campus will be closed for a minimum period of six months. Although some complimentary snacks will be available during the first week of classes, we encourage you to bring food with you or make arrangements to go off campus for lunch. Additional details to come.
  • 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 on 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. We’re looking forward to welcoming you to New Brunswick and to NBCC!
  • International Student Success Coach: The coach 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: First In Family at NBCC.
  • 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.
  • Meet Your NBCCSU: The NBCCSU is made up of student leaders who advocate for the student voice on campus. These students help to plan and execute events, make decisions on bettering student life, and have an opportunity to build their resumes with extra experience. Email nbccsu@nbcc.ca to learn more about all the ways you can get involved and follow NBCCSU accounts on social media to stay up-to-date.

    NBCCSU September 2022 Event Schedule (pdf)
  • 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.