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!

Pre-Orientation and Orientation Sessions

NBCC Pre-Orientation and Orientation Sessions will cover important information, tools, and resources that will help you be successful in your program. We also have some fun activities planned to welcome you to the NBCC community. New students are encouraged to attend. Some sessions are also open to returning students.

Pre-Orientation Sessions

Orientation Sessions


Post-Orientation Sessions


Orientation and First Day of Classes: Winter 2023 Term

New students: 

  • The first day of classes/Orientation for the Winter Term is Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023. 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: 

  • The first day of classes for the Winter Term is Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023. Watch for more information from your academic department.

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


Getting Started

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Printing: Visit IT - Services: Printing for more information on print credits, submitting print jobs, and more. 
  • IT International Travel Student Checklist: If you are travelling from an international country to an NBCC campus location, we highly recommend you review the Information Technology International Travel Student checklist (pdf or video guide) to ensure you don’t get locked out of your IT account, that you purchase the proper technology for your program, and that you are prepared to be supported by our IT team should you require any assistance.
  • 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!   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 International Student Support (nbcc.ca) and follow NBCC International on Facebook.
  • 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 New Brunswick Community College Student Union 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. Learn more about all the ways you can get involved and what they have to offer by checking out their website – www.nbccsu.com.
  • 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.