What Can I Expect

What Can I Expect?

Vaccination and Testing

Students must provide proof of full vaccination by Friday, October 15, 2021 or follow COVID-19 testing requirements.

Students enrolled in programs that start after October 15th will be required to provide proof of full vaccination prior to starting classes OR follow COVID-19 testing requirements until proof of full vaccination is provided.

Please click on the button specific to your circumstances:

Non-Health Canada authorized vaccines: If you have received one or two doses of a non-Health Canada authorized COVID-19 vaccine, you are eligible to receive one additional dose of an mRNA vaccine (I.e. Pfizer or Moderna), providing that the minimal interval between the preceding dose and additional dose is 28 days. Individuals who have completed course/series of a non-Health Canada authorized vaccine with one additional dose of an mRNA vaccine are considered optimally protected.

Masks mandatory:  Until further notice, students and staff are required to wear community face masks while in public spaces on our campuses.

COVID-19 Student Updates

NBCC is continuing to follow all New Brunswick Public Health Guidelines to ensure the safety of our learners, staff, and communities.  For the most up-to-date public health guidance and other information, please refer to the following resources:

Questions? Refer to our Frequently Asked Questions or contact vaccineandtestinginfo@nbcc.ca

Welcome to NBCC

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

We invite you to take advantage of our 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!


2021-2022 Academic Delivery

With New Brunswick currently in the green phase of recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2021-2022 academic year will allow for increased opportunities for in-person learning. Expect to be on campus between 40 and 80 percent of the time during the Fall term, depending on your program.

For the latest information about the fall semester, please continue to check this webpage or visit NBCC’s Facebook page. For the most up-to-date public health guidance, please visit the Government of New Brunswick’s Living with COVID-19 page.

Student Updates

Getting Started

  • Academic Calendar: Refer to NBCC’s Academic Calendar 2021-2022 for academic term start dates and other important dates throughout the year.
  • First day of classes: Plan to be in class for 8:30 a.m. (AST) on Sept. 7 if you are a new student and Sept. 8 if you are a returning student. Refer to NBCC’s Academic Calendar 2021-2022 for academic term start dates and other important dates throughout the year. Class schedules will be provided on your first day of classes.

    Note: some programs may have a different commencement date; please default to the information provided by your academic department.

  • Food Services: Many of our campuses have cafeterias, however, they will remain closed for the first few weeks of the Fall Term and reopen later with a “Grab and Go” style menu. Although some snacks will be available during the first week for students who need to be on campus, we encourage you to bring food with you or make arrangements to go off campus for lunch. Additional details to come.
  • Purchasing textbooks: 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.
  • Student Self-Service Account: Login to your Student Self-Service account using your Student Login ID and network password.
  • Virtual Campus Tours: Get to know your campus by taking a virtual tour.

Explore Student Services and Support

We are here to support you every step of the way. Check out some of the services you can access as an NBCC learner.

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 below and reach out to us at international@nbcc.ca for additional support. We’re looking forward to welcoming you to New Brunswick and to NBCC!

International Students - Health & Dental: International students are included in this NBCCSU mandatory health & dental plan. All the same plan services and opt-out deadlines apply as indicated below, however, International students are also required to attain additional mandatory health insurance (Guard Me/New Brunswick Medicare). Learn more about the Guard Me International Health Coverage plan needed for international students and how to opt out from this plan; pending eligibility.

Meet Your NBCCSU

Join the NBCC Student Union (NBCCSU) for a series of orientation events over the next few weeks. Check the events and activities schedule for a look at what’s happening virtually and on your campus.

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.  Elections for class representatives and executive positions on campus will be happening in September.

Things You Should Know

  • Urgent Notification System: In cases where NBCC must quickly notify students of events such as campus closures or emergencies, we use the mass notification system Regroup. Please login to Regroup using your assigned unique alphanumeric username and network login password to verify that your contact information is correct. It is important that we have up-to-date contact information for all active NBCC students.
  • Health and Dental Plan & Opt-Out Deadline: The Province of New Brunswick, NBCC, and the NBCC Student Union (NBCCSU) offer health and dental coverage. In addition, this year, the plan includes mywellness, an award-winning student mental health and wellness program. Through myWellness you can access support resources, an anonymous mental health assessment, and a toolbox full of helpful solutions. This plan is mandatory for students in regular programs of 20 weeks or more, unless proof of alternate (equivalent) insurance coverage is provided. If you have proof of comparable extended coverage, you must apply to ‘opt out’ of the plan prior to NBCC’s deadline (refer to Academic Calendar for dates). Charges will apply for those who miss the deadline; no exceptions will be considered.
  • Tuition and fees: All tuition and fees are due by the first Friday after classes commence (refer to Academic Calendar for dates). We recommend that you make all payments online; learn more about tuition and fee payment options on our website.

    Note: All fees paid beyond the deadline may be subject to late fees.
  • Government Student Loans: If you have not received your loan instalment by the third week of classes, contact your loan provider immediately. Please email financials@nbcc.ca if you expect further delays. Once NBCC receives and completes your confirmation of enrolment, the tuition/fees payment is sent directly to NBCC from your loan. Please don’t pay again if you are paying via student loan; it may take approximately 5-10 business days for this loan payment to be applied to your account.
  • 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.
  • Laptop/Cellphone Loan Programs: NBCC is committed to helping reduce barriers for students who may be experiencing financial difficulty by offering Laptop and Cellphone Loan Programs. These programs are being offered as a temporary solution for students. Download and complete the applicable form below and send to moneymatters@nbcc.ca.

Frequently Asked Questions