Grad students: your fall 2020 orientation has gone virtual

Check out what’s on offer online for new arrivals
June 25, 2020
By Emily Fjeldsted


Departments from across Concordia are joining forces to offer incoming grad students an interactive online orientation experience on Thursday, September 3, 2020.

From must-know techniques for grad school success to an overview of the Libraries’ online resources, this event will have something for everyone. 

Throughout the day, GradProSkills, Concordia’s graduate student professional development program, is offering condensed versions of their essential academic skills workshops, to help put you on track for a positive grad school experience.

You’ll have the opportunity to connect one-on-one or in a group setting with Concordia staff, student mentors and student associations. And you’ll be able to gather information about the various support services available to you throughout your graduate certificate, graduate diploma, master’s or PhD program.

Even though you’ll be ‘attending’ orientation on your computer or phone, there are still going be plenty of opportunities for you to ‘meet’ and chat with other new students, all while filling up your virtual swag bag!

Event registration is opening soon.  Keep checking the Orientation website for more details throughout the summer.

International students

The International Students Office (ISO) staff will be live at the event, ready to help you with questions related to immigration documents, health insurance, working in Canada and the implications of studying online for the fall 2020 term. 

They’ll also have information about upcoming social events and volunteer opportunities specifically for Concordia’s international students.

Connect with your new community now

You don’t have to wait until Orientation to get familiar with Concordia — the Welcome Crew is here for you all summer.  Welcome Crew mentors are experienced students who can address your questions and concerns as you prepare for the fall term, and who are happy to share their experience with you! Send them an email at

You can also start connecting with your new community now by joining New Concordians: 2020-2021, our Facebook group for brand-new students.

Find out more about Concordia’s fall 2020 online orientation.


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