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Undergrads: fall 2020 orientation is going online

Find out about virtual offerings for new students
June 25, 2020
By Emily Fjeldsted

This fall, Concordia’s new student orientation is going virtual!

Departments from across Concordia are joining forces to offer new students an interactive online orientation experience on Tuesday, September 1, 2020.

From top tips for starting university on the right foot, to faculty-specific information and how-to-study-online crash courses, this event has something for everyone!

You’ll have the opportunity to connect one-on-one or in a group setting with Concordia staff, student mentors and student associations.

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

Event registration opens 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.

Parents of undergrad students

If your parents are helping you prepare for student life, invite them to attend orientation too!

Information sessions tailored specifically for parents run throughout the day as well as opportunities for parents to virtually mingle with each other.

In the meantime, they may like to stay up to speed by joining the Concordia Parents Association.

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 upper-year Concordia students who can address your questions and concerns as you prepare for your first year, 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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