JOIN US FOR ORIENTATION

Tuesday, September 7

Welcome (and welcome back) to Northern College!

You have made an excellent choice with Northern. We are pleased you are joining us in this virtual academic journey!

In these uncertain times, your investment in your education is a smart and promising decision for your future. We are here to help you succeed. Please use this page and all its features as a one-stop-shop to access information, resources and support.

Virtual Orientation with Student Services

September 7 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. via Zoom

Your student support teams provide you with an overview of services and the inside scoop about all the fun, exciting plans at Northern College.

Academic & Program Specific Orientation

September 7 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

What to Expect from Your Academic Term

COVID-19 Updates and FAQ

Given the current COVID-19 pandemic, all of our theory-based courses will be delivered online. If your program delivers courses that require in-person class time or placements, they may either be replaced by:

● online learning experiences (where appropriate), and/or
● scheduled face-to-face with a revised schedule later in the year (if permitted)

At Northern College, we believe in learning while doing. Your faculty will guide you through this when the time comes. We are following all of the established physical distancing guidelines and complying with all of the government regulations to keep us all safe while you learn.

Tips for Virtual Learning at Northern College

Program Delivery Method

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, Northern College has transitioned to online learning except for certain courses within programs that have hands-on practical components.

Please study from home as much as possible. If you need to be on campus, restrictions and protocols are in place to prevent the spread of the virus. Masks are required, a screening process is in place, and other hygiene protocols, including handwashing and not touching one’s face, apply.

Learn more about your Program Delivery Method

Student Life

Calendar of Events

Check out our events calendar to discover all the important informational session and social activities we have planned for you!

Your success is constantly on our mind! Keep checking in on this evolving schedule that we have developed to support your personal and academic success!

Northern College Students Association (NCSA)

The Northern College Student Association (NCSA) is a student driven organization that seeks to meet the needs of each and every student on our campus.

Learn more about what the NCSA offers and how you can get involved by visiting each of our NCSAs websites.

Frosh Week

Frosh Week virtual events & activities hosted by the NCSA are open to all Northern College Students! Please see Blackboard for more details.

FROSH KITS

September 7

MY FIRST WEEK PHOTO CONTEST

September 7 to 10

FIRESIDE CHAT WITH ADVISORS & NSCA

September 8

SEXY BINGO

September 8

KICK OFF PARTY

September 9

PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT

September 10

Student Success

myNorthern Student Portal

myNorthern is your online student portal. It will be your go-to hub for service information. Access your:

● Account
● Student Services
● Booklists
● Timetables
● Student policies
● College Email Account
● Blackboard (Course Management System) to access your classes!

How to Log into Your Account
• Go to http://www.mynorthern.ca
• Click “my account”
• Fill in the user name and password fields (found on your registration page)

International Student Resources

Welcome to Northern College! Whether you are studying abroad, new to Canada, or an existing student, we look forward to supporting your academic goals. We recognize your brave and incredible journey to study in Canada. We are especially proud that you have chosen Northern College. You may find yourself facing unique challenges, such as becoming familiar with how to study in Canada. Scroll below to learn about our services designed to meet your specific needs.

International Student Advising Services
During your time with us, you may find yourself needing information or support. Student Advisors are here to encourage you. Our services are private, confidential, and available virtually, in person, by phone or by email.

Academic Honesty – How to Study in Canada
Academic honesty is of utmost importance at Northern College. Expectations regarding test and exam-taking, assignment writing, and what is considered “cheating,” may be different than what you are accustomed to. As a student, it is your responsibility to become familiar with academic policies and procedures related to academic integrity.

Academic Integrity Policy
Academic Integrity Procedures
International Student Handbook

Technical Requirements and Support

Northern College requires all students to have and use their own laptop computer. Course materials are posted online and many courses use online tests or require students to submit their assignments online through the College’s Learning Management System (Blackboard). The College’s Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program is mandatory for all students. Using a mobile phone will be insufficient for all program requirements. Check out the IT Resources and Services page to review the technical requirements for your program.

IT Support
Need help connecting to the College Network, Citrix, Blackboard or Email? Please send an email to StudentITHelp@northern.on.ca or call 1-866-999-0799. Please note that normal hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm. All emails received outside of these hours will be responded to within a 24 hour period when possible.