Campus life and the college community
Whether you just walked through our doors for the first time or you’re preparing to walk across the stage at Convocation – we’re here for you every step of the way. As a Lethbridge College student, you'll be able to access available support whenever and wherever you need it. You don't need to look far. Stop by the Learning Café, Accessibility Services, Health and Shepell Counselling, and more to get the support you need to succeed. We are ready to help.
Lethbridge College isn’t just some place to attend class and get a diploma. This is a community. Get involved, have fun and make the most of your campus life and your time as a student.
There's always something going on at Lethbridge College. Here are some things we think might interest you:
New Student Orientation
The best start to your college journey, and an essential component to your success.
Your well-being is our priority
Our nurses, doctors and psychiatrists are here to support your health and well-being.
Academic advising is now available online
Have questions about becoming an LC student? Live Chat is here to answer your quick, general advising questions.
Before you start classes…
Avoid the lineups and take care of these “to-do’s” today, either online or on campus.
Academic services for our students
Lethbridge College provides a variety of different kinds of academic support for our students. Some of the resources you can call upon to help you along your journey include:
- Testing Services: allows you to write make-up exams, other institutions' exams, distance learning exams, class exams and accommodation exams
- Learning Café: Lethbridge College’s learning assistance centre
- Accessibility Services: arranges disability services to meet your needs
- Buchanan Library: helps lighten your workload with a variety of resources
- New Student Orientation: provides a guide to campus services and a helpful checklist to make sure you start your semesters on the right foot
At Lethbridge College, our job is to make sure you are ready for yours. And our staff is here to help you along the way. If you can’t find the information you are looking for here, check out our search button and our “Departments A-Z” listing in the menu. We are here to help!
Is there a doctor in the house?
Yes! Health Services has all of your health needs covered.
Q: I feel ill. Is there a doctor in the house?
A: Yes! Our health care team of registered nurses, doctors and psychiatrists are here to provide services that positively influence your health and well-being. We can also connect you to the most appropriate support services. Our services include, but are not limited to, doctor clinics, immunizations, sexual health and first aid. And our registered nurses are available to answer your health concerns and questions.
Morning and afternoon doctor clinics are offered daily for students and employees as well as their families. You can book an appointment with one of our doctors to address medical needs such as medication prescription renewals, acute illness, regular check-ups, injuries and specialist referrals. You can also book the following services for a fee:
- third-party medicals
- driver’s medical
- Kodiaks physical
- pre-employment physical
Find out more about our health services or book your appointment today.
Feeling stressed out?
You are not alone – and there are lots of way we can help you.
Q: I think the stress is getting to me. Where can I go for help?
A: You are not alone – and there are lots of way we can help you. If you need someone to talk to or support you as you work through what is stressing you out, please contact Shepell Student Support at 1-855-649-8641. You can also download the My SSP app for quick, convenient access to counselling services as well as general health and wellness information.
How we can help
Our Shepell Counselling Services offer a variety of services to help you meet the challenges of achieving your personal, professional and academic potential. The primary form of support is personal counselling, which provides an opportunity to work collaboratively with a professional counsellor to solve personal issues.
Counselling can be sought for many reasons, including:
- managing stress/distress
- mental health concerns (like anxiety or depression)
- suicidal thoughts
- substance use/addiction
- relationship stress
- career and academic issues
- any other personal issues you may be facing
A Shepell counsellor is also located on campus in Health and Shepell Counselling Services (CE1380), Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
If you are experiencing an immediate mental health crisis, you can access Shepell’s Student Support Program (SSP) for confidential assistance 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year both online and over the phone (1-855-649-8641).
In addition to on- and off-campus face-to-face counselling, you can access online, video, telephone or app-based counselling to discuss whatever is on your mind. Use the appointment guide for instructions on how to book your face-to-face, online or phone counselling session.
There is also a wide variety of health and wellness information and articles available on the SSP website on topics like health, relationships, living away from home and student life.
Not in the right program? Need help reaching your goals?
Speak with one of our Career and Academic advisors.
Q: Not sure which program, course or educational path is best for you? Or are you looking for help reaching your academic and career goals?
A: The best people to talk to work in our Career and Academic Advising department. They work to support you and all college students as they complete their journey from applicant to graduate. They are experts at helping you develop your skills as a student and make the appropriate decisions to pursue your career and academic goals.
They can help you:
- create an academic plan
- access support services
- navigate college policies and procedures
Unsure of your program choice?
Speak with one of our advisors. They can help you get a good sense of what strengths and skills you already have and what careers would fit best with your interests. Then they can help connect you with the program or apprenticeship that is best for you.
You can also speak with an academic advisor about your educational path and which courses you will need. Try our online form "Ask an Advisor" to submit a question and request information or stop by PA1130 (across from the Bookstore).
Connect with an advisor
There are a few different ways you can connect with one of our advisors.
- 30-minute appointment: You can schedule a 30-minute appointment by stopping by PA1130 (across from the bookstore) or calling 403-320-3202 ext. 4905.
- Drop-in advising: You can also take advantage of drop-in advising, which is available Wednesdays 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Thursdays 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. during the academic year.
- Live Chat: Like texting or messaging, Live Chat allows you to chat with an advisor to ask quick, general advising questions. There’s an advisor available Mondays to Fridays between 9 and 11 a.m. (If you have more in-depth questions, please book an appointment.)
Is there an inclusive space for LGBTQ+ students & employees on campus?
Yes! Stop by to visit our newly created LCSA/LGBTQ+ club Pride Lounge, located in AN1717 opening Fall 2018.
Q: Is there an inclusive space or club for LGBTQ+ students and employees on campus?
A: Yes! Stop by to visit our newly created Pride Lounge opening Fall 2018, located in AN1717, and get involved with our LCSA LGBTQ + club.
Lethbridge College’s LCSA/LGBTQ+ is an important resource for college students who may identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and/or any of the other diverse identities that make up our community. We offer educational programming and access to resources of interest, as well as a physical space for students and staff to meet and socialize with each other. As advocates for gender and sexual diversity, we are committed to providing LGBTQ+ students a safe and supportive campus, absent of discrimination, where the expression of one’s gender and sexual identity is welcomed and respected.
Our LGBTQ+ Club is a student initiative that focuses on creating a fun and safe place and hosts social events. All students who identify as LGBTQ+ and allies are welcome to join in at any time. Questions about the club or an activity? Feel free to drop by the Pride Lounge in AN1717 for more information.
Q: How can I get involved in LGBTQ+ initiatives on campus?
A: There are lots of ways to get involved, and the calendar is always being updated. Stop by the LCSA LGBTQ+ Pride Lounge in AN1717 for a list of events that you can be involved in.
There are lots of great events and activities planned throughout the academic year for LGBTQ+ students and allies. You can learn about what pride events are happening on campus and in the community through the LCSA LGBTQ+ Club at Lethbridge College by contacting them by email.
Q: How can I make sure my instructors are aware of my preferred name and pronouns?
A: Lethbridge College is committed to fostering an environment of inclusiveness and supporting students' preferred form of self-identification. Our faculty and staff members understand that allowing individuals the freedom to define their own identity, including the way in which they would like others to refer to them, is a vital component of respecting an individual’s gender identity.
Your instructors want all students to feel comfortable in their classrooms, and using your preferred pronouns is one way they can signal their respect and support. We understand that it may be difficult to discuss your gender pronouns with someone new. But our instructors are approachable and appreciate knowing your preferences. We encourage you to contact your instructors before your first day of class and ask them to call you by your preferred name and pronouns.
If you need support with this, please contact the LGBTQ+ faculty co-chair and they will be happy to liaise with you and your instructors. You can also use this text as a template for sending an email to your professors if you are looking for help getting started.
Dear [instructor’s name],
My name is [preferred name], and I will be attending your course, [name of course], on [days] at [time] this [term]. My name will probably show up on your roster as [birth name], but I would prefer to go by [preferred name here] and to be referred to with [preferred] pronouns. I would appreciate it if you called me [preferred name] in class.
Thank you for your understanding, and I look forward to starting your course next week.
Need a job?
Talk to our Student Employment and Professional Development team.
Q: Can the college help me find a great job?
A: Yes. Start by talking to our team in the Student Employment and Professional Development department. From job postings to resume critiques to facilitating on-campus interviews and presentations, we connect our skilled students and graduates with employers.
We serve all Lethbridge College students and grads who can continue to access our services even after convocation. We know it’s not always easy to find that perfect career opportunity, but we’re here to help. We offer free consultations with an employment expert so you can:
- have your resume critiqued
- prepare for an interview
- discuss your job search strategy
- learn to use our online resources to their full potential
Arrange your free consultation today by dropping by our office (PA1130), sending an email or giving us a call at 403-320-3203 ext. 4905.
In addition, you can access Career Services Online and browse through a number of current employment opportunities and connect with potential employers.
Where can I get a copy of my transcript?
The Registrar’s Office has just what you need.
Q: Where I can I get a copy of my transcript?
A: Start by going to myHorizon and logging in. You can request your copy online.
You can also head to the Registrar’s Office if you have any questions. The staff members there are the people who process and issue academic transcripts, record and update all student grades and, where applicable, term academic standings and graduation notations.
There are two kinds of transcripts you can request: official and unofficial.
- Unofficial transcripts: Unofficial transcripts are identical to official transcripts, but they do not carry the college seal or the registrar’s signature. They can be obtained by presenting your student ID or other picture ID to the registration staff. Unofficial transcripts are issued at no charge and can be faxed.
- Official transcripts: Official transcripts carry the college seal and the signature of the registrar. Official transcripts are issued at no charge and cannot be faxed.
How to request your transcripts
Only students can request their transcripts. There are four ways to request your transcripts:
- Online: If you are a current student, you can submit a Transcript Request from myHorizon.
- Email: Complete the Transcript of Academic Record Request and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- ProTip: Snap a picture of your signed request form and email the image to avoid the hassle of scanning it.
- Mail: Print off and complete the Transcript of Academic Record Request, then mail it to:
- Registrar’s Office
3000 College Drive S.
Lethbridge, AB T1K 1L6
- Registrar’s Office
- Fax: Fax the completed Transcript of Academic Record Request to 1-888-819-9803.
Note: Transcripts are not issued to students who have outstanding financial obligations to Lethbridge College, and the college shall not be held responsible for meeting deadlines that are not those of the college.
Need a walk to your car?
Just contact Security.
Q: I studied on campus later than I planned. Is there anyone who can make sure I get to my car safely?
A: Just contact Security. Security personnel are available to accompany you to and from anywhere on campus. This service is available throughout the year. Please contact them at 403-320-3206 for assistance.
And if you have any other questions about safety or security on campus, feel free to stop by CE1301 and ask.
Where can I buy my books?
The Lethbridge College Bookstore is your one-stop shop for all of your college supplies.
Q: Where do I go to buy books and materials for my classes?
A: The Lethbridge College Bookstore is your one-stop shop for all the Lethbridge College textbooks, gear and supplies you’ll need. You can buy new or used textbooks, find Lethbridge College gear, and purchase gifts – both in person and online.
Our primary goal is to ensure students are able to obtain the course materials they need at reasonable prices. We also provide many other items to support your academic career and school spirit. Please browse our website or stop by our store in Centre Core anytime.
When to buy
The fall 2017 booklist was posted in July 2017. Online, you can find a list of the books you will need for your classes and program. You can even order them ahead and have them waiting for you when you get to campus or delivered to your residence if you are living on campus!
You can also buy your books in the store any time before your classes start. It gets pretty busy those days before school starts, so considering shopping early or shopping online.
The bookstore is also the place to buy your parking pass, gym pass, Lethbridge College and Kodiaks gear, and all sorts of other great items. Stop by and say hi today!
Interested in studying in Canada?
Come study at Lethbridge College! No matter where you are in the world, our doors are open.
Q: Can international students come and study at Lethbridge College?
A: Yes! We are delighted that you’re considering Lethbridge College for your post-secondary education experience. Lethbridge College is a home away from home for international students from over 40 countries each year. There are many reasons why students from near and far choose Lethbridge College. We can help you answer the question, "Why Lethbridge College?,” take the right steps to becoming a Lethbridge College student and support you during your time here. You can find detailed information online outlining all you need to become a Lethbridge College student. Here are a few highlights:
- Lethbridge is a safe, vibrant community of more than 95,000 people. It's large enough to provide many amenities found in larger centres – upscale shopping, dining and live local entertainment – but small enough to remain a safe, secure place to live. Set against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the location puts you in the heart of a four season playground. Running and hiking trails, parks and nature reserves are all within minutes of our campus while the mountains are just a short two-hour drive away.
- As a Designated Learning Institution (DLI # O19391056756 – begins with the letter “O”, not zero), Lethbridge College is able to offer all of its programs to international students. All of our credit academic programs (including ESL) are designated and open to international students. Browse our programs and find the right fit for your future or find out more about English language training.
- International students are charged three times the tuition fee amount. However, other fees are charged at the same rate as domestic students. Tuition fees and overall program cost estimates are listed in the tables online. More detailed program cost estimates can be found here.
Is there support for Indigenous students?
Yes! We have several specialized services for our Indigenous students.
Q: Do you offer any additional support for Indigenous students?
A: Lethbridge College is proud to provide assistance to our First Nations, Métis and Inuit students – from prospective students to alumni – in achieving their career and personal goals.
Through our Circle of Services, you can access:
- information on programs, admissions, registration and study skills
- assistance with Indigenous funding, awards and scholarships
- personal, cultural, academic and career advising
- social, educational, cultural and sporting events
If you are considering coming to Lethbridge College, be assured that you’ll be supported throughout the process by our Indigenous recruiter, our Indigenous academic and career advisor, our Indigenous student advisor, our Indigenous Cultural Support program, our Indigenous Student Advisory Council and our FNMI Career Pathways program, and that you can find friends and support in our Indigenous Services and Student Lounge.
Situated on traditional Blackfoot territory, Lethbridge College recognizes and celebrates the rich heritage and culture of the Blackfoot people. Our Aboriginal Framework policy reads: The Blackfoot people welcome Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples to share in their rich heritage and culture. Lethbridge College is dedicated to providing high-quality education and support services with close links to the community through partnerships and being a fully engaged member of the local community.
Who can I talk to about financial aid?
The helpful team in Student Awards and Financial Aid can help.
Q: Who can I talk to about financial aid?
A: The Student Awards and Financial Aid office is your first stop for information about student loans, awards and scholarships, and budgeting for school.
There are a few different ways to access additional funds to help pay for your post-secondary education:
- Student loans: There are many upsides to borrowing from the government but keep in mind that you have to repay your loans with interest after you graduate. Consider creating a budget to determine how much funding you may require and if it makes sense to look into other options, such as working part-time or reducing your spending.
- Awards and scholarships: This is FREE money. You don’t have to worry about paying it back at a later date. To apply for Lethbridge College awards, all you have to do is fill out one online application. Some awards may have additional requirements, such as writing an essay or creating a video.
- Grants: Similar to awards and scholarships, grants do not need to be paid back. Canada/Alberta Works offers grants for eligible academic upgrading and ESL students while federal and provincial governments may automatically apply grants to your student loan, reducing the amount you owe.
Stop by our offices at PA1130, call us at 403-320-3372 or email us for more information.
Wondering where to work out?
The PE Building is the place to go to help you get on, or stay on, the path to health and fitness.
Q: What kind of fitness and workout opportunities are there for students?
A: Open to all students as well as staff and the community, our modern facilities have something for people of all ages, interests and abilities.
The Val Matteotti gymnasium is comprised of three full-size gymnasiums and seats up to 2,000 people. It’s the heart of Recreation Services and is home to major collegiate and community sporting events throughout the year. We also have a fitness centre, two international squash courts, two interchangeable racquetball/squash courts, a fitness-testing centre, a dance studio and steam rooms.
All of this and more is available to you. So what are you waiting for? Get on the road to good health and purchase your membership today.
From classes to camps to special events, we offer a variety of options for the whole family, including personal training, nutrition and training, squash lessons, facility rentals, and holiday specials. Find out all of the Recreation Services details you need online.
- Squash/racquetball court: 403-382-6903
- Gymnasium/dance studio: 403-320-3286
- Email: email@example.com
- Regular hours
- Monday – Friday 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.
- Saturday – Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Holiday hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Spring and summer hours
- End of May to end of August: Monday – Thursday 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.
- Friday 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.
- Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Lethbridge College Students' Association (LCSA)
As a student, you’re automatically a member of the Lethbridge College Students’ Association (LCSA). You’ll help elect the Students’ Council to represent student concerns to college administration. You’ll also have a compulsory student health and dental plan. The LCSA runs student clubs, campus recreation, contests and giveaways. The LCSA also operates the Cave, where students can relax over a game of pool, video games, ping pong or TV. For more information, visit mylcsa.com.
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While you’re attending school here, be sure to get out and cheer on your classmates as they represent the college on the conference and national sporting stage. Plus, admission is absolutely FREE for college students! There’s really no excuse for not donning the blue and green and filling the stands. Show us your Kodiaks pride with the hashtag #WeAreAllKodiaks.
Look for the next game day at gokodiaks.ca.