Fall 2019 new student information

Orientation for students starting in fall 2019​​

  • The first day of classes is Wednesday, September 4 (unless otherwise specified in your schedule).
  • ProTip: Check your Lethbridge College email often!

Note: Student ID cards can now be obtained from the Registrar's Office in Centre Core beside the Student Awards and Financial Aid desk.

Labour Day Weekend Operational Hours

September 1 and 2 noon - 4 p.m.. Select services will be available, including early-bird check in, and our pre-arrival bonus sessions. Registration can be completed while you’re signing up for NSO.

Save the Date

We’ve got some incredible events coming up to welcome our new students, and their families. Please add the following dates to your Calendar.

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September 3, 2019 – New Student Orientation (Fall Intake)

This is the semester kick-off for our new students starting in September. Attendance is expected, and advanced registration is required. Program locations listed below.

Register now

September 1 - Family Orientation

This event is for parents and partners of new students starting in September. We’ll offer information from various Student Services departments on how you can best support your student. You are invited to attend this session September 1.

Registration coming soon.

Residence Move-in

Join our neighbourhood? Move-in begins Labour Day weekend:

New Student Orientation sessions


New student information session for fall

Register for the following bonus sessions when you register for NSO.

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Navigating Essential Technology Tools at Lethbridge College

1-1:45 p.m. Sunday or Monday, IB Theatres
In this session you will learn where to check your schedule, make changes to it, and to understand the requirements to graduate in the future. You will also be introduced to Canvas, the learning management system used for most course activities and assessments at Lethbridge College. An Academic Advisor and a Digital Learning Consultant will walk you through these technology tools.

The Peaks & The Pits: How to Keep Climbing

2-2:45 p.m. Sunday or Monday, IB Theatres
The transition into college can be challenging, but you are not alone. This session will help you recognize the rhythm of a College semester: the peaks and pits that students do not always expect. Wellness and Academic services are available to all Lethbridge College students so join us to learn how to access support to keep climbing.

Learning Outside the Classroom

3-3:45 p.m. Sunday or Monday, IB Theatres
"What else have you done?" is the question employers will ask. Second year is too late, you need to start now. Learn the how, the what and the why, to get ahead of the pack.

Welcome Space for new and returning International Students

No registration required for this session.

Sunday September 1 & Monday September 2, Noon-4 p.m., CE 1305 (Richardson Oilseed room).

Staff and volunteers will be there to welcome International students, provide information and resources regarding campus life and life in Lethbridge. Come and meet other students and the staff that are here to support you.

Questions can be directed to: Studentexperience@lethbridgecollege.ca


Family Orientation - September 1

September 1 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

While new student orientation is specific to our new students, we think it's important for family supporters to have one as well. We invite parents, partners and families to attend a special one-hour orientation session just for them. Family orientation provides tips to support your student through the growth and challenges ahead.

Advanced registration is required. Coming soon.


International student welcome

As an international student, you are required to attend a special orientation and welcome. For more information and to register please visit the Lethbridge College International Services pre-arrival checklist page found here.


Indigenous learner services


We provide assistance to our First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) 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

Lethbridge College recognizes that it is located on traditional Blackfoot territory and it is important for our institution to honour the land and culture of the Blackfoot people.

For more information on Indigenous Services visit click here.


Online learner orientation resource

Here are a few tips to help you prepare for your college experience as an online learner:

  • It’s very important to review the new student orientation resource created exclusively for online learners. This information is designed to help you prepare for your online learning experience and will take approximately 60 minutes to review. Review New Student Orientation for online learners here.
  • Once you have full access to Canvas, your Learning Management System, we encourage you to review additional resources in Your Digital Pitstop.
  • Get to know Lethbridge College’s campus and services with a tour, take a virtual tour at lethbridgecollege.ca/virtual-tour or review the services online


Fall 2019 Program Orientation Information

Tuesday September 3 at 10 am unless otherwise specified

Please remember all students must register for NSO online if your program orientation is on September 3. Send any other questions to studentexperience@lethbridgecollege.ca.



Program Orientation Location

Academic Upgrading


AN 2742

Administrative Office Professional


IB Commons

Agricultural Enterprise Management


CB 2004

Agricultural and Heavy Equipment Technician


Due to an earlier start date, program orientation will take place the first day of classes on August 26

Agriculture Sciences – All Majors


CB 2004

Architectural Animation Technology


TT 2902

Apprenticeship – Agriculture Equipment Technician, Automotive service technician, Heavy Equipment Technician, Parts Technician    


Due to an earlier start date, program orientation will take place the first day of classes on August 26

Apprenticeship – Baker


Due to an earlier start date, program orientation will take place the first day of classes on August 20.

Apprenticeship - Cook


Due to an earlier start date, program orientation will take place the first day of classes on August 22.

Automotive Systems


Due to an earlier start date, program orientation will take place the first day of classes on August 26

Bachelor of Applied Arts Justice Studies


IB 2133

Bachelor of Nursing


Bachelor of Nursing (After Degree)


Val Matteotti Gymnasium

Business Administration – All Majors


IB Commons

Child and Youth Care


AN 1519

Civil Engineering Technology


TT 1940

Computer Information Technology


IB 2111

Conservation Enforcement – Bachelor of Applied Science


CB3013 & CB3039

Correctional Studies


IB 1133

Criminal Justice – Policing


IB Theatres

Culinary Careers


Due to an earlier start date, program orientation will take place the first day of classes on August 19.

Digital Communications and Media



TT 2902

Early Childhood Education


AN 1513

Ecosystems Management – Bachelor of Applied Science


CB3013 & CB3039

Educational Assistant – Online Certificate and Diploma



  • New Student Orientation for online learning here
  • Digital Pitstop here.


If you’re close to Lethbridge and want to attend, there is an optional on campus program orientation from 9:45-10:45 a.m. in AN 1705.

Engineering Design and Drafting Technology


TT 1940

Environmental Assessment and Restoration


CB3013 & CB3039

Exercise Science


PE 2409

General Studies – All Majors


IB Foyer

(A program representative will direct you to your classroom).

Geomatics Engineering Technology


TT 1940

Health Care Aide


Val Matteotti Gymnasium

Interior Design Technology


TT 2902

Massage Therapy


TE 2220

Medical Device Reprocessing


Review New Student Orientation for online learners here.


Multimedia Production


TT 2902

Natural Resource Compliance


CB3013 & CB3039

Pathway to English and Academic Culture


Due to a later start date, program orientation will take place on September 5.

Practical Nursing


Val Matteotti Gymnasium

Renewable Resource Management


CB3013 & CB3039

Therapeutic Recreation


TE 2202

Unit Clerk


Val Matteotti Gymnasium

Virtual & Augmented Reality Certificate


TT 2902

Wind Turbine Technician


Location coming soon.


Meet the Team

Heather Boychuk

Open Studies

Lethbridge, AB

Favourite spot on campus:
Centre Core

Favourite spot off campus:
Bread, Milk & Honey

Advice to new students:
If you don’t know something don’t be afraid to ask your instructors or staff at the College.  They are friendly and approachable.

What song have you completely memorized?
Danny Boy


Luiz Madeira

Ecosystem Management – BASc

Caxambu, Brazil

Favourite spot on campus:
Wildlife Lab

Favourite spot off campus:
Indian Battle Park

Advice to new students:
Connect with your instructors, use the services we provide, and enjoy your time here!

Something you can’t live without?
Coffee. As a Brazilian, coffee is life for me!


Brenda Gray

Practical Nursing


Favourite spot on campus:
First Nations room

Favourite spot off campus:
At home

Advice to new students:
Do everything you can to "Be Ready" including working hard and making time to get to know people.

What are the small things that make our day better?
Healthy sleep, healthy diet, stretching yourself a little each day out of our comfort zone; smile.


Michelle Kildaw

Business Administration - Management 

Saskatoon, SK

Favourite spot on campus:
IB Commons

Favourite spot off campus:
Round Table Board Gamery

Advice to new students:
Get to know your instructors and at least one classmate per class; make sure you’re able to contact both — should the situation arise. 

Favourite snack for studying:
Celery sticks! 


Sharon Panesar

Business Management


Favorite spot on campus:
I like studying in the trades building, its bright and cozy!

Favorite spot off campus:
I love the colorful “zen” style picnic chairs that are over a little rock garden behind the learning café. Its peaceful and not a lot of people sit there.

Advice to new students:
It’s a great idea to get to know your instructors, ask them as many questions as possible – build a solid rapport.

Also, invest time in the learning café, it’s a fantastic resource.

What are the small things that make our day better?
To stay in tuned with the present moment, practice staying in the moment.


Taylor Brantner

Practical Nursing

Victoria, BC

Favourite spot on campus: 
The Library

Favourite spot off campus: 
The Penny Coffee House or the Owl Acoustic Lounge

Advice to new students:
Second hand textbooks are just as good as the brand new ones!! 

Something I can't live without:



Checking your college email for the first time?

Follow these steps:

  1. Go to myhorizon.lethbridgecollege.ca.
  2. Username: Enter your student ID (sXXXXXXX).
  3. Password: For your initial log in, use your birthdate followed by College (YYMMDDCollege). Note: DO NOT check the box that says “I want to change my password after logging on” as the change password screen will automatically appear. Checking off the box will disrupt the process and interfere with your login.



  1. Follow the steps on screen to change your password.
  2. Check out our social media accounts while you wait 20 to 30 minutes for the password to sync across platforms.
  3. Log back into myHorizon with your new password.
  4. Once back in myHorizon, click on My Office 365 Email on the right side of the screen.
  5. Username: Enter your LC email address.
  6. Password: Use your new myHorizon password.
  7. Click on the Outlook icon. You’re finally in!



The purpose of New Student Orientation is to:

  • Facilitate your successful transition into the college.
  • Prepare you to maintain or achieve a holistic life balance (academic, social, emotional and physical well-being).
  • Contribute to student retention.

New Student Orientation learning outcome statements:

  • Describe the difference between your previous life and educational experiences and the college experience.
  • Identify, differentiate, and locate the available services that support your holistic well-being.
  • Create connections with faculty, staff and peers to establish a sense of belonging with the college community.
  • Recognize the diversity of the college community to build awareness of global citizenship.

New Student Orientation videos

Student services and supports

Learn about all the services and supports available to students.

Top Tips for Student Success video

For more information, stop by our office located at TE 1220 or email studentexperience@lethbridgecollege.ca.