Arrive & Thrive

Fall 2018 new student information

New Student Orientation for students starting in fall 2018

  • New Student Orientation is Tuesday, Sept. 4 (unless noted otherwise on the program orientation list).
  • The first day of classes is Wednesday, Sept. 5 (unless otherwise specified in your schedule).
  • ProTip: Check your Lethbridge College email often!

Register for New Student Orientation

Fall 2018 new student update

Between February and August, main campus and online students will receive timely information updates either by mail or to your Lethbridge College email. We want to help you stay informed about important next steps, as well as upcoming orientation events, to prepare for your new college experience. We will also post those new student updates below, so be sure to check back here often.

New student updates: main campus learners

Registration is now open for all orientation activities. Refer to event information and registration section below.

How to apply for student loan workshops are available on:

  • Friday June 22 at 1:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday June 27 at noon
  • Thursday July 12 at 5 p.m.
  • Friday July 27 at 11:30 a.m.

Register for student loan workshops

New student updates: online learners

  • Message #1: Welcome to Lethbridge College
  • Message #2: New Student Orientation for Online Learners
    New Student Orientation for Online Learners is designed specifically for you as an online learner. This resource will provide you with information on student supports and services to prepare you for your post-secondary journey. Click here to begin reviewing the resource.

Event information and registration

New Student Orientation pre-Arrive and Thrive workshops and Family Orientation

New Student Orientation registration

Registration is open for New Student Orientation and Arrive and Thrive workshops

Sign up for New Student Orientation and our bonus workshops taking place on September 4.

Family Orientation

Designed for parents and partners of students, these sessions highlight their important role in student success

Student loan workshops

Get step-by-step advice on applying for student loans and get all your questions answered.

Program orientation information

Tuesday September 4 at 9 a.m. unless otherwise specified*

*Please remember all students must register for NSO online if your program orientation is on September 4. Send any others questions to



Program Orientation Location

Academic Upgrading

AN 1737

Administrative Office Professional

IB Theatres

Agricultural Enterprise Management

IB Theatres

Agricultural and Heavy Equipment Technician

Due to an earlier start date, program orientation will take place the first day of classes on August 27

Agriculture Sciences – All Majors

CB 2004

Apprenticeship – Agriculture Equipment Technician, Automotive service technician, Heavy Equipment Technician, Parts Technician (29th), Welding

Due to an earlier start date, program orientation will take place the first day of classes on August 27

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 23

Automotive Systems

 Due to an earlier start date, program orientation will take place the first day of classes on August 27

Bachelor of Nursing


Bachelor of Nursing (After Degree)

Gym C

Business Administration – All Majors

IB Theatres

Child and Youth Care

TE 1202

Civil Engineering Technology

TT 1934 & 1944

Computer Information Technology

IB Theatres

Conservation Enforcement

CB 3013 and CB 3039

Correctional Studies

TT 2982


Criminal Justice – Policing

TT 2982


Culinary Careers

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

Digital Communications and Media

TT 2902 & TT 2901

Early Childhood Education

AN 1513

Ecosystems Management

CB 3013 and CB 3039

Educational Assistant – Flexible Learner (FL)

Students within range of Lethbridge College are encouraged to attend an in-person orientation in AN1718. Students at-a-distance are encouraged to contact as well as check their Lethbridge College email often for the EA Program emails (from EADL list serve).

Online orientation: Check Your Digital Pit Stop student orientation course on Canvas. It can be found under your list of courses once you log into Canvas:

Flexible Learning Options



Engineering Design and Drafting Technology

TT 1934 & 1944

English as a second language (ESL)

English Language Centre (ELC) AN 2750

Environmental Assessment and Restoration

CB 3013 and CB 3039

Exercise Science

PE 2409

General Studies – All Majors

Food Court

Geomatics Engineering Technology

TT 1934 & 1944

Health Care Aide

Gym C

Interior Design Technology

TT 2902 & TT 2901

Justice Studies

TT 2982


Massage Therapy

Gym C

Medical Device Reprocessing

Gym C

Multimedia Production

TT 2902 & TT 2901

Natural Resource Compliance

CB 3013 and CB 3039

Practical Nursing

Gym C

Renewable Resource Management

CB 3013 and CB 3039

Therapeutic Recreation

Gym C

Unit Clerk

Gym C

Wind Turbine Technician

TT 1922

Meet your orientation team

Jessica HutchinsonName: Jessica Hutchinson

Program: Correctional Studies Degree program

Hometown: Fernie, B.C.

Favourite spot on campus: the Food Court

Favourite spot off campus: Indian Battle Park

Advice to new students:
Take a breath, everything will be ok. Don’t be afraid to ask for help whenever you need it! That’s how you learn new things!

Favourite snack for studying: popcorn!

Cassandra ZuchtName: Cassandra Zucht

Program: Bachelor of Nursing

Hometown: Airdrie, Alberta

Favourite spot on campus: The study spaces in Trades

Favourite spot off campus: The Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden

Advice to new students:
Find something that you love to do that is not school. Whether it be hanging out with friends, going to events in The Cave, working out, joining a club, or something else, find something that fills your bucket and lowers your stress. With how busy school can be you need ways to destress so that you can fully enjoy your college experience!

What is something you can’t live without?
Tea! I have an addiction and an ever-growing cupboard of tea.

Amber WhitstoneName: Amber Whitstone

Program: Bachelor of Nursing

Hometown: Leross, Saskatchewan

Favourite spot on campus: The new Founders Square lounge

Favourite spot off campus: Bread Milk and Honey

Advice to new students:
Make sure to use your study time wisely because finals creep up fast

Sulekha SharmaName: Sulekha Sharma

Program: Bachelor of Nursing

Hometown: Calgary, AB

Favourite spot on campus: Trades building

Favourite spot off campus: Coulees

Advice to new students:
I have found it super helpful to keep a calendar where you can write down all the important upcoming assignments and tests in your courses, as it can become easy to keep track when things start to get overwhelming!

Ryley LopushinskyName: Ryley Lopushinsky

Program: Bachelor of applied arts: Justice Studies

Hometown: Terrace, BC

Favourite spot on campus: I am always in the library, but I really like the grassy area behind the Andrews building!

Favourite spot off campus:
Pizza Junction! They have the best milkshakes.

Advice to new students:
Do your assignments early… that way you won’t feel the pressure of deadlines!

What song have you completely memorized?
Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen – My dad used to sing this song to my siblings and I all the time!

Zachary WigandName: Zachary Wigand

Program: General Studies

Hometown: Lethbridge, AB

Favourite spot on campus:
Either Founders' Square or the student spaces in the Trades Building! I love the design of the spaces, it motivates me to get stuff accomplished and I love to sit, do homework, and put on some indie music.

Favourite spot off campus:
The Penny Coffee Shop downtown. Their pasta salad is to die for!

Advice to new students:
Stay on top of your classes. You can get really far behind, really fast.

What are small things that make your day better?
Free Food, Great Conversations, Chocolate, and Lemon Water 

Luiz Madeira.jpgName: Luiz Madeira

Program: Ecosystem Management - Bachelor of Applied Sciences

Hometown: Caxambu, Minas Gerias, Brazil

Favourite spot on campus: Study areas at the Trades Building

Favourite spot off campus: Henderson Lake

Advice to new students: Get to know your instructors, they can give you extremely important advice and be a good friend as well.

What is something you can’t live without? Coffee (I'm Brazilian and we grow the best coffee in the world!)



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.

New Student Orientation 2017 highlights
Top Tips for Student Success video
Mature Student Information Workshop – WN18

This informative session provides information for students who identify as a mature learner to help them transition to their Lethbridge College Learning Environment.


For more information, stop by our office located at PA1130 (across from the bookstore) or email