Registration & Orientation Day

Welcome to Olds College! We are so glad you’re here. We’ve created this schedule to help you maximize your time, avoid long lineups and help you through your first day on your campus. 

Online Orientation 

This online Orientation will provide you with information about Services & Support on campus, Campus Housing information, as well as RESPECT training. This online orientation is required to be completed by all Olds College students before their program starts. It doesn’t take long and will provide you with a lot of very helpful information! Complete the Online Orientation by January 10, 2020 and be entered to win a $200 Olds College Gift Card or one of five $10 Tim Horton’s Gift Cards!

  • Please go through each section and learn about the services we offer to support your success. 


Program Orientation 

Monday, January 6, 2020

Orientation

  • 9:00 am - Check-In (Alumni Centre)
  • 9:30 am - Official Welcome
  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am - Drop-In IT Session

Program Specific Orientation

  • Animal Health Technology: 11:00 am in Animal Science Room #608
  • Arboriculture Technician: 1:00 pm in Land Sciences Centre Room #1037
  • BASc - Golf Course Management: follow class schedule starting at 1:00 pm in Land Sciences Centre Room #1021
  • Meat Processing: meet your instructor, Brad, in the Alumni Centre directly after the Welcome and he will direct you where to go
  • Open Studies: follow your schedule beginning at 1:00 pm
  • Pre-Employment Motorcycle Mechanic: 1:00 pm in W.J. Elliott/Trades Building Room #439.
  • Turfgrass Management Certificate: 1:00 pm in Land Sciences Centre Room #1133

Trades Apprenticeship Orientation Schedule 

  • Ag Equipment Technician (AET) Period 1
    • 8:00 am: Mandatory IT session in Learning Resource Centre room 827 
    • 9:00 am: Mandatory Check in at the Alumni Centre  
    • 9:30 am: Mandatory Welcome in the Alumni Centre
    • 10 am to 12:00 pm
      • Drop-in IT sessions in Learning Resource Centre room 827
      • Pick up ID Card from the Learning Commons (Library)
      • Purchase your ILMs from the Bookstore (lower level Learning Resource Centre)
      • Pick up your parking pass and pay any outstanding fees at Office of the Registrar
    • 1:00 pm Mandatory Program Orientation in WJ Elliott/Trades Building room 406
  • AET Period 2 / Heavy Equipment Technician (HET) Period 2
    • If you are a returning apprentice and have already accessed your accounts (MyOldsCollege, OC Email, Moodle), you do not need to attend an IT session.
    • 8:20 am: IT session in Learning Resource Centre, room 827
    • 9:00 am: Mandatory Check in at the Alumni Centre 
    • 9:30 am: Mandatory Welcome in the Alumni Centre 
    • 10 am to 12:00 pm
      • Drop-in IT sessions in Learning Resource Centre room 827
      • Pick up ID Card from the Learning Commons (Library)
      • Purchase your ILMs from the Bookstore (lower level Learning Resource Centre)
      • Pick up your parking pass and pay any outstanding fees at Office of the Registrar
    • 1:00 pm Mandatory Program Orientation in WJ Elliott/Trades Building room 406
  • AET Period 3 & 4 / HET Period 3 & 4
    • If you are a new apprentice, or have had issues accessing your accounts (MyOldsCollege, OC Email, Moodle), please drop into an IT session (8-9 AM, 10 AM-12 PM).
    • 9:00 am: Mandatory Check in at the Alumni Centre  
    • 9:30 am: Mandatory Welcome in the Alumni Centre
    • 10 am to 12:00 pm
      • Drop-in IT sessions in Learning Resource Centre room 827
      • Pick up ID Card from the Learning Commons (Library)
      • Purchase your ILMs from the Bookstore (lower level Learning Resource Centre)
      • Pick up your parking pass and pay any outstanding fees at Office of the Registrar
    • 1:00 pm Mandatory Program Orientation in WJ Elliott/Trades Building room 406
  • Welder Period 1
    • 8:40 am: Mandatory IT session in Learning Resource Centre room 827 
    • 9:00 am: Mandatory Check in at the Alumni Centre  
    • 9:30 am: Mandatory Welcome in the Alumni Centre
    • 10 am to 12:00 pm
      • Drop-in IT sessions in Learning Resource Centre room 827
      • Pick up ID Card from the Learning Commons (Library)
      • Purchase your ILMs from the Bookstore (lower level Learning Resource Centre)
      • Pick up your parking pass and pay any outstanding fees at Office of the Registrar
    • 1:00 pm Mandatory Program Orientation in WJ Elliott/Trades Building room 406
  • Welder Period 2
    • If you are a returning apprentice and have already accessed your accounts (MyOldsCollege, OC Email, Moodle), you do not need to attend an IT session.
    • 8:40 am: IT session in Learning Resource Centre room 827 
    • 9:00 am: Mandatory Check in at the Alumni Centre  
    • 9:30 am: Mandatory Welcome in the Alumni Centre 
    • 10 am to 12:00 pm
      • Drop-in IT sessions in Learning Resource Centre room 827
      • Pick up ID Card from the Learning Commons (Library)
      • Purchase your ILMs from the Bookstore (lower level Learning Resource Centre)
      • Pick up your parking pass and pay any outstanding fees at Office of the Registrar
    • 1:00 pm Mandatory Program Orientation in WJ Elliott/Trades Building room 406
  • Landscape Horticulturist Period 3 & 4
    • If you have had issues accessing your accounts (MyOldsCollege, OC Email, Moodle), drop in to an IT session (8-9 AM, 10 AM-12 PM).
    • 9:00 am: Mandatory Check in at the Alumni Centre  
    • 9:30 am: Mandatory Welcome in the Alumni Centre 
    • 10 am to 12:00 pm
      • Drop-in IT sessions in Learning Resource Centre room 827
      • Pick up ID Card from the Learning Commons (Library)
      • Purchase your ILMs from the Bookstore (lower level Learning Resource Centre)
      • Pick up your parking pass and pay any outstanding fees at Office of the Registrar
    • 1:00 pm Mandatory Program Orientation in the Land Science Centre, room 1126

Welcome Week Activities

Welcome to Olds College! We want to make sure your experience here is as enjoyable and successful as possible, so make sure to check out many of these great events happening in January and throughout the year!

Student Events

Hawaiian Luau Pool Party
January 6 - Olds Aquatic Centre (7:50-9:05pm)

Winter Carnival
January 8 - FGH Gymnasium (5:00-7:00pm)

International Student Orientation
January 9 - (Time & Location TBA)

Winter Formal | January 10 | Alumni Centre (Doors open at 5:00pm)

Archery Tag & Floor Hockey
January 11 - FGH Gymnasium (1:00-4:00pm)

Fitness Classes begin again through the CLC Fitness Centre 
FREE for Olds College students - January 13

Intramural Leagues begin January 20 - Register through the CLC Fitness Centre.

Health & Wellness Series FREE TO OC Students/ MUST REGISTER

CONNECT. GROW. THRIVE.

Fitness Centre Orientation
January 7 | 5:30-6:30pm | CLC Fitness Centre

Pancakes & Pajamas
January 12 | 10:30am-12:00pm | RKC HOME EC

Cooking Class 
February 12 | 6:00-8:00pm | RKC HOME EC

Archery Tag Night 
February 26 | 8:30-9:30pm | FGH Gym

Banff Day Trip 
March 21 | 9:00am-7:00pm | OFF SITE

Restorative Yoga
March 27 | 7:00-7:45pm | Multi-purpose Room 1&2

Keep an eye out for more information about Pet Therapy Nights, Art Nights, "Thrive Week" and many more initiatives coming in the new year. 

Get involved and make the most of your time at Olds College!