Wednesday, January 3, 2018
AC Start is “pre-orientation” – it’s where full-time, Level 1 Winter intake students get organized before AC Day 1. AC Start runs 2:00pm-5:00pm (doors open at 1:30pm) in the Robert C. Gillet Student Commons.
AC Start gives you (plus parents/families/spouses) a chance to visit the Ottawa campus prior to the first day of school, so that you can get a head start on the information and tools that will set you up for success.
|8:00am – 4:00pm (drop in)||AC Card and U-Pass||Corner Lounge, Student Commons|
|8:00am – 5:00pm (drop in)||eTexts Support||Connections: The Campus Store, H Building|
|11:30am – 12:45pm (45 minute tours)||AC Tours||Lobby, 1st Floor, Student Commons|
|1:30pm||Doors Open for AC Start||Algonquin Commons Theatre, Student Commons|
|2:00pm – 2:30pm||Welcome Message||Algonquin Commons Theatre, Student Commons|
|2:30pm – 3:00pm||College Trade Show||Lobby, 1st Floor, Student Commons|
|3:00pm – 3:30pm||Parent/Family/Spouse Information Session||Employment Support Centre, 3rd Floor, Student Commons|
|3:00pm – 3:10pm||Info Session: First Gen||Algonquin Commons Theatre, Student Commons|
|3:10pm – 3:40pm||Info Session: Intro to Tech@AC||Algonquin Commons Theatre, Student Commons|
|3:40pm – 3:50pm||Info Session: Transfer Students||Algonquin Commons Theatre, Student Commons|
|3:50pm – 4:00pm||Info Session: Financial Aid and Student Awards||Algonquin Commons Theatre, Student Commons|
|4:00pm – 5:00pm||AC Tours||Lobby, 1st Floor, Student Commons|
Learn more about the Info Sessions, College Trade Show, Parent/Family/Spouse Info Session, and AC Tours.
(In case you missed it, learn about the difference between AC Start and AC Day 1 here, and why it’s important to attend both.)
Please note, students with the Centre for Continuing and Online Learning do not need to attend AC Start. For questions from students in online programs, please contact email@example.com.
AC Card/U-Pass Pick Up
Visit Card Services in the Corner Lounge (in Student Commons, beside Starbucks) at AC Start to get your picture taken and AC Card and U-Pass printed! Learn more on the Card Services website.
Algonquin Parking Services is pleased to offer all new students attending AC Start a reduced-rate day parking pass in Lots 8, 9, and 12 for $4.42. If you wish to purchase a parking pass for the AC Start date you have registered for, please click here to be directed to the online form, and select “Special Events” to access the reduced rate. This offer is for AC Start only, not AC Day 1. Please ensure you have purchased this reduced-rate parking pass prior to arriving on campus – we are unable to sell the passes on site.
If you have purchased an Algonquin parking permit, please park in your designated area (Lot 8, 9, or 12). If you do not have a permit, limited parking will be available in the Pay & Display Lot 12, or in the Visitor’s Parking Lot, for a fee.
Remember to confirm your attendance for AC Day 1 as well.
***PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS ORIENTATION IS FOR OTTAWA CAMPUS, LEVEL 1 WINTER INTAKE STUDENTS (FULL-TIME) ONLY!***