Welcome to Northern!

As a new student at Northern, we want you to know you are in good hands.

We understand there is a lot to navigate when you start your college journey, from finding your way around campus to learning how to find support for the many aspects of your student experience.

Orientation is designed to help you discover all the services available to you and to help you succeed in your studies!

What to Expect At Orientation

Program Orientations

Meet with your program faculty and classmates to prepare for classes to start!

View Times & Rooms

NCSA Activities

Join us and your campus NCSA at our many fun and engaging activities!

Learn More

Orientation Videos

Keep scrolling to discover all the services and supports by watching our Orientation Videos.

Orientation Videos

We look forward to meeting you on Orientation Day!
Fall 2024 Orientation is on Tuesday, September 3, 2024



Make the Most of your Student Experience

Message from the President

Orientation Day for Fall 2024 is on Tuesday, September 3, 2024

Keep scrolling below and check out our Orientation Videos to discover all the services and supports available to you – for both your academic success and your overall health and wellbeing as a student – and get familiar with all the tools to excel in the classroom before classes start!


We're Here to Help!

Student Services

Student Services is where you enrol and register for courses, process tuition and other fee payments, complete any required forms, and navigate the academic requirements of your program or any other aspects of your life as a student with us.

Enrolment Services & RegistrarInternational Department


Advising Services are designed to help you navigate all the services and supports available to you as a student at Northern. Whether you are looking for support in your academic success, looking to engage in student life activities, or need guidance to make your time as a student at Northern as fulfilling as possible, our Student Advisors are available for one-on-one or group support in a safe, accepting, and confidential environment.

Advising Services

Accessibility Services

Accessibility Services works with students with disabilities to provide learning strategies, accommodations, assistive technology, study spaces and other resources to help you succeed in your studies.

If you are registered with Accessibility Services, we encourage you to attend CollegeBound which is offered before the Fall semester to help you navigate the tools and services at Northern College that are available to you.

Accessibility Services

More services to help you succeed!

Financial Assistance

Our Financial Aid Officers are here to help you with student loan programs like OSAP, external bursary applications, our own internal Scholarships, Bursaries, & Awards, and other financial matters to help you fund your education.

Financial Aid OfficeScholarships, Bursaries & Awards

Housing & Residence

For students who need help on housing accommodation, we offer support with off-campus housing options and have on-campus residences at our Timmins Campus & Haileybury Campus.

Off-Campus HousingTimmins ResidenceHaileybury Residence

Employment Services

Whether you’re looking for a job, changing careers, or returning to school, our Community Employment Services offers a wide range of resources which can help you reach your goals such as job search assistance, job matching and placement, job retention support and follow-ups.

Employment Services

Your Health & Wellbeing as a student

Health & Wellness

We know that as a student you will need both physical and mental health services. Our health and wellness services are available for all students to secure support at the college and in the community.

Health & Wellness

Student Health Benefits

Visit the WeSpeak Student or Morcare website to view your account online, access your benefits, submit claims, opt-out and more.

Domestic Students: WeSpeak Student (Opt-Out Deadline: September 30, 2023)

International Students: Staring Septmber 2024, international student health insurance coverage is through StudyInsured. More details will be available soon.

Opting-Out: All full-time registered students are automatically enrolled. To opt-out of benefits, you can do so online as long as you have coverage by another provider.

Campus Safety

Your safety on-campus and as a student is important. Documents such as Emergency Procedures, Sexual Assault & Violence Policy, Respectful College Policy, and other Academic Policies are designed to keep you safe.

Mental Health

If you are facing challenges with your mental health, our Mental Health Advisor offers services and support to navigate referrals and strategies to help and ensure you are never alone with these stressors.

Fitness & Athletics

Keeping your body active is important to your academic success. Each of our campuses is equipped with exercise rooms, a gymnasium, and athletic programming that are free for students.

Nutrition & Cafeterias

Each of our campuses are equipped with common areas and cafeterias to meet with classmates to eat. The Timmins Campus Chartwell Cafeteria offers fresh and ready-made meals and meal plans.

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Everything you need to excel in the classroom

Academic Calendar

The Academic Calendar lists important key dates like exam periods, breaks, and placements as well as deadlines for transfers, course enrolment, withdrawals, and more.

Key Dates

Student Handbook

The Student Handbook is your one-stop document for policies, procedures, and information on the many aspects of your student experience.

Student Handbook

Student Government

The Northern College Student Association, NCSA, is a student driven organization that seeks to enhance your student experience through events and activities.


Textbooks & Bookstore

Get all your textbooks, academic supplies, and show your school spirit with Northern College clothing from our online Bookstore or shop in-store at the Timmins Campus.



Our Libraries are a focal point for teaching and learning that provide access to an extensive collection of resources to support your studies.


IT Support

If you need help connecting to campus wifi networks, getting into your Student Portal account or using your college email, help is only a phone call away.

IT Support

We look forward to seeing you on Orientation Day for Fall 2024 on Tuesday, September 3, 2024 at your campus!


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