Your choice to come to Conestoga is your first step toward a successful career in your chosen field. The knowledge and experiences you gain here will prepare you for the many exciting opportunities and challenges that await you in the workplace, in your community and in your life.
As a new student, you may have questions about the various aspects of student life. This web page is designed to help answer these questions and introduce you to the many services Conestoga offers.
As a new student at Conestoga you will want to make sure you have checked the following:
For answers to your questions, contact 519-748-5220, ext. 3656.
For answers to your questions, contact email@example.com.
Important: please see Student Fees for fee due dates.
For answers to your questions about fee invoicing, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For answers to your questions about credit transfer, contact CreditTransfer@conestogac.on.ca.
Student Financial Services provides financial support, information, advice and services to help achieve your post-secondary goals.
There are a number of options for you to consider when deciding how to finance your post-secondary education. The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) promotes equal access to post-secondary studies by providing loans and grants to assist with direct educational costs and living expenses. For more information, please visit OSAP: Ontario Student Assistance Program.
Conestoga College offers $500 to $1,000 entrance scholarships for full-time, domestic students who demonstrate academic excellence and financial need.
Conestoga College offers bursaries to help with financial emergencies or ongoing financial need, as well as awards and scholarships that recognize excellence.
Under current provincial law, a student's records are considered confidential and will be released to a third party only upon the written authorization of the student or by exception as noted under the Release of Information section of the Student Guide. Information collected in student records will be used to administer the programs and activities of the college. While student records are the property of the college, students have the right to view their own records upon request. Student records may include personal, academic and non-academic information (for example, identification photographs). For more information, please visit Student Records or Student Rights and Responsibilities.
For information about parking applications, regulations, procedures and fees, visit Parking Services.
A virtual library containing many resources is available to all students and can be accessed by using your LRC PIN. Kitchener - Doon and Cambridge campuses have a physical library on site. For more information, visit Library Services.
There are a large number of services available to you as a Conestoga student. Please view the links below to find more information on location, hours and services offered by each area.
Bookstore online to order textbooks. There is free shipping on all orders.
Visit Conestoga Students Inc. Benefit Plan for
opt out information and deadlines.
Full-time registered students within Waterloo Region have the opportunity to purchase a GRT Term Pass (4-months) at a discounted rate of $300. For details, see How do I get my GRT Term Bus Pass?
Your Conestoga ONE Card identifies you as a member of the Conestoga community. The card is designed to keep your life simple by offering an all-in-one solution for identity validation during exam writing, purchasing and discounts off campus (no cash needed!), accessing eligible on-campus services (e.g. library resources), and purchasing a Grand River Transit Term Pass. This is a lifetime card with no expiry date. Your ONE Card is available to you in both digital and physical form. Visit ONE Card for more information about the digital format of your card.
New full-time students registered in the fall 2020 term, will have their ONE Card mailed to them. This includes international students and Brantford campus students who receive a Laurier ONE Card. To receive your ONE Card in the mail, you must complete the steps outlined on
Get your card, including correctly uploading your ONE Card photo and confirming the mailing address where your ONE Card will be sent.
Starting September 7, 2020 we will be mailing ONE Cards internationally. This allows students the opportunity to arrive in Canada and provide up-to-date address changes. In the meantime, you will have access to the new digital ONE Card.
There are many options for students living away from home. The first option is Conestoga’s Residence which is located near the Kitchener - Doon and Cambridge campuses. Off-campus housing can be found through Places4Students.com. International students have the option of Homestay, allowing them to stay with a Canadian family while attending school.
Conestoga College is proud to offer students a wide range of opportunities and experiences to get involved on campus through our Co-Curricular Portal (CCP). The CCP allows students to search for meaningful on-campus co-curricular experiences and provides them with an official document recognizing their involvement and contributions.
There are a number of part-time positions available to students on campus. Current available on-campus jobs can be found on the MyCareer site.