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First-Year Students - Getting Started

To get started on choosing courses and preparing for registration, we recommend you complete the following steps:

1.   View our series of instructional videos:  First-Year Information Videos 

2.   Read the document: First-Year Essentials [PDF].

3.  Attend a First-Year Information Session

4.   Explore the Academic Calendar.  This essential resource highlights key information like:

  • General Degree Requirements
  • Major Requirements
  • Course descriptions 

5.   Familiarize yourself with "WebAdvisor/Student Planning"  – our online system that allows you to plan your schedule, register for courses, view your progress and check degree requirements.  Please visit this website for information and instructional videos: About Student Planning

6.  Questions?  Talk with an Academic Advisor! 

Advisors are available for 30-minute appointments, either through Zoom or in-person. To set up a meeting, please visit Appointment Booking.

If you have a quick question, see an advisor for a 10-minute drop-in session. For hours and instructions, please see Academic Advising.  

Other resources for first-year students:

Accepted Student Website

Registration Process

WebAdvisor/Student Planning Guide [PDF]



An Orientation is held before each Term.  For details on the next one, please see:  Orientation