Orientation

  • Winter Orientation Schedule

    Thursday, January 2
    Winter International Orientation Schedule - Day 1
    TimeEvent Description  LocationGroup 
    9 a.m. - 1 p.m.Full Registration - Please submit photocopies of the following:
    • Acceptance Letter
    • Study Permit
    • Passport (including photo page & temporary visa page)
    • Fee Receipt
    • Pre-Arrival Orientation Certificate
    • Work Permit
    • Robert Q/ViaRail (if applicable)

    Pick up your session stamp card and daily food ticket.

    A2-126A & B
    9 a.m. - 3 p.m.Revenue Canada Representative - Social Insurance Number applications*E1-201 
    9 a.m.1, 2, 3, 4 - Let's All Take the FloorGymC & D
    9:30 a.m.Canadian Culture & You!GymC & D
    10:30 a.m.Navigating Lambton OnlineGymC & D
    10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.Campus Tours & Service TablesUpper CafeteriaAll
    11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.LUNCH - provided by GuardMeLower CafeteriaAll
    1 p.m.CBSA Immigration ConsultantGymAll
    2 p.m.Sarnia Police & Fire SafetyGymAll
    2:30 p.m.GuardMe Insurance & Health ServicesGymAll

    *Please Note: All students must enter their government issued social insurance numbers (SIN) after receiving their password letters.

    If the SIN is not issued at the airport upon arrival, there will be a Service Canada representative available at the college on Thursday, January 2 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. in E1-201.

    Friday, January 3
    Winter International Orientation Schedule - Day 2
    TimeEvent Description  LocationGroup 
    9 a.m. - 1 p.m.Full Registration - Please submit photocopies of the following:
    • Acceptance Letter
    • Study Permit
    • Passport (including photo page & temporary visa page)
    • Fee Receipt
    • Pre-Arrival Orientation Certificate
    • Work Permit
    • Robert Q/ViaRail (if applicable)

    Pick up your session stamp card and daily food ticket.

    A2-126C & D
    9 a.m.1, 2, 3, 4 - Let's All Take the FloorGymA & B
    9:30 a.m.Canadian Culture & You!GymA & B
    10:30 a.m.Navigating Lambton OnlineGymA & B
    10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.Campus Tours & Service TablesUpper CafeteriaAll
    11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.LUNCH - provided by GuardMeLower CafeteriaAll
    1 p.m.Academic IntegrityGymAll
    1:30 p.m.How to be an Effective Team Member - WorkshopGymAll
    2 p.m.How to Find a Part-Time Job - WorkshopGymAll
    2:30 p.m.Accommodations & Renting RightsGymAll
    3 p.m.Meet the Associate Dean & Staff of International EducationGymAll

    After completing your last session, drop off completed stamp cards to the International Department for a chance to win great prizes.

    Saturday, January 4
    Winter International Orientation Schedule - Day 3
    TimeEvent DescriptionLocationGroup
    8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.International Office Drop-in for Winter 2020, Term 1 StudentsB1-205 
    Monday, January 6
    Winter International Orientation Schedule - Day 4
    TimeEvent DescriptionLocationGroup
    9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.Program-Specific orientaton for Hospitality Management (HMAN) students - Lunch providedResidence & Event Centre - BallroomHMAN Students
    6 p.m. - 10 p.m.Lions Local Bus & Bites tour - $10/student.

    Limited space available - sign up at the Social Media and Events table.
     
    Door C2 (Pond Entrance)All
  • Groups

    Winter Groups

    Orientation Groups

    For the purposes of some orientation activities, students are separated into two groups based on program.

    Below you will find which programs are in which groups for the Winter Orientation Session:

    Group A

    • Business Management (BMAN)
    • Business Management - Human Resources (BMHR)
    • Business Management - International Business (BMIB)
    • Financial Planning & Wealth Management (FPWS)

    Group B

    • Cyber Infrastructure Specialist (CISC)
    • Computer Software & Database Development (CSAC)
    • Hospitality Management (HMAN)
    • Advanced Project Management & Strategic Leadership (PMLS)
    • Additional Information

      Stamp Cards

      MyLambton Login and Password Letters are provided with a COMPLETED stamp card only. You must bring your stamp card everyday to all mandatory sessions and get a stamp.

      Service Tables

      On day 2 (Friday) of orientation, service tables will be set up with representatives from the following organizations:

      • YMCA
      • Scotiabank
      • RBC Bank
      • Esports
      • GuardMe
      • Social Media & Events
      • Sarnia Transit
      • Virgin Mobile
      • International Women's Club
      • Bethel Church
      • Sarnia Sikh Society
      • Lambton College Chaplain
      • Sarnia Homestay
      • Gospel Hall Church
      • JB Global Market

      Photo ID

      Receive your photo ID during the following times in room B2-246:

      • Thursday - Friday - 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

      Social Insurance Number

      Revenue Canada representatives will be available for social insurance number applications on Thursday, January 2 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

      Bring a primary identification document, such as, your passport.

      Sarnia Transit Semester Bus Passes

      • Purchase your Sarnia Transit Semester Bus Pass during any of the orientation days
      • Visit the Campus Shop in B0-160 Monday - Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.
    • Orientation Sessions

      Detailed Descriptions

      1,2,3,4 – Let’s All Take the Floor!

      Ice breaker! Meet other new students and get to know each other.

      Canadian Culture and You!

      Discover what Canada has in store with this in depth look at some of the challenges you will face when adapting to the Canadian lifestyle. This will include Canadian social norms and expectations, appropriate clothing, where to buy necessities, and how to handle the Canadian winter. This interactive presentation will also test your knowledge of Canada, the province of Ontario and the city of Sarnia through student engagement and participation.

      Navigating Lambton Online

      Discover how to log on to your school e-mail account; view your class schedule, connect with your courses on D2L; learn important dates and information on MyLambton; and find your grades on WebAdvisor.

      Meet the Associate Dean and Staff of International Education

      Meet the Associate Dean of International Education, Hanna Eroglu, as she offers tips on how to be a successful student at Lambton and about living in Sarnia. You will also get a chance to meet our enthusiastic staff from the International Department and learn each of their roles.

      Accommodations and Renting Rights

      Meet our Housing Coordinator, Rob Tuer and YMCA’s Newcomer Settlement Coordinator, Regina Croskery and learn about your various living options; how to find accommodation; what you can afford; lease agreements and rental procedures; questions to ask your landlord; and tenant and landlord rights and responsibilities in Canada. Receive a list of helpful resources and get all of your accommodation questions answered.

      Guard Me Insurance and Health Services

      Learn about what kind of health coverage will be available to you, how to add additional coverage, and how to get your health expenses reimbursed.

      Sarnia Police & Fire

      Meet a local Sarnia police officer and Firefighter and learn about important topics related to fire safety and the law including how to identify scams, privacy, what is consent, and other Ontario laws.

      Academic Integrity Workshop

      Learn about the importance of having academic integrity, what plagiarism is, testing policies and procedures and what constitutes cheating in college. Discover useful tools to help you to avoid committing a cheating offence.

      How to Get a Part-Time Job Workshop

      Learn all the tools that Lambton has to offer to assist you in your job search such as current job postings, resume workshops and mock interviewing.

      How to be an Effective Team Member Workshop

      The ability to work well in a team is a vital skill to have both while in your in school and in your work life. Learn tips and tricks on how to be effective team member.

      Immigration Consultant: Study Permits and Co-op Work Permits

      Meet Bart Devries, our Immigration Consultant, and learn about important topics such as; how to travel back home while you are studying; the conditions of your study permit; rules about working on and off campus; co-op work permits; extending your study permit; and obtaining a temporary resident visa. Following this session, you will have a chance to ask Bart all of your immigration questions.

      Lions’ Local Bus and Bites Tour

      Join a Lambton College tour guide as you travel by bus to four local restaurants to enjoy some delicious, Sarnia cuisine. There is an additional cost of $10 per student.

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