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On May 18 Humber College will welcome hundreds of students for the summer semester. 

But before studies start, the college will host an online orientation to prepare students for Humber - and the new reality of remote studies. 

Orientation began May 7 and culminates in a Live Q and A session at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 15. It will be broadcast from two Humber Instagram accounts: @fyelakeshore and @humbernorthfye

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Preparing for the first day of the semester looks different this year because of the COVID-19 crisis. It isn't about finding your way around campus or a trip to the bookstore. 

Humber continues to offer most of its student resources online - and there are many. 

Student Success and Engagement has posted a comprehensive guide of what you need to know

There you'll find specific resources for international studentsmature students, and transfer students.  

Humber Orientation even has a guide for friends and family

Go at your own pace 

The online orientation focuses on helping students feel connected to Humber when they aren't able to physically be there. 

"We know that this is a new time for learning, but we still want them to feel connected," said Kimberly Daniels, Orientation and Student Life Programs Coordinator. 

Kimberly Daniels"Even though they might feel they're doing it all alone, there's a lot of people doing the same things from their own homes."

The format also allows students to sift through the information at their own pace, "in your pyjamas if you want," said Daniels. 

One checklist also recommends you take a break from orientation every once in a while. 

The site also points toward mental health and wellness resources which are available to students even before the term begins.  

Good2Talk is a free, confidential support line for professional counselling and information. Students can also access Therapy Assist Online (TAO), a self-guided tool that helps to manage emotional well-being. 

Live broadcasts and workshops 

Students can still attend orientation events in real time until May 15. 

The schedule includes a financial aid workshop, tips for success, and a mature students’ workshop. 

To help students thrive while learning online, there will also be a workshop explaining how to use Blackboard. 

Student Life runs similar workshops all year long. The department helps students build personal and professional skills. 

Questions? Check our list of FAQs

Humber College remains committed to student safety and success despite the COVID-19 crisis.  

For more information and updates on COVID-19, visit humber.ca/updates