Image of a Humber Open House event

Bright Osei-Agyeman, Digital Communications student (centre, in green shirt), welcomes prospective students to a Humber Open House event.

The winter semester is an exciting time here at Humber College. It marks the start of a new chapter for some students while others are ending. Here are 5 tips to help everyone have a great college experience.

If you’re new to Humber, you’re trying to figure out where to go, who to talk to, and how you’ll fit in.

  1. Know your community! You have access to services and resources that will benefit you inside and outside the classroom.
    Visit the offices of Student Life. Located at both North and Lakeshore Campuses. Student Life helps all Humber students transition into their new semesters smoothly by offering a range of social programming, activities, and workshops. To aid you in having a fresh start to your semester you can sign up for First Year Experience (FYE). FYE provides meaningful peer mentoring for students looking to be paired with someone who is an upper-year student. This is great for anyone who needs any peer-to-peer advising on things such as classes, food on campus, and sharing spoilers of their favourite TV series. In addition to the peer mentoring, Student Life will invite you to participate in leadership workshops where you can meet other students new to the semester.
  2. Find your study spaces! Both campuses have a range of study spaces catered for both general and program specified usage. Depending on your field of study, you will be able to access special laboratories and work areas that can be shared by student in your faculty.
  3. Take full advantage of public transit connections that get students to and from their campus. Over at the North Campus is the Humber College Bus Terminal that has multiple connections to Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), MiWAy, Brampton Transit, and York Region Transit vehicles respectively. At Lakeshore Campus you can use the 501 TTC streetcars and travel westbound to the Long Branch Loop. You can also head eastbound towards downtown and explore what the city has to offer!
  4. Engage your professors. Your professors are going to work with you to ensure your classroom experience is the best it can be. They also want to you to succeed, so will will also be providing help and guidance along the way. Be sure to follow your course outlines and keep up-to-date with upcoming deadlines, as they may change. Your professors will do a great job in sharing their experiences working in the industry, so you get prepared to do the same.
  5. Download the following apps for fast access to services and information:
    Humber Guardian is an app that was developed to provide safety services to student on campus. Through this app you’ll have access to emergency contacts, Humber’s Campus Walk program, and be alerted of potential campus closures due to inclement weather.

    Blackboard (available in the Google Play and Apple App Store) is an online app that allows students to review their course outlines and deadlines.

    MyHumber Mobile (available in the Google Play and Apple App Store) is designed to allow student to access their current timetables, midterm grades, and upcoming events.

    Humber Campus Compass – North Campus Only (available in the Google Play and Apple App Store) will aid you in finding out where you need to go around campus.

By following these 5 tips you will be on your way to having a fantastic winter semester at Humber College.