11 ways to make friends at Georgian
July 30, 2019

In celebration of International Day of Friendship on July 30, your student advising team has put together a few suggestions to help you connect on campus:

  1. Join a Georgian College Students’ Association (GCSA) or activity and meet peers with similar interests and hobbies. Join a club or association OR you can create your own club!
  2. Peer Mentors are a fantastic way to meet an upper-year student who can show you the ropes around campus.
  3. Full-time student? Use your ONEcard to hit the gym and make some fitness friends.
  4. Stop in for a visit to the Indigenous Resource Centre to participate in a variety of activities.
  5. Show off your athletic skills by trying out for a varsity team or joining an extramural or intramural team with others who share the same passion for fitness and friendly competition.
Young woman student dancing in the gym with Growler
2 young men on different teams jumping up to the basketball net during a game

6. Make friends and money by finding a part-time job on campus. Also, check out this infographic or GCSA’s page for details on applying for a variety of positions.
7. If you have a passion for leading, throw your name in the ring and run for an executive or director position in GCSA’s election which happens every January.
8. Have fun and get involved in the community by volunteering your time for a great cause.
9. Put yourself out there and attend fun college events like orientation, pub nights, game or movie nights and much more.
10. Get to class early and strike up a conversation with your classmates.
11. Put your education to work and get involved in interesting research projects.

What’s a Student Advisor?

Sometimes the transition to college life can be tricky, so we’re here to help. There are many services and supports available to you at Georgian. Student Advisors can support you by:

  • Working with you to find the answers to any questions you may have.
  • Offering study skills support (time management, note taking, test taking, etc.).
  • Suggesting referrals and connections to the supports and resources you might need.
  • Assisting you in understanding and navigating college policies and procedures.
  • Reviewing academic progress and standing as well as progression planning.
  • Guiding you in decision-making processes related to your academic and personal goals.
A female student on the computer with a female student advisor beside her

Meet with us!

There are several ways to book an appointment with a Student Advisor. We’re available to meet in person, virtually or over the phone. When you call, please share your campus and student ID.

  • Student portal: find the link on the top right side of your portal
  • Phone:  call 705.728.1968, ext. 1307
  • In person: stop by K112 at the Barrie Campus and A200 at the Orillia Campus
  • Email: send your date and time for your meeting request to studentadvisor@georgiancollege.ca
  • Drop in Hours (Barrie Campus only): various drop-in times are available throughout the week. These are 15-minute appointments which may be scheduled with any available Student Advisor. To find out the time and location of a drop-in period, please call 705.728.1968, ext. 1307