College Preparation

Buy your Books Now!

August 9, 2017 • Written by

Student booklists are available now at the Campus Store Microsite. All you need to get your booklist is your last name and your student number.

Buy your books now to save time standing in line on the first days of school. An added advantage of getting your books early is that you can preview some of the content and vocabulary that you will be using in your courses.

Textbooks are available only at the Campus Store on your campus (Notre Dame Campus or Exchange District Campus). If you are a student at the Stevenson Campus, your books will be available from the NDC Campus Store.

In addition to books, you can also buy school supplies and College-branded clothing and other gear.

Student Handbook

September 8, 2016 • Written by

Do you know all the services, facilities, and policies that will help you get the most out of your program? The 2016 -2017Red River College Student Handbook is full of information that is essential to your success as a students. Read it today!

The End (of Summer) is Near!

August 4, 2016 • Written by

Hopefully everyone is having a great summer—for most new and returning students, there are only about 3 weeks until classes start again. It may be hard to think about anything other than enjoying summer fun, but there are a few things that you can be doing now to make sure you are ready for the Fall term:

  1. Pay your tuition (and get your student card) Although you won’t need to pay your tuition or buy books until your first day of classes, you can save a lot of time standing in line by doing as much as you can before school starts for the Fall.
  2. Apply for (and finalize) your Student Aid or Scholarship Applications
  3. Buy your textbooks – Lists are posted on the Campus Store website 3 weeks before classes start.
  4. Find parking on or off campus
  5. Buy your Winnipeg Transit (Bus) Pass – Reduced fee student passes are available in the Students’ Association stores at the Exchange district Campus (the Mercantile) and at Notre Dame Campus (The Ox). Passes are usually available about 1-2 weeks prior to the next month.
  6. Rent a locker – You can now reserve a locker online!

Many of these things can also be done online through the Red River College Portal (HUB) and Web Advisor. If you aren’t sure how to access or use your Red River College account and email, you can get help at the College Library or Student Service Centre. You will need to use these tools daily during your academic term.

Although an endless summer would be nice, we can’t wait to welcome you back to campus. If you have any questions as you prepare, contact your Student Integration Coordinator for answers or an advising session. We are happy to help.

See you soon!

Classroom Cultural Challenges

September 29, 2015 • Written by

If you are coming from another country, you may find the classroom experience at Red River College quite different than your previous academic experiences. Assignments, tests, group activities, time management, and relationships with instructors and other students may be different than other schools you have attended.

Succeeding in a new environment sometimes requires new strategies. Check out Module 4 (On-Campus Resources) on our College and Settlement Resources page for some tips about how to be successful in the Canadian Classroom.

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Your Student Integration Coordinator has information, resources and support to help with this or any other questions or challenges you may have. We would be happy to help you prepare for success!

Your Student Integration Coordinators:

Notre Dame Campus / Stevenson Campus

Norlan Page, D-206C Notre Dame Campus

Email: nopage@rrc.ca / Phone: 204.631.3309

Exchange District Campus and Regional Campuses

Lauren Konrad, 103-294 William Avenue (Massey Building)

Email: lkonrad@rrc.ca / Email: 204.631.3345

Language Training Centre

Jillian Hoogland, 418-123 Main Street (Language Training Centre)

Email: jhoogland@rrc.ca /Phone: 204.945.8776

Culture Shock

September 7, 2015 • Written by

Cultural shock or stress can occur when you encounter practices or situations that are significantly different than those in the culture you are accustomed to . If this is your first time in a Canadian college, you may experience this Cultural stress as negative feelings, addictive behaviour, avoiding interactions with people from cultures other than your own, or even physical or mental exhaustion.

There are many strategies that can help you deal with culture shock:

  • Suspend judgment – the situation is not good or bad. It may make more sense when you understand the cultural values that may be different than yours.
  • Talk about it—finding a friend (or a mentor) who you can discuss your experiences with.
  • Find enjoyable aspects of Canadian life to get involved in.
  • Pay attention to your personal health – keep healthy eating, sleeping, and exercise habits.

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Culture shock is a common response to a new environment. Understanding what is happening helps you to use the strategies, resources, and supports that can help you overcome the challenges of a new culture.Your Student Integration Coordinator has information, resources and support to help with this or any other questions or challenges you may have. We would be happy to help you prepare for success!

Your Student Integration Coordinators:

Notre Dame Campus / Stevenson Campus

Norlan Page, D-206C Notre Dame Campus

Email: nopage@rrc.ca / Phone: 204.631.3309

Exchange District Campus and Regional Campuses

Lauren Konrad, 103-294 William Avenue (Massey Building)

Email: lkonrad@rrc.ca / Email: 204.631.3345

Language Training Centre

Jillian Hoogland, 418-123 Main Street (Language Training Centre)

Email: jhoogland@rrc.ca /Phone: 204.945.8776

Know Your Student Supports

September 2, 2015 • Written by

In case you haven’t noticed already, Red River College programs are tough! With a full courseload, and many new topics and assignments, it can be overwhelming, and many student s wonder in the first few weeks how they will ever get to the end of the term!

Fortunately, Red River College has a wide range of student supports available to help you succeed through your program!

Take a few minutes to click on the links and get familiar with the services that are offered to help you find success at Red River College.

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Your Student Integration Coordinator has information, resources and support to help with this or any other questions or challenges you may have. We would be happy to help you prepare for success!

Your Student Integration Coordinators:

Notre Dame Campus / Stevenson Campus

Norlan Page, D-206C Notre Dame Campus

Email: nopage@rrc.ca / Phone: 204.631.3309

Exchange District Campus and Regional Campuses

Lauren Konrad, 103-294 William Avenue (Massey Building)

Email: lkonrad@rrc.ca / Email: 204.631.3345

Language Training Centre

Jillian Hoogland, 418-123 Main Street (Language Training Centre)

Email: jhoogland@rrc.ca /Phone: 204.945.8776

Avoiding Lineups on Campus

July 31, 2015 • Written by

Although you won’t need to pay your tuition or buy books until your first day of classes, you can save a lot of time standing in line by doing as much as you can before school starts for the Fall.

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Pay your tuition (and get your student card)

Apply for (and finalize) your Student Aid or Scholarship Applications

Buy your textbooks – Lists are posted on the Bookstore website 3 weeks before classes start.

Find parking on or off campus

Buy your Winnipeg Transit (Bus) Pass – Reduced fee student passes are available in the Students’ Association stores at the Exchange district Campus (the Mercantile) and at Notre Dame Campus (The Ox). Passes are usually available about 1-2 weeks prior to the next month.

Rent a locker – You can now reserve a locker online!

Many of these things can also be done online through the Red River College Portal (HUB) and Web Advisor.

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YEAR 2(+) Students: How to have a Terrific Summer and an Incredible Comeback

July 23, 2015 • Written by

Last month we said farewell to our graduates, but for those of you coming back in August for the second year of your program (or third, or fourth!), we hope that you are having a great summer. As you’re playing or working in the sun this summer, there are a lot of things that you can be doing right now to make your return to the College a great one.

1. Fight the Summer Slump

You lose what you don’t use. If you aren’t reviewing or using the knowledge and skills that you worked hard to gain over the last year, you will forget some of them as you work and relax over the summer.

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Take a few minutes each day to review last year’s course materials and practice the skills that you learned. Keeping your skills sharp can save you the difficulty of having to re-learn what you have forgotten before progressing in your program. You can also challenge yourself by previewing some of the materials you will be studying next year. Buy your books early and identify the topics that you may find the most challenging. This will help you plan your study time more efficiently.

2. Plan for Excellence

Summer is a perfect time to prepare to make the most of your next year. Think about last year—what worked well, and what didn’t—and decide what you will change to make this year better.

Choose the activities you want to be involved in and the resources you need to access to succeed both in your academic and extracurricular goals. Plan your finances, volunteer, and work schedules. If you will be graduating this year, what do you need to do to be ready for the next steps after college—looking for a job?

Here are some resources to help you get started:

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3. Come to Campus (or Visit Virtually)

Remember all the long lines at the beginning of the new term? You can avoid a lot of wasted time and effort by visiting campus a few weeks early:

Many of these things can also be done online through the Red River College Portal (HUB) and Web Advisor.

4. Rest, Relax, Rejuvenate

Taking a few days to clear your mind, rest, and enjoy the summer with friends or family can also help you get ready mentally and physically for another challenging school year. Take a few days to sleep and read for fun. Check out a festival, visit a provincial park, or taste some local food. There is a lot of fun to experience around Manitoba, so schedule this time well!

The halls of the College are quiet over the summer, but we are looking forward to welcoming back many familiar faces in a few weeks. Have a great summer—we’ll see you soon!

What do we know about you?

July 9, 2015 • Written by

Red River College keeps an up-to-date, secure database of student information to help us communicate with you and serve your needs better. This information includes your name, address, contact information, and records of your academic achievement and financial accounts with the College. All students can access their own personal  information through WebAdvisor.

If your information is not accurate—if you have moved, gotten a new phone number or email—then we may not be able to communicate important information to you. Take a minute today to check your  contact  information on Web Advisor and update any personal information that has changed.

The easiest way to access Web Advisor is through the button on the Red River College’s Hub. You can log in with your Red River College username and password. If you don’t know your username or password, you can reset it through this link or by visiting a Student Service Centre.

You can also check your student email through the Hub. Your student email will remain accessible for 180 days after you leave the College.  If you are not checking your email regularly, you may be missing out on important communications from us.

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Let’s stay in touch!

Your Student Integration Coordinator has information, resources and support to help with this or any other questions or challenges you may have.  We would be happy to help you prepare for success!

Your Student Integration Coordinators:

Notre Dame Campus / Stevenson Campus

Norlan Page, D-206C Notre Dame Campus

Email: nopage@rrc.ca / Phone:  204.631.3309

Exchange District Campus and Regional Campuses

Lauren Konrad, 103-294 William Avenue (Massey Building)

Email: lkonrad@rrc.ca / Email: 204.631.3345

Language Training Centre

Jillian Hoogland, 418-123 Main Street (Language Training Centre)

Email: jhoogland@gmail.com /Phone: 204.945.8776