Are you looking to get off to a smooth start at Centennial College?
Are you feeling anxious or worried about starting college? Do you feel like you face additional barriers on your path to success?
You are invited to attend Centennial College’s START Smart, a week-long transition program designed to best prepare you for success at college. START Smart occurs before the beginning of each semester. During START Smart, interactive learning opportunities are hosted live via videoconferencing technology, and recordings are made available after each session.
START Smart – Fall 2020
START Smart – Fall 2020 will take place from August 24 – August 28. Live sessions will be hosted daily at 9:00 a.m. EST and 2:00 p.m.
START Smart is a pre-orientation event. For more information on Experience Centennial: Orientation, scheduled for August 31 – September 11, please visit Experience Centennial: Orientation.
Registration is being hosted using the Experience Centennial App.
Through participating in START Smart, you will:
- learn skills and strategies for academic success in the online environment, including time-management, study skills, and navigating online learning platforms,
- explore strategies for self-care and developing resilience while studying online,
- discover valuable Centennial College services and resources,
- meet like-minded student and connect with upper year students to hear firsthand about how they achieved success,
- complete a virtual tour,
- learn about supports available to students with disabilities,
- and more!
START Smart - Summer 2020
START Smart – Summer 2020 took place from May 11 – May 15. A recording of every session and access to the resources shared is available by joining the START Smart – Summer 2020 Microsoft Team: Join the START Smart Microsoft Team
Recordings of START Smart - Summer 2020
Monday, May 11, 2020
Welcome to START Smart
A brief session to provide an overview of what's to come throughout the week.
Navigating Online Learning at Centennial
Learn about the essential online platforms used while studying online at Centennial College.
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Get Involved at Centennial!
Hear from different departments from across the College about how you can maximize your experience at Centennial by getting involved!
Connect with the CALCS Team
Meet the Centre for Accessible Learning and Counselling Services (CALCS) team and learn how they can support your accessibility requirements, and how to access academic accommodations and other disability related needs.
Study Skills for Online Learning
Learn tips and strategies for academic success from one of the College's learning strategists.
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Become a Student Leader
Are you looking for ways to get involved with the Centennial community, boost your skills and have fun? Become a student leader! This workshop will support you to begin the process of developing a leadership plan for yourself.
Learning and Graduating with Integrity
Clarify your role in the virtual or real classroom. Get the information you need to make sure you are completing your academic work with integrity and not cheating by mistake.
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Goal-Setting and the Hero's Journey
Participate in a guided goal-setting activity to help you clarify your plan for success. After watching the video, click here to access the goal-setting activity: The Hero’s Journey.
START Well with CALCS
Come connect with the Centre for Accessible Learning and Counselling Services to learn some tips and tricks for staying healthy while studying at Centennial. Sleep hygiene, stress management and other ways to cope with the demands of college life will be reviewed.
Friday, May 15, 2020
I WISH I'd known!"
Learn about the supports and resources available to students that many WISH they'd knew about before starting at Centennial.
Student Success Panel
Hear from a panel of current and former students about how to achieve success at College!
START Smart welcomes and encourages participation from Centennial College’s diverse community of equity-seeking students, including those who identify as Indigenous, LGBTQ2+, students with disabilities, students whose second language is English, racialized students, newcomers, mature students, students caring for families, and anybody else who is seeking to learn skills and strategies for success.
For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact Robert Hurtubise, Smart Transitions Coordinator at (416) 289-5000, ext. 2219 or email@example.com.