Student Orientation

We want to make sure you get off to a great start on your college career! Fall 2021 orientation will be in-person and will take place August 23-27. A ton of activities will be offered to help you find the resources you need, meet our staff and faculty, and connect with your peers. Take advantage of the activities and services available to you. You can also visit our online orientation page to get started and check out our starting college checklist to make sure you are set for success on day one!

Fall 2021 O-Week Schedule of Events

Monday, August 23, 2021 - Welcome Day

To kick-off O-Week, join us as we introduce you to key influencers in the College, campus tour, and barbeque. Fun activities and prizes will be raffled off.

Location: Syncrude Sport and Wellness Centre (SSWC) at 9908 Penhorwood Street Fort McMurray.

Welcome Day Schedule
Registration 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Fieldhouse 1 SSWC
O-Week Kick-off 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Fieldhouse 1 SSWC
Campus Tour 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Starting at Fieldhouse 1 SSWC
Barbeque Lunch 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Fieldhouse 3 SSWC


Tuesday, August 24, 2021 - Keyano + Community Courtyard

 An opportunity for students to learn about programs and services available to them at Keyano College and within the RMWB. Prizes to be given away.

Location: Syncrude Sport and Wellness Centre (SSWC) at 9908 Penhorwood Street Fort McMurray.

Keyano and Community Courtyard Schedule
Pancake Breakfast 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Fieldhouse 3 SSWC
Keyano Courtyard 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Fieldhouse 3 SSWC
Pizza Party Lunch 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Fieldhouse 3 SSWC
Community Courtyard 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Fieldhouse 3 SSWC


 Wednesday, August 25, 2021 - International Students Day

 An opportunity for international students to learn about programs and services available to them at Keyano College and within the RMWB. 

Location: Access the locations through Keyano Main Entrance at King Street. 

International Student Day Schedule
International Breakfast 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Elements Dining
International Community Booth Fair 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Student Commons
Presentation: Roles and Responsibilities while Studying in Canada 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Doug Schmidt Theatre
International Coffee House and Lunch 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Student Commons
Community Bus Tour: Discover YMM 1:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Keyano Theatre Entrance on King Street
Movie Night (Open to all students) 6:30 p.m. Landmark Cinema 175 Eagle Ridge Blvd


 Thursday, August 26, 2021 - Programs Day

 Meet your instructors, find out information about your programs, and take the afternoon to pack your picnic basket for Friday's Family Picnic at the Snye. 

Location: Access the locations through Keyano Entrance at King's Street.

Programs Day Schedule
Faculty Breakout Sessions 9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Classrooms
Moodle and Self-Service Orientation 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Classrooms


 Friday, August 26, 2021 - F.O.M.O. 

 End O-Week with the Teepee raising, learning ways to be successful at Keyano, and a Fear-Of-Missing-Out Family Picnic

Location: Access the locations through Keyano Theatre's Main Entrance at King Street.

F.O.M.O. Friday Schedule
Smudging Teaching 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Keyano Recital Theatre
Academic Success Centre and Accessibility Services Information Sessions. 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Keyano Recital Theatre
Wellness Session: Transition to Keyano 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Keyano Recital Theatre
F.O.M.O. (Fear Of Missing Out) Family Picnic 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Snye Park at 2 clearwater Drive Fort McMurray. (In the event of rain, we will convene at SSWC)


Trades Orientations

Are you starting a Trades program at Keyano?  Check your Keyano student email for information on your orientation.  You will have the opportunity to meet your faculty, receive important information about your program, and learn about the services available to you at the college.