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Advancement Office, Seneca Alumni

Your affiliation with Seneca does not end at graduation. As a graduate of a full-time program, you automatically become a lifetime member of Seneca Alumni, and you are entitled to all the privileges membership provides.

Seneca Alumni offers many opportunities to keep in touch with Seneca and the friends you made during your studies. Alumni networking events and class reunions open doors to new relationships and rekindle old ones, while professional development seminars and continuing education subjects keep you abreast of industry innovations.

Stay in touch with professors and classmates through the Seneca Alumni magazine, and advertise your company, product or service to its more than 70,000 readers, in print and online.

Remember to support those who follow in your footsteps by mentoring a student, sponsoring an event or donating to bursaries, which aid students in financial need.

Seneca Alumni members enjoy preferred auto, home and life insurance rates thanks to our affinity partnerships with leading providers. You also benefit from special promotions for mortgages, car rentals, credit cards, wine, cell phones, sporting events, theatre tickets and much more.

For more information, please contact the Alumni Office at (416) 491-5050, ext. 22960 in Toronto or 1-888-ALUMNUS in the rest of Canada. Be sure to keep your profile updated and stay up-to-date on our services by visiting www.senecaalumni.ca.

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Bookstores and Computer Store

A new term starts and suddenly you’ve got a shopping list... books, supplies, software... everything you will need is right on campus. From textbooks to tshirts, binders to bus tickets, your campus store has it all. Each campus store offers extended hours at the beginning of each semester along with scheduled book buyback times, return privileges and various payment options, plus a friendly and knowledgeable staff to help you with your shopping needs.

Visit one of our stores at the Newnham, Seneca@York, King or Markham Campuses. Running late and don’t have time to get to your campus bookstore? Try ordering online at www.senecacollege.ca/estore. If you don’t have access to a computer try ordering on our special order telephone line (416) 491-5050, ext. 22561. Normal delivery time is within 3-5 days.

The campus store is your ideal source for today’s technology. The computer store carries brand name software and hardware all at educational prices. So before you make that new purchase of a laptop, printer or software, etc... check it out.

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Career Services

Career Services is here to help you make the most of your educational and career opportunities. We offer all the resources you need to help you successfully market yourself to employers. We’ll help you develop job search techniques and interview skills, and we’ll provide the tools you need to build effective, targeted resumes and cover letters. Computers, photocopier, fax, phone, daily newspapers, directories, career library, job postings and full IT support are just a few of the benefits at your disposal.

Take advantage of our seminars, individual consultations and access to Seneca CareerLink, a job posting system designed for Seneca students and grads. Meet employers face-to-face at career fairs, trade shows and other networking events throughout the year.

We will also connect you directly to employers through our vast network of industry partnerships. In your graduating semester, we’ll work with you one-on-one, or if you prefer, sign up for one of our Job Finding Clubs. So make use of the best resource you’ve got - call us at (416) 491-5050, ext. 26007, drop by Career Services today, or log on to www.senecacollege.ca/student/careerservices and see how WE GET YOU TO WORK.

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College Parking

Parking spaces are available for daily parking at most campuses. Students are encouraged to use public transportation or carpool whenever possible as parking spaces are limited. Parking permits are available for Newnham, King and Markham campuses. Pay-and-Display machines are available in the parking lots for the convenience of those who have not purchased a semester parking permit. The machines take cash and credit cards. For current parking rates, please contact the Parking office at (416) 491-5050, ext. 22867.

Please note: Seneca@York Parking facilities and rates are controlled by York University. For further information, contact York Parking at (416) 736-5335.

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Counselling & Disability Services

Counselling:

As you prepare to make career choices, Seneca Counsellors can help you explore your options and examine important issues. As a student at Seneca, you will find Counselling support to clarify your interests, aptitudes, needs and values, as you make vocational and academic decisions.

As a Seneca student, you may develop personal concerns around self-confidence, stress or relationships. Sometimes problems with motivation and achievement may arise. Counsellors will help you deal with the inter-related demands of personal and academic responsibilities.

Confidential appointments with professional counsellors are available to prospective students at most Seneca campuses.

Disability Services:

Provides services to students who have been formally identified with the following exceptionalities: learning disability; mental health disability; mobility/physical/ temporary impairments; blind and low vision; deaf or hard of hearing and acquired brain injuries. You may also have received "resource room" assistance to assist you in your studies.

  • Disability Services Counsellors can assist you in the following ways:
  • Assess your individual needs to determine appropriate educational accommodations;
  • Liaise with your academic department and other on campus services;
  • Assist faculty in responding to your individual needs;
  • Offer supportive counselling and advocacy;
  • Assist in securing tutoring services, peer note takers and exam proctors.

To receive Disability Services counselling, contact must be initiated by the student. Early self-identification is encouraged to ensure that reasonable accommodations are arranged early on in each semester. Your information is confidential and will only be released with your permission to those who will be assisting you.

Students wishing information or an appointment with the Counselling and Disability Services Office should contact:

  • Newnham Campus
    (416) 491-5050 (Voice), ext. 22900
    (416) 491-0468 (TDD)
     
  • Markham Campus
    (416) 491-5050, ext. 77190
     
  • Seneca@York Campus
    (416) 491-5050, ext. 33150
     
  • King Campus
    (416) 491-5050, ext. 55157

Students with a documented permanent disability may be eligible for specialized tuition payments for the final courses needed to complete their program. Some conditions apply.

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First Peoples@Seneca

The College provides Seneca’s Aboriginal students with advisement and support to assist students in their educational plan. First Peoples@Seneca provides culturally specific resources and services to anyone interested in learning more about the culture, issues and traditions of Aboriginal peoples.

First Peoples@Seneca serves as Seneca’s connection to the Aboriginal communities. Services are available on all campuses by booking an appointment with the Manager, Student Development. For more information about First Peoples@Seneca, go to www.senecacollege.ca/student/first-peoples or D2039 at Newnham Campus.

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Fitness Centres

Newnham Campus - The Fitness Centre at Newnham Campus is a 6,000 square foot facility, located adjacent to the Senecentre in the lower level of the Sports Centre. Students, staff and community members are provided with the finest in fitness programming. Members can use the centre six days per week and take advantage of the strength and circuit training equipment, treadmills, stairmasters, recumbent and upright bikes, rowers, elliptical crosstrainers and free weights. Regularly scheduled fitness classes come with your membership. Fitness evaluations by our certified staff and individualized fitness programs are offered as fee for service options. Registrations are taken throughout each semester, so drop by the centre anytime and begin your semester of fitness and fun. For more information, call (416) 491-5050, ext. 22976.

Markham, King and Seneca@York - The Fitness Centres at Markham, King and Seneca@York Campuses are student facilities funded by the Student Athletic Association and run on a cost-recovery/program fee basis. The centres offer a variety of conditioning equipment including free weights, circuit training, stairmasters, aerobics, step aerobics and other classes. Drop by to begin your fitness training. For more information, call Markham at (416) 491-5050, ext. 7250; King at ext. 55156 and Seneca@York at ext. 33302.

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Food Services

Large, pleasant cafeterias serve most campuses of Seneca College. Service is provided for both day and evening students. Meal cards are available at the food outlets for purchase, at the main campuses.

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Health Centre

The Seneca Health Centre is located at Newnham Campus with a health care team including registered nurses and medical doctors. Appointments and walk-ins are welcome.

 

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Housing (off campus)

Seneca College maintains a Student (off-campus) Housing Registry for student reference, which is accessible through the Seneca College website at www.senecacollege.ca/housing.

For assistance or for computer access to the registry, students can come to the Student Services offices at Newnham, King, Seneca@York and Markham. This self-help service provides students with a listing of a variety of affordable types of accommodation to meet their needs during the school year. The rooms, apartments, townhouses and houses, are all located reasonably close to the College campuses. For information call (416) 491-5050, ext. 22956.

Seneca College is unable to check accommodation being offered and cannot vouch for the competence or reliability of the landlords or the tenants (students) and does not recommend, monitor or evaluate any of the landlords or tenants. The responsibility rests with the landlord or tenant to investigate these matters. Please visit www.senecarez.com for information on on-campus housing.

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Housing (on campus)

Seneca College offers a year round residence for students attending all Seneca College campuses. Our modern suite style residence includes a private bedroom and bathroom, cable television, internet access, telephone with free local calls and voicemail, ensuite kitchenette with fridge and microwave. Residence amenities also feature controlled access, laundry facilities, study lounges, and light housekeeping service. Residence offers an excellent Residence Life program that focuses on your independence, growth and the experience of being part of an oncampus community.

For more information on Residence, please visit our website at www.senecarez.com.

  • Newnham Campus Location*: (416) 491-8811
  • King Campus Location: (905)-833-1650

* The Newnham Residence houses students from all campuses including Markham, Seneca@York and King.

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Information Technology Services, Computing Commons and Student Help Desk

Students at Seneca College are supported with high quality and accessible information technology resources and services. Each campus provides access to a wide variety of general purpose and specialized computing labs. Each campus also provides access to a physical Computing Commons (open access computing facility) where students may access computers (offering a full range of application software and Internet services), obtain technical support, print, scan and work individually or in groups.

Students at Seneca College receive individual accounts used for access to the My.Seneca portal/learning management system, official College email, wireless, workstation authentication, as well as OneCard services for identification and access to printers and photocopying. SIRIS (the Student Internet Registration and Information System) is provided for individual web browser access to register for subjects, customize timetables, access financial accounts, view academic records and perform diploma subject audits.

In open computing facilities (Computing Commons, King Open Computing Lab), students are able to access general (e.g. e-mail, word processing, spreadsheet) and specialized software applications. Available specialized software is dependent on the campus and the academic requirements and offerings at a particular campus. All College computers have full Internet access upon authentication.

Students living in either of the College’s Residences are provided with one network connection per registration for access to College networked services and the Internet through the College’s ResNet.

Student Help Desk information technology support services are available to all students in-person (Newnham, Seneca@York, Markham, King), or by web or telephone.

My.Seneca is the College’s onestop online resource providing access to course materials, the option to look up resources and the tools to communicate with professors and other students. Utilizing portal technology, My.Seneca is customizable so that clients can get just the information that they want. My.Seneca is available to all students of the College on-site and remotely.

Student Help Desk: (416) 493-9867 (Press 1 for Newnham, 2 for Seneca@York, 3 for King, 4 for Markham, 5 for applicants)
Website: http://studenthelpdesk.senecac.on.ca

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Lab School & Child Care Centre

Graduates of Seneca College can now benefit from the Newnham and King Campus based Lab Schools and Child Care Centres.

A mix of excellent facilities are provided, which are clean, bright and well equipped. Professional and dedicated staff share their personal warmth and enthusiasm with the children, who receive high quality child care. The Lab Schools provide a model for the education of the adult students working toward obtaining their qualification for the field of Early Childhood Education (E.C.E.).

The faculty continue to be involved in the Lab School in their role as resource to the Lab School staff for the continuous evaluation and development of our E.C.E. program.

Lab School staff are specially selected to demonstrate excellence with respect to the provision of high quality child care, as well as the training of E.C.E. students.

If you are interested in our program, you are welcome to visit our centres, which serve as models to the E.C.E. community. Child care spaces are available for infants, toddlers, preschool and kindergarten children at King Campus, and for toddler, preschool and kindergarten children at the Newnham Campus.

For more information, call the Newnham Campus at (416) 491-5050, ext. 24710, or King Campus at (905) 833-3333, ext. 55063.

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Lockers

Lockers may be rented for a nominal fee on a first-come, first-served basis. Each locker is equipped with a combination lock, which remains the property of the College. Lockers at the Seneca@York, Markham, King and Newnham campuses can be rented online. Log on to my.senecacollege.ca. Payment can be made by credit card (Visa, Amex, MasterCard), or by cash if paying in person.

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Ombudsperson

The Ombudsperson is committed to helping achieve a fair outcome to problems or complaints about College policies, procedures or practices if they have not been resolved through the College’s regular procedures or channels.

The Ombudsperson provides a service to students and employees of the College that is confidential, objective, impartial, independent and accessible.

The Ombudsperson is your last resort, offering help when the regular channels of appeal have been exhausted.

Email the Ombudsperson at ombuds@senecacollege.ca or telephone (416) 491-5050, ext. 22029.

Make an appointment to visit the Ombudsperson in Room C3005 at the Newnham Campus or at a pre-arranged location at any other College campus at a time that is mutually agreeable.

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Seneca Libraries

Located at King, Markham, Newnham and Seneca@York campuses, Seneca Libraries provides students, faculty and staff with high-quality services and resources.

A wide variety of, print, electronic and multimedia resources are available including books, journals, magazines, DVD’s, videos, slides and audiovisual equipment. Seneca Libraries also offer more than 100 electronic databases of journal and magazine articles ensuring students access to information - whether on or off campus- for research assignments.

For questions about finding, using, evaluating or citing information for projects, Seneca Libraries’ expert staff are available to help either in person or online at askON.ca - the real-time chat reference services-as well as our email reference service “Ask Seneca Libraries.

For library hours and more information visit library.senecacollege.ca.

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SeneCentre

Operated by the students at the Newnham campus, the Senecentre is the campus focal point of student activities. The facilities and services include Looneys, Java Junction, Missing Link (student pub), The Booth (TTC & ticket sales), meeting rooms and offices of the Seneca Student Federation Incorporated (SSF Inc.). The “Hive” at Seneca@York, KingDome at King, and the "Kickback" at Markham campus are the centres for student activities at those campuses.

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Smoke Free Environment

Seneca College is a fully smoke-free environment. This applies to all College locations.

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Student Government

As a full-time student, you pay an activity fee which goes to support your elected student government. The objective of the student government is to provide programs, services and activities to meet your interests and needs. For example, Seneca has its own student newspaper, The Buzz. The four local student councils - Newnham, Seneca@York, King and Markham - organize many activities throughout the year.

The Seneca Student Federation Inc. (SSF) is the incorporated body that represents all full-time students.

The mandate of the SSF Inc. is to provide facilities, services and activities which respond to the diverse needs of the campus community. The SSF Inc. provides part-time job opportunities for students at each of the campuses. Training is provided, and it is an excellent way to learn new skills, meet new people and get involved in College life. By getting involved in student council, you not only develop leadership skills but you also become eligible for one of the many leadership scholarships available at Seneca.

There are also many student associations and clubs to meet the interests of a diverse group of students.

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Student Services Offices

The Student Services Centres, located at Newnham, King, Seneca@York and Markham campuses, provide a variety of resources and programs to enhance the academic process and improve the quality of student life. Services offered by Student Services include housing and transportation information, student advisement services, student insurance, campus tours and orientation. For information, call (416) 491-5050, ext. 22925 or email student.services@senecacollege.ca.

A student handbook, including agenda, is available to all full-time students. Stop by the Student Services Centre once the semester begins, to pick up your free copy. For additional information about Student Services and the many services and activities offered throughout the year, check our website at www.senecacollege.ca/student.

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Student Rights and Responsibilities

The students, faculty and staff of Seneca College constitute an academic community committed to training and education that enhances effectiveness in the workplace and quality of life for all.

This commitment includes maintaining an environment in which all students are able to pursue their educational goals. The Student Rights and Responsibilities provides the basis for behaviour, which will nurture this environment of mutual respect for the dignity and worth of each person in the Seneca community. Every student is required to abide by the Student Rights and Responsibilities.

This document is complementary to and in no way alters student rights under the Laws of Canada, Ontario and local governments, and all other College policies, and agreements between sponsored students and the agency sponsoring such students.

All students should become familiar with the Student Rights and Responsibilities document, which is available from the Student Conduct Office.

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The Student Conduct Office

The Student Conduct Office is responsible for communicating the standards of behaviour required within Seneca College for all employees, students, clients, contractors and the public as defined by Policy and legal statute. The Student Conduct Office provides confidential advice, counsel, referral, consultation, mediation, investigative and resolution assistance to all individuals or groups in conflict covered by a college policy and/or statutory obligation. The Student Conduct Office is responsible for developing and implementing initiatives related to human rights, multiculturalism, anti-racism, Positive Space, equity and accessibility The Student Conduct Office is also responsible for promoting an inclusive environment free from discrimination, harassment and violence through pro-active programming and awareness programs. The Student Conduct Office is mandated to ensure a respectful, accessible, safe and inclusive environment.

If you have questions or concerns on these issues, visit, call or email the Student Conduct Office. We are available to all part-time and full-time students and employees of the College.

  • Newnham: Room D1025 - (416) 491-5050, ext. 22078
  • Markham: Room 171 - (416) 491-5050, ext. 77470 or 22078
  • King: Administration Office - (416) 491-5050, ext. 55008 or 22078
  • Seneca@York: Room S1079 - (416) 491-5050, ext. 33088 or 22078

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Transportation

Seneca College campuses are accessible using public transportation. For information, please contact the public transit providers directly.

Student Discount forms for GO Transit available at the Student Services office.

The Seneca College Residence will offer a free shuttle bus service to residents who attend Seneca's Markham and Seneca@York campuses from the Newnham campus residence.

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Varsity Athletics and Recreation at Seneca

Join the ACTION with the all-time winningest varsity sports teams in Ontario College Sports History. Whether on the field, court or in the bleachers, the SENECA STING offer exciting Ontario Colleges Athletics Association (OCAA) action. The Athletic and Recreation Department ensures a quality experience by providing first class facilities, top-notch coaching and provincial, national and international competition. As a result of the Student Athletic Association’s (SAA) fundraising, student - athletes are eligible for scholarships as recognition for their dedication and commitment to their varsity and academic program.

The Seneca Sting offer fifteen varsity teams in the OCAA; eight of which lead to national championships. Varsity teams compete in Badminton, Men’s & Women’s Basketball, Cross Country Running, Curling, Women’s Fastball, Golf, Men’s and Women’s Indoor Soccer, Men’s and Women’s Rugby, Men’s and Women’s Soccer, and Men’s and Women’s Volleyball.

Special promotions are run throughout the varsity season, providing fans and bleacher creatures with the opportunity to win great prizes and become part of the action. So come on out and become part of the Seneca Sting Family. Schedules are posted on our website www.senecasting.ca and on boards throughout the college.

Campus Recreation offers “Fun, Fitness and Friendship” through a variety of recreational programs. Choose from a wide range of programs, including intramural leagues, instructional classes, special events, tournaments, clubs, intercampus challenges and extramural tournaments. Just a few of the activities available are the Active Living Challenge, badminton, basketball, beach volleyball, bowling, dragon boat, flag football, golf, indoor soccer, ball hockey, ice hockey, volleyball and 3-pitch. All students are welcome to participate in the Annual "Cre-8 Your Best Body" challenge. Let's build a Healthy Student Body together!

In conjunction with Athletics and Recreation, the Student Athletic Association offers a variety of student leadership and part-time opportunities. Students are involved as convenors, instructors, officials, timers, scorers, statisticians, gym supervisors, office assistants, game promotion co-ordinators and council representatives. Whether you want to earn a little extra money, or gain some valuable experience, Athletics and Recreation may be the place for you.

We are looking forward to seeing you at tryouts, participating in our recreation programs, working with us or cheering on the Sting. For tryout dates and more information please look for our bulletin boards around the college, visit us at www.senecasting.ca or call (416) 491-5050, ext. 2308. Be a part of achieving academic and athletic excellence by participating in Athletics and Recreation.

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