Community typically describes a city or town, but community is also a feeling. When you are at home you have a community, of friends, family, neighbours; community is what makes home feel so great. When you move away for school finding community can be difficult, but when you choose one of the six Northern Ontario [...]
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Your first year of college means settling into your new home, your new routine, new classes and a new city. While this is an exciting time in your life, we recognize that this is still a huge adjustment. With such big changes, some of you might be beginning to feel a little homesick, and that’s [...]
It’s September and you know what that means? That’s right! It’s the beginning of a new school year. There’s a whole lot of changes happening in your life right now, which is pretty typical for this time of year. New classes, new teachers, maybe a new locker space and of course a new grade. All [...]
Our website and social media pages are filled with tons of reasons why you should study at one of the six leading Ontario colleges in Northern Ontario. But do you ever want to hear directly from some real students with real study north experiences? Are you wondering what it’s REALLY like to study north? Do [...]
Some of you may have a personal vehicle that you are bringing with you to college. This is just fine! You can purchase parking passes from your school and residence. More information can be found on each schools website. Many of you may not have access to a personal vehicle and that’s okay too because [...]
Move in day is fast approaching! From arriving on campus and moving in your belongings to meeting your new roommates and spending your first official night in your new city as a first year college student, it’s going to be busy! But that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun. We want you to enjoy every [...]
Your first day of college is just around the corner. Maybe you've started to pack and have begun your ‘back to school’ shopping to prepare to head off to college. Here's a small checklist of items you should think about as you continue to prepare to head back school. What do you REALLY need to bring [...]
In our blog “What Does College Really Cost” we talked about the cost of college; the next step is budgeting! You might be asking yourself how do you create a budget? Well it’s actually quite simple: you create a list of all your incoming funds (such as OSAP, jobs throughout the school year), create a [...]
School is expensive; moving away from home, paying to tuition, books, food, rent and much more. It can be a little overwhelming but that is why OSAP and other student loans, grants, and scholarships are available, to help make it easier for students and their families to pursue their post-secondary education. Let’s start with OSAP. [...]
Welcome to the city that’s “Just North Enough to be Perfect”. You have decided to spend your summer in beautiful North Bay, but may not fully grasp all that this city has to offer. Summers in North Bay are warm, beautiful and fun. With the warm summer sun, and student budgets not always allowing for [...]