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Georgian College

General Information

Georgian College has 7 locations in Northern Ontario serving 11 000 full-time students. Its 3 main campuses are in Barrie, Orillia and Owen Sound. Georgian College also has regional campuses in South Georgian Bay, Midland, Muskoka, and Orangeville. Georgian College has 10 faculties and schools, each with their own academic programs and departments:

  • School of Aviation Studies
  • School of Business Studies
  • School of Community Studies
  • School of Computer Studies
  • School of Design and Visual Art
  • School of Engineering Technology
  • School of General Studies / Aboriginal Studies
  • School of Health and Wellness
  • School of Hospitality Tourism and Recreation Studies
  • School of Liberal Studies

The addresses for Georgian College’s campuses are:

Barrie:
1 Georgian Drive
Barrie, Ontario L4M 3X9
(705) 728-1968

Midland:
649 Prospect Blvd
Midland, Ontario L4R 4K6
(705) 526-3666

Muskoka:
111 Wellington Street
Bracebridge, Ontario P1L 1E2
(705) 646-7629

Orangeville:
22 Centennial Road
Orangeville, Ontario L9W 1P8
(519) 940-0331

Orillia:
825 Memorial Avenue
Orillia, Ontario L4V 6S2
(705) 325-2740

Owen Sound:
1450 8th Street East
Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 5R4
(519) 376-5395

South Georgian Bay:
499 Raglan Street
Collingwood, Ontario L9Y 3Z1
(705) 445-2961

www.georgiancollege.ca

Accessibility Services

Accessibility Services

At Georgian College, the office providing accessibility services to students is called the Centre for Access and Disability Services. The Centre for Access and Disability Services is the primary place to find out about all of your disability related needs.

Accessibility Plan

For more information about accessibility at Georgian College, and their current initiatives to address issues of accessibility, please see Georgian College's Accessibility Plan.

Documentation Required

In order to access accommodations at Georgian College, the following documentation is required to show proof of a disability:

For Learning Disabilities and/or ADHD

  • A psychoeducational assessment from a registered psychologist or psychological associate
  • Students who do not have an updated psycho-educational assessment can bring their IEP/IPRC as interim documentation

For Physical or Medical Disabilities, and Mental Health Conditions

  • Students must provide a letter from an appropriate professional medical practitioner 

For more information about required documentation or how to obtain proof of your disability, contact the Georgian College Centre for Access and Disability Services directly.

Support Services Available

Health Services

Georgian College's Health Services on the Barrie Campus offers health care through the services of an on-campus nurse practitioner clinic and an off-campus wellness centre.

Counselling Services

Georgian College’s Counselling centre offers service for students who are experiencing stressful events in their lives.

Academic Support

Georgian College's Learning Centres offer academic support to students. Write On is for students who would like to improve or enhance their writing skills and is available in Barrie, Orillia, Owen Sound, and Orangeville. Peer tutoring is available on campus in Barrie, Orillia, Owen Sound, Midland, and Orangeville.

 

Library Services

The Library Commons & Academic Success Centre at Georgian College's Barrie, Midland, Orillia and Owen Sound campuses offer various resources for students including databases, journals, e-books, and e-videos. The library also provides services for students such as learning strategists, a math centre, a writing centre, material reservations, and online access. The library offers accessible services for students with disabilities.

Other Support Services

Financial Aid

Georgian’s Financial Aid office recognizes that postsecondary education is an investment in your future and that paying for your education can be costly, stressful and lead to less time spent on your studies. They offer a variety of services to help you meet your financial responsibilities, including OSAP and related programs, bursaries and emergency funding. They also act as liaisons with the National Student Loan Service Centre and the Student Financial Assistance Branch. For more information, visit Financial Aid at Georgian.    

Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards

Georgian College offers a range of merit-based scholarships, need-based bursaries and awards based on academic achievement. For more information as well as complete lists of scholarships, bursaries, awards and contact information, visit Awards and Scholarships at Georgian.    

 

Residence and Housing

On-Campus Housing

Georgian College houses students in traditional style accommodations at the Barrie campus, suite style accommodations at the Orillia campus, and townhouse style accommodations at the Owen-Sound campus. Residence rooms are allocated using a lottery system, with students living further than 50 kilometres away being given first preference in the lottery. If students are not initially selected, they will be placed on a waiting list. Traditional style accommodations include single, double and triple suites with private bedrooms, a shared washroom and a shared kitchen. Suite units include 4 private bedrooms, 2 washrooms, a common kitchen, laundry facilities and common living space.  Virtual tours of suites are available. Townhouse units are 3-storeys and include 4 private bedrooms, shared washrooms, laundry facilities, a common kitchen and common living space. Virtual tours are available. Building amenities for traditional and suite style residences include:

  • Common lounges
  • Common study areas
  • Access to a 24/7 front desk
  • Maintenance
  • Laundry facilities (included in townhouse style)

Residence rooms come furnished and include internet access and local telephone service. Residence rates vary depending on suite style and do not include a meal plan. Meal plans may be purchased separately if desired.

Accessible and barrier-free rooms are available for students requiring special accommodations. To inquire about special accommodations while in residence, students must contact the Housing office on campus.

Off-Campus Housing

Georgian College offers an accommodation listing service for off-campus housing, where landlords can advertise rental properties available. 

Getting Around

Campus Accessibility

Georgian College offers maps, directions and parking information for each campus.

Barrie Transit

Barrie Transit is comprised of buses. Full-time students at Georgian College are eligible to purchase a discounted student semester pass. Schedules and maps are offered for every bus route that Barrie Transit provides.

Accessibility
Barrie Transit provides accessible buses with features such as low floors, kneeling features, ramps, next stop announcement systems, priority and courtesy seating.

The Barrie Accessible Community Transportation Service (BACTS) offers accessible door-to-door transit services for persons with mobility difficulties. Registered clients of BACTS can use the services for appointments, school, shopping, and social outings. Persons who require an attendant to travel with, are able to have the attendant travel free of charge. More information is available on the Barrie Transit webpage.  

Orillia Transit

Orillia Transit is comprised of buses. Regular price fares are available for students. Route maps and schedules are available for Orillia Transit buses.

Accessibility
The Orillia Wheelchair Limousine Service (O.W.L.S.) is a door-to-door service for persons who require wheelchair accessible transit services. If a person requires a personal care or assistant to ride with them, they are asked to arrange their own support person, who will travel free of charge. To learn more about what O.W.L.S. offers and the eligibility guidelines and application, visit their site directly. More information about O.W.L.S. and the eligibility guidelines and application is available on their website.

Owen Sound Transit

Owen Sound Transit is comprised of buses. Full-time students at Georgian College are eligible to purchase discounted passes. Bus schedules and route maps are provided for every transit route that Owen Sound Transit offers.

Accessibility
The Specialized Transit is a door-to-door service for persons with mobility limitations who due to their disability are unable to use the conventional transit. Persons who require an attendant to travel with, are asked to arrange their own attendant, at their own cost. More information about the Specialized Transit and the eligibility guidelines and application is available on their website. 

Academic Programs

Georgian College offers full-time programs, apprenticeships, continuing education and many other programs.

Contact Information

Barrie Campus

Centre for Access and Disability Services
(705) 722-1523
Located in B-Building Room 110

The Health Clinic
(705) 722-1581

Counselling Service
(705) 722-1523
counsellor@georgiancollege.ca 
Located in B110

Peer Tutoring
(705) 728-1968 ext 1046
chelsey.leal@georgiancollege.ca 
Located in Room K112

Library Commons & Academic Success Centre
(705) 722-5139
library@georgiancollege.ca

Residence
(705) 730-5600
info@georgianrez.ca

 

Orillia Campus

Centre for Access and Disability Services
(705) 325-2740 ext 3113
Located in Room A200

Counselling Services
(705) 325-2740 ext 3113 or (705) 329-3113
counsellor@georgiancollege.ca
Located in Room A200

Library Commons & Academic Success Centre
(705) 722-5139
library@georgiancollege.ca

Residence
(705) 242-2852
orillia@campusviewresidence.ca

 

Owen Sound Campus

Centre for Access and Disability Services
(519) 376-0840 ext 2099
Located in Room C607

Counselling Services
(519) 376-0840 ext 2099
Located in Room C607

Peer Tutoring
(519) 376-0840 ext 2051
ditkofsky@georgiancollege.ca
Located in Room C607

Library Commons & Academic Success Centre
(705) 722-5139
library@georgiancollege.ca

Residence
(705) 242-2852
owensound@campusviewresidence.ca

Checklist

Use this checklist to create an overview of the services available at Georgian College, and to determine if the services meet your needs.