Learn about services for students at Georgian College, including their accessibility services, peer and academic support programs, financial aid, campus accessibility, and more.
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 offers programming in the following areas:
- Automotive Business
- Business and Management
- Community Safety
- Computer Studies
- Design and Visual Arts
- Engineering and Environmental Technology
- Health, Wellness and Sciences
- Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation
- Human Services
- Indigenous Studies
- Liberal Arts
- Marine Studies
- Skilled Trades
The addresses for Georgian College’s campuses are:
1 Georgian Drive
Barrie, Ontario L4M 3X9
649 Prospect Boulevard
Midland, Ontario L4R 0G3
111 Wellington Street
Bracebridge, Ontario P1L 1E2
(705) 646-7629 ext 4850
22 Centennial Road
Orangeville, Ontario L9W 1P8
825 Memorial Avenue
Orillia, Ontario L3V 6S2
Owen Sound Campus:
1450 8th Street East
Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 5R4
South Georgian Bay Campus:
499 Raglan Street
Collingwood, Ontario L9Y 3Z1
At Georgian College, the office providing accessibility services to students is called the Accessibility Services. The Accessibility Services is the primary place to find out about all of your disability related needs.
Georgian College offers a transition program to assist with the transition into post-secondary, develop academic and learning strategy skills, experience campus life, and earn a college credit.
For more information about accessibility at Georgian College, and their current initiatives to address issues of accessibility, please see Georgian College's Accessibility Plan.
In order to access accommodations at Georgian College, please visit the linked webpage to learn what documentation is required to show proof of a disability.
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.
Georgian College’s Counselling centre offers service for students who are experiencing stressful events in their lives.
Georgian College's Academic Success Centres offer academic support to students. Writing Centre 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.
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.
Georgian College provides student advising to support first-year students as they transition to college life, providing study skills support and making referrals to other resources students may need.
Other Support Services
Georgian’s Financial Aid office offers a variety of services to help students meet their 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.
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.
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
- 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.
Georgian College offers an accommodation listing service for off-campus housing, where landlords can advertise rental properties available.
Georgian College offers maps, directions and parking information for each campus.
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.
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.
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.
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.