Live Orientation | St. Clair College

The Faculty Academic Session is an opportunity to hear from your program coordinator and faculty. In this session, you will learn more about your program, expectations of incoming students, labs, exams, textbooks and have the opportunity to ask questions.

Faculty Academic Sessions - Main Windsor Campus

Faculty Academic Sessions - Downtown Campus

Information Related to Respiratory Illness, including Covid-19, for Spring 2024

Welcome back! As we move into the 2024 Spring semester, the College will continue to follow current public health recommendations as they relate to COVID-19, and other respiratory illnesses prevalent in the public this Winter.

Please use the COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool at the link below if you are looking for current guidance.

St. Clair College and ALERTUS TECHNOLOGY

Alertus App

Alertus Technologies offers mobile phone apps for enhanced mobile notification between authorized dispatchers and end-users. The Alertus Recipient App allows end-users to not only receive push notifications but to quickly send geo-tagged incident reports to emergency management personnel via the panic button feature. The Alertus Activator App allows authorized dispatchers to quickly send emergency notification alerts to faculty, staff, students, or personnel via Android or iOS tablets or smartphones.

Alertus Desktop™ Notification grabs the attention of your computer users immediately with a full screen (or optional partial screen) pop-up alert. When an emergency occurs and you activate a warning, a full-screen alert will appear on all or select PCs and Macs across your facilities. Alertus Desktop Notification can be activated through the Alertus Activation Software.

Download your mobile app version today!


The Alertus Recipient app can be downloaded from the Google Play store or the iOS App Store. On the Google play store it is called "Alertus" and on the App Store it is called "Alertus+" Links to the respective store pages are below:

Step 1) Use the below QR code to download Alertus Mobile App from the Apple or Google Play Store.

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Step 2) Enter “stclair” when prompted for the organization code.

Step 3) Enter your St. Clair College e-mail address when prompted for an e-mail address. Also enter “scc” when prompted for PIN.

Step 4) Check your St. Clair College e-mail inbox for a verification e-mail; click the verify link within the message.

Step 5) Select the E-mail Verified button on the app to complete setup.

Step 6) You are now automatically subscribed to St. Clair College (All Campuses) alerts.

Step 7) Click on Settings Icon at the bottom right of the screen, once on the Settings page select the Profile Icon on the top right and input your information. This will assist St. Clair College Emergency Services in responding appropriately to the reported incident.

REES - Creating Safer Campuses

24-7-365 Online Reporting

St. Clair College has partnered with REES (Respect, Educate, Empower Survivors) to provide online reporting for sexual violence on campus. REES allows members of our campus community to Create a Record of the incident and choose from multiple reporting options: Anonymous Report, Connect to My Campus, or Repeat Perpetrator Identification (RPI). REES provides information about campus and community-based resources such as sexual assault centres, healthcare, and support services.

REES can be accessed online anywhere, anytime. Go to and select St. Clair College from the drop-down list.

"Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities"

The College is committed to the establishment of an atmosphere of respect and appreciation for the rights and responsibilities of all those associated with the College including students. Please become familiar with this document and the matters addressed in this Code. View this document.

"Just the Facts" Booklet

This information is produced by the Registrar's Office and provides important information regarding policies, procedures and deadlines to drop/add courses, start and end dates of semesters, tuition payment information, re-admission policy, advanced standing etc. View this information online.

Student Training Manuals

All students are asked to complete three short training modules before June 30, 2024. The training modules include:

  1. Emergency Response
  2. Consent and Sexual Misconduct Reporting
  3. Student Code of Rights and Responsibilities

All training modules will appear on Blackboard starting April 1, 2024.

These modules are required of all students and completion of all three will be a requirement to move on to next semester.

Refer to FAQs?

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is integral to a student's academic success at St. Clair College. Academic integrity means to demonstrate learning honestly and honourably.

Academic integrity standards and practices may differ between education institutions, and it is important for new students to recognize and understand the academic integrity standards and practices at St. Clair College. Violations of the College's academic integrity standards can result in serious consequences for students.

This training module will also provide you with resources and strategies to avoid violations of our academic integrity standards.

Visit the Academic Integrity webpage to learn more.

Sexual Violence Prevention and Response

St. Clair College is committed to preventing and responding to sexual misconduct and sexual violence. This module helps students to understand why addressing this topic is so important and what consent means. It also addresses appropriate relationships between staff and students and outlines resources and supports available for students who have questions, need support and/or want to report an incident of sexual misconduct or sexual violence.

Visit Sexual Assault & Sexual Violence Support to learn more.

Emergency Response

This training module helps student to understand how to react to different emergencies on campus. It also outlines how the College will communicate emergencies to staff and students and how students can report emergencies to Campus Security.

Visit Campus Security & Emergency Services to learn more.

Access to College Systems

If you have not received your account activation information, are having trouble logging in, or need to reset your password, please contact the IT Help Desk.

Advanced Standing

All transfer credit requests will be processed through the Registrar's Office.

Please ensure that students provide the required documentation in order for the College to proceed with your request.

  1. Course outline of the course you wish to receive credit for
  2. Official transcript
  3. A $25.00 fee per credit transfer evaluation will be assessed, up to a maximum of $100.00 per submission.

Please note that it is important that you do not drop the class you are seeking to gain credit for until you have been able to verify on your SIS that the request has been processed.

Information can be found on the Registrar’s Office Website:

Student Services

  • Counselling/Accessibility

    St. Clair College provides a variety of student support services including Academic Counselling, Personal Counselling, Career and Educational Planning, Crisis Intervention, and e-Counselling. Students Services also has a wide range of services for students with short or long term physical, learning, hearing, visual, or psychological disabilities. Call or email to book an appointment:

  • Accommodation Plans

    An Accommodation Plan is created by a College Counsellor, in consultation with the student that outlines reasonable and appropriate learning accommodations and supports that may assist in overcoming disability related learning barriers. This plan does not include modifications to the program and courses. Academic Accommodation Plans are prepared in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code.

  • SOAR - Student Orientation to Accessibility Resources

    SOAR is an online orientation loaded with information to assist students with disabilities to transition from their high school experience to success at St. Clair College. Our goal is to provide you with resources and links that are easy to navigate. As you move through the material on the SOAR Web page you will find information on the following:

    • Accessibility
    • Accommodation plans
    • High school vs college – What are the differences?
    • Six Steps to Readiness
    • OSAP
    • Student Services
    • Helpful links to other College services
  • Orientation for Students with Disabilities

    Through a series of short workshops and presentations this orientation is designed to provide students with disabilities an understanding of the services available to them. We encourage self-advocacy and independence. At the end of the session, you will have all the information you need to be prepared for your first day of college. Visit the Thrive in the Hive - Orientation for Students with Disabilities web page for additional information.

  • Tutoring

    Tutoring Services provide FREE tutoring for students enrolled in full-time registered courses wishing to improve their academic performance. Individualized and group tutoring services are provided during the academic year.  How to apply for one-to-one tutoring

  • Health

    Medical, nursing and social work professionals are available to provide primary health care services for all staff and students. The Campus Nurse and Nurse Practitioner may see patients virtually or by appointment (519-972-2380).

  • Mental Health

    St. Clair College has partnered with the Canadian Mental Health Association to provide Mental Health Counselling to our students. We provide coaching, counselling, psycho-education, as well as internal and external referrals. Visit our Mental Health webpage for more information about all the supports available to you as a student. We also have 24/7/365 professional and anonymous online and phone mental health counselling through Good2Talk and WeConnect.

  • Deaf and Interpreting

    Deaf or hard of hearing students can request for American Sign Language/English Interpreter services as soon as they register with a counsellor through the Student Services office.

  • First Nations, Metis and Inuit Services

    St. Clair College offers students a centre and services that provide a culturally-based support system to First Nation, Metis and Inuit students. The Centre is a place to gather, study, access computers and socialize.

Library Services

Page 1+ : Browse, download, and connect with peer-reviewed articles, streaming video, and download ebooks. Get up to date, relevant, academic research materials, all from one multi-search.

The Learning Portal provides shared access to resources from across Ontario colleges, organized into hubs of learning for ease of access and your convenience. Offering tutorials and helpful information on study skills, researching, copyright, academic honesty, citation, and digital citizenship, it is your one stop shop for the all the tools you’ll need to succeed academically.

Want to book a one-on-one virtual reference session with one of us? Send us an email to and we can set up a video reference session through Microsoft Teams. We can walk you through any research and citation questions you may have and assist with best databases to use for your assignments.

AskON : Right from our library website, click to chat or text us for research help. Need assistance at night or weekends, library staff are here to guide you through databases and citations. Check our library website for chat/text hours.

Student Government

St. Clair College consists of three student government organizations. They are Student Representative Council, Student Athletic Association, and Thames Students Incorporated. These organizations are the voice and advocate for students. They offer a number of services for full-time students across all campuses including issuing the Student ID card, student life activities, food bank, Student Clubs, Class Rep program, and Student Health Plan.

Their web sites are:

Bus Pass

Saints Bus Pass with Transit Windsor

Do you have health insurance?

All full-time, domestic St. Clair College students pay into and are enrolled on a college health insurance plan. Beginning May 1, 2024 @ 9:00 am, students who already have health insurance and wish to opt-out of our health insurance plan may do so until May 31, 2024 @ 4:00 PM.

No exceptions once the deadline has passed.

Click here to opt-out:

International Students:

If you're an International student, please visit for more information about your health insurance.


Parking fees and parking enforcement are in effect for all lot users during the 2024-2025 year. Parking rates may be viewed online and you will be able to purchase parking permits at Permits are available online and in person. If you require an assigned lot please add yourself to a waitlist, after purchasing a General permit.

Parking for the Downtown Garage must be purchased online at Once purchased, these Access Cards will be available to pickup at Security Office at the Center for the Arts.

Additional information will be posted on the St. Clair College parking services webpage at

Campus Bookstore

Textbook and course material needs are available online and in-store at the St. Clair College Bookstore. Check out options for used, rental, and digital textbooks!

The bookstore also carries a wide range of school supplies, St. Clair College merchandise, snacks, and more.

If you have any issues finding the material you need, please call or email your respective campus bookstore for assistance. Contact information for Windsor and Chatham Campus Bookstores can be found on the websites provided above.

Elective Courses

Elective information will be released to students the April 15th for the Spring semester.

General Education Electives

One Card

Your One Card is essential to campus life at St. Clair College. Currently, your OneCard is St. Clair College's official identification card, library card and print card.

Welcome! We're glad you’ve joined us for your orientation. We know how exciting and nerve-racking beginning college can be, especially during these unprecedented times, so we are here to provide you with some tips, as well as prepare you for what you can expect during your online classes.

Did you know that we have students from 80 countries on campus – from Tanzania to India to China and Colombia - so to our hometown students and to those from around the globe – welcome to St. Clair College!

President's Welcome

St. Clair College - Land Acknowledgement

St. Clair College would like to recognize and acknowledge that it sits on the Three Fires Confederacy's Traditional Territory of the Ojibwe Odawa and Potawatomi Nations.

We would also like to acknowledge the many other tribes and Indigenous Nations that call this beautiful land home.

We give thanks to the land and surrounding water for sustaining us.


All 1st-semester students at St. Clair College are enrolled in THRIVES - a course in Blackboard - designed to help you at college in your first few weeks and beyond. THRIVES is not mandatory but we believe that by participating in the modules, you will develop the skills, attitudes and behaviours that can help you transition to our college community and be more successful in your program. Completing modules also earns you entries into our THRIVES $500 Tuition Bursary draws. To find out more, we invite you to review our THRIVES webpages!

THRIVES Essential Skills

The full THRIVES course will be available in Blackboard, but we wanted to share some Essential Skills to get you preparing for the Spring semester. Before classes start, there are important online platforms that you need to know how to use to access your courses, communicate with your professors, and more. This is also an appropriate time to get yourself and your environment ready for online learning. Our Essential Skills from the creators of THRIVES can help!

Technical Skills

There are two online platforms that you will use daily in your college career: SIS (Student Information System) and Blackboard. In our technical skills section, we will introduce you to the basics of accessing your account information in SIS and accessing your courses in Blackboard, our learning management system.

Communication Skills

Your college email is your main communication tool and checking your email regularly will be vital. We will provide you with some training and tips on using emails to communicate with college faculty and staff. Another communication tool, MS Teams, is used for individual and small group virtual meetings and we will cover what you need to know to get started!

Self-Management Skills

Attending college, particularly with online courses, requires you to manage much more of your learning on your own. We have advice for you on organizing your space and your time to get on track right from the first week of classes and to stay on track through the semester. As well, we will cover the many support services at the college that you can and should take advantage of when needed.

THRIVES Essential Skills is available on our THRIVES webpages and no login is required. You can get started right now!


Your Student Government

There are three exceptional student governing bodies at St. Clair College. The Student Representative Council (SRC) is at the Main Windsor Campus, along with the Saints Student Athletic Association (SSAA). Thames Students Inc. (TSI) oversees all the activities at the Chatham Campus.

Student Representative Council

Welcome to the official voice of the students at St. Clair College - Windsor Campuses. We have offices at Main Windsor Campus in the Student Centre as well as in downtown Windsor in the TD Student Success Centre, and at each of our Satellite campuses in the GTA. The St. Clair experience is as much about personal development as it is about academic growth. To enhance the student experience; the SRC provides a wide array of services and programs to make your time at St. Clair College not only productive but enjoyable. All students are invited to get involved with the Student Representative Council as volunteers, class representatives and members. Getting involved with the SRC is a great way to meet new people and have a hand in planning activities on campus.

Please subscribe to the @stclairSRC social media accounts to ensure you are up to date with all our information. Join the SRC Email list to make sure you stay on top of all our active events and information by subscribing to our list.

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Thames Students Inc.

Welcome to the voice of the students at St. Clair College - Chatham Campus! Come and meet us on campus; we strive to make your experience at St. Clair College the best it can be. Let us know how we can help! The St. Clair experience is about personal and academic growth, and Thames Students Inc. provides a vast array of services and programs to make your time at the college productive and enjoyable. All students are invited to get involved with Thames Students Inc. as volunteers, class representatives, and members. Want to be part of creating the student experience? Join our team as a director. In this paid position, students earn money as well as be part of advocating for students. Be sure to check out our website & follow us on social media @thamesstudentsinc!

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Saints Student Athletic Association

SSAA is a group of students dedicated to improving the student experience through sport and recreation. They help with the facilitation of both the varsity and intramural programs within the college. Some of the activities offered by the SSAA include individual/team sports, intramural tournaments, day trips and special events. Get involved – and cheer on your SAINTS!

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