New Student Orientation

We've heard from students who come to RDC's New Student Orientation that they succeed more in their classes, and in all aspects of their College experience. Everyone likes to see someone they recognize! By making introductions with new classmates at New Student Orientation, and getting to know some of our instructors and staff, we hope it'll help you overcome any jitters as you start your post-secondary experience at Red Deer College. You can also take time to familarize yourself with where your classes and various services are located, so you can walk our halls with confidence.

In addition, New Student Orientation will:

  • Welcome you to RDC
  • Connect you with new and continuing students, creating a network of new friends 
  • Introduce you to your School, program and faculty
  • Familiarize you with the campus layout, including where you can find your classes
  • Provide you with information about College services and resources, where to find them and how they can help you
  • Encourage student experiences and student life outside of the classroom

Your success is our success, so we want to prepare you as much as possible as you begin your academic journey at RDC.

Check back soon for details on the upcoming New Student Orientation. 

Get Connected With RDC's Student Services

As you begin your time as a student at RDC, we'd like to share information with you about RDC's many services. Below are a couple of items we thought might be most valuable to you as a starting point:

Buying Textbooks, Course Materials & Additional Supplies
The Campus Store and The Pulse are where you can purchase your textbooks, other course materials and supplies. You can visit the stores in person on main campus (inside the main entrance and turn left). Or you can avoid line-ups and order your course materials online. You can have online purchases delivered to your home or ready for you to pick up in one package at the Campus Store.

Visit the Campus Store and The Pulse in person on RDC's main campus or online to order your textbooks and other supplies.

Parking at RDC is limited, and purchased on a first-come first-served basis. Purchase your parking for your school term today! No need to wait - apply online now.

Other RDC Student Services

RDC has a wide variety student services and friendly staff who look forward to connecting with you before you begin your classes, and to assist you throughout your entire time as a student at the College. Get Connected to RDC's Student Services to learn more about the many services that are available to you. 

Questions about New Student Orientation? Call us at 403.342.3400 or toll-free at 1.888.732.4630, or orientation [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca (email).