Top 12 on-campus study spots

Written by Jasmyn Solberg on November 6, 2019

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As a college student, a decent amount of your time is spent working on homework, projects, and studying. Because of that, you'll want to find what methods work best for you. Do you prefer studying by yourself or with others? Does food and water help fuel you? Maybe listening to music motivates you? Another aspect you'll want to consider is where you're studying. For some students...

6 reasons why you won't want to miss Open House

Written by Jasmyn Solberg on October 25, 2019

Choosing to start something new in life usually leaves you feeling excited and a little nervous, but that probably means you're doing something that will challenge you and provide you with the opportunity for growth. Choosing to attend college is no different.  If you're curious about attending college or have questions, you won't want to miss our upcoming Open House....

5 benefits of going to college later in life

Written by Jasmyn Solberg on October 15, 2019

Sometimes people can assume that if you're not a 20-something-year-old, you can't go to college. We're here to tell you that it is false. There are a lot of benefits of going to college later in life. Here are a few of them:More time allows for finding your genuine passions in life. For some, they know the exact path they want to pursue. For others, it may take more time, and...

9 helpful tips when applying to Red Deer College

Written by Jasmyn Solberg on September 27, 2019

If you're reading this, chances are you've decided to take that next step to attend college, and that deserves a happy dance! Since this might be new to you, we thought it would be helpful to provide you with the top nine tips to make applying easier. But before we jump into it, make sure you've checked out and give this page a read-over. It shares essential...

The truth about going to college as an adult

Written by Jasmyn Solberg on September 23, 2019

You've already got commitments, financial responsibilities and a busy schedule. Add in the idea of going to college, and it can seem overwhelming. But we're here to tell you the truth: it's not as tough as you think. Knowing that your life is busy, we made sure to offer programs that allow for flexibility and not frustration. You can choose from certificate programs, part-time...

6 reasons not to skip out on New Student Orientation

Written by Jasmyn Solberg on August 26, 2019

Hey there, are you new here? Don't worry, so are a lot of the other students walking around campus.  If you're new to Red Deer College and aren't quite sure of how it all works, we're here to help. We created an event called New Student Orientation that we've designed specifically for our first-year students.  New Student Orientation will allow you to:Meet and connect with students. You...

15 tips to help calm your college nerves

Written by Jasmyn Solberg on August 22, 2019

Feeling nervous and excited go hand-in-hand when starting college. It’s almost like it’s a requirement before you start.We'll let you in on a secret: the thing about nerves and excitement is that everyone feels them. Literally, everyone that you walk passed in the hallways on campus the first week will be feeling the exact same way as you. And we promise that the moment you step on campus, your...

Your first week of college: 8 things you need to know

Written by Jasmyn Solberg on August 7, 2019

Starting college can be a whirlwind of emotions and new experiences. You're talking to new people, learning new names, sitting in different classes, and wandering around in a new space. It can be a lot going on at once, but we don't want you to be stressed. That's why we've made things a little easier and outlined key items you need to know. Here are 8 things you need to know for your first...

Going back to college as a 31-year-old: My three greatest fears

Written by Josh Hauta on June 12, 2019

When I walked out of Red Deer College in the Spring of 2011, I thought my post-secondary days were behind me forever. After all, I was now a Journeyman Electrician destined to make great money in the oilfield until it was time to retire. Why would I ever go back to school? My path was set, and I had escaped trade school with no debt and a wealth of job offers.  Well, simply put, the...

Everything you need to know for Convocation

Written by Jasmyn Solberg on June 4, 2019

Can you believe it? Convocation is this week! All of the assignments, group projects, exams, all-nighters, and study groups have been leading up to this one moment. Cue your excitement!  To help make sure you have the best day ever, here's all of the logistics that you need to know as a graduate crossing the stage this year. 1. There are two ceremonies - one in the morning and one...