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Student Services and Support

If you have a disability that might affect your learning, we’re here to support you. With appropriate documentation, we can help with academic accommodations, adaptive technologies and learning specific skills that will help you engage fully in your program at Seneca.

When you’re ready to move from the classroom to the workplace, Seneca’s Career Development department is here to assist you. We help prepare you for success in today’s workforce and connect our graduates with employers. Through one-on-one resumé critiques, interview preparation, employer on-site interviews, career fairs, plus a job bank of 16,000+ companies posting 7,000+ jobs per year, we help you reach your career goals.

Our Work-Integrated Learning department supports you in obtaining co-ops or work terms at a company or organization in your chosen field. Working in a professional setting is a great way to bridge the gap between theory and practice and to learn the daily realities of the job and gain invaluable work experience.

Counselling is available for students who might be dealing with a variety of personal problems. The demands of school can feel overwhelming and there are times when unexpected events happen in our lives. Counsellors are here to help you through life’s difficult moments.

First Peoples@Seneca is dedicated to supporting Indigenous students (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) on our campuses. Services include advisement, tutoring, mentoring, workshops, cultural teachings and social events. These services are offered in a culturally appropriate way to create understandings and learnings about Indigenous peoples.

For those who need help with their courses, our Learning Centres provide various approaches to learning support, including workshops, tutoring, one-on-one sessions, exam preparation and online learning supports. We can help you develop learning strategies and skills essential to success in your program.

Our unique mentoring program is designed to help you make the most of college life. SMILE (Student Mentoring in Life and Education) offers you the chance to connect with a senior student in your program area who can support you in your transition to Seneca.

Our libraries provide you with resources and services to enhance your studies. Library collections are chosen to support your course work and are available in print and increasingly online. Our staff is friendly and approachable and can provide you with research support in person or online via email and online chat. Our state-of-the-art facilities, located at Newnham, Seneca@York, Markham and King Campuses, also offer study spaces, audio visual screening classrooms and electronic training centres.

Full-time Seneca students are assigned a dedicated student adviser with program-specific knowledge. Our student advisers will work with you throughout your program and help you access the services and supports you need to be successful.

More Services

At Seneca, our goal is to help you succeed. Other supports and services that we offer include bookstores, computing commons, dining services, a health centre, Seneca OneCard and more.

Seneca has a long and proud tradition of sporting excellence as one of the most decorated athletic programs in the history of the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association. From varsity teams to campus recreation and fitness programming to great facilities, Seneca offers many ways for you to stay active and healthy or to just have fun.

The Seneca Leadership Program provides you with an opportunity to grow and develop as a Seneca student leader and earn your Leadership Certificate. The program is made up of three categories: personal development, organizational development and community development. You’ll have access to workshops, guest speakers, volunteer opportunities and two leadership institutes.

Join one of our clubs or associations (or start one of your own) and reap the benefits. Meet people with similar interests, network, build relationships and develop your leadership skills.

The Seneca Student Federation (SSF) is a student-run organization aimed at making life more meaningful for you as a Seneca student. The SSF helps you engage with the Seneca community, build lasting relationships and, of course, have fun in the process.

There are many ways to get involved on campus. The Student Services area offers orientation activities, leadership opportunities and access to in-person and online workshops to help you succeed.

Volunteer opportunities are also available and include Seneca Serves, a community based learning experience in support of local non-profit organizations.