Recruitment Services Newsletter

September 2022 Edition
In this issue:
Important Dates
September 1, 2022
New Student Orientation. First day to apply to Summer term 2023.

September 2, 2022
First day of classes for Fall term 2022.

September 3, 2022
Last day to apply for Fall term 2022.

September 5, 2022
Labour Day 2022. College closed.

September 13, 2022
Last day to register, add or drop Fall term 2022 or Full year 2022-2023 courses. Last day for tuition refund.

September 30, 2022
National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. Institution closed.

October 1, 2022
First day to apply for Fall term 2023.
Counsellor Updates
Our team is incredibly grateful for your continued and invaluable support of Red Deer Polytechnic! We truly could not do what we do without you!

To show our appreciation we will be hosting a Counsellor Appreciation event in Spring 2023. This event will replace the annual Counsellor's Breakfast. More details will be provided closer to the event. 
Request a Recruiter
We would love to visit you!  Our RDP recruiters are excited to come to your classroom or event to provide information or a fun filled presentation.  In addition to in-person visits, we offer virtual presentations from a distance. Contact to discuss the possibility of a live or virtual event or presentation.  
RDP's 2022 Open House Update

Mark your calendars! Red Deer Polytechnic's Fall Open House will be on Saturday, October 22 from 9am - 12pm. More details to come next month!

New Student Orientation: Fall 2022

New students are encouraged to kick start their Fall term by attending RDP's New Student Orientation on Thursday, September 1, on campus anytime from 10am - 1pm and students decide what to do.  Attendees can:

  • Come in the main entrance, pick up a campus map and find your classrooms. 
  • Need to print your class schedule?  Printing is free in the Library on orientation day!  Stop by the Library to print your schedule, purchase parking, and request your iCard.  If you already requested your iCard, you can pick it up.
  • Attend a tech session in the Library at 10am, 11am and 12pm. 
  • Attend a guided tour at the Student Connect Centre (room 1102) at :00, :20, :40 every hour from 10am - 12:40pm.
  • Enjoy a FREE LUNCH for all students in the Far Side Bar & Grill from 12pm - 1pm! 
  • Explore our various service areas to find out what supports  are available to ensure your academic success.
  • Register to win an Apple Watch or one of two, $100 Visa Gift Cards!

Then students can attend program specific orientation between 1pm - 3pm. Visit for more information. 

We're Still Accepting Applications for Fall 2022!

Although RDP's Fall term is just around the corner, we are still accepting applications for admission! It is not too late to start or return to your post-secondary journey - apply today!

  • Attend this Fall: Deadline to apply is September 3, 2022
  • Attend this Winter: Deadline to apply is January 9, 2023

Choose from the following programs: 

Find more detailed information on these programs on RDP's Academic Calendar

Please encourage students who are interested in currently waitlisted programs to apply as soon as possible to be placed on the waitlist. A reminder that applicants can indicate both a first and second choice program on their application for admission (should the first choice program be full, applicants meeting admission requirements will be placed on the waitlist and considered for admission for their second choice program). 

We're Still Here: Advising

Red Deer Polytechnic's academic advisors are here to ensure students meet their educational goals. We understand that this process can be confusing and are happy to assist with program planning, registration, funding, and much more. You can contact us:

  • By email at 
  • By phone at 403.342.3254
  • Drop by our office (room 1102 on main campus) during our drop-in hours Monday to Thursday from 12:30 to 3:30 pm
  • Join us for drop-in E-advising on Fridays, from 10:30-11:30am or 1:30 - 2:30 pm MST
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