Parking on Campus
Parking on campus is extremely limited. Even if you have a valid parking decal, it DOES NOT guarantee you a parking space. As schedules vary, and the number of students and staff on any given day or time fluctuates, we cannot always accommodate everyone, even if they have purchased a decal. Note that Security Services will ticket cars parked in unauthorized areas at all times. For complete information on parking and how to obtain a decal, please visit https://www.johnabbott.qc.ca/parking
We fully encourage the use of our Omnivox Carpooling Module which allows you to search for other participants (drivers or passengers) living nearby and sharing similar schedules. We also promote the use of public transportation (bus and/or train). Walking and biking to the College is also an option as we have multiple bike racks.
John Abbott College is serviced by six STM bus lines: 200, 211, 212, 405, 411 and 419. The 200 and 419 are your connection to the Fairview bus terminal and to many municipalities on the West Island. The 211, 405, and 411 run between Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue and the Lionel Groulx Metro station downtown.
The EXO offers three bus routes: The 7 which offers service to and from the Vaudreuil train station, and the 35 and 44, which offer service to and from Pincourt, Ile Perrot and the Dorion train stations.
Reduced Fare Opus Card
All full-time students are eligible to use public transportation at a reduced cost. In order to get the reduced cost, you must have a personalized OPUS card. Cards can be ordered online via your Omnivox Portal located under the tab “Reduced Fare for Opus Card”, once you have registered for your courses. The card costs $15 and will be mailed to your home address listed on file with the College. You may use this online service provided that you have uploaded a photo to be used as your John Abbott College ID and have a Québec address.
A second option is to print the form located on your Omnivox Portal and take it to the STM photo booth to have your photo taken.
Clubs and Associations
SUJAC – Student Union of John Abbott College
The main function of SUJAC (Student Union of John Abbott College) is to promote and defend students’ rights and interests, thus helping to make John Abbott a better place for students. SUJAC is the official liaison between the students and the College, giving students a voice in College policies. SUJAC works on students’ behalf and informs students on relevant issues and pertinent College matters. Located in the Penfield Building, room P-101.
The Sandbox is a new and exciting initiative on campus to allow students to explore innovative and entrepreneurial ideas with other students. This is a space to work together, be creative and play with ideas.
The Sandbox is a student-centric innovation and entrepreneurship hub at John Abbott College. Our mission is to engage students from all disciplines in a problem-solving process for real-world problems where students participate in non-credit activities, developing their own projects and gain experience. Located in the Herzberg Building, room H-163.
Contact us at:
514-457-6610 Ext. 5120
The main goal of the Student Activities Department is to provide opportunities for students to develop valuable life skills. This is done by creating a safe environment for them to strengthen their communication and leadership skills and problem-solving abilities. Student Committees organize a Student Debate, a Model United Nations Conference, Winter Carnival, Multicultural Week and Homophobia Awareness Day with advice from members of the Student Activities Department. The student government, student newspaper, student radio station and over 30 student clubs thrive on campus with the participation of approximately 1,500 students who learn practical skills and develop lifelong friendships. Many fun activities are also organized to help reduce stress for students. Located in the Herzberg Building, room H-159 (temporarily relocated in H-236).
Contact us at:
514-457-6610 Ext. 5320
Recently renovated, the library carries a vast catalogue of books, videos and equipment rentals. Study spaces are also available – individual study carrels are located on the second floor of the library. Small tables are also scattered around the library for quiet study.
Located in L-101, right at the Herzberg main entrance.
Located in the Stewart Hall building, room SH-115A, the Cafeteria is open Monday to Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and serves hot nutritional meals (breakfast and lunch) at reasonable prices. The Cafeteria includes a salad bar, self-serve soup counter, a panini sandwich counter and a self-serve international or pasta bar.
This space is equipped with microwaves, electrical outlets, and a phone charging station.
Additional Food Services
- Oval Coffee House – located in the Herzberg Building, room H-042 (basement)
- JAC Bistro – located in the Casgrain Centre (open Monday to Friday 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m)
- Vending machines in all buildings
- Located in the Casgrain and Stewart buildings where you can hang out and catch up with friends and classmates.
- Located in the Casgrain building. An open space to hang out and the site of many student activities and events of all sorts.
Sports and Recreation
Since its beginning, the College has actively supported participation in sports endeavors as one of the important avenues in the growth of the individual and his/her well-being. The specific aim of the Sports and Recreation department is to implement programs which will meet student needs and interests in the areas of recreation, intramural, and inter-collegiate activities. The department also provides for student involvement in the development and organization of these activities.
The dedication of our student-athletes, the quality of coaching, and the professional approach of staff members responsible for the sports programs have propelled John Abbott to the forefront of post-secondary schools in both academic excellence and achievement in sport, both at the provincial and national levels.
John Abbott offers the following varsity teams:
- Flag Football (women’s)
- Football (men)
- Hockey (women’s)
- X-Country running
Sports and Recreation is located in the Casgrain Building, room C-128.
Located in the Casgrain and Stewart buildings where you can hang out and catch up with friends and classmates.
Located in the Casgrain building. An open space to hang out and the site of many student activities and events of all sorts.
Starting the week of orientation, you will be able to reserve a locker by logging onto Omnivox – My Omnivox Services – Locker
All lockers must be shared by two students. Students can reserve a locker with or without a partner.
If you know your partner, select “I KNOW MY LOCKER PARTNER” and follow the instructions provided onscreen. If you do not have a locker partner, you should select “AUTOMATICALLY ASSIGN ME A LOCKER PARTNER”.
Important Note: The system does not reserve a locker until both you and your partner have completed all the steps.
The locker module will assign you a locker based on your program as best it can according to the lockers available. The earlier you reserve a locker, the greater the chance of getting a locker near your program so do not put this task off too long.
Students must use the assigned College locks only – no personal locks are allowed. Exchange of lockers or locks is prohibited. The College is not responsible for thefts.
If you have a problem with your lock or locker, please drop by the Receiving Department (H-127) for assistance.