Loyalist College

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Loyalist College
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Location, ,
CampusBelleville, Bancroft
Sports TeamsLancers & Lady Lancers
ColoursRed and blue          
AffiliationsCCAA, ACCC, AUCC, CBIE

Loyalist College (formally Loyalist College of Applied Arts and Technology) is an English-language college in Belleville, Ontario, Canada.


Prior to the 1960s, only trade schools co-existed with universities in the province of Ontario at the post-secondary level, most of which had been established primarily to help veterans reintegrate into society in the post-war years. Loyalist College was founded in 1967 as part of a provincial initiative to create many such institutions to provide career-oriented diploma and certificate courses, as well as continuing education programs to Ontario communities. The name of the college reflects the area's original settlement by United Empire Loyalists.

Originally operated out of a local high school, Loyalist College moved to its present 200-acre (81 ha) campus on Wallbridge-Loyalist Road in 1968. The college operates a satellite campus in Bancroft, Ontario and is associated with First Nations Technical Institute in the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory reserve.


Loyalist's intercollegiate sports teams use the name "Lancers". The school colours are royal blue and scarlet.

Current athletic teams[edit]

  • Men's Volleyball
  • Women's Volleyball
  • Men's Basketball
  • Women's Basketball
  • Men's Rugby
  • Women's Soccer
  • Cross-country


Loyalist College houses some of its students in the Loyalist College Residence located on the college campus. The residence contains five buildings and holds approximately 474 students. There are also 4 townhouse blocks housing 112 students. Located on the residence grounds is Residence Commons. This building contains laundry facilities, computer access, security office, food station and entertainment area. The entertainment area includes pool tables, ping-pong and television for student use.


The College joined Project Hero, a scholarship program cofounded by General (Ret'd) Rick Hillier for the families of fallen Canadian Forces members.[1]

Notable students, alumni and faculty[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-01-13. Retrieved 2011-02-20.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Project Hero
  2. ^ "About Todd". Todd Smith MPP. Retrieved 2016-06-16.
  3. ^ "Lasting Connections: the magazine for Loyalist College Alumni and Friends" (PDF).

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Coordinates: 44°9′14.81″N 77°25′50.00″W / 44.1541139°N 77.4305556°W / 44.1541139; -77.4305556