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Douglas College Orientation

Congratulations and welcome to Douglas College! We're glad you chose Douglas. Whether you are a first year student, coming from across the world, or returning after some time away, we have an orientation experience designed to get you off to a great start. 

All Douglas Students

New Student Orientation

Douglas' main orientation event, New Student Orientation is run by students for students. Taking place in August, your orientation leader will lead you through a fun-filled day to get you ready for college.

New Student Update

Throughout the summer you will receive regular email updates. College will be different from high school or the working world. The New Student Updates are here to prepare you for these new experiences.

Jump Start

Jump Start is the first step in your orientation experience. You'll learn how to register, get the lowdown on financial aid, and hear from current student leaders who will share their experiences to help get you ready. 

Welcome Week

Get Healthy, get involved, get experience! Come to Welcome Week to get your Student ID, parking pass, Compass Card, get onto WiFi, log onto myAccount and take advantage of all the services and resources Douglas has to offer!

The E.D.G.E

Get an EDGE up on your Douglas College experience! Make new friends and get connected in this exhilarating, action-packed, multi-day orientation for new students! 

International Students

International Student Orientation is a first-year transition program for new undergraduate international students. It will provide you with an opportunity to explore the campus, learn about support programs and meet other new students. This event is mandatory and is designed to help you have a successful and memorable experience at Douglas. We also recommend you attend New Student Orientation in August!

Mature Students

We recognize that mature students have unique needs and challenges. Mature Student Orientation will help you prepare for success and fulfil your educational goals.

Parents & Supporters

Parents and supporters play an important role in their student's college experience. Orientation isn't just for students! Parent & Supporter Orientation will answer your questions and help you guide your student through their college experience.


Feel free to contact us. If you are an international student feel free to contact Douglas International to get information on International Student Orientation.

604.777.6125 (Coquitlam Campus)

604.527.5833 (New Westminster Campus)

New Student Orientations