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Student ID Cards

student id cardYour Student ID Card is your official Douglas College picture identification. Student ID Cards are produced by the Office of the Registrar for Douglas College students registered in courses for the current semester. Your Douglas College ID Card is valid for five years.

For dates, times and locations of ID card production, see Hours & Locations.

All ID Card production has moved from CEIT to the Office of the Registrar.*


Student ID Card Functions

It is advised that you carry your Douglas College Student ID Card with you while on campus, as it serves many functions. Your Student ID Card:

  • is your Douglas College library card, providing you access to Douglas College library privileges, including off-campus access to the library's database
  • must be shown with the Compass Card when using Translink services
  • gets you the student discount for Douglas College underground parking
  • may be requested when writing exams or when picking up confidential information from the Registrar’s Office
  • is required to access campus facilities outside of regular college hours, and during periods of limited access, such as Sundays and holidays
  • gives you access to rooms that may be specific to your program

The Semester System

The calendar year is divided into three academic terms (semesters) of approximately 15 weeks.

Each semester is a unit with its own registration and final examinations.

In many programs, students may enter at the beginning of any semester and attend one, two, or three semesters, as they wish, within a calendar year.

  • Semester I - Winter: January to April or May
  • Semester II - Summer: varied lengths, usually May to August
  • Semester III - Fall: September to December

student id icon For more information about Student ID Cards, please call 604 527 5478