Strong Start: New Student Orientation

Strong Start: New Student Orientation, Fall 2020 

Welcome to Strong Start: New Student Orientation! We are very excited to have you attend Douglas College in the Fall Semester. This semester we will have a Pre-arrival Strong Start Blackboard course. This course is available online for you to access at any time. We will also have synchronous components where you can attend workshops and faculty specific information with your instructors.  

You can access your Strong Start Blackboard course on August 17, 2020. Through our Strong Start Blackboard course you will find:  

  • Strong Start: Welcome  

  • Strong Start: Community  

  • Strong Start: Academics   

  • Strong Start: Health and Wellness  

  • Strong Start: Careers

You are highly encouraged to complete this course before attending any workshops or Faculty Orientations, because it will provide you with the key information you need to succeed as a new student here at Douglas College. To access this information you will need to login to your Blackboard account, click HERE to learn how.  

We want everyone to be able to participate in orientation. If you have questions or requests about accessibility or accommodations, please contact our Orientation team at: so we can meet your needs. 


After you have completed the Strong Start: New Student Orientation Blackboard course please join us for our synchronous (happening at a specific date and time) new student workshops.


Lastly, get to know more about your Program and Faculty. Program/Faculty Orientation will give you an opportunity to meet some of the staff, faculty and other students from your study area as well as learn more about the kinds of classes you will be taking the Fall and in the future. 

You will also have a chance to ask questions about other services Douglas has to offer so it is a great opportunity you don't want to miss!

Not sure which Program or Faculty you are in? You can find the list HERE

Can't make it to your specific orientation time? Do you have a parent or supporter who also has questions they would like to ask? There are also two Open Sessions available.



In order to participate in online orientation students will need to download and install Zoom on a laptop, smartphone, or tablet. It's free and will be used in many upcoming workshops, courses, advising sessions, etc.

  • Step 1 - Download and install Zoom 
  • Step 2 - Register for Strong Start: New Student Orientation 
  • Step 3 - Attend scheduled workshops and faculty specific orientation times
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