New Student Orientation

Welcome to Douglas College! Whether you’re new to post-secondary or just new to Douglas, we want to help make your transition as smooth as possible and ensure you’re set up for success before the first day of classes. Orientation is one of the best ways to get prepared for the upcoming semester, and we have a wide variety of activities, events and services planned to help you feel prepared and confident for your first semester at Douglas College.

We want everyone to be able to participate in orientation. If you have questions about accessibility or accommodation requests, please email studentlife@douglascollege.ca so we can meet your needs.
 

Get ready for success with Strong Start


Discover services and supports, how to access online classes, learn about events and activities as well as how to get involved in the College community.

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In-person orientation for international students

Tour our campuses, meet faculty, staff and other students, and get answers to your questions.

One-on-One Support

Connect with a senior student for one-on-one support. The Kickstart program starts before the first day of priority registration; get your early questions answered and continue to receive support through your first semester for as long as you need it. For international students, the DCI Mentorship program offers you support tailored to your unique experience as an international student.


Not interested in signing up for a mentorship program but still have questions? Connect with us via via email and send your questions to studentlife@douglascollege.ca; for international-specific questions, connect with Douglas College International.

 

On-campus events and activities


Discover services and supports, how to access online classes, learn about events and activities as well as how to get involved in the College community.

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Parents and supporters

Are you a parent or supporter of a new Douglas College student? Find out more about Douglas College and know what to expect for your student.

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