Blackboard online course
Strong Start: Welcome to Douglas College is a self-paced, self-enrolled course that lives right in your Blackboard. Learn about Douglas College, how to be a successful student and all the college essentials, such as how to access your online classes and services like peer tutoring, and how to get your student ID. Plus, discover how you can stay healthy with fitness classes and wellness events, and how you can contribute to the College community.
Strong Start Blackboard Course is now available in Blackboard for new students starting in January 2023.
Make sure you complete the Strong Start Survey for a chance to win prizes!
Workshops set you up for success at Douglas College. These workshops are hosted on Zoom and/or In-person. Registration is required to attend.
In this session, get informed about your role in academic integrity and the risks and consequences of academic misconduct in an interactive session. Learn more about the mandatory course DCUE 0100 Academic Integrity and get a chance to win prizes.
To access Academic Integrity course, login to Blackboard.
**By attending this workshop, you are entered in a draw to win one of two $25 Douglas College Bookstore Gift Cards!
Peer Tutors from the Learning Centre share strategies to help you get ready for your first semester creating a study schedule, note-taking strategies, active-reading, communicating with your instructor, etc. Join us to learn all the handy tips to be a successful Douglas College student and get a chance to win a gift card to the Douglas College bookstore!
A casual welcome to our first semester international students! We will introduce you to our Douglas College International team and the services we can provide you to help you throughout your time at Douglas. We will also cover Canadian culture and tips to settling into your new home.
Planning on Travelling to Canada? There are a few things to be aware of before you make an informed decision. Point of Entry update, travel documents, booking your flight, arriving in YVR and more.
An overview of the different medical insurance for international students at Douglas including MSP, Guard.me and the DSU extended heath care.
Overview of important documents, enrollment status, working eligibility, SIN numbers, and PGWP.
Studying in Canada can be very different than your home country. Attend this workshop to learn about tips for success and pitfalls to avoid.
In collaboration with the Career Center, we will introduce you to some of your options for career skills and support at Douglas College.
Get matched with a senior international student who can mentor you through your first semester at Douglas.
In this session, learn about why Academic Integrity is important in your studies, and what is expected of students at Douglas College, including the mandatory course DCUE 0100 Academic Integrity. Get informed about your role in academic integrity and learn the risks and consequences of academic misconduct.
If you are interested in knowing more about the Learning Centre, please visit Learning Centre Workshops webpage to checkout their upcoming workshops.
We are so excited to welcome you to Douglas College. Get a head start on getting oriented for your first semester by attending our in-person orientation sessions.
Why should students attend?
Through these sessions, Student Life will provide you your first look at life on campus, tell you about upcoming events, and provide you with information on college services to support you on your academic journey. Request to go on a campus tour to learn where your classes will be held! We’ll also be giving away awesome prizes for students who attend New Student Orientation.
Orientation Sessions are open to all new students as well as to parents/supporters.
|5:30 PM||Check-in (Concourse on Level 2)|
|6:00 PM||Orientation Session (Laura C. Muir Theatre (N4100))|
|7:00 PM||Participant Q&A|
|7:30 PM||Campus tours, Ask Me tent & other guests (Concourse)|
|5:30 PM||Check-in (Atrium in Building A/B)|
|6:00 PM||Orientation Session (Lecture Theatre (A1470))|
|7:00 PM||Participant Q&A|
|7:30 PM||Campus tours, Ask Me tent & other guests (Atrium)|
Orientation for international students
Get a head start on completing the international student checklist. Attendance is optional, but all international students are encouraged to come.
May 2nd & 3rd, 2023
More information to come.
Parking info and how to get to campus
Douglas College New Westminster campus is easily accessible by Skytrain and is a short uphill walk on the 8th street from the New Westminster Skytrain station. To find out more information on how to get to campus, please check this page.
If you are driving to the college, please find parking information here.
Health and Safety
We ask anyone who is unwell or shows any symptoms to please stay home. W e also ask that you respect everyone's comfort levels and to please refer to our COVID policy.
Contact for questions
If you have questions about orientation or getting started as a new student, please contact email@example.com.