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!

Orientation Workshops

Workshops set you up for success at Douglas College. These workshops are hosted on Zoom and/or In-person. Registration is required to attend.

If you are interested in knowing more about the Learning Centre, please visit Learning Centre Workshops webpage to checkout their upcoming workshops.

Orientation sessions

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)

Register HERE

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)

Register here

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 studentlife@douglascollege.ca.

Download Zoom

In order to attend virtual workshops you will need to download and install Zoom on a laptop, smartphone or tablet. It's free and will be used throughout the semester for online programming.
Download Zoom