Strong Start

Blackboard online course

Strong Start Here: 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.


Orientation Workshops

Workshops set you up for success at Douglas College. These workshops are hosted on Zoom and registration is required to attend.

Faculty/Program-specific orientation sessions

Orientation sessions for some faculty areas are hosted in person or virtually a few weeks before classes for Fall and Winter. No sessions are offered for the Summer semester.  Faculty-specific sessions feature staff and instructors from your specific faculty area who will give you information about your classes and answer any questions you may have. There will also be Student Life staff in attendance, who will talk about life on campus, upcoming events and answer questions about College resources and services.

If you are unable to attend your faculty specific orientation or if there is not one being offered this semester, we also host open sessions with general content about starting at Douglas, with staff on hand to answer questions. Open sessions are open to all new students as well as to parents/supporters.

Download Zoom

In order to attend drop-in sessions and 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