Orientation

Blackboard online course

DCUE 0200 - Strong Start Orientation is a self-paced online course designed for new ϼ students. It lives rightinyour  and it covers all the basics of how to get ready for your first semester here. Learn about all the new student essentialssuch as how to get your Student ID Card and where to get your textbooks. Discover the students services available to you including counselling and academic workshops. Plus, find out how you can contribute to the ϼ community.

Strong Start Blackboard Course will be available in December for new students starting in Winter 2024.

Orientation Workshops

Our orientation workshops set you up for success at ϼ. These workshops are hosted on Zoom and/or in-person. Registration is required to attend.

Don't forget to check out thewebpage to learn about their upcoming workshops.

All Students

In this session, learn why academic integrity is important in your studies and the risks and consequences of academic misconduct. Find out what is expected of students at ϼ, including the mandatory course DCUE 0100 Academic Integrity. Plus, you could win a gift card just by attending! 

You only need to register for one session, not both.

Topic: Strong Start: Academic Integrity

Time: Dec. 11, 2023 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Meeting ID: 627 6225 0942

Topic: Strong Start: Academic Integrity (II)

Time: Dec. 15, 2023 11:30 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Meeting ID: 622 8861 7168

Peer Tutors from the Learning Centre share strategies to help you get ready for your first semester by 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 ϼ student and get a chance to wina $50 gift card!

International Students

A casual welcome to our first-semester international students! We will introduce you to our ϼ 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 for 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, 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 ϼ.

Get matched with a senior international student who can mentor you through your first semester at Douglas.

In this session, learn why academic integrity is important in your studies and the risks and consequences of academic misconduct. Find out what is expected of students at ϼ, including the mandatory course DCUE 0100 Academic Integrity. Plus, you could win a prize just by attending! 

There are two sessions of academic integrity available. Both sessions will have the same information and content. Please only register for the session that works best with your schedule.

In this session, learn why academic integrity is important in your studies and the risks and consequences of academic misconduct. Find out what is expected of students at ϼ, including the mandatory course DCUE 0100 Academic Integrity. Plus, you could win a prize just by attending! 

There are two sessions of academic integrity available. Both sessions will have the same information and content. Please only register for the session that works best with your schedule.

General New Student Orientation Sessions

We are so excited to welcome you to ϼ. 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. 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.

9:30 AMCheck-in (concourse on level 2)
10:00 AMOrientation presentation
11:45 AMParticipant Q&A
12:45 PMLunch
1:15 PMCampus activity

Registration using desktop devices is highly recommended for better user experience.

4:00 PMCheck-in (a/b atrium)
4:30 PMCampus activity
5:30 PMOrientation presentation
7:15 PMParticipant Q&A
8:00 PMDinner

Registration using desktop devices is highly recommended for better user experience.

3:00 PMCheck-in (concourse level 2)
3:30 PMOrientation presentation
5:15 PMParticipant Q&A
6:00 PMDinner
6:30 PMCampus activity

Registration using desktop devices is highly recommended for better user experience.

Parking info and how to get to campus

ϼ 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 Getting to Douglas page.

If you are driving to the college, please find parking information on theParking page.

Health and Safety

We ask anyone who is unwell or shows any symptoms to please stay home. We also ask that you respect everyone's comfort levels and to please refer to ourCOVID policy.

Contact for questions

If you have questions about orientation or getting started as a new student, please contact studentlife@douglascollege.ca
Email us

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.