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Welcome to Ƶ! 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. We have a wide variety of activities, events and services planned to help you feel prepared and confident for your first semester at Ƶ.

We want everyone to be able to participate in the orientation. If you have questions about accessibility or accommodation requests, please contact


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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Online Orientation Course

Learn the basics you need to know about studying at Ƶthrough our self-paced online orientation course.
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Orientation Workshops

Explore topics such as tutoring, academic integrity and international specific topics like immigration 101.
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Faculty-Specific New Student Orientation Sessions

Join your instructors, academic staff and peers to learn the ins and outs of your specific faculty.
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General New Student Orientation Sessions

Tour our campuses, meet 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 helps get your early questions answered and provides you 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.

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Connect with a Kickstart Coach via email to ask questions about registration, services and life at Douglas.
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Mentorship for International Students

New to Canada? Sign up to be matched with a mentor to get a firsthand account of life in Canada and life at Ƶfrom an experienced 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; for international-specific questions, connect with Ƶ International.


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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Welcome Week

Feeling a bit lost your first day on campus? The Student Life team will be on site and ready to guide you.
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Campus Tour

If you're new to Ƶand have never visited our campuses, sign up for a tour.
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Continue your orientation journey with this fun, action-packed event with your fellow new students.

New to Canada?

New international students, before you book your flight, check out these helpful tips and information before you pack your bags, including:

Parents and supporters

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

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