Orientation

Online Orientation Course

DCUE-0200 New Student Orientation is a self-paced online course designed for new Ƶ students. It lives right on your  and it covers all the basics of how to get ready for your first semester here. Learn about all the new student essentials such 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 Ƶ community.

For Fall 2024, the course will be available in August under the "Courses" section on your Blackboard. Stay tuned to our updates!
 

Orientation Workshops

Our orientation workshops set you up for success at Ƶ. Some workshops are hosted online while some are hosted in person. Check out the workshop offerings below and be sure to register for the ones that are of interest to you.

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

For 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 Ƶ, including the mandatory course DCUE-0100 Academic Integrity. Plus, you could win a prize just by attending! 

There are two sessions available, which will cover the same content. Please register only for the session that works the 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 Ƶ, including the mandatory course DCUE-0100 Academic Integrity. Plus, you could win a prize just by attending! 

There are two sessions available, which will cover the same content. Please register only for the session that works the best with your schedule.

 

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 Ƶ student and get a chance to win a gift card!

Registration will be available soon.

For International Students

A casual welcome to our first-semester international students! We will introduce you to our Ƶ 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 Ƶincluding MSP, Guard.me and the DSU extended heath care.

Overview of important documents, enrolment 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 Ƶ.

Speak with current Mentors and learn more about their experience of being a Ƶ student! Learn more about our Mentorship Program and how to be 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 Ƶ, 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 Ƶ, 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. 

Faculty-Specific New Student Orientation Sessions

Get ready for your first semester and have your questions answered by attending one of the in-person Faculty-Specific New Student Orientation Sessions. These sessions provide you with an opportunity to meet your faculty instructors and receive information about your courses. Student Life will also introduce you to the available services to support your Ƶjourney, give you a look at life on campus and walk you through the new student checklist.

If you are unsure which faculty you are in, check out the Programs webpage.

August 21 | Coquitlam Campus

 

August 27 | New Westminster Campus

 

Please note that this is a shared session for Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (H&SS) and Faculty of Language, Literature and Performing Arts (LLPA).

August 22 | New Westminster Campus

 

Please note that this is a shared session for Faculty of Language, Literature and Performing Arts (LLPA) and Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (H&SS).

August 22 | New Westminster Campus

 

There are two sessions available, which will cover the same content. Please register only for the session that works the best with your schedule.

August 21 | Coquitlam Campus

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August 22 | New Westminster Campus

 

General New Student Orientation Sessions

General New Student Orientation Sessions are available for you if you are unable to attend the Faculty-Specific New Student Orientation Sessions or if there is not one being offered for your faculty. These sessions are open to parents and supporters as well.

 

 

New International Student Orientation Sessions

We are looking forward to welcoming our new international students starting in the Fall 2024 semester! 

Join Ƶ International in our in-person New International Student Orientation. Explore the campus, meet your peers and begin building your community at Ƶ. 

Registration will be available soon.

Registration will be available soon.

Contact for questions

If you have questions about the orientation or getting started as a new student, please contact studentlife@douglascollege.ca.
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New Student Updates

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.