One-on-one support

Looking for individualized support or have questions you want answered early in your orientation journey? Register for one of our mentorship programs or connect with a Student Life or Ƶ International for virtual one-on-one chat.

For All Students

For All Students


Kickstart your first semester at Ƶ! If you’re a new student and have questions about your time at Douglas, sign up for Kickstart!

You’ll be connected through email with our Kickstart Coaches, all of whom are senior Ƶ student leaders. They can walk you through your first day of classes, where to find services and tell you about all the great ways you can get involved with the community at Ƶ.

Kickstart for Fall 2024 is now open!

Once you have signed up, keep an eye out for your welcome email.

For International Students

For International Students 

DCI Mentorship Program

The Ƶ International (DCI) Mentorship program welcomes and orients new international students to Douglas. As a new international student, you will be matched with a Senior Mentor, a returning international student. Your Senior Mentor will share advice from their personal experience, help you navigate the Ƶ website, direct you to student services and more, all from their unique perspective as an international student.

To be eligible for this program, you must be a new international student registered in at least one academic course, be willing to participate in program events (such as the Mentee Welcome Event and end-of-semester wrap-up) and respond to requests for feedback.

Learn more and sign up here