Orientation

Blackboard Online Course

DCUE-0200 Strong Start Orientation is a self-paced online course designed for new 鶹ýAV 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 鶹ýAV community.

For new students in Summer 2024, the course is now available under the "Courses" section on your Blackboard.

For new students in Fall 2024, the course will be available in August under the "Courses" section on your Blackboard.
 

Orientation Workshops

Our orientation workshops set you up for success at 鶹ýAV. 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  webpage 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 鶹ýAV, including the mandatory course DCUE 0100 Academic Integrity. Plus, you could win a gift card 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.

 

Topic: Strong Start: Academic Integrity

Time: April 24, 2024 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

 

Topic: Strong Start: Academic Integrity II

Time: April 26, 2024 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

 

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 鶹ýAV student and get a chance to win a gift card!

For International Students

A casual welcome to our first-semester international students! We will introduce you to our 鶹ýAV 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 鶹ýAV.

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 鶹ýAV, 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 鶹ýAV, 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. 


Workshop for Incoming Fall Semester Students

Is Fall 2024 your first semester at Douglas? Attend a Registration 101 Workshop. You will learn how to choose your courses, when to sign up for your courses and how to register. 

Registration 101 Workshop – June 24

Registration 101 Workshop – June 27

There are two sessions available. You only need to attend one session. 

General New Student Orientation Sessions

We are so excited to welcome you to 鶹ýAV. Get a head start on getting oriented for your first semester by attending one of the General New Student Orientation Sessions in person.

In these sessions, Student Life will give you your first look at life on campus and provide you with information on 鶹ýAV services. Come to one of the sessions to connect with peers and have your questions answered.

These sessions are open to parents and supporters as well.

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

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

Getting to campus

鶹ýAV New Westminster campus is easily accessible by Skytrain and is a short uphill walk on the 8th Street from the New Westminster Skytrain station; the Coquitlam Campus is also easily accessible by Skytrain and is a 3-minute walk from the Lafarge Lake-Douglas Skytrain station. To find out more about how to get to the campuses, please visit the Getting to 鶹ýAV webpage

If you are driving to the college, please visit the Parking webpage for the parking information.

Health and Safety

We ask anyone who is unwell or experiencing cold symptoms on the event day to please stay home. We also ask that you respect everyone's comfort levels.

 

Contact for questions

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

New Student Updates

For admissions in Fall 2024:

NSU#1 (June 13, 2024)

 

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.