Get involved, stay healthy and have fun

By Elliott Slinn, Student Life

The college experience is about so much more than classes, books and grades: It’s about discovering yourself through a series of meaningful interactions, experiences and memories that’ll last a lifetime.

At Student Life, we offer events, programming and practical work experience, all to help you grow and learn as an individual in the Douglas College environment. Believe it or not, students who are active participants in campus culture are more likely to do better academically; when you’re invested, you care more. 

For the Summer Semester, Student Life has gone digital! Follow our social media channels to take part in the physically distanced fun, like games nights, contests and more! We’re on Instagram and Facebook as @StudentLifeDC on both platforms.

Here’s a breakdown of what Student Life is all about:

Get Oriented

There are a few key steps that all successful students take to get settled at Douglas College, like New Student Orientation and The EDGE (which stands for Engage, Discover, Grow, Express, and is the annual, three-day team building, activity-based event). Our orientation events will help you build a solid peer community and leave you feeling prepared for the challenges ahead.

Get Involved

There’s a wide variety of activities and events happening all the time at Douglas College. Student Life aims to get you involved, either as a participant or part of a team hosting a program. This is an excellent way to meet new people, make new friends and have fun doing it!

Get Healthy

We all know the phrase “health is wealth,” but this is more than just a slogan for us. We believe maintaining a healthy diet, exercising and taking good care of your mental health will help set you up for academic success. Your student activity fee includes a membership to the fitness centres at the New Westminster and Coquitlam campuses. Fitness classes, including yoga, Pilates, Zumba, core strength and boot camps are also offered.

Get Experience

If you want to graduate with a resumé that grabs employers’ attention and gets you hired, Student Life can help provide you with tangible work experience and practical skills; we want to see you succeed! By becoming a student leader, program assistant, orientation planner or graphic artist, you can develop your skills working in a team and take on leadership roles – all of which will help you stand out to your future employers.

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