Dear new students: You will regret not attending Strong Start

Almost second-year Douglas student Hannah Lohnes describes her experience as a new student at Douglas and how Strong Start: New Student Orientation helped her get support to be a better student and get involved on campus with a student assistant role.

Get in the know with NSO and other reasons to sign up for New Student Orientation

Orientation will take place online throughout the end of August for students starting their first semester at Douglas in Fall 2020.

New to Douglas College? Learn the ropes from a Kickstart Coach

From what to expect your first week at College, to how to get involved in the Douglas community, Kickstart Coaches have got you covered!

Don’t miss out on New Student Orientation #FOMO

Douglas students learning about College resources by David Denofreo

Douglas student Moriah Davey shares her experience attending New Student Orientation and how it changed her life.

Things I wish I knew before starting college

young college students

Avoid pain, disappointment and potential epic fails in your first year with excellent advice from students who’ve been there.

Get an “EDGE” up on your 1st year at Douglas

Blue team at EDGE 2016

EDGE team leader Klyde Ouano says the event is a perfect way to start off your first year at college.

Step 4: Get to class

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I remember my first day of class at the College, full of confusion and questions. I’m here to make things easier for you! To get yourself to class, you’ll need your course schedule, which you can access from myAccount > Registration > Course Schedule. Check your class locations and times, then get to know your campus better so that you don’t end up confused in the maze of hallways. Check out the online maps for New Westminster and Coquitlam campuses. Pro tip (this one’s so important we’re mentioning it again): make sure you get… Read More

Making Students Feel Welcome

If you’re already engaged on campus, and either feel comfortable where you are or haven’t left the program yet, you’re experiencing firsthand the joys of doing more in school than just showing up to class, groaning mid-lecture, and then leaving. How did you join whatever it is you’re now doing? Maybe you love volunteering – or Salsa dancing with the gang – so much that you just walked up to a meeting and uttered those magic words, “can I join?” Not everyone feels comfortable enough to do that though. For many newer… Read More

Step 5: Get Healthy. Get Involved. Get Experience.

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You’re going to get a lot out of your time at Douglas College. There are many services and opportunities that you’ve already paid for through your tuition fees, and a lot of them will be featured in the Concourse at New West campus and the Atrium at Coquitlam Campus during Welcome Week. The Life at DC team wants to show you all the opportunities available at the College to help you Get Oriented, Get Healthy, Get Involved, and Get Experience. Stay tuned to this blog all year, because Life at DC team members will be… Read More

Step 2: Get to campus

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Now that you’re officially a student at Douglas, let’s figure out your best route to campus.