Strong Start: New Student Orientation

Strong Start: New Student Orientation

On August 10, 2021, you will be able to enroll for online orientation in Blackboard; learn everything you need to know about being a new student. 

Strong Start Here: Welcome to Douglas College is a self-paced, self-enrolled course that lives right in your Blackboard. Learn about Douglas College, how to be a successful student and all the college essentials, such as how to access your online classes and services like peer tutoring, and how to get your student ID. Plus, discover how you can stay healthy with fitness classes and wellness events, and how you can contribute to the College community.   

We want everyone to be able to participate in orientation. If you have questions about accessibility or accommodation requests, please email so we can meet your needs.  

Check out more information below!  

Strong Start Workshops 

We’ll be hosting workshops designed to set you up for success during your studies at Douglas College. These workshops will be hosted on Zoom and registration is required to attend.  


If you have questions about the upcoming Fall Semester, connect with a member of the Student Life Team via Zoom during one of the following drop-in sessions!  

August 10 to September 2

  • Tuesdays, 10am-2pm
  • Wednesdays, 6-8pm
  • Thursdays, 10am-2pm

September 7 to 10

  • Tuesday, 10am-2pm
  • Wednesday, 10am-2pm & 6-8pm
  • Thursday, 10am-2pm
  • Friday, 10am-2pm

September 14 to 30

  • Tuesdays, 10am-2pm
  • Wednesdays, 6-8pm
  • Thursdays, 10am-2pm

*All times in PST (Vancouver time zone).




Never been to our campus before? Register for an in-person guided tour of the New Westminster Campus or the Coquitlam Campus. Tours start July 26 and run throughout the summer and early fall. Familiarize yourself with where your classes are located, where you can find student services and more.

Register now for tours at the New Westminster Campus or the Coquitlam Campus.

Tours will follow the safety guidelines of the Provincial Health Officer and the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training. For more information, please refer to the COVID-19 and Safe Return to Campus Resources and Information page.


Would you prefer to explore the campus virtually? Join a virtual 360º campus tour; find the details here.

How to enroll in Strong Start on Blackboard
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In order to participate and attend the drop-in sessions and 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.
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