Camosun stands with Indigenous peoples

From Sherri Bell, President

The revealing by the Penelakut Tribe of 160+ undocumented and unmarked graves on the grounds of the former Kuper Island Industrial School and foreshore deepens the pain of all Indigenous peoples.

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International Student Orientation

Fall term Orientation: August 23 to September 2

Orientation is a fun way to learn how things work at Camosun and to meet other students, faculty and staff members. International students are required to attend three orientation sessions on August 24, 26, and 31, 2021. All other information sessions are optional but highly recommended.

Mark your calendars

New international students starting classes in Fall 2021. Attendance at all three online orientation sessions is a requirement*

  • August 24 – Pre-Arrival Information Session
  • August 26– Student Services Information Session
  • August 31– Academic Advising Information Session

Your invitation and registration link will be emailed to you by mid-August.

Starting classes later?

 New students starting in the 2022 terms check back later for updates. 

Fall 2021 International Orientation Week Events

You're only required to show up to three orientation sessions (*Aug. 24, 26 and 31) but we recommend that you take advantage of all of the info sessions you can during orientation week; they're a fun way to meet people and helpful for your academic success.

All events are online in Victoria local time (PT). If you have questions about orientation contact

August 23

10 –11am - Camosun College Student Society (CCSS) Orientation for International Students

August 24*

8 – 10am - Required Session 1: Pre – Arrival Information Session*
1 – 2pm - Student Panel 1: meet your peers, hear their stories and learn their experience

August 25

10 – 11am - Student Support Information Session

August 26*

8 – 10am - Required Session 2: Student Services Information Session*
1  – 2pm - Student Panel #2: meet your peers, hear their stories and learn their experience

August 27

10 – 11am - Co-op Information Session

August 30

1 – 4:45pm - Library Orientation

August 31*

8 – 9am - Required Session 3: Pre – Arrival Information Session*
11– 11:30pm - Campus Tour at Interurban Campus by Instagram Live
11:30– 12:30pm - Campus Tour at Interurban Campus by Instagram Live

September 2

1– 2pm - College Survival Tips

Transitioning to in person services

Starting September 2021, instruction at the College is transitioning back to in-person or face-to-face, while we continue to provide services remotely and over the phone. In-person services will be gradually introduced over the course of the semester depending on BC Public Health Office guidelines. Please check the Student FAQ page for more details.

You will receive more information about your schedule and how your courses will be delivered after registration starts at the end of June 2021. There will be more information once you access your online courses through D2L. All new students will gain access to D2L one week before classes start.

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Travelling to Canada?

Please note: Camosun College students who hold a valid study permit or a study permit approval are eligible to travel to Canada.

If you are considering travelling to Canada, please check our Travel to Canada and Quarantine Information for your reference, as well as Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) websites for current information (note that details may change daily).

If you're planning to travel contact us directly at so we can assist you with information.

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Get ready

Orientation is a chance for students to learn how things work at Camosun and meet other students, faculty and staff - plus it's really fun!