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Student Orientation

Welcome to Camosun!

Congratulations and welcome to Camosun College. You've made a great choice—over the past 50 years, Camosun has become one of BC's most comprehensive colleges and has earned an outstanding reputation for teaching excellence. You're joining a family of more than 65,000 alumni who are making a difference all over the world!

Getting started

Things to do nowThings to know
In the months leading up to your first day, there are a few things you may need to sort out.Here are some things you should know before starting your first day at Camosun.
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Most new students have lots of questions about what to expect in their first year of college. Research shows that attending orientation sessions helps new students adapt more readily. Check out Camosun's orientation sessions.

New Student Orientation

  • Open to all new domestic and international students, these orientation events are optional but recommended. Sessions are usually held one week before intake begins.

New International Student Orientation

Indigenous Student Orientation

Specific School Orientation Sessions

  • Sometimes, your chosen program will host a specific orientation session. Stay tuned in your mailbox and on the Events at Camosun webpage.

Parents and Supporters Orientation 

  • Designed for parents and supporters interested in learning more about student services. There is a session in the month preceding each intake (August, December, and April).


Pre-Arrival Student Orientation

As a new student, get the information you need before starting your Camosun journey. Pre-Arrival Student Orientation on D2L is a free, online, self-paced workshop recommended for all new students. 

How to access the course:

  • Log into D2L using your Camosun ID (C#) and password.
  • Under My Tools, select Discover.
  • Find the Pre-Arrival Orientation and click on Enroll in Course

If you need help accessing or navigating D2L, please watch Introduction to D2L for students' videos.

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Orientation and Welcome Events

As students transition into their academics, the Camosun College family and the Camosun College Student Society will be doing their best to welcome new and returning students to Camosun through in-person and virtual events