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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.
Things to doThings to know


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We know that new students have many questions about what to expect in their first year of college.  Research shows that attending orientation sessions can help new students more readily adapt to this significant change. Check out the various orientation sessions at Camosun.

  • New Student Orientation

These sessions are open to all new domestic and international students. They are optional but recommended. Information on Summer 2023 to come.

  • New International Student Orientation

International students are required to attend three online New International Student Orientations.

  • Indigenous Student Orientation

Indigenous students can contact Eyēʔ Sqȃ’lewen – The Centre for Indigenous Education & Community Connections to connect with an Indigenous Advisor to get oriented to Camosun.

  • Orientation Workshops

Recommended workshops to go deeper into specific topics, such as D2L, Library, and College Survival Tips. Check out the schedule and register.

  • 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.

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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

Parents and Supporters

Families play a huge role in a student's life, and Camosun has a number of resources to give support.