Important Update: November 27, Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 Terms to be conducted virtually. All on-campus support services remain virtual until further notice.
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Covid-19 Update: As Alexander College continues virtual learning for the health and safety of all students, Orientation will be moved from an in-person to an online format.

Pre-Orientation

By now you will have received the following items:

  1. Welcome Package
    This package is emailed to all newly admitted students and is full of essential information you need to know before you begin your studies.

    If you have not received this package, contact your designated Enrolment Advisor (EA), or contact the Office of the Registrar (Admissions Unit).

    By phone: Monday-Friday; 8:30-4:00pm PST +1 (604) 435-5815
    By email: admissions@alexandercollege.ca

  1. Link to AC 101
    At the end of your welcome package there is a link to the AC 101 webpage. It can also be found here https://alexandercollege.ca/student-success/ac-101/

    AC 101 is your online guide to prepare for your first term and familiarize yourself with important resources and departments. This is a great addition to New Student Orientation as you can return to this resource frequently throughout your studies and receive a bonus mark in your courses for completing the Final Quiz.


Orientation

The upcoming Virtual New Student Orientation is December 30th, 2020.

Get oriented at Alexander College by completing the following:

  1. RSVP to the Virtual New Student Orientation
    All new students will be emailed an invitation letter around two weeks before the event. Please RSVP if you are able to attend. Orientation is not mandatory; however, it is highly beneficial to students and is recommended.

    RSVP to the New Student Orientation

    View the previous Fall 2020 Virtual New Student Orientation Video

  2. Check out the New Student Orientation Schedule
    Take a peak at what exciting presentations you can expect to see at the event.

    View the Schedule

  3. Download Zoom to your mobile or desktop device
    Prepare for Orientation by downloading the software in advance! Zoom is an important virtual software platform used by Alexander College for Orientation, class lectures, course assistance and much more.

    Follow this guide for downloading help

  4. Complete the Feedback Survey after attending and win prizes!
    This quick 10-minute survey offers us great feedback on how we can improve the event for years to come. It also enters you into a chance to win a $200, $100 or $50 Amazon giftcard. Winners are chosen by a random draw and will be contacted through email.

    Note: You must be a first term Alexander College student to participate.

    The link to the survey will be posted closer to the event.

New Student Orientation at Alexander College
New Student Orientation at Alexander College
Two International Students during Student Orientation
Student Orientation at Alexander College
boxes of pizza inside the classroom

 

What to Expect

Our New Student Orientation will navigate you through free campus resources and services offered to all students. We understand that college is a transition for many students, so our Orientation is designed to start your first term off successfully.

You will be introduced to staff and faculty and learn where to turn should you have any questions. Instructors have also prepared multiple mini lectures, allowing you to get a quick look into what you could (and will!) be learning in your upcoming year.

New Student Orientation is held the first Thursday before each Fall, Winter and Spring Term; except for Summer Term.

Post-Orientation

Keep the excitement going with the Week of Welcome! This event is hosted by Student Life and is full of fun events to get you connected with other Alexander College students. The goal is to make friends and have fun outside of your classrooms.

The Week of Welcome runs January 4-8, 2021.

More information, including the schedule, for Week of Welcome can be found here: Schedule TBD.

Contact Us

For more information, or if you have missed the New Student Orientation, please contact the Student Services Department at studentservices@alexandercollege.ca with your questions.