Important Update: June 22, Fall 2021 Course Delivery Update
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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.

  • New Student Orientation Date for Spring Term is April 29th, 2021.
  • To register for the event, click here
  • To view the schedule and learn more about the event, please see below:
  • 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

    2. 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

    What is New Student Orientation?

    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. This term, New Student Orientation will be held virtually through Zoom Webinar.

    New Student Orientation is held the Thursday before each Fall, Winter and Spring term.

    Join Us for the Event!

    This term we have three Orientation events that you can participate in: Our Virtual Orientation, The Virtual Social (optional) and Canvas 101 Workshops (optional).

    Get ready to “Thrive” as an Alexander College Student by following the steps below:

    1. Register to the Virtual New Student Orientation

      Please register in advance for New Student Orientation to reserve your spot!

      Register To New Student Orientation

      View the previous Winter 2021 New Student Orientation

    2. View the Event Schedule

      See what exciting presentations we have in store for you!

      Event Schedule

    3. Complete the Orientation Feedback Survey and Win Prizes

      This quick 10-minute survey offers feedback on how we can improve our New Student Orientation Event. It also enters you into a chance to win a $200, $100 or $50 Amazon e-gift card. Winners are chosen by random draw.

      Note: You must be a first year student to enter.

      The Feedback Survey link will be given out during the Virtual New Student Orientation Event.

    4. OPTIONAL – Join us for a Virtual Social

      Meet, Chat, Connect. Make friends with other new Alexander College students in a virtual setting. This begins directly when New Student Orientation finishes, April 29th from 2:00-3:00 PST.

      Link: Updated closer to the event

    5. OPTIONAL – Canvas 101 Workshops

      Prepare for your classes in these Canvas 101 Workshops. Learn how to login, navigate, submit assignments and other useful tools.

      Workshops are held Friday, April 30th, 2021.

      Register for one of the three workshops below:
      10:00am PST Workshop

      12:00pm PST Workshop

      2:00pm PST Workshop

  • 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 May 3-7, 2021.

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

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.

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.