Student Life

I am having a difficult time adjusting to college life. Who can help me?

Contact your e-mentor – check your DC Mail or your personal email account to see who is your e-mentor, or contact

I would like to get involved in extra-curricular activities, but do not know where to start?

Check out a listing of campus activities and login using your MyCampus login information. Click on ‘search for Activities’.

A sample of activities include:

  • Being a conversation partner for an international student;
  • Checking out the Durham Lords varsity athletics programs;
  • Helping plan next year’s orientation programming as a member of the DC Crew; and
  • Visiting The Student Association for a complete listing of campus clubs, intramurals and other on-campus events.

What is the Co-curricular Recognition program?

The program:

  • Provides a directory for campus activities including the contact person for each activity;
  • Supports and recognizes student participation and leadership in qualifying campus activities;
  • Allows students to produce an official co-curricular record of their campus involvement in activities such as sports, orientation, councils and committees, student clubs, and student government;
  • Each activity added to a student’s co-curricular record is verified by a staff person before being included on their official co-curricular record; and
  • Supports the Student Leadership Awards Program.

Where is Student Life located?

Student Services building, SSB 211

Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where do I get my student handbooks?

Student handbooks are given out during the first week of classes. If you do not receive a handbook, please go to your School office to obtain your copy.

All post-secondary students receive a copy of the handbook.

What is the Student Leadership Awards Program?

The leadership awards program recognizes students who are involved in on-campus activities which encompass a leadership role. Awards are given to students during their convocation ceremony. Learn more about the awards in the co-curricular portal at (log in using your MyCampus login information).