DC welcomes more than 3,900 new first-year students during 2023 Fall Orientation

Durham College (DC) welcomed more than 3,900 students to Fall Orientation this month to mark the beginning of a new year and educational journey.

Students participated in program orientations as well as a variety of fun events to help them adjust to college life. New students had the opportunity to meet employees and faculty members, discover campus services and learn more about their new programs all while making connections and friendships with fellow attendees. Nearly 1,600 international students also received programming to assist with adapting to the Canadian classroom, part-time employment opportunities and more.

Following both campus program orientations, students enjoyed DC Fest where they received new DC swag, enjoyed live music and indulged in free food truck fare before cheering on the Durham Lords as they went toe-to-toe with the Ontario Tech Ridgebacks at Campus Cup.

Fall orientation events also included a DC movie night, axe throwing, foam party, yoga session, plus so much more. Did you miss out on some of the fun? Don’t worry, we’re just getting started! Check out these five ways to get involved on campus this fall.