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Fall orientation

Congratulations on becoming the newest members of our Durham College community!

Your success is our number one priority and our extensive orientation programs have been designed to ensure you feel prepared for your first day of classes.

DC Orientation: PREP1000

PREP1000 is DC’s first-year experience course. This self-guided, non-academic course is located within DC Connect and consists of a series of modules designed to prepare you for your first day of classes. Each module consists of both important information to help get you started, and a series of tasks designed to familiarize you with DC Connect, our learning management system.

The first series of modules will be released on August 3, 2021

The second series of modules will be released on August 13, 2021

We require all new Fall semester DC students to complete PREP1000. All students who have completed all modules by September 30, 2021 will be entered into a draw for a $500 Amazon gift card.

To get started:

  • Sign-in to DC Connect using your Student ID and network password
  • Select PREP 1000 from your list of courses
  • Complete all Modules
  • Register for virtual sessions

 If you require assistance with your network password please visit the IT Service Desk Portal.

DC Orientation: Orientation Day

Fall Orientation Day will be taking place on Tuesday, September 7!

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORIENTATION: International students are required to virtually join our International Education office on Tuesday, September 7 for International Student Orientation at 9 a.m. For more information and to register visit the International tab above.

PROGRAM ORIENTATION: All new DC students are encouraged to virtually participate in Program Orientation on Tuesday, September 7 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meet your faculty, fellow classmates, and discover important details about your new program of study! To locate your program’s specific virtual room, visit the Program Orientation tab above. Please note that room links will not be available until event day.

DC Orientation: Orientation Week

Join the fun September 7 to 11 as we kick-off the 2021 Fall Semester! A number of exciting social events have been planned to help you meet new friends, discover opportunities to get involved on campus, and to make the most of your time at DC. For more information, visit the Events tab above. Please note that new events will appear weekly, as we approach September 7.


Welcome to DC – Video messages from our leaders

Don Lovisa, president
Tara Koski, dean of students
Elaine Popp, executive vice president, Academic
Jenna Peace, executive chairperson and chief elected officer, Durham College Students Inc.

Orientation events


Join the conversation

Introduce yourself, your program, and why you chose Durham College and/or your goals for the year and tag #DCOrientation2021.