COVID-19 update: DC is taking proactive steps in managing Omicron variant this winter semester. Learn more.
Program delivery information now available for winter semester.
Learn more about courses and services being offered remotely. COVID-19 Pre-entry Screening Questionnaire COVID-19 Illness Reporting Process

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Winter 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: PREP 1000

PREP 1000 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 was released on November 29, 2021

The second series of modules was released on December 9, 2021

We require all new students to complete PREP 1000. All students who have completed all five modules by Monday, January 31, 2022, will be entered into a draw for a chance to win 1 of 2 $500 Amazon gift cards.”

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 Week

Join the fun from Friday,  January 7 to Friday, January 14 as we kick-off the 2022 Winter Semester!

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORIENTATION: International students are required to virtually join our International Education office on Friday, January 7 for International Student Orientation. For more information and to register visit the International tab above.

PROGRAM ORIENTATION: Kick off your first semester with Program Orientation on Friday, January 7. Meet faculty members, fellow classmates, and discover important details about your new program of study.


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 Association.

Orientation events


Join the conversation

Introduce yourself, your program, and why you chose Durham College and/or your goals for the year and tag #DCOrientation2022.