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International Students

International student orientation (mandatory)

International student orientation is mandatory, and is the best way to start your journey at Durham College.

International student orientation will be available through online mini-modules on immigration, housing, arrival, and more, AND live, virtual orientation.

Access the online modules here in 5 easy steps:

  1. Click on this link: www.durhamcollege.ca/dcconnect (Internet Explorer not supported)
  2. Login with your Student ID number and your DC password. Your initial password is the birthdate the college has on record for you in MMDDYY format. If the college does not have your birthdate on file, your postal code will then be used (input with all capital letters and no spaces). More details on logging in to the campus network for the first time here: https://durhamcollege.ca/wp-content/uploads/First-Time-Login-to-the-Student-Network-Account-27Jul2020.pdf
  3. Click on “Self-Registration” on the top left, and find the course “Home@DC International Student Orientation”
  4. Click “Register now” then “Submit”, “Finish” and “Done”
  5. The “Home@DC International Student Orientation” course will be there for you. Click into it and get started!

Please complete the online modules by September 14, 2020.

For live virtual sessions, see below:

Wednesday, September 2: It’s your time! LIVE virtual international student orientation
Get to know your fellow international students from around the world and have some fun while doing so
For all new international students
Wednesday, September 2, 11:00am – 1pm Eastern Time
Missed this? Look out for the recording in the Home@DC International Student Orientation course in DC Connect.

Thursday, September 3: Find a part-time job in Canada, yes, even during a pandemic
This session is primarily for those who will be taking their courses from within Canada
Thursday, September 3, 11:00am – 12:30pm Eastern Time
Missed this? Look out for the recording in the Home@DC International Student Orientation course in DC Connect.

Friday, September 4: Find out about health insurance

Friday, September 4, 11:00am – 12:30pm Eastern Time
Missed this? Look out for the recording in the Home@DC International Student Orientation course in DC Connect.

To be prepared for your studies, it is important to complete the online International Student orientation modules and join us in person. It is also important to take part in your Program Orientation. See details here: https://durhamcollege.ca/orientation/program-orientation