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Welcome to DC – we are so excited to welcome you on campus in May! Explore the many exciting opportunities to get involved, including virtual Start Strong programming, Oshawa and Whitby campus tours and Orientation events.

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    February 2024

  • Academic Integrity Workshop
    • 2:10 PM — 3:00 PM

    Learn about Durham College’s Academic Integrity policy, what plagiarism is and how it is detected, the basics of referencing, and strategies and resources for completing your studies in an open, honest, and responsible manner. In order to obtain a workshop verification, you must arrive on time, remain for the duration of the workshop, participate, and answer questions throughout. To register, visit the calendar in SALS ONLINE – Academic Integrity to find the link to register. The instructions to register for…

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  • March 2024

  • Academic Reading Workshop
    • 11:10 AM — 12:00 PM

    Learn strategies for making your academic reading time more efficient and effective. Find important information and develop techniques for remembering the information you need. To register, visit the calendar in SALS ONLINE – Academic Writing to find the link to register. The instructions to register for SALS ONLINE are found above (WEBSITE). Please note that you must currently be registered for classes at Durham College to attend this workshop.

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  • Study Strategies Workshop
    • 1:10 PM — 2:00 PM

    Understand how you learn and how to use the science of learning to get the most from your study time. Learn strategies regarding time of day to study, study spaces, and group studying. To register, visit the calendar in SALS ONLINE – Learning Strategies to find the link to register. The instructions to register for SALS ONLINE are found above (WEBSITE). Please note that you must currently be registered for classes at Durham College to attend this workshop.

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  • Academic Writing II: Research Strategies Workshop
    • 10:10 AM — 11:00 AM

    Narrow your focus to a research question and review strategies and resources to keep ideas and research organized so you can write your first draft. To register, visit the calendar in SALS ONLINE – Academic Writing to find the link to register. The instructions to register for SALS ONLINE are found above (WEBSITE). Please note that you must currently be registered for classes at Durham College to attend this workshop.

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  • Overcoming Procrastination Workshop
    • 11:10 AM — 12:00 PM

    Discuss procrastination and recognize how and why you procrastinate. Learn strategies for minimizing procrastination and work through activities that result in a plan for avoiding and overcoming procrastination. To register, visit the calendar in SALS ONLINE – Learning Strategies to find the link to register. The instructions to register for SALS ONLINE are found above (WEBSITE). Please note that you must currently be registered for classes at Durham College to attend this workshop.

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  • Overcoming Procrastination Workshop
    • 10:10 AM — 11:00 AM

    Discuss procrastination and recognize how and why you procrastinate. Learn strategies for minimizing procrastination and work through activities that result in a plan for avoiding and overcoming procrastination. To register, visit the calendar in SALS ONLINE – Learning Strategies to find the link to register. The instructions to register for SALS ONLINE are found above (WEBSITE). Please note that you must currently be registered for classes at Durham College to attend this workshop.

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  • Academic Integrity Workshop
    • 9:10 AM — 10:00 AM

    Learn about Durham College’s Academic Integrity policy, what plagiarism is and how it is detected, the basics of referencing, and strategies and resources for completing your studies in an open, honest, and responsible manner. In order to obtain a workshop verification, you must arrive on time, remain for the duration of the workshop, participate, and answer questions throughout. To register, visit the calendar in SALS ONLINE – Academic Integrity to find the link to register. The instructions to register for…

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  • Presentation Skills Workshop
    • 11:10 AM — 12:00 PM

    Learn ways to improve the planning and delivery of your individual and group presentations. To register, visit the calendar in SALS ONLINE – Academic Writing to find the link to register. The instructions to register for SALS ONLINE are found above (WEBSITE). Please note that you must currently be registered for classes at Durham College to attend this workshop.

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  • APA and MLA Referencing Workshop
    • 10:10 AM — 11:00 AM

    Review the importance of referencing, ways to avoid plagiarism, how to reference correctly, and how to properly format a college paper. To register, visit the calendar in SALS ONLINE – Academic Writing to find the link to register. The instructions to register for SALS ONLINE are found above (WEBSITE). Please note that you must currently be registered for classes at Durham College to attend this workshop.

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  • Editing Skills Workshop
    • 12:10 PM — 1:00 PM

    Understand common writing errors and review strategies and resources for finding them. To register, visit the calendar in SALS ONLINE – Academic Writing to find the link to register. The instructions to register for SALS ONLINE are found above (WEBSITE). Please note that you must currently be registered for classes at Durham College to attend this workshop.

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  • Test and Exam Preparation Workshop
    • 2:10 PM — 3:00 PM

    Develop strategies to help you prepare for and complete tests and exams. Learn about a number of test and exam question formats and terminology. To register, visit the calendar in SALS ONLINE – Learning Strategies to find the link to register. The instructions to register for SALS ONLINE are found above (WEBSITE). Please note that you must currently be registered for classes at Durham College to attend this workshop.

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  • Test and Exam Preparation Workshop
    • 9:10 AM — 10:00 AM

    Develop strategies to help you prepare for and complete tests and exams. Learn about a number of test and exam question formats and terminology. To register, visit the calendar in SALS ONLINE – Learning Strategies to find the link to register. The instructions to register for SALS ONLINE are found above (WEBSITE). Please note that you must currently be registered for classes at Durham College to attend this workshop.

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  • Punctuation Review Workshop
    • 11:10 AM — 12:00 PM

    Review common punctuation to help improve the accuracy and clarity of your writing. To register, visit the calendar in SALS ONLINE – Academic Writing to find the link to register. The instructions to register for SALS ONLINE are found above (WEBSITE). Please note that you must currently be registered for classes at Durham College to attend this workshop.

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  • Advanced Writing Strategies Workshop
    • 11:10 AM — 12:00 PM

    Learn about the types of academic writing, the writing process, critical analysis, incorporating research, and how to use academic resources to support writing improvement. This workshop builds on the Advanced Research Strategies workshop and is particularly relevant for students in graduate certificate and degree programs; however, it is open to any registered student wanting to advance their writing skills. To register, visit the calendar in SALS ONLINE – Academic Writing to find the link to register. The instructions to register…

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  • Test and Exam Preparation Workshop
    • 11:10 AM — 12:00 PM

    Develop strategies to help you prepare for and complete tests and exams. Learn about a number of test and exam question formats and terminology. To register, visit the calendar in SALS ONLINE – Learning Strategies to find the link to register. The instructions to register for SALS ONLINE are found above (WEBSITE). Please note that you must currently be registered for classes at Durham College to attend this workshop.

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  • Academic Integrity Workshop
    • 12:10 PM — 1:00 PM

    Learn about Durham College’s Academic Integrity policy, what plagiarism is and how it is detected, the basics of referencing, and strategies and resources for completing your studies in an open, honest, and responsible manner. In order to obtain a workshop verification, you must arrive on time, remain for the duration of the workshop, participate, and answer questions throughout. To register, visit the calendar in SALS ONLINE – Academic Integrity to find the link to register. The instructions to register for…

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  • April 2024

  • Start Strong Series: Introduction to PREP 1000 & Navigating your First-year
    • 9:00 AM — 10:00 AM

    Can't wait to get started at Durham College (DC)? Join us for a demonstration on PREP 1000, DC's first-year experience course, as well as a discussion on how to navigate your first year of college. This session will introduce you to strategies and resources available to ensure you achieve success as a new student. Join us to: • Learn how to access your class schedule • Discover more about the Student Insurance plan • Receive an introduction to campus support…

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  • Editing Skills Workshop
    • 11:10 AM — 12:00 PM

    Understand common writing errors and review strategies and resources for finding them. To register, visit the calendar in SALS ONLINE – Academic Writing to find the link to register. The instructions to register for SALS ONLINE are found above (WEBSITE). Please note that you must currently be registered for classes at Durham College to attend this workshop.

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  • Start Strong Series: Getting to Know DC’s Online Platforms
    • 10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

    As a new student, learning to navigate virtual platforms can be just as important as learning to find your way around campus! Whether you are completing your studies on-campus or virtually, you will need to understand the learning platforms used to facilitate your academics. Join us for a virtual demonstration of MyDC and DC Connect to discover keys to success in online learning.

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  • Academic Writing III: Final Touches Workshop
    • 12:10 PM — 1:00 PM

    This workshop, designed for Durham College students, covers how to use rubrics to review assignment criteria, the six C’s of writing, proofreading techniques, and scholarly paper format. To register, visit the calendar in SALS ONLINE – Academic Writing to find the link to register. The instructions to register for SALS ONLINE are found above (WEBSITE). Please note that you must currently be registered for classes at Durham College to attend this workshop.

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  • Start Strong Series: Leading the Way with Enrolment Services
    • 10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

    Join members of your Enrolment Services team in this engaging workshop about the services provided through enrolment services and discover the many ways we support you during your time at DC. You will learn about choosing your timetable, adding/dropping courses, paying your fees, financial supports, transcripts, how we communicate with you, and much, much more.

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  • Test and Exam Preparation Workshop
    • 2:10 PM — 3:00 PM

    Develop strategies to help you prepare for and complete tests and exams. Learn about a number of test and exam question formats and terminology. To register, visit the calendar in SALS ONLINE – Learning Strategies to find the link to register. The instructions to register for SALS ONLINE are found above (WEBSITE). Please note that you must currently be registered for classes at Durham College to attend this workshop.

    Find out more »
  • Academic Integrity Workshop
    • 10:10 AM — 11:00 AM

    Learn about Durham College’s Academic Integrity policy, what plagiarism is and how it is detected, the basics of referencing, and strategies and resources for completing your studies in an open, honest, and responsible manner. In order to obtain a workshop verification, you must arrive on time, remain for the duration of the workshop, participate, and answer questions throughout. To register, visit the calendar in SALS ONLINE – Academic Integrity to find the link to register. The instructions to register for…

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  • Academic Welcome – Faculty of Business
    • 11:00 AM — 12:00 PM

    Each program is part of a larger faculty within Durham College, and each faculty has a Dean, Associate Dean, and Student Advisors. Join staff from the Faculty of Business for an overview of supports, roles, and faculty-specific information.

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  • Test and Exam Preparation Workshop
    • 2:10 PM — 3:00 PM

    Develop strategies to help you prepare for and complete tests and exams. Learn about a number of test and exam question formats and terminology. To register, visit the calendar in SALS ONLINE – Learning Strategies to find the link to register. The instructions to register for SALS ONLINE are found above (WEBSITE). Please note that you must currently be registered for classes at Durham College to attend this workshop.

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  • Academic Welcome – Faculty of Science, Engineering & Information Technology (SEIT)
    • 9:00 AM — 10:00 AM

    Each program is part of a larger faculty within Durham College, and each faculty has a Dean, Associate Dean, and Student Advisors. Join staff from the Faculty of Science, Engineering & Information Technology (SEIT) for an overview of supports, roles, and faculty-specific information.

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  • Academic Welcome – Faculty of Hospitality & Horticultural Science (HHS)
    • 10:30 AM — 11:30 AM

    Each program is part of a larger faculty within Durham College, and each faculty has a Dean, Associate Dean, and Student Advisors. Join staff from the Faculty of Hospitality & Horticultural Science (HHS) for an overview of supports, roles, and faculty-specific information.

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  • Test and Exam Preparation Workshop
    • 11:10 AM — 12:00 PM

    Develop strategies to help you prepare for and complete tests and exams. Learn about a number of test and exam question formats and terminology. To register, visit the calendar in SALS ONLINE – Learning Strategies to find the link to register. The instructions to register for SALS ONLINE are found above (WEBSITE). Please note that you must currently be registered for classes at Durham College to attend this workshop.

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  • Oshawa First-Year campus tour
    • 1:00 PM — 2:15 PM
    In-person Oshawa Campus, 2000 Simcoe St. N.
    Oshawa, Ontario Canada

    Calling all first-year DC students! The Student Development team is offering Oshawa campus tours. IMPORTANT TOUR INFORMATION: • We ask that you arrive at least 10 minutes before your tour start time. If you are running late, please read the instructions below. • Park in the Founders 2 parking lot. • Parking is free. Take a ticket to gain entrance to the gated lot. • Your tour guide will provide you with a validated parking ticket allowing you to exit…

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  • Academic Welcome – Faculty of Health Sciences (HS)
    • 3:30 PM — 4:30 PM

    Each program is part of a larger faculty within Durham College, and each faculty has a Dean, Associate Dean, and Student Advisors. Join staff from the Faculty of Health Sciences (HS) for an overview of supports, roles, and faculty-specific information.

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  • Start Strong Series: DC OneCard – a tutorial to set up your digital student ID card & U-Pass
    • 10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

    Are you a new DC student ready to set-up your OneCard student ID card? Join this session to learn how to add your OneCard to your phone. All students are required to have a student ID, as it is needed for a variety of services and programs on and off campus. U-PASS users must also have a OneCard to identify themselves as a student when accessing Durham Region Transit (DRT).

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  • Start Strong Series: Financing your Education
    • 1:00 PM — 2:00 PM

    Learn an overview of how Durham College’s Financial Aid and Awards department provides a variety of options available to help finance your education. Budgeting and financial planning are essential to your success and Financial Aid and Awards coaches can help you create the right financial plan. Learn about OSAP basics, DC’s robust needs-based financial aid options including bursaries and on-campus employment.

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  • Whitby First-Year campus tour
    • 11:00 AM — 12:15 PM
    In-person Oshawa Campus, 2000 Simcoe St. N.
    Oshawa, Ontario Canada

    Calling all first-year DC students! The Student Development team is offering Whitby campus tours. IMPORTANT TOUR INFORMATION: • We ask that you arrive at least 10 minutes before your tour start time. If you are running late, please read the instructions below. • Park in the main parking lot. • Parking is free. Take a ticket to gain entrance to the gated lot. • Your tour guide will provide you with a validated parking ticket allowing you to exit the…

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  • Oshawa First-Year campus tour
    • 1:00 PM — 2:15 PM
    In-person Oshawa Campus, 2000 Simcoe St. N.
    Oshawa, Ontario Canada

    Calling all first-year DC students! The Student Development team is offering Oshawa campus tours. IMPORTANT TOUR INFORMATION: • We ask that you arrive at least 10 minutes before your tour start time. If you are running late, please read the instructions below. • Park in the Founders 2 parking lot. • Parking is free. Take a ticket to gain entrance to the gated lot. • Your tour guide will provide you with a validated parking ticket allowing you to exit…

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  • Start Strong Series: Become a leader on campus with DC’s Institute of Student Leadership (ISL) program
    • 9:00 AM — 10:00 AM

    Welcome to the Institute of Student Leadership (ISL) extra-curricular program at DC! Together, we are leading the way to create campus student leaders. Learn how you can take a deep dive into your personal growth journey and set comprehensive goals to further yourself as a leader both personally and professionally.

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  • Start Strong Series: DCSA – Meet your student union
    • 10:30 AM — 11:30 AM

    Join the Durham College Student Association (DCSA) to learn about the services and supports that your student association provides. Find out about DCSA Orientation Week events, clubs, and student leadership boards, and learn more about your student association. Learn about the E-sports Arena and your student centre and all the different ways your student association serves you.

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  • Start Strong Series: Housing – Know Your Renters’ Rights With DCSA’s Lawyer William Reid
    • 9:00 AM — 10:00 AM

    Join DCSA’s Lawyer William Reid for a session to explore housing and renters' rights. We will explore the Residential Tenancies Act, illegal rental units, landlord responsibilities, tenant insurance and important housing information.

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  • Start Strong Series: Get Hired: Start Building your Career Path
    • 10:30 AM — 11:30 AM

    The Career Development office at Durham College is your career hub on campus. This department is here to help you identify your specific career goals and the steps to get you there! Join this session to learn about the amazing career supports and resources available to students and alumni.

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  • Start Strong Series: Achieving Balance and Well-Being
    • 9:00 AM — 10:00 AM

    Looking for some resources, tips and tricks that might make your time during college less stressful and more fun and successful? Join this session to review some ideas and strategies around well-being, balance and thriving in post-secondary education! We will explore some tips, tricks and resources that may help reduce or prevent stress and becoming overwhelmed when and if things get tough.

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  • Oshawa First-Year campus tour
    • 11:00 AM — 12:15 PM
    In-person Oshawa Campus, 2000 Simcoe St. N.
    Oshawa, Ontario Canada

    Calling all first-year DC students! The Student Development team is offering Oshawa campus tours. IMPORTANT TOUR INFORMATION: • We ask that you arrive at least 10 minutes before your tour start time. If you are running late, please read the instructions below. • Park in the Founders 2 parking lot. • Parking is free. Take a ticket to gain entrance to the gated lot. • Your tour guide will provide you with a validated parking ticket allowing you to exit…

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  • Oshawa First-Year campus tour
    • 11:00 AM — 12:15 PM
    In-person Oshawa Campus, 2000 Simcoe St. N.
    Oshawa, Ontario Canada

    Calling all first-year DC students! The Student Development team is offering Oshawa campus tours. IMPORTANT TOUR INFORMATION: • We ask that you arrive at least 10 minutes before your tour start time. If you are running late, please read the instructions below. • Park in the Founders 2 parking lot. • Parking is free. Take a ticket to gain entrance to the gated lot. • Your tour guide will provide you with a validated parking ticket allowing you to exit…

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  • Academic Integrity Workshop
    • 11:10 AM — 12:00 PM

    Learn about Durham College’s Academic Integrity policy, what plagiarism is and how it is detected, the basics of referencing, and strategies and resources for completing your studies in an open, honest, and responsible manner. In order to obtain a workshop verification, you must arrive on time, remain for the duration of the workshop, participate, and answer questions throughout. To register, visit the calendar in SALS ONLINE – Academic Integrity to find the link to register. The instructions to register for…

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  • Start Strong Series: Ask A Student
    • 10:30 AM — 11:30 AM

    As a first-year student, you may feel a little overwhelmed with the amount of information you need to keep up with. Who better to ask for help than experienced students at DC? Join us for an informal Q&A session with upper-year student leaders to learn more about navigating campus, online learning, and everything else you need to know about being a first-year student!

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  • Start Strong Series: The Student Experience – Beyond the Classroom
    • 11:00 AM — 12:00 PM

    Join us for the Student Experience - Beyond the Classroom. This session will explore opportunities both on-campus and within the community to have a little fun! Participants will hear tips and tricks from former and current DC students regarding everything from the best restaurants, student budgeting, local attractions, and much more!

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  • Start Strong Series: Credit Transferring your education to and beyond DC!
    • 11:00 AM — 12:00 PM

    Have you completed previous post-secondary education or have work experience that you are looking to transfer to your new Durham College program? Join the Admission Services team for an information session to learn more about the credit transfer and PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition) processes. Interested in furthering your education to a degree after graduation? With over 1000 different pathway opportunities, the team will provide a brief overview of the opportunities that exist to transfer from DC and the…

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  • Whitby First-Year campus tour
    • 3:00 PM — 4:15 PM
    In-person Oshawa Campus, 2000 Simcoe St. N.
    Oshawa, Ontario Canada

    Calling all first-year DC students! The Student Development team is offering Whitby campus tours. IMPORTANT TOUR INFORMATION: • We ask that you arrive at least 10 minutes before your tour start time. If you are running late, please read the instructions below. • Park in the main parking lot. • Parking is free. Take a ticket to gain entrance to the gated lot. • Your tour guide will provide you with a validated parking ticket allowing you to exit the…

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  • Oshawa First-Year campus tour
    • 3:00 PM — 4:15 PM
    In-person Oshawa Campus, 2000 Simcoe St. N.
    Oshawa, Ontario Canada

    Calling all first-year DC students! The Student Development team is offering Oshawa campus tours. IMPORTANT TOUR INFORMATION: • We ask that you arrive at least 10 minutes before your tour start time. If you are running late, please read the instructions below. • Park in the Founders 2 parking lot. • Parking is free. Take a ticket to gain entrance to the gated lot. • Your tour guide will provide you with a validated parking ticket allowing you to exit…

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  • Whitby First-Year campus tour
    • 1:00 PM — 2:15 PM
    In-person Oshawa Campus, 2000 Simcoe St. N.
    Oshawa, Ontario Canada

    Calling all first-year DC students! The Student Development team is offering Whitby campus tours. IMPORTANT TOUR INFORMATION: • We ask that you arrive at least 10 minutes before your tour start time. If you are running late, please read the instructions below. • Park in the main parking lot. • Parking is free. Take a ticket to gain entrance to the gated lot. • Your tour guide will provide you with a validated parking ticket allowing you to exit the…

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  • Oshawa First-Year campus tour
    • 7:00 PM — 8:15 PM
    In-person Oshawa Campus, 2000 Simcoe St. N.
    Oshawa, Ontario Canada

    Calling all first-year DC students! The Student Development team is offering Oshawa campus tours. IMPORTANT TOUR INFORMATION: • We ask that you arrive at least 10 minutes before your tour start time. If you are running late, please read the instructions below. • Park in the Founders 2 parking lot. • Parking is free. Take a ticket to gain entrance to the gated lot. • Your tour guide will provide you with a validated parking ticket allowing you to exit…

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  • May 2024

  • Whitby First-Year campus tour
    • 7:00 PM — 8:15 PM
    In-person Oshawa Campus, 2000 Simcoe St. N.
    Oshawa, Ontario Canada

    Calling all first-year DC students! The Student Development team is offering Whitby campus tours. IMPORTANT TOUR INFORMATION: • We ask that you arrive at least 10 minutes before your tour start time. If you are running late, please read the instructions below. • Park in the main parking lot. • Parking is free. Take a ticket to gain entrance to the gated lot. • Your tour guide will provide you with a validated parking ticket allowing you to exit the…

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