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Start Strong

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

Your student success is our number one priority, learn how to set yourself up to accomplish your academic goals by participating in DC’s Start Strong Series and Orientation events. DC’s transitions programming is designed to help new students gain knowledge and make campus connections.

Start Strong at DC includes:

  • PREP 1000, DC’s preparatory course for new students
  • Online sessions with DC services
  • Oshawa and Whitby campus tours
  • Faculty Academic Welcomes
  • In-person, on-campus Orientation events

Join us before you start your DC student experience to gain the opportunity to meet other first-year students, connect with your faculty, discover the many services available on campus, and become familiar with your new learning environment. You can register for Start Strong events here:

If you do not have access to PREP 1000 in DC Connect, please email your full name and student number to