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New Student Orientation is important for all new learners joining the Bow Valley College community. If you are commencing classes on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, you are encouraged to attend New Student Orientation.

Fall 2017 New Student Orientation
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Bow Valley College (North and South Campus)
345 - 6th Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta  T2G 4V1

Attend New Student Orientation to:

  • Get comfortable with Bow Valley College before you start classes
  • Meet fellow students, your program coordinator, and instructors
  • Tour our new state-of-the-art campuses
  • Enjoy lunch, provided courtesy of your Students' Association 
  • Attend a variety of Student Life sessions


1.     If you haven't already logged into myBVC.ca, you can find your username and a link to create a password in your acceptance email.
2.     Sign-in to myBVC.ca with your username and password.
3.     Click on the New Student Orientation registration link.
4.     Follow the prompts provided to register.

Note for ELL:   The New Student Orientation is not applicable for learners registered in Part-time or Full-time English Language Learning (ELL), LINC, EAP , or funded programs. ELL and EAP orientations will take place in-class.

Schedule of Events:

Fall 2017 New Student Orientation Agenda

Fall 2017 New Student Orientation Schedule

Program Specific Events:

International Students
International Learner Preparation Day
For international students starting a certificate or diploma program.
August 24, 2017 | 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Room S2009
International ELL Preparation Day
For international students starting International ELL program. 
August 29, 2017 | 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Room S2009
Click here for more information. 

Practical Nurse - Regional Campuses
Regional Synchronous PN Orientation 
August 24, 2017 | 10:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. | Room N618

Upgrading Students
CEFL (Centre for Excellence in Foundational Learning) Welcome Bash
September 6, 2017 | 11:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. | North Campus, 5th Floor
CEFL welcomes over 700 learners every term, and the Bash is the place to be if you want to:
- find out all about support services available to you at the
- learn about career programs and admission requirements
- see what continuing education has to offer
- have fun and win prizes

Artstream Students
Orientation for Artstream Program
September 1, 2017 | 9:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. | Room N628, North Campus

Useful links and resources:

Frequently Asked Questions
For more information on New Student Orientation, be sure to check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.

Learning Boot Camp
Need some extra preparation before starting school?  Get started before Orientation Day with our 1 day Learning Boot Camp.

Budget Boot Camp
Attend Budget Boot Camp to shape up your money management skills before you start school.

Technology Boot Camp
Attend Tech Boot Camp to get introduced to college technology tools. Learn how to be a successful student in an online/blended learning environment and sharpen your online learning and organizational skills.

Online New Student Orientation 
For those students not able to attend the campus orientation, an online orientation is available.