Get a head start on success at Preview Night 2017
Preview Night is a new event, open to students who have been accepted into a Bow Valley College career program for the Fall 2017 term (starting Wednesday, August 30, 2017). This event is limited to students who will be studying at the Calgary campus or online.
Fall 2017 Preview Night
Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 5 pm
Bow Valley College - North & South Campus
345 - 6 Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta
Attend Preview Night to:
- Learn more about how to prepare for your first day of classes
- Meet your program coordinator
- Learn about academic advising services and registration
- Find out about student services such as financial aid, transfer credit, accessibility services, tutoring, and more
Students who have been accepted into a Bow Valley College career program for the Fall 2017 term can should register to attend Preview Night. Instructions on how to register will be sent to your myBVC email.
Preview Night Schedule:
The event will start at 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 25. Check-in starts at 4 p.m.
A detailed schedule will be posted in May.
For more information on Preview Night, be sure to check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section below.
- Who can attend Preview Night?
- I have not yet been accepted into a career program, can I attend Preview Night? What if I am waitlisted?
- If I have been accepted into Upgrading, ELL, LINC, or EAP program, can I attend Preview Night?
- If I have been accepted into a program at a Bow Valley College regional campus*, can I attend this event? (*Airdrie, Banff/Canmore, Chestermere, Cochrane, High River, Okotoks)
- How is Preview Night different from New Student Orientation?
- Are there other new student events that I can attend before classes start?
- I'm busy and I can't attend Preview Night. What should I do?
Students who have been accepted into the Fall 2017 intake of a career programs offered at the Bow Valley College Calgary campus or online are invited to attend Preview Night 2017. Those programs include:
- FASD Education Certificate, Nutrition Manager Certificate, and Recreation Therapy Aide Certificate programs will not be included in Preview Night 2017.
- ELL / EAP / LINC / Upgrading learners - see below for more information
No. The information presented at Preview Night is tailored to students who have been accepted into a career program for the Fall 2017 term. If you are waitlisted for a program, or if you have applied but are not yet accepted, this event is not appropriate for you.
- If you have not yet applied for admission to a program at Bow Valley College, contact the Student Advising Centre for information
- If you have submitted an application to a career program, you can contact the Admissions team to check on the status of your application
- For information about College services, you can visit the Campus Services page for links to a variety of student service areas
No. The information presented at Preview Night is for students in career programs only. Students in Upgrading, ELL, LINC, and EAP will be sent information about program orientation in the upcoming months. Please check your myBVC email for information.
This event is open to students who have been accepted into a career programs offered at the Bow Valley College Calgary campus or online only. If you have been accepted into a program at a Bow Valley College regional campus, please contact your local campus for information about starting your program.
Preview Night focuses on the information you need to know 3 - 4 months before your program start date. There are many tasks you may need to complete before New Student Orientation, such as: registering for classes; applying for a student loan; meeting with Accessibility Services; or paying your confirmation deposit. Preview Night will have representatives on site to help answer questions about these topics.
New Student Orientation (NSO) takes place approximately a week or so before the start of classes. At NSO, in addition to your program session, you will be able to do things like: attend student life sessions; take a campus tour; buy your textbooks; pick up your student ID card; and more.
Students are encouraged to attend Preview Night, New Student Orientation, and other learner bootcamp events that are offered to new students. See below for more information about NSO and our bootcamp events.
Learning Boot Camp
Need some extra preparation before starting school? Get started before Orientation Day with our one-day Learning Boot Camp.
Budget Boot Camp
Attend Budget Boot Camp to shape up your money management skills before you start school.
Tech 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.
New Student Orientation
New Student Orientation will take place the week before classes start. Students will be sent New Student Orientation registration email prior to the start of term. For those students not able to attend the campus orientation, an online orientation is available.
NOTE: Registration for Fall 2017 New Student Orientation is not yet open. Check your myBVC email in July for details.
If you are unable to attend Preview Night, you are advised to:
- regularly check your myBVC email for important information and updates
- attend New Student Orientation in August; international students can also attend International student orientation
- visit the Current Learners page on the Bow Valley College website, which includes links to:
- Academic Advising / Registration information for career program learners
- Iniikokaan Aboriginal Centre
- International student services and Intercultural Centre
- Learner Success Services
- Library and Learning Commons
- Paying fees
- Scholarships and awards
- Student loans / financial aid
- Supports for students with disabilities
- Transfer credit
- Tutoring and academic success services
- And much more