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Preview Night

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

Preview Night Schedule:

Check in & 
Visit the Information Booths
Starts at 4:00 p.m.   2nd Floor, South Campus  
 
Program Sessions    Starts at 5:00 p.m. Various locations across North and South Campus
Advising Sessions Attend one of the session
times listed below:
- 6:30 to 7:00 p.m.
- 7:00 to 7:30 p.m.
- 7:30 to 8:00 p.m.
South Campus - Chiu School of Business programs

North Campus - All other programs
Information Booths     Visit our Booth Fair during one    
of the times listed below:
- 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
- 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
2nd Floor, North Campus

Frequently Asked Questions:

Contact info@bowvalleycollege.ca if you are unable to find the answers to your questions below.

  1. Who can attend Preview Night?
  2. I have not yet been accepted into a career program, can I attend Preview Night? What if I am waitlisted?
  3. If I have been accepted into Upgrading, ELL, LINC, or EAP program, can I attend Preview Night?
  4. 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)
  5. How is Preview Night different from New Student Orientation?
  6. Are there other new student events that I can attend before classes start?
  7. I'm busy and I can't attend Preview Night. What should I do?

 

 1. Who can attend Preview Night?

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:

  • Addictions Studies: Aboriginal Focus Certificate 
  • Addictions Studies: Aboriginal Focus Diploma
  • Administrative Professional Certificate
  • Business Administration Certificate
  • Business Administration Diploma - all majors
  • Dental Business Assistant Certificate
  • Disability Studies Certificate
  • Disability Studies Diploma
  • Education Assistant Certificate
  • Events Management Certificate
  • Health Care Aide Certificate
  • Health & Human Services Management Post-Diploma Certificate
  • Hospital Unit Clerk Certificate
  • Human Resources Certificate 
  • Interior Decorating Diploma
  • Justice Studies Diploma - all majors
  • Kitchen and Bath Design Post-Diploma Certificate
  • Legal Assistant Diploma
  • Medical Office Assistant Certificate
  • Pharmacy Technician Diploma
  • Practical Nurse Diploma 
  • Practical Nurse for Internationally Education Nurses Diploma
  • Social Work Diploma
  • Software Development Diploma
  • Veterinary Office Assistant Certificate


NOTES:
- 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



2. I have not been accepted into a career program yet, can I attend Preview Night? What if I am waitlisted?

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



3. If I have been accepted into the Upgrading, ELL, LINC, or EAP program, can I attend Preview Night?

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.



4. 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)

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.



5. How is Preview Night different from New Student Orientation?

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.


6. Are there other new student events that I can attend before classes start?

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.

 

7. I'm busy and I can't attend Preview Night. What should I do?

If you are unable to attend Preview Night, you are advised to: