New Student Orientation is a hybrid event. Emails will be sent to your MyBVC emails.

Welcome to Bow Valley College. New Student Orientation is important for all students joining the Bow Valley College community for the first time. Attend New Student Orientation week activities taking place on August 30, 31 & Sept 1, 2023 
  • Get the right tools to succeed in your academic courses and be comfortable with BVC before classes begin
  • Meet fellow students, & your instructors and program chairs
  • Learn about the many free resources and student services available at BVC
There are two ways to attend  New Student Orientation (NSO):

1. Join live in person at BVC (limited to 400 attendees) 
2. Attend Orientation online

   New students will receive an invitation email to register for NSO on July 27th, 2023


Get Ready | Your First Week

Use this checklist to make sure you are ready for your first day at Bow Valley College:

Use this technology checklist to get your technology set up and be tech ready for the first day of class!

International students

Some programs may have extra activities during the first week of classes, but this orientation is required for all new Bow Valley College students. For international students, there is an International Student Welcome session on New Student Orientation Day 1 (Aug 30th)

  • Email scanned copies of your study permit and co-op work permit (if applicable) to  before New Student Orientation Day1 (August 30th) 

Helpful information


For more information about orientation and student life in general, check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Related events

Meet with a Success Advisor through Success- Early Support to identify and address issues, challenges and concerns that might impact your academic or personal success. 

Visit My Success Hub (MSH101) to access free resources and supports available 24/7 and connect with your peers.

Need some extra preparation before starting school? Visit Academic Success 101 (AC101) to learn the skills and strategies you'll need to confidently start your first day of class.

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  • If you are currently studying in a post-secondary program at BVC, please register for your courses via mybvc to ensure your enrolments and fees are processed appropriately.
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  • If you anticipate applying for a student loan, your payment will be refunded to you based on your loan award once your funding has been received by BVC.

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