Click on the following document which will help you get ready for the Winter 2022 semester!

Your roadmap to student success.

Welcome to Bow Valley College. New Student Orientation is important for all students joining the Bow Valley College community for the first time. Attend this 2-day virtual Winter 2022 New Student Orientation on January 6 & 7, 2022 to:

  • Get the right tools to succeed in your academic courses and be comfortable with BVC before classes begin
  • Meet fellow students, alumni, your instructors and program chairs
  • Learn about the many free resources and student services available at BVC
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 (January 6, 2022).
There are two parts to New Student Orientation (NSO):

1. Join a virtual live NSO event on January 6 & 7, 2022
2. Check out Navigating Bow Valley: What you need to know as a new student

New students will receive an invitation email to register for NSO in December 2021.

Winter 2022 Agenda

Online Student Orientation Videos

Getting started

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

International students

  • Email a copy or photo of your valid study permit and co-op work permit (if applicable) to the international education department at
  • Apply for your co-op work permit at least 3-4 months prior to starting the clinical, practicum, or work portions of your certificate or diploma.
  • Apply for basic health insurance coverage through Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan if you are eligible.
  • Make sure your contact information is up to date on your account.
  • Check the International Students Orientation page here

Helpful information


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

Related events

Be proactive in planning for your success! Meet with a Learner Success Advisor through RISE (Reaching for Individual Success Everyday) to get connected to college and community resources.

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.

Sign up for Learning Navigator and have a BVC staff/ faculty member mentor you through your first semester of studies.


  • 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.
  • Cart total based on domestic tuition rates. For information about International Tuition rates please see Fee Information
  • 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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