NIC Orientation Day kicks off college year in Comox Valley

New and returning NIC students are invited to attend Orientation Day at NIC’s Comox Valley campus on Tuesday, Sep. 3 from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm.

“Orientation Day is always fun, engaging and very informative.” said Danielle Hoogland, NIC student recruitment officer. “Students get a chance to meet and connect with each other, staff and faculty, as well as community resources. It’s a marvelous way to start the school year.”

The Comox Valley campus is welcoming more than 1,300 students this fall who will study in a wide variety of programs including business, fine arts, health, human services, tourism, trades, university studies and upgrading.

Orientation Day begins at 9 am outside Discovery Hall with coffee and bannock. This is followed by a welcome and greeting from NIC President John Bowman and Fernanda Paré, Elder in Residence for the Comox Valley campus.

Starting at 10 am, students can attend program-specific orientations, held in classrooms around the campus. The rest of the day includes campus tours, a Blackboard Learn workshop, free pizza outside Raven Hall at 11:30 am, music and a marketplace. Local businesses, community organizations and various NIC services will be part of the marketplace.

“Marketplace is all about connecting students to campus and community resources and services that they can access throughout their school year,” said Hoogland.

Although classes begin Sep. 4, registration is still available for prospective students until Sep. 12.

Anyone interested in applying can go to, email or call 250-334-5000 to speak with an educational advisor.

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