NIC kicks off Orientation in the Comox Valley

Stop by the Comox Valley campus Sept. 6 to 7 for welcome booths with snacks, swag and information. 

In-person orientation is back at NIC’s Comox Valley campus this fall, giving students new opportunities to learn about key services and supports that will help them throughout the school year.

New and returning NIC students can join in-person events from Tuesday Sept. 6 to Wednesday Sept. 7 at the Comox Valley campus as well as live digital sessions the week before classes begin, Aug. 29 to Sept. 2. 

“Orientation is about helping students build confidence and knowledge to be successful in and outside of their classes, from volunteering opportunities to student support services such as counseling or advising,” said Meesbah Jiwaji, Associate Director, Student Life.   

“This year’s Orientation reflects a mix of services and opportunities that will meet NIC students’ needs: from live, virtual sessions the week before classes to on-campus events to address immediate questions and welcome students as they settle into their coursework.” 

On-campus orientation includes a marketplace which features NIC supports and community organizations with helpful information, free swag, as well as tools and resources from 11 am- 1 pm on Sept. 6 in front of Discovery Hall. Students can also enjoy a free chili lunch on Sept. 7 at noon at Tyee Hall.

Digital sessions cover topics such as how to navigate NIC’s digital learning platforms, an overview of the supports that are available to students at NIC and how to get involved on campus.

Fall term classes start on Tuesday, Sept. 6. Students can learn more about the Orientation sessions online or in-person activities at