NIC Orientation - Spring/Summer 2024


We are honoured to acknowledge the traditional territories of the combined 35 First Nations of the Nuu-chah-nulth, Kwakwaka’wakw and Coast Salish traditions on whose traditional and unceded territories the North Island College campuses are situated.

Orientation Overview

Welcome to NIC!

Our orientation program is here to welcome you to North Island College and support you as you transition into the college community. Whether you’re a new student directly out of high school, a mature student returning to school, or a current student wanting to better prepare yourself for another term, we’re here to help!

We'd like to introduce you to the academic programming, support services and people that make up the community here at NIC, so that you can have a strong foundation for your learning journey as you grow academically, emotionally, socially and personally.

Orientation consists of live virtual sessions, in-person events, and Orientation on Demand, which provides you with a collection of resources for when you need them.

Live Virtual Sessions

Meet your Student Life Team

Learn how to Get Connected | Get Supported | Get Involved.

All students are welcome to attend this informative session. Pop in and ask us any questions you may have.

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PT | Online

Email for the link.

In-person Events

Tuesday, May 7 | 11.30 am – 1.00 pm PT near the Cafeteria
Come and meet us at our in-person events. We will have Welcome booths with snacks, swag, information, and a warm smile! Questions? Email
Wednesday, May 8 | 11.30 am – 1.00 pm PT at Roger Street & Tebo Avenue
Come and meet us at our in-person events. We will have Welcome booths with snacks, swag, information, and a warm smile! Questions? Email
Thursday, May 9 | 11.30 am – 1.00 pm PT at the Tyee Building
Come and meet us at our in-person events. We will have Welcome booths with snacks, swag, information, and a warm smile! Questions? Email
Mixalakwila Campus
Questions? Email

International Orientation Events

Thursday, May 2, 2024 | 9 am - 1 pm PT
New International Student Orientation
Join us for a full day online to learn everything you need to know as you begin your studies at NIC as an international student. Please watch your NIC student email for an invitation and link to join.
Comox Valley Campus
Friday, May 3, 2024 | 9 am - 2 pm PT
In-Person Orientation Day Comox Valley Campus
New international students studying in Comox Valley are invited to the Comox Valley campus for a tour, lunch and community-building activities. Please watch your NIC student email for details.

Visit the new International Student Orientation for details.

Questions? Email

Orientation on Demand

Trades Student Orientation Guide

We’ve created this guide because trades program intakes are not always aligned with the ‘traditional’ academic start dates at North Island College. Explore specific information for trades students in this guide.

Navigating NIC’s Digital Platforms

Student Technical Services will show you how to navigate the learning platforms at NIC including myNIC, NIC email, Brightspace and more! If you’d like additional information, want to attend a live virtual workshop or would like to book a one-on-one appointment with Student Technical Services for support, visit their page.

Supports for Success

As an NIC students, you have access to a range of FREE personal and academic supports, including Counselling, the Library & Learning Commons, accessible learning services, work-integrated learning, financial aid, advising, and Indigenous education. If you’d like additional information, you can check out the links to each service area below, or email with your questions.

Meet your North Island Students’ Union

NISU offers many supports and services, including your student health and dental plan. Learn more at

Need help? Early Assist is a student support service that connects students with campus and community resources. Email and a member of the Early Assist team will get in touch with you.
Learn about thriving at NIC, and what to do if you need information or help. If you have a question, contact

If you have a concern about a grade, decision, or action that you believe is unfair, email and one of our Complaint Advisors will guide you through the process at NIC.
OGE supports international students who are learning outside of their current cultural contexts and provides support for success. Contact them at
Indigenous Education supports indigenous students in their educational journeys at NIC. Meet the Elders in ResidenceIndigenous Education Navigators and Student Services team who are here to support your educational journey at NIC.

Parents and Supporters

Parents and supporters can find more resources here:

Stay Connected

Check your NIC email! Student Life sends a Monday Memo each week to outline important upcoming dates, events and opportunities for you.

Join us on social media! Find NIC Student Life on Facebook and Instagram

Have any questions? Email