NIC Orientation - Spring/Summer 2023


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!

We are committed to providing you with a quality orientation experience to prepare you for the start of your studies at NIC. Whether you are a new student directly out of high school, a mature student returning to school after an extended absence, or a current NIC student wanting to better prepare yourself for another term, you will be provided with opportunities to prepare you for a successful term.

Orientation Spring/Summer 2023 consists of live virtual sessions, in-person orientation events, and an Orientation-on-Demand, which provides a collection of resources for when you need them.

Live Virtual Events

April 27 to 28 - International Student Orientation on the CV and CR campuses

Visit the new International Student Orientation webpage for details about the Orientation events being offered by the Office of Global Engagement. Questions? Email

April 28 and May 4 (Repeat session)– Virtual Orientation for All Students – Meet your Student Life and your North Island Students’ Union Teams

Learn how your Student Life Team (Mez and Rachel) and NISU (Carissa, Rebecca and Joanne) support you! We will welcome you to NIC and share how you can help you get connected, get supported and get involved. 

Time: 12 – 1 pm (PT)

In-Person Events

Come and meet us at our in-person events. The North Island Students’ Union and the Office of Student Life will be here to welcome you with a FREE breakfast, swag, and information. No registration required.

May 2 – Welcome Brunch at Port Alberni Campus

10 – 11.30 am in the Cafeteria at Roger Street Campus

May 3 – Welcome Brunch at the Campbell River Campus

10 – 11.30 am in the Student Commons

May 4 – Welcome Brunch at the Comox Valley Campus

10 – 11.30 am in Tyee Hall Student Lounge

Mixalakwila Campus

Details to come.


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.

Navigating NIC’s Digital Platforms

Tyler from 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

Discover the FREE personal and academic supports available to you as an NIC student, 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

Connect with NISU and learn more about their supports and services, including the students’ health and dental plan.

To learn more and connect with NISU, visit their website:

Early Assist
Need help? Early Assist is a student support service that connects students with campus and community resources. Email and Rachel, your Student Life and Outreach Liaison, 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.
Learn about NISU, their supports and services and their health and dental plan.

Campus Tours

Parents and Supporters

Parents and supporters can find more resources here:

Stay Connected

Check your NIC email! Student Life’s Monday Memo outlines important upcoming dates, events, and opportunities for you.

Have any questions? Email