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.
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 email@example.com.
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)
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
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: library.nic.bc.ca/studenttech.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: www.nisu.ca.
Need help? Early Assist is a student support service that connects students with campus and community resources. Email email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have a concern about a grade, decision, or action that you believe is unfair, email email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn about NISU, their supports and services and their health and dental plan.
Parents and Supporters
Parents and supporters can find more resources here: https://www.nic.bc.ca/audience/parent-and-supporter-resources/.
Check your NIC email! Student Life’s Monday Memo outlines important upcoming dates, events, and opportunities for you.
Have any questions? Email email@example.com.