Are you a new to snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara student and have questions about student orientation? We have answers.
New Student Online Orientation is a 90-minute session delivered on Zoom. This event is designed for you to learn more about important resources, services, and involvement opportunities, so that you are more prepared to start your first day of classes. This session will include a faculty and current student panel, information on student expectations.
This event will be recorded.
All Spring 2023 Orientations (New Student Orientation & International Student Orientation) will be held online.
However, we will be hosting a variety of in-person events as part of the Welcome Weeks programming.
Orientation events are designed to provide you with a strong foundation to begin your Langara Journey. Students who participate in Orientation activities share that they feel more connected to the College, more prepared to start their first semester, are more aware of different campus resources and services, and more confident in navigating their way around campus.
Want to start your Langara Orientation experience early? Check out Pre-Orientation On Demand.
All new-to-Langara students (domestic and international)( are eligible to attend New Student Online Orientation and any of the in-person Welcome Week events.
If you are an international student, you must attend one of the two online International Orientation sessions.
Orientation programming is designed specifically for students to meet and connect with other students, therefore we recommend that your family members do not attend. However, we encourage your parents and supporters to check out the Tips for Parents and Supporters webpage to learn more about the College, and gain a greater understanding of the resources and opportunities available to students and what to expect as they support you during your first term at Langara.
All new students admitted to Langara and who have registered for Spring 2023 classes will receive an email invitation to register for either New Student Online Orientation, International Student Orientation (or both).
If you want to participate in one of the campus tours, offered on January 3, 4 or 5, you must indicate that on your Orientation registration form by selecting a specific date and time.
If you registered for the wrong Orientation date, please contact email@example.com before trying to register for another session. A member of the Orientation Planning team will respond within 2 business days.
Missed attending Online Orientation?
Don't worry, we have you covered. All online Orientation sessions will be recorded and will be available to watch in the week following each event date. Stay tuned for details.
In the meantime, we encourage you to Get Ahead of the Curve by taking advantage of some of the following pro-tips below:
Get Ahead of the Curve
to learn more about various aspects of student life outside of the classroom.
2. Complete your Langara Student Success Course before classes start to get the most out of your orientation opportunities.
Starting college is a big step. The Langara Student Success Course (LSSC) » prepares you for academic life at Langara and introduces you to key supports available on campus and online.
The LSSC will be available to you starting December 5, 2022, through your Langara Brightspace account, and it's free! The LSSC is accessible 24/7, offers virtual office hours with the course instructor, and has tips and strategies to get you ready to be a successful online learner.
By the end of the course, you will:
know what to expect in a college classroom
have the tools to be successful in your studies
have strategies to study effectively
have new organizational and time management skills
Read the step-by-step instructions for help accessing the LSSC Course here »
3. Visit the Student Links website for Pro-tips and your To-Do List.
Save time and make your life easier by visiting Student Links».
Complete the new student to-do list, check out the pro-tips and find out what services are available to support you.
4. Get social.
Follow @LangaraCollege on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest updates, photos, giveaways, and more.
Follow @LangaraGlobal on Instagram for the latest updates, contests, and more related to international students.
Follow @LangaraGatheringSpace on Instagram for the latest updates, contests, and info from the Langara Gathering Space.
Follow @LangaraFalcons on Twitter and Instagram for the latest schedule updates, roster updates, and all things Athletics & Intramurals-related.
5. Introduce your parents and supporters to key resources and services.
Your parents and supporters play an important role in your success as a student. Encourage them to review the Parents and Supporters website » to learn about different resources and ways to support your college transition and throughout your student journey.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We can't wait to meet you!
The Langara Orientation Team
Newly admitted international students are encouraged to visit the "Orientation Resources" page, created by Langara Global.
Visit the Orientation Resources page to download some key resources to get you set up for success in your first term, including: