New International Student Orientation
Before New Student Orientation
Please note that we offer a few services before Orientation begins:
The Welcome Desk
The Welcome Desk is there to help you with any practical information before Orientation begins. It will be located in the Atrium on the main floor of Regent College and be staffed from 9 am to 1 pm, from Monday, August 26 until Friday, August 30, 2019. There will be a member of the New Student Orientation team there to meet you and help you with any questions you might have about getting your UBC card or UPass, healthcare, banking, or the orientation program.
Gifts for New Students
Every year staff, faculty, friends and exiting students of Regent College give away good quality household items as a way to bless incoming students as they begin their time in Vancouver. Everything is free!
If you are in need of any kitchen items, small furniture, stationary or items for children, you are welcome to take whatever you need. Gifts for New Students will be located in Room 14 and available from Monday, August 26 to Thursday, September 5, 2019.
New Student Orientation Program
Our New Student Orientation program is intentionally designed to help you make a smooth and successful transition into the life of the Regent College community. Students find Orientation very beneficial in gaining opportunities for worship; an introduction to the history, mission and values of Regent and practical information for personal and academic success as they begin their studies. It is also a valuable time to meet the faculty and connect with other students. Indeed, students often form their most important friendships at Regent during Orientation. Please plan on attending (even if you are local) and bring your spouse and family!
Please set aside these dates for Orientation:
International Student Orientation (for all non-North American students)
Friday, August 30 (with optional afternoon and evening activities)
9 am–1 pm in Room 100
Registration from 8:30 am
Orientation for All New Students (for all new students, including those who have already attended International Student Orientation)
Tuesday, September 3–Thursday, September 5
9 am–3 pm (with optional afternoon and evening activities)
Registration from 8:30 am on Tuesday
A delicious lunch will be offered each day at a cost of $5.00 per person (children aged 12 and under can eat for free).
Childcare is provided during the Orientation program. Please be sure to RSVP no later than August 16, 2019 to ensure that we have a place for your children.
New Student Orientation Schedule
Visit the Plan for Orientation page to download the full Fall 2019 New Student Orientation Schedule. This will be available mid-August.
For any questions regarding New Student Orientation, please contact Claire Perini deanofstudentsoffice@regent-college.
RSVP for Orientation