Arrive on time. Check the calendar
to find out when you need to be there.
What to expect the first few days:
Your first week at Selkirk College will be busy!
Orientation will help you meet new friends and give you important information about studying and living in Canada!
Teachers and staff will meet you at the front doors on your first day. Bring your passport, study permit and proof of medical insurance so the International Student Services Coordinator can photocopy them.
English Language Program students
Orientation: important information about living and studying in Canada, a campus tour and activities to help you get to know your teachers and classmates.
Placement testing: tests to determine what classes you will be in. Tests will include an interview with an instructor and basic assessments of your reading, writing and grammar level.
College / University Program students
Orientation: depending on your program, there may be orientation week activities planned.
College success workshops: These free workshops run every August in both Castlegar and Nelson and are recommended for all students entering college programs. You will learn how to take notes effectively, manage your time, build support systems and much more. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org ( in Castegar) or email@example.com (in Nelson). There are online resources available for students unable to attend the face-to-face workshops.
1. Apply for your student card: Visit the library, fill out the small pink application form and get your picture taken to apply. Make sure you bring your student number.
2. Purchase your bus pass from the bookstore.
3. Pick up your International student identity card. It is free to all Selkirk students and is available at the Student Union Centre.