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Kick Start & Program Orientation

Welcome to BCIT!

Kick Start is BCIT’s orientation programming, designed to help all new and returning students settle in to the start of their new term. Attend your program orientation and learn about your new community and the various resources that you can tap into during your time at the institution through the Student Success Hub.

Program orientation

Whether you’re a new or returning student, your first step at the start of each new term is to participate in your program orientation. This is where you can meet your classmates and instructors, and learn more about your courses and what to expect during your upcoming term at BCIT.

Watch for communications from your programs inviting you to your specific Fall 2020 Program Orientation.

International students

Visit International at BCIT for details on the Fall 2020 International Orientation. The International Student Orientation is for all new international students beginning a full-time program at any BCIT campus in September 2020 (including incoming exchange students).

International students who are new to BCIT School of Business Part-Time Studies are also invited to the BCIT Business Part-Time Studies Orientation. The orientation workshops will help participants succeed in BCIT business programs. Topics include communication, study and time management, teamwork dynamics, and much more.

Finding your way around campus

While many programs will be offered online for Fall 2020, some students may still need to access specific classes or supports on-campus. With this in mind, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with your campus so you feel comfortable getting to where you need to go.

Campus Maps

Aerospace Campus Map

Annacis Island Campus Map

Burnaby Campus Map

Downtown Campus Map

Marine Campus Map

Reminder: You must complete the COVID-19 Pandemic On-campus Guidelines course in the Learning Hub before attending campus in-person.

Get involved

At BCIT, academics aren’t the only factor that contribute to student success.

Kick Start: Student Services & Clubs Fairs

This year, BCIT will be hosting several virtual Student Services and Clubs Fairs throughout the month of September.

Join us to learn about the range of services available to all students at BCIT and to sign up for clubs and activities that you can get involved with during your time as a BCIT student.

The Student Services and Clubs Fairs will be hosted on the following dates and times:

September 1st from 12:00pm to 2:00pm

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September 3rd from 3:00pm to 5:00pm

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September 9th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm

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September 22nd from 3:00pm to 5:00pm

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Kick Start calendar of events

Kick Start activities don’t end on your first day. We have activities planned for you throughout the month of September to help you ‘kick start’ your BCIT journey.

Keep an eye out for the Fall 2020 Kick Start Calendar of Events to check out the full details of events and activities available to all students on all BCIT campuses. You’ll be invited to connect with your peers and learn about the many services in place to help you succeed during your time here.

Be sure to check the BCIT Events Calendar and the myBCIT app to stay up-to-date on events and activities that you can get involved in to kick start your new term at BCIT”.

Stay connected

Make sure you don’t miss out on opportunities to connect with your peers and make the most of your BCIT experience. Download the myBCIT app to keep track of events, get answers to any questions that you may have, and connect with the BCIT community.

You can also stay social by following the BCIT Student Life Facebook and Instagram pages where you will find more information about events, services and supports available at BCIT.