Campus Life & Leadership (CLL) values student involvement. We provide programs to improve the quality of campus life through activities that offer educational, social, recreational, and leadership opportunities. Every attempt is made to respond to the expressed wishes of the students and at the same time, to encourage more students to initiate and participate in campus life!

Do not hesitate to stop by our office in 2E.6. Our door is always open to listen to your ideas and to offer advice and support.

Volunteering on Campus

There are many opportunities to volunteer for Campus Life & Leadership. Come to 2E.6 for more information and to sign up for one or more special events or activities if you would like to be part of the planning and/or implementation.

Getting involved with CLL is the best way to be part of campus life at Dawson and to make some life-long friends!

Recognition of Student Involvement

The Recognition of Student Involvement is designed to recognize your commitment to your chosen activity.  You automatically qualify if you are involved in one or more of the following categories:

  • Athletics/Sports
  • Arts and Culture
  • Educational and Academic Activities
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Politics
  • Science
  • Social and Community Involvement

You are eligible for the Recognition of Student Involvement notation if you have 60 or more hours in one of the categories above, you were a full-time student during your time of involvement, you meet the standard academic success requirements, and acted as a volunteer in the activity that you are requesting recognition for.

The Recognition of Student Involvement is an acknowledgment on your official transcript. You can download the Individual Student Recognition application form. To receive more information, please see Mary at Campus Life & Leadership, room 2E.6-6, ext. 1207.

Campus Life & Leadership Award of Merit

The award is valued at $1,500 and is presented annually to a graduating student, who over the course of their academic career at Dawson College, have made significant contributions in enhancing student life on campus while achieving and maintaining a high level of academic success.

Campus Life

Campus Entertainment

From time-to-time, CLL will bring various entertainers on campus such as musicians, hypnotists, dancers, and standup comedians. Did you know Sugar Sammy showcased here at Dawson a few times? You never know who the next rising star is going to be so don’t miss out on any of the shows!

Extra-curricular Activities

If you have some time in between classes and you don’t know what to do, be sure to check out our student activities happening around campus: Conrod’s (2F.4), Oliver’s (2C.17), Upper Atrium, Lower Atrium, and even outside on campus grounds. Some activities include:

  • Welcome Back Corn Roast
  • Imaginus Poster Sale
  • Halloween
  • Multicultural Days
  • Happy Holiday Activities
  • Craft Fairs
  • Black History Celebrations
  • Valentine’s Day
  • Speed-Dating
  • Anti-Bullying/Pink Shirt Day
  • Health & Fitness Challenge
  • St. Patrick’s Day
  • Fashion & Talent Show
  • Spring Carnival
  • Artists in Bloom Fundraising Event
  • Contests
  • End-of-Year Spring BBQ

Student Projects

If there is an event or activity you would like to initiate and add to our calendar of events, please do not hesitate to come by and see us. We would love to hear all about it!

Services and Initiatives

Blue Ring Society

The Blue Ring Society is composed of 25 students nominated and chosen for their academic performances and leadership qualities. The members are called upon to represent the College at college events, help orient new students, and to take leadership roles in fundraising activities contributing to college life as well as the wider community. Members are nominated by college staff or current Blue Ring members in May. Contact Carey Ann Pawsey at ext. 1032 or Mary Di Liello at ext. 1207.

Bulletin Boards

Internal Postings

Any staff member or student wanting to post information on general bulletin boards (not departmental bulletin boards) must get them stamped by Campus Life & Leadership. The mention of Dawson College or the Dawson logo must appear on the ad. The bulletin boards near the escalators on the Upper and Lower Atrium levels and at the 5th floor, Sherbrooke Street entrance must be reserved through Campus Life & Leadership, rm 2E.6 at the counter.

External Postings

Postings for external events must be approved by Campus Life & Leadership and can only be posted on the External Bulletin Board located outside 2E.6 (one per event). There is a Student Classified Board in the 2C corridor at the corner of 2D where postings for sales of any kind can be put up. Proceed at your own risk as Campus Life & Leadership does not endorse these postings. In addition, postings for external tutors are no longer valid in the college unless endorsed by a specific department for their specific areas (i.e. Dawson College Pure and Applied or Math Departments). Any students wanting to tutor or be tutored can go to the Academic Skills Centre, rm 6D.2, on the second floor of the Library.

First Aid Team

Dawson’s First Aid Team is an essential service provided to the entire College community. It is made up of student volunteers who are passionate about helping others. To qualify, must be certified in Standard First & CPR, and be able to follow a semester-long team schedule. See Michelle Lee in 2E.6-5 for more information.

Graduation Photos

Graduation photo sessions are held in November and April for graduating students. More information will be given closer to the dates.

You must sign up online.

To do so follow these simple steps:

Housing (Off-Campus)

Dawson Student Services provides a housing database for students who are searching for housing in the Montreal area. This database is also open to building owners who would like to provide housing to our students.

We DO NOT take any responsibility as to the outcome and the quality of the listing. It is up to the individual to do their own research and make a careful decision as to which apartment or room, they choose to rent.

Below, users can search or post information to our housing directory. All information posted here becomes immediately available on the Internet.

Find an apartment for Rent

Enter an apartment to Rent

You are required to register yourself in order to enter listings in the Housing Directory.

Registered users have the ability to manage their own entries without any outside intervention.

If you do not delete your apartments, they will automatically be deleted after 30 days. If you still have an apartment available, you must re-enter the information.

Locker Rentals

Lockers are available online only, starting the 2nd week of August, through the MyDawson portal. To access lockers, go to your MyDawson homepage, click on the locker link, which is located on the left side of your screen under My Omnivox Services, and follow the instructions to obtain your locker. Please take note that in order to access the locker selection module, you must have already finalized your course registration.

Please note there is a mandatory, non-refundable $6.00 locker administration fee per person (i.e. two people sharing a locker will have to pay a fee of $6.00 each for the rental for a total of $12.00 for the locker). It must be paid online when reserving your locker using a credit card. You will only be assigned your locker once full payment has been received. Should you have questions regarding lockers, please drop by the Campus Life & Leadership office in 2E.6 and we will be pleased to help you.

For students in the following programs, you will notice that the availability of lockers is limited to a specific area and these lockers have been reserved for students in your program of study due to the specific needs of your program.

  • Interior Design
  • Illustration and Design
  • Visual Arts
  • Graphic Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Electronics Engineering Technology
  • Theatre

Get more information about locker rentals.

Opus Cards (bus passes)

The student Opus card will give you access to public bus and metro transportation. To obtain the form that verifies you are a full time student for the STM, go to your My College Services; Opus Student Fare Access Form, which allows you to choose the option Opus Student Fare access Form on the left. Download and print the two forms.

Para-Academic Clubs/Groups

Campus Life & Leadership acts as a guide for the following para-academic clubs/groups:

  • Business Administration
  • Community Recreation Leadership Training
  • Computer Science
  • Debating
  • Fine Arts
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration & Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Interior Design
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Model UN
  • Nursing


Campus Life & Leadership organizes several annual trips, including:

  • Boston (October 16-18, 2015)
  • Mont Sainte-Anne Ski (January 11-15, 2016)
  • Spring Break Sun Trip (March 12-19, 2016)
  • New York City (March 24-27, 2016)

Used Book Exchange

The Dawson Book Exchange or Sale Facebook Group has also been set up for students to contact one another to sell and buy used books.

We DO NOT take any responsibility as to the outcome and the quality of the listing. It is up to the individual to do their own research of comparing prices and making contact with the sellers.

Last Modified: October 13, 2016