Welcome Day Fall 2023
Welcome Days will be on August 17 and 18, 2023. New students (including transfer students) are invited to meet their dean, professors and peers; learn about the services available; and get familiarized with the layout of the college before classes start. This event is optional, but students are strongly encouraged to participate in order to prepare themselves as a Dawson College student.
The following is a detailed schedule of Welcome Days separated by programs/profiles. Personal invitations to the event and more information will be found in the My Dawson Portal (Omnivox) starting on July 18, 2023.
To note: some program/profile presentations are not included in Welcome Days (symbolized by N/A below). This is mostly due to earlier (or later) program-specific events covering the same topics. Additionally, the schedule is subject to change, please verify this webpage again just prior to the event.
Please arrive 20 minutes before the welcome presentation to register. After your last presentation, come visit the Upper Atrium for the start of your self-guided tour, treats and entertainment.
Thursday, August 17, 2023
Program / Profile Presentation
|Commerce||8:45 am in the Gym||9:30 am in 5B.16|
|International Business Studies||8:45 am in the Gym||9:30 am in the Amphitheater|
|Health Science||9:30 am in the Gym||10:15 am in 5B.16|
|Enriched Health Science||9:30 am in the Gym||10:15 am in the Theatre|
|Enriched Pure & Applied Science||9:30 am in the Gym||10:15 am in the Theatre|
|Law, Society & Justice||10:15 am in the Gym||10:50 am in the Gym|
|Accounting & Management Technology||10:15 am in the Gym||11:00 am in the Amphitheater|
|Marketing & Management Technology||10:15 am in the Gym||11:00 am in the Amphitheater|
|Professional Photography||1:00 pm in the Gym||1:45 pm in the Photo Studio|
|Cinema-Communications||1:00 pm in the Gym||1:45 pm in the Theatre|
|Interactive Media Arts||1:00 pm in the Gym||1:45 pm in 3B.2|
|Journeys||1:00 pm in the Gym||1:45 pm in 4E.18|
|Literature||1:45 pm in the Gym||2:30 pm in 5B.16|
|Languages||1:45 pm in the Gym||2:30 pm in 5B.16|
|Arts & Culture||1:45 pm in the Gym||2:30 pm in the Amphitheater|
|Illustration||1:45 pm in the Gym||N/A|
|Pure & Applied Science||2:30 pm in the Gym||3:00 pm in the Gym|
|Environmental Science||2:30 pm in the Gym||3:15 pm in 4A.7|
|Exploration Science||2:30 pm in the Gym||3:15 pm in 4D.2|
|Developmental Science||2:30 pm in the Gym||3:15 pm in 4D.2|
|Transition||2:30 pm in the Gym||3:15 pm in 4D.2|
|Springboard to a DCS||4:00 pm in the Gym||N/A|
Friday, August 18, 2023
Program / Profile Presentation
|Civil Engineering Technology||8:45 am in the Gym||9:30 am in Lab 2F.13|
|Mechanical Engineering Technology||8:45 am in the Gym||9:30 am in 4F.2|
|Electronics Engineering Technology||8:45 am in the Gym||9:30 am in 4H.23|
|Laboratory Technology – Analytical Chemistry||8:45 am in the Gym||9:30 am in Lab 4A.7|
|Computer Science Technology||8:45 am in the Gym||9:30 am in the Theatre|
|Psychology||9:30 am in the Gym||10:15 am in 5B.16|
|Social Change and Solidarity||9:30 am in the Gym||10:15 am in the 8B Lounge|
|Society & Technology||9:30 am in the Gym||10:15 am in 4A.14|
|General Studies (Group 1)||10:15 am in the Gym||10:45 am in the Gym|
|Liberal Arts||10:15 am in the Gym||11:00 am in 4D.2|
|Community, Recreation & Leadership Training||10:15 am in the Gym||11:00 am in 3F.2|
|Physiotherapy Technology||1:30 pm in the Gym||2:45 pm in the Forum 2P.2|
|Nursing||1:30 pm in the Gym||2:45 pm in 5B.16|
|Social Services||1:30 pm in the Gym||2:45 pm in the Amphitheater|
|Radiation Oncology||1:30 pm in the Gym||N/A|
|Diagnostic Imaging Technology||1:30 pm in the Gym||N/A|
|Medical Ultrasound Technology||1:30 pm in the Gym||N/A|
|Biomedical Laboratory Technology||1:30 pm in the Gym||2:45 pm in 4D.2|
|Professional Theatre||2:45 pm in the Gym||3:30 pm in the Theatre|
|Studio Arts||2:45 pm in the Gym||3:30 pm in 4A.7|
|Visual Arts||2:45 pm in the Gym||3:30 pm in 2G.4|
|3D Animation & Computer-Generated Imagery||2:45 pm in the Gym||3:30 pm in 4F.2|
|Interior Design||2:45 pm in the Gym||3:30 pm in 4F.4|
|Graphic Design||2:45 pm in the Gym||3:30 pm in 4D.11|
|Industrial Design||2:45 pm in the Gym||N/A|
|General Studies (Group 2)||3:30 pm in the Gym||4:00 pm in the Gym|
|Education, Family and Childhood||3:30 pm in the Gym||4:15 pm in the Amphitheater|
Welcome day is designed to provide new Dawson students with a first look at the tools and resources offered by the college. On your assigned Welcome Day, you will have the opportunity to:
- familiarize yourself with Dawson and the Dawson community.
- learn about the tools, services and support available to you at Dawson.
- find out what the college expects of you as a CEGEP student.
- connect with staff, faculty, and other new students from your program.
Your attendance will ensure that you have everything you need for a smooth start to the school term and connect you to the right resources should you be met with any obstacles in your first semester.
The books you need to buy for your classes will be listed on the course outlines provided by your teachers during the first week of classes. To find out if the books you need are available at the bookstore, login to your My Dawson portal and click on Bookstore Course List under the My College Services tab.
No, your scheduled time slot will have information specific to your program.
No, you do not need to confirm your presence at the event in advance.
No. There are no fees due on your Welcome Day.
No, the Welcome Day is programmed for new students.
Should you have any further questions regarding Welcome Days, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 514 931-8731, extension 1186.