You will receive an invitation through the My Dawson Portal providing you with the date and time of your Welcome Day session. The sessions are program specific; please attend the session intended for you.

Should you have any further questions regarding Welcome Days, please call (514) 931-8731, extension 1203.

What is Welcome Week?

Welcome week 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 out about the tools, services, and support available to you at Dawson.
  • connect with staff, faculty, and other new students from your program.
  • take your picture for your Dawson student ID card.
  • find the locations of your classes before the first day of classes.
  • find the location of the locker you chose online, if applicable.
  • receive your agenda and water bottle from the Dawson Student Union.

Why should I attend my Welcome Day?

Ensure that you have everything you need to have a smooth beginning to the school year and enjoy a successful college experience.

How/When do I find out what books I need to buy?

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.

Where do I buy my books?

You can buy your books at the Bookstore located in the Lower Atrium, 1F.2.
You can also look for used books on the Dawson Used Book Exchange or Sale Facebook page.

How/Where do I get an ID card?

It is mandatory for all Dawson students to carry a valid Dawson ID card. You will have the opportunity to get your Dawson student ID during Welcome Week.
Once classes have started, Student ID cards are available in room 2E.01. The first card is free, but there is a $10.00 (cash only) replacement fee in the event that a new card needs to be issued to you.

How/Where do I get a locker?

You can rent a locker online through the My Dawson portal under My Omnivox Services. The cost to rent a locker is $6.00 and is payable online by Visa or MasterCard credit cards only. Please note that in order to access the locker selection module, you must have already finalized your schedule.

Lockers are not available to Continuing Education students.
Students in an AEC program must get their lockers through the AEC department in room 3H.1.

If my friend is in the same program as I am but they have been assigned a different time to attend Welcome Day, may I switch to go with my friend?

We try to evenly spread out the groups so that it is not overcrowded but if you really want to join your
friend(s) in another group (but same program), you may do so.

Last Modified: July 11, 2016