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Welcome to VCC – Fall 2022

Posted on August 30, 2022

Welcome to VCC Fall 2022


Welcome to VCC, new and returning students! We're very excited to start on-campus classes again this fall, and even more so to see you in person. Keep reading for important information about safety, support, and services for your upcoming school year.


PRESIDENT'S WELCOME

At VCC, you are not only a student, but you are also part of our #myVCC community. On behalf of faculty and employees, VCC is delighted to welcome new and returning students to campus in September. Please enjoy this short video from VCC president Ajay Patel as he shares his welcome message and highlights many VCC services that are available to you.


ELDER'S WELCOME

VCC Elder-in-Residence Deanna George welcomes students to the traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.


WELCOME TO CAMPUS

COVID-19 vaccinations

We are thrilled to continue in-person learning this fall! As a friendly reminder, please conduct your daily health checks before coming to campus, stay home if you feel unwell, ensure proper hand-washing hygiene, and get your vaccinations and booster shots. As per current B.C. public health orders, wearing a mask is a personal choice and we encourage everyone to act respectfully. 

Stay up to date with the latest COVID-19 news from VCC by bookmarking our COVID-19 information site and following VCC on social media

Where's my class?

Look up start dates and room numbers for your first day of school:

  • Log into your myVCC account
  • Select “Registration Services”
  • Select “Registration Records – Current or Past”


Student rights and responsibilities

VCC expects students to conduct themselves responsibly and respectfully. As such, students are required to be familiar with academic and non-academic policies. Please review VCC's student non-academic conduct policy and procedures, as well as VCC's academic integrity policy and procedures. [PDF]


Universal washroom codes

Know before you go! As a part of a larger accessibility project, all washrooms at VCC that currently have key codes have been re-coded to "2020#". LEARN MORE >


Free period products

Free menstrual products are available in all our universal washrooms. LEARN MORE >


Prayer space and breastfeeding room have moved

The Broadway campus prayer space and breastfeeding room have moved.

  • The prayer room is now located in building A, room 2755.
  • Effective Sept. 6, the breastfeeding room will move to building B, room 2214.

Please enter key code "2020#" to access these rooms.


STUDENT SUPPORT

Services for students

VCC offers many support services to help you during studies. All services are available and will be offered in person, by phone, or online. 


myVCC and VCC student email

Use the myVCC.ca student portal to look up grades, order transcripts, download tax forms, receive campus news and alerts, and access your VCC student email.

If it's your first time logging in, your initial password will use your birthday in this format: VCCMMDDYY# ("VCC" plus your birthday (MMDDYY) plus "#").

E.g. if your birthday is January 30, 1995, your initial temporary password will be VCC013095#. Following your first login, you will be prompted to create a new, secure password.

Check your VCC email regularly for important college notifications and communications from your instructors. You can also forward your VCC email to your personal email account. LOGIN HELP >


Indigenous Gathering Spaces are open

VCC’s Indigenous Gathering Spaces promote cultural safety and belonging while offering the use of computers, printers, kitchenettes, and casual meeting areas. Our Downtown and Broadway Gathering Spaces are pleased to be open once again to support Indigenous learners and guests. 


International students – stay connected

If you are an international student at VCC, the International Education (IE) office is available for one-on-one advising to support you in person or on Zoom.

International advisors can share information about studying at VCC, provide immigration resources, and connect you with available resources. Be sure to also follow us on social media for regular updates. LEARN MORE >


SUVCC Fall 2022 Board of Directors elections

Do you want to make a difference on campus? Gain experience? Become a leader?

Run in the SUVCC Board of Directors elections this September and help make VCC a better place for all students. We are looking for leaders who want to represent the collective voice of students at VCC - advocating for change, planning events, and creating a campus community. Nominations open Tuesday, Sept. 6. MORE INFO >

Download the SUVCC app to be in the know about SUVCC events, services, and campaigns available to you, organized by students for students.


Get a smart start at our Learning Centres

VCC's Learning Centres offer free face-to-face and online tutoring, academic coaching, and many academic, study and career resources. 

Workshops – Zoom and Moodle: the Learning Centre is hosting virtual workshops in August and September to help you learn more about these important tools. REGISTER NOW >


Find your next job through VCC Works

VCC Works is VCC's online job posting and career resources platform. Log with your VCC ID and password today to find current job postings, info about upcoming events, and more. START NOW >


LET'S CONNECT

Follow VCC on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn to keep up to date on college news like campus closures, events, web maintenance, student success stories, and more. Feel free to send us messages and questions, or share your own photos and stories using the hashtag #myVCC.


IMPORTANT DATES

Labour Day

Did you know Labour Day has been an official Canadian holiday since 1894? It was established to honour the labour and rights of tradespeople and the working class. VCC closed.

Date: Monday, Sept. 5 


Welcome Days

Join us for fun and games as we welcome you to VCC.

Dates:
Tuesday, Sept. 13, Broadway campus
Thursday, Sept. 15, Downtown campus

 
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

On this day, we commemorate the history and legacy of residential schools, and honours Indigenous survivors, families, and communities. VCC closed.

Date: Friday, Sept. 30

 
Virtual Pacific Career Fair

The Virtual Pacific Career Fair registration opens Friday, Sept. 30. Learn more about preparation events and eligibility to win prizes for attending!

Date: Thursday, Oct. 20

MORE EVENTS >