College Services

Campus Services

Bow Valley College offers a diverse amount of services to ensure you’ve got all the tools, resources and information you need to be successful!

Here are a few services we think you may find useful!

International Education Department  - That's us! Drop in anytime during our regular office hours (Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm) to ask questions or let us know about concerns you may have. Our office provides a range of services including:

  • Academic advising
  • Cultural counselling
  • Health insurance information
  • Social, recreational and cultural events

We also host workshops and seminars to help international students wishing to pursue post-secondary education in Canada, obtain a post-secondary student-related work permit, and address other learning related issues.

Campus Health - Student's health and wellbeing is very important to Bow Valley College, so it makes sense that we offer health services to all registered students.  Located in West Campus is Imagine Health - where a variety of doctors are available for you.

Counselling Services - Counselling is a one-on-one confidential service available to assist learners with many issues that they may face while studying at Bow Valley College. All our counsellors have undertaken special training to address the needs of learners which can include learning, psychological, social and emotional needs. Counsellors can also assist learners with personal difficulties, mental health issues, suicide intervention, grieving, stress and time management, study skills, financial planning, and education/career planning. You can find counselling services in Learner Success Services, South Campus.

Specialized Support - Also located in Learner Success Services, Specialized Support offers a range of supports to students with diverse needs and disabilities who may require initial assessments, education supports, assistive technology and/or academic accommodations.

Cafeteria/Food Services - When hunger strikes the cafeteria is located on the 2nd floor of South Campus and is open Monday to Friday, 7:00a.m. – 2:30p.m. Stop by for breakfast, lunch items, pizza and/or beverages. The cafeteria also offers ample seating and mircowave facilities. If you're looking for just a quick snack or drink try Starbuck's On The Go located in North Campus.

Campus Security - Campus security staff are responsible for the college's number one priority: the safety of all students and staff. Located on the main floor of North Campus they oversee any security issues or concerns on campus. If you are staying late at the college consider using the safe walk program whereby a security officer will accompany you to nearby parking or c-train station.  

Bookstore - The bookstore has a misleading name as they sell way more than just textbooks! Aside from new and gently used textbooks you can also purchase BVC merchandise, gifts and clothing, over-the-counter medicine, college supplies and snacks.

Library and Learning Commons - Open to all BVC students the library and learning commons offers a wide range of services including books and dvds available for loan, conversation, reading and writing clubs, computer use and print facilities. Blackboard and mybvc assistance is also available.  

Career Services - As the name suggests, a range of resources and services including: career advising, job search skills workshops, job fairs, online job board and speaker events.

Please refer to the Bow Valley College Campus Services page for a detailed overview of useful and important services available at the college.


Social activities

We want to introduce you to the culture and lifestyle of Calgary and Canada with different organized activities – everything from kayaking to bowling, dancing to pub nights. We incorporate a number of different fun activities into your program through the classroom and scheduled events. Check out our recent events here: Student Life.

Other support for students

As well as the specialized services offered through the International Education Office, Bow Valley College also offers an array of facilities, support and services, including:

  • Counselling services
  • Health services
  • Learning Resource Services
  • Computer labs
  • Career services

Students also have the opportunity to get involved with the Bow Valley College Student Association, and to stay connected with BVC through our Alumni Relations office after graduation.

For more information on Bow Valley College’s services you can go to the Learner Success Services page.

New International Education Awards

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The International Education Department has made available to international students multiple awards in the following categories:

  • * Entrance Awards
  • * Learner Pathway Awards
  • *  In-Course Awards

For details go to: