Current Students

New Student Orientation

Join us in Abbotsford on September 3rd for your official UFV welcome!

New Student Orientation is designed to ease your transition as a high school student, transfer student, or mature student, to the life and culture at UFV. 

 

Online registration for the New Student Orientation is now open! New students starting in September 2019 are welcome to sign-up. Please see the schedule below for more details. 

 

Register Now!

 

Why attend?

1. GET THE INFORMATION YOU NEED TO SUCCEED IN FIRST YEAR
We want you to feel comfortable on campus and ready for classes! Our upper-year students will be leading you throughout the day and answering questions in student panels, and faculty and staff will be ready to help you too!

2. CONNECT WITH FACULTY AND STUDENTS IN YOUR PROGRAM
You will be placed in a team with other students from your faculty, led by an upper-year student Ambassador. Together, you will attend a faculty session to connect with your team and faculty. 

3. GET YOUR CAMPUS CARD AND U-PASS
Your campus card and U-pass give you access to many services and resources at UFV, SUS, and the community. Learn more on September 3rd! 

4. BECOME FAMILIAR WITH RESOURCES AT UFV AND IN THE FRASER VALLEY
At the UFV Midway, you’ll learn about opportunities to get involved on campus, as well as other organizations and services in the Fraser Valley. Win prizes, eat free food, play games and enjoy the DJ!

 

 September 3rd Schedule (Subject to change)

Location: Abbotsford Campus. Room numbers and parking information will be sent in personalized schedules to registrants the week before the event.

Time Event Description
8:00am-9:00am Meet Your Team & Breakfast Meet your Orientation Leader and other members of your team (students will be placed in teams based on program). Breakfast will be provided by your Student Union Society! 
9:00am-9:30am Invocation Ceremony Your official UFV welcome, featuring student speakers, UFV's President Joanne MacLean, and SUS President Tripat Sandhu.
9:45am-10:45am

How to University*

 Have questions you want to ask current UFV students? This student panel is your chance to get to know UFV from a student perspective!
11:00am-12:00pm

Faculty Welcome Sessions*

This is your chance to connect with your Dean, faculty, and other students in your program. Each faculty will have a unique way of welcome you and provide you with knowledge to help prepare for university classes.
12:15pm-1:15pm Wellness Wheel*  Teams will cycle through 7 interactive stations, each representing a dimension of wellness.
1:15pm-3:30pm

Lunch, Midway and DJ Concert

 Free lunch will be provided for all students. Check out the Midway on the Green where clubs and associations, UFV services, and community partners will be set up with games, prizes, student discounts, and more!

*Teams will cycle through these activities in 1-hour rotations. Students will be sent a personalized schedule prior to the event.

 

Shuttle Service

Bus service will be offered on September 3rd from the Carvolth Exchange (Langley) and the CEP Campus (Chilliwack). Service will be offered to allow students to arrive on-time for the event, and be taken back at the end of the day; a finalized bus schedule will be released in August.

 

Download a printable Welcome Week Schedule

 

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