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New UFV students


Welcome, new student! We invite you, as the newest members of our UFV community, to gather with us. The following resources are here to help you get connected to your UFV community, and feel confident starting your first semester of studies at UFV. Get started by clicking on the links below.

New student checklist

Start here! This checklist includes everything you need to know to plan your schedule, register for courses, fund your education, and find accommodations for your first semester at UFV. 

Follow the checklist

Orientation events

Attend fun and informative events designed for new students — like you!  This is your chance to meet other new and current UFV students, and connect with support services before the semester even starts. Whether you're coming right from high school, transferring from another post-secondary institution, or returning to school after taking some time off, UFV's Orientation events will set you up for success!

View events list 

Smart Start online orientation 

This online orientation course covers everything you need to know about studying at UFV. Learn how to understand your course requirements and expectations, and how UFV's supportive student services can help you throughout your studies at UFV. Modules will be released before the start of classes each semester.

Access Smart Start online

Tl’etl’axel, or "to invite people to gather in one community"

Student Orientation LogoLong before Canada was formed, the Stó:lō (people of the river) occupied the land on which the University of the Fraser Valley is currently located. We express our deep gratitude and respect to have the honour of living and learning on this land. We recognize and honour the contributions Indigenous peoples have made, and continue to make, in our community. UFV supports Indigenous learners, and seeks to incorporate Indigenous ways of knowing.

The Halq’améylem word given to us for UFV Student Orientation is Tl’etl’axel, meaning "to invite people to gather in one community." 

Chantelle Trainor-Matties, Indigenous graphic designer and UFV student, designed the frog logo you see here. She believes that the Oregon Spotted Frog design captures the significance of Tl’etl’axel. This frog makes its home in the unique wetland areas of the Fraser Valley, and in Pacific Northwest Coast culture the frog symbolizes the sharing of knowledge and power - much like new students seeking knowledge and wisdom.

We invite you, as the newest members of our UFV community, to gather with us.

Join us for Career Month!

This November, take part in the exciting and free events planned for this year’s Career Month. Learn new skills, explore different career industries, and more!

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Sign up for a course planning session

Starting in Fall 2023? Learn about course selection for your first semester, how to use the timetable to build your schedule, and how to access important resources.

Attend a session

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