Participating in Student Orientation events and activities are a great way to get prepared for your first semester at UFV. 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!
Virtual program planning & info sessions — May/June 2021
Sign up for an online planning sessions to prepare for the fall semester. You will learn specific information about your program, how to choose courses for your first semester, and how to apply for funding for your education.
View schedule & sign up
Smart Start online orientation — August 2021
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.
Access Smart Start online
Campus Tours — August & September 2021
Worried about finding your way around campus? Sign up for a guided wayfinding tour of the Abbotsford or Chilliwack campus, led by a current UFV student or staff member. This opportunity is available for new students, as well as students who started their studies at UFV in the 2020-21 academic year. Tour bookings open in mid-July.
Book your tour
Welcome Weeks - September 2021
This is your first official UFV welcome as you you prepare for and begin your classes at UFV! Welcome weeks are full of fun and interactive online activities that give you a chance to meet other new and current UFV students, connect with UFV departments and services, and develop new skills and strengths as you set yourself up for personal success in your first year at UFV.
View the event schedule
Psst! Current students! Are you looking to gain volunteer experience while making a difference on campus? Join the Orientation Ambassador program! Make new friends, learn new skills, and give back by supporting new students in their transition to UFV.
To learn more about this opportunity, visit the Orientation Ambassadors Website
UFV is located on the unceded traditional territory of the Stó:lō peoples, where Halq’améylem is spoken. The Halq’améylem word given to us for New Student Orientation (NSO) is Tl’etl’axel, which means "to invite people to gather in one community."
Visit our New Students page to learn more about the meaning behind the NSO logo, and Chantelle Trainor-Matties, the Indigenous graphic designer and UFV alum who created it.