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Orientation events

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!

Campus tours  | August 3 - September 2, 2022

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 any students who haven't had a chance to visit a UFV campus yet during their studies. Tour bookings open in mid-July.

Book your tour

Day ONE: Welcome to campus |  September 6, 2022

This in-person event for new students takes place on the first day of the semester at the Abbotsford campus location, kicking off our Welcome Weeks celebrations for 2022! Meet UFV President Dr. Joanne MacLean, the Dean from your faculty of study, your Student Union Society president, and the incredible students and support staff who are here to help you every step of the way throughout your educational journey at UFV. 

RSVP to Welcome Day

Welcome Weeks | September 7- October 6, 2022

Get involved in your UFV community! Welcome weeks are full of fun and interactive online and in-person 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


Additional Orientation Resources

Smart Start Online Orientation 

This optional non-credit 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.

Access Smart Start 

New student checklist 

This helpful list of next steps is designed for students who have accepted their offer of admission, and paid the tuition deposit. Find everything you need to know to plan your schedule, register for courses, fund your education, and find accommodations for your first semester at UFV. 

Complete the checklist


Volunteer with Orientation

Are you a current UFV student looking 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 as they begin their studies at UFV.

Sign up now


UFV is located in the 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.

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