Whether you're a brand new student at UFV, or you've been studying with us for a while, we know your upcoming semester may come with a lot of emotions as UFV transitions back into in-person learning environments. To help you get ready for your Fall 2021 semester, the Orientation team is providing wayfinding tours of the Abbotsford and Chilliwack UFV campuses for any registered UFV student who would like to attend.
Please note that campus wayfinding tours for the Fall 2021 semester have a limited capacity, and are currently unavailable beyond Sept 4th.
In the event that all available tour times become fully booked, here are some additional options:
What to expect
Worried about finding your way around campus? Sign up for a guided wayfinding tour of the Abbotsford or Chilliwack UFV campus!
Each tour will last approximately 1.5 hours, has a capacity for up to 12 students, and will be led by a current UFV student or staff member. You'll get a chance to meet fellow students, ask questions to your tour guide, and get to know your way around classrooms, support service locations, and the accessibility of each campus.
Click the link below to read more about what to expect from your campus tour, including what to bring with you to be prepared, and how to get to campus to meet up with your tour guide.
Please note that at this time, orientation wayfinding tours are only available for registered UFV students, and all on-campus activities at UFV require participants to wear a non-medical mask. For more information UFV's response to COVID-19, please visit the Coming to Campus webpage.
How to book
Campus wayfinding tours will be offered, as a part of Orientation to registered UFV students, from early-August to mid-September. Choose your specific tour dates and time using the link to our booking platform below.
Students are encouraged to book their tour time as soon as possible to ensure that they find a day and time that works best with their schedule. Please note that some tours may be cancelled due to low engagement. In the event that a specific tour is cancelled, you will be notified with instructions on how to choose a different day and time that work best for you.
Are you a family member or friend looking to support your new UFV student? Or just a student looking for a campus tour option that's available outside of the dates listed above? Visit the Future Students webpage to sign up for a general UFV campus tour.
Additional wayfinding resources
Can't make it to campus for a tour? Here are some wayfinding resources to help you get to know your way around campus!
- View a campus map
UFV has campus maps for each of its campus locations, including: Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Hope, Aggasiz, Clearbrook, and Mission.
- Watch a campus tour video
- Stop by an Ask-me station
Ask-me stations will be set up in various locations on UFV campuses during the first week of classes. Feel free to stop by and ask for directions, or talk to a student Orientation Ambassador about any of your UFV-related questions.
Be a volunteer tour guide!
Are you a current UFV student, staff, or faculty member? The UFV Orientation team wants your help to guide wayfinding tours for new students this August & September!
» Sign up as a UFV Student Orientation Ambassador
»Sign up as a UFV Staff or Faculty member
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.