Make the most of your university experience at UFV by taking advantage of the many services and supports we offer for students.
Academic Advising Centre
UFV advisors support educational planning for prospective and current students. They help you plan your educational career, develop academic success skills, and guide you to available resources and services.
The UFV Cascades are members of Canada West (CIS) and PACWEST (CCAA) with 140 student–athletes participating on nine varsity teams in men’s and women’s basketball, rowing, soccer, volleyball and men’s golf. UFV athletics plays its home games in the Envision Financial Athletic Centre (Abbotsford), and Exhibition Field and Chilliwack Golf & Country Club (Chilliwack) and rows at the Fort Langley Rowing Club (Fort Langley).
Campus Recreation's goal is to provide the University of the Fraser Valley's students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community with opportunities to actively participate in programs that foster enjoyable leisure experiences, healthy lifestyle practices, and meaningful connections with peers and colleagues, and holistic learning. We also provide students with the opportunity to develop their leadership and bring their creative ideas to the table to help better Campus Recreation through Co-Curricular opportunities, volunteering, or part-time employment.
Centre for Experiential and Career Education
The UFV Centre for Experiential and Career Education (CECE) offers experiential learning opportunities and career planning resources. CECE also has a job bank called CareerLink. Sign up for CareerLink to view job postings, get information about info sessions, or book an appointment with a career coach.
You can land a part-time, on-campus job that is flexible around your classes through the UFV’s work study program or combine academic studies with paid work experience in a career-related field through Co-operative Education (Co-op).
The professional counsellors in Student Services can assist you in learning how to solve or deal with personal issues, cope with difficulties, and overcome challenges in your life so that you are able to move forward and succeed at UFV.
UFV counsellors can also assist you with career exploration and planning, study skills, and crisis counselling.
Centre for Accessibility Services
Contact the Centre for Accessibility Services if you require academic accommodations to help meet the demands of post-secondary education because of a disability, permanent or temporary. Services focus on providing accommodations and information to help meet academic demands while promoting student responsibility and self-advocacy.
Financial Aid and Awards
The Financial Aid and Awards team provides valuable information and advice regarding sources of financial aid to support your studies at the University of the Fraser Valley, including provincial loans, grants, bursaries, scholarships, and awards.
Indigenous Student Centre
The Indigenous Student Centre provides resources and information for all students and support for indigenous students, including Métis, Inuit, status, and non-status aboriginal students. You can enquire about services at S’olh Shxwlèlí, the Aboriginal Resource Centres, on both the Chilliwack campus (A1444) and Abbotsford campus (S1113).
Students, staff, and faculty who are looking for space on campus for prayer or quiet reflection can access two multi-faith spaces on our campuses:
- Room S3102 of the S Building (third floor) on the Abbotsford campus
- Room A3404 (third floor) on the Canada Education Park (CEP) Chilliwack campus
The Student Wellness department exists to provide holistic help for your academic, social, personal, and spiritual needs. Student peer leaders can help you find information in a safe, welcoming, and inclusive space by identifying resources available to you and providing peer-to-peer support and mentorship.
Student Housing Services
Student Housing is much more than just a place to live; it’s the best way to get a complete university experience. Residence at UFV means small communities of students living, working, studying, and socializing together. Feel supported as you develop skills, gain information, and access many of the resources on the UFV campus. UFV’s student housing, Lá:lem te Baker, houses 202 students on the Abbotsford campus.
Student Experience Office
University is a life experience that extends far beyond the classroom, lab or workshop. Working with and for UFV students, the Student Experience Office aims to support the development of a vibrant campus. Start now and get involved — from new student and parent/supporter orientations to recreation, leadership and event programming to clubs and associations — we have something for every student at UFV.