Student orientation

What is International Student Orientation?

International orientation is a series of events that helps you get familiar with the University of the Fraser Valley. You get to learn all about classes, programs, and life in Canada. And you also make lots of new friends!

Orientation for international students is required, as you need to check in with your documents (study permit).

When is International Student Orientation?

For the Fall and Winter semesters, in addition to International Student Orientation (ISO), international students also get to participate in the New Student Orientation (NSO) organized by UFV Student Life. We have amalgamated these dates together for easy planning!


Summer 2017:

May 1 & 2, 2017

Fall 2017:

August 28-30, 2017

Winter 2018:

January 2, 2018



 International Student Orientation: Welcome Week Schedule


Information coming soon.


Where is International Student Orientation taking place?

International Student Orientation takes place in various locations on the UFV Abbotsford campus. New students will receive an email with more information as the date draws close.

Should you arrive on campus and be unsure of next steps, please come to UFV International's office, located in room B223. Volunteers will be on hand to help direct you.

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What do we do at International Student Orientation?

International orientation are days full of information and fun! Here are just some of what you can expect at international orientation:

  • Check in with your study permit & passport.
  • Eat delicious food.
  • Meet new friends and your orientation student leaders, the Global Engagement Volunteers.
  • Learn about life in Canada — in class, at work, and in the community, including finding a place to live, getting a phone, setting up a bank account, and more.
  • Participate in the Amazing Race and a tour of UFV campus & resources.
  • Use your UFV student email and find out your classes.
  • Attend in immigration and career workshops.
  • Participate in fun evening activities (dance, bowling).

‌International Student Handbook

To learn more about your new university in Canada, download the International Student Handbook. It's full of information about policies, resources and services that will help you succeed as a university student. 


myUFV is UFV's student portal that connects you to the UFV online network: on myUFV, you can register for classes, check your classes and grades, receive and send emails and more. View a video tutorial on how to set up your myUFV account.


UFV is awesome! It provides small classrooms for better student and prof interaction. You can get involved in clubs and associations. And if you have any problems, there are always helpful staff members who will support you.

  • – Kerstin Stausberg
  •    UFV student
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