Student orientation

New Student Orientation Welcome Week

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).

International Student Orientation: Welcome Week Schedule

Fall 2018 Dates and Times


Location: Global Lounge, Building B, room 223

  • Arrive to check in between 9:30 am-11:30 am
  • Lunch provided between 10:30 am-12:30 pm
  • Afternoon sessions 12:30-4:00 pm

Date: Choose from one of our two check-in dates! 

  • Wednesday, August 29
  • Thursday, August 30

Register for Fall 2018 UFV International Welcome Week

En Route, Chill 'N' Grill Day trip

Destination: Alouette Lake, BC, Canada
Friday, August 31, 2018
Time: 9:00 am–5:00 pm
Cost: $15 (pay with campus card only)

Please add $15 on your campus card at either of the following locations:

Then come to UFV International front desk, located in building B, room 223 to pay for the trip.
Deadline to pay is Thursday, August 30th by 4:00pm.

Please register online on myCampusLife before Thursday, August 30th, 2018 by 4:00 pm.
The form is part 1 of a 2; step process to secure your seat for the trip.

Register for En Route Fall 2018 Kickoff event Chill 'N' Grill 

International Welcome Week Schedule

Click here to download our Fall 2018 International Welcome Week Schedule

For a complete schedule of all UFV Welcome Events for the month of September across campus, click here.

Confirm with us

Have you received your VISA letter (permit authorizing studies) yet? Fill out the online form below to confirm with us.

Register to confirm you have received a VISA letter (permit authorizing studies)

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 closer.

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.

Download a map

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.
  • Participate in a UFV campus tour
  • Learn about UFV resources.
  • Learn about life in Canada — in class, at work, and in the community.
  • Use your UFV student email and find out your classes.
  • Attend in immigration and career workshops.
  • Participate in fun evening activities (dance, field-trip).

‌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. 


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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