The University of the Fraser Valley welcomes you to our Residential Life program. As a member of our Residence family, you will find that living within the Residence provides a home away from your home atmosphere.
The life of a UFV student involves much more than academic instruction and achievement. Residence Life endeavors to help you develop skills beyond the classroom. At UFV, students can acquire an education of their choosing, as well as develop leadership, social, and communication skills by getting involved in campus activities and organizations. Residence Life encourages student involvement and supports continuous learning in informal settings and the promotion of social interaction and personal growth. In addition to learning from each other as members of a diverse community, UFV residents will have the opportunity to attend personal development programs within Residence. Topics for these programs will focus on issues particularly important to new students, such as making the transition to university, getting involved, and living with a roommate.
We invite you to join your hall council or other student organizations in order for you to learn how you can become a contributor within your new community. Students will work together to develop guidelines for their community. Early in the fall semester, students in Residence will join with staff to create a ‘Community Living Agreement’. This agreement will form the basis for behaviour, effective communication, and respect for each other.
Creating a community that enhances your university experience is a high priority at UFV. Residence Life strives to make your living environment more than a place to sleep. We are committed to providing you with opportunities that will allow you to learn about yourself and others, interact with diverse students, and develop a sense of community. Your university experience is one that you should remember for a lifetime. It is our mandate that you find living on campus to be filled with opportunities for you to grow personally and professionally.
You should realize that you play an important part in the community of your building. Getting along with your roommate should be at the top of your list of priorities, but so should learning how to live with other members residing on your floor. The members of a community will determine its existence and their willingness to be responsible individuals to shape its success. You have the responsibility to live up to these rules and regulations and to work with others in your community to create an atmosphere that promotes studying and social interaction. You can achieve this upon your arrival to campus once you move into your room and meet your roommate and the Residence Life staff. We encourage you to ask questions and seek out the Residence Life staff when you have problems or concerns.