Current Students

Welcome Weeks

Discover your potential, make connections and explore new ways of learning through Welcome Weeks 2020: a series of online activities and events to welcome you to the UFV community, and prepare you for your educational journey at UFV. By participating in Welcome Weeks activities you'll get a chance to connect with peers, upper-year students, faculty and staff, and learn about the departments and services that will help you make your UFV experience this Fall as smooth as possible.

Welcome Weeks are for all UFV students! No matter who you are, or where you are, you can get connected with your online UFV community this Fall. Find out how you can participate below.


Invocation Ceremony

Join us online on September 10, 2020 for a virtual Invocation Ceremony welcoming new students to our UFV Community! A ceremonious event second only to Convocation, this is your formal welcome from UFV Faculty, Staff and student leaders from across the institution, as you begin your journey as a UFV student.

This accessible video event kicks off three weeks of Welcome Weeks online activities for new and returning UFV students.

More information, including details on how to join, are coming soon.


Online Activity Series

Learn, connect, and find support as you begin your Fall semester at UFV. Starting on September 10, 2020 enjoy three weeks full of fun and interactive online programming for all UFV students!

UFV faculty, staff, and students are coming together to offer a variety of online activities, workshops, and events for you to meet new and current students, connect with UFV departments & services, and develop new skills and strengths as you set yourself up for personal success in this Fall at UFV.

From our famous How to University student panel where our Student Ambassadors tell all the need-to-know details about being a student at UFV, to virtual yoga classes facilitated by Campus Recreation, you'll find it all at Welcome Weeks 2020  all accessed from the comfort of your own space!


We're still working on organizing this event!
Full Welcome Weeks event calendar coming soon to this page.



For UFV Staff & Faculty

Connect with new and returning students through Welcome Weeks! Give students a taste of your Fall programming, and introduce them to your group or service to let them know what you do, and where to find you online this Fall.

How to get involved:

All UFV departments or services are encouraged to sign up to host an online activity, workshop or event between September 10-25, 2020. Synchronous and asynchronous opportunities hosted on various platforms are welcome!

  1. Contact to get access to add your event to the Welcome Weeks event schedule
  2. Post your opportunity or event on myCampusLife by September 1, 2020 (Our team will do all the work to advertise your event to students by posting your event on the UFV Event Calendar & this Welcome Weeks events page, as well as in our email and social media communications.)

For more information, or assistance posting your event to the myCampusLife platform, please contact


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 the Indigenous graphic designer and UFV student who created it.

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