Welcome Weeks are for all UFV students! No matter who you are, or where you are, you can get connected with your UFV community!
During the first few weeks of the semester you can enjoy a series of fun and interactive online and in-person events and activities to have fun, make friends, and get involved at UFV. Past events have included virtual cooking or art classes, meet-and-greets with UFV clubs and associations, or workshops on how to work at UFV while you study. And, as always, our infamous "How to University" student panel.
Welcome Weeks event listings for all
UFV students will be listed between August and September!
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Find a full listing of Welcome Weeks and other student events check out the Welcome Weeks Calendar below. Check back often, there's more listings every day, and some events require students to sign up in advance.
Please note: some event listings won't start to appear on the calendar until the start of the semester.
Host an Event!
Are you planning an informational or engagement event for new or continuing UFV students? Promote your event through Welcome Weeks!
For UFV student Clubs & Associations, and Faculty or Staff groups:
- Plan your fun event to take place either online or in-person (following current UFV and provincial health guidelines)
- Set up your virtual space (on a platform like zoom, social media etc), or book your in-person space
- Complete the UFV Student Organization Event Application form (Clubs & Associations only)
- Post your event on the UFV events calendar, and write "welcome weeks" in the suggested tag category
- Use your own channels to promote your event to new and current students all over UFV!
- Send the join information out to your participants
Staff & Faculty: for more information or assistance, please contact Sheila.McKay @ufv.ca
Clubs & Associations: for more information or assistance, please contact myCampuslife @ufv.ca
UFV is located in the 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 Chantelle Trainor-Matties, the Indigenous graphic designer and UFV alum who created it.