To help you get ready for your semester, we've launched Smart Start — an optional, non-credit online orientation course that covers everything you need to know about studying at UFV. Whether you’re totally new to studying at UFV, or a current UFV student who wants an update on what learning at UFV will look like, Smart Start will set you up for success.
How to access Smart Start
For students beginning studies this upcoming semester, all four Smart Start modules will be available online via Blackboard Learn when you log into your myClass portal.
Your UFV Orientation team will email you when each module is available, so keep an eye on your UFV inbox!
What will be covered in each Smart Start module?
Learn everything you need to know about studying at UFV — whether you’re on campus, or online — by completing all four Smart Start course modules. Each module focuses on a different theme, with content designed to prepare you for academic, professional, and personal success throughout your studies at UFV.
Take a look at the module map below to learn what will be covered in each Smart Smart module theme.
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 Student Orientation 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 the Orienation logo, and Chantelle Trainor-Matties - the Indigenous graphic designer and UFV alum who created it.