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Move-In and Orientation

Move-in and housing orientation

Welcome new and returning students! The UFV Housing Operations and Campus Leaving teams have developed several resources to help you feel confident about moving into and living in Lá:lem te Baker.

On this page you will find information about when you can move in, how to book your move-in date and time, and ideas on what to bring. 


Move-in information

Congratulations on confirming your room in UFV On-Campus Housing!

Below you will find everything you need to help make your move-in a smooth and welcoming experience.

Summer 2024:

Early & Full Summer Move-in: May 4-5, 2024. Late Summer Move-in: July 1-2, 2024. For appointments outside these dates, please email housing@ufv.ca.

Fall/Academic 2024-25: 

Move-in will be by appointment only. An appointment scheduler will be available soon on the Housing Portal.

  • NEW students to housing only: move-in will be Aug 24-27, 2024.
  • Returners only: move-in will be Aug 31-Sep 2, 2024. 

Arriving BEFORE or AFTER the official move-in date

If you cannot move-in during the official move-in period or on your scheduled date, please contact housing@ufv.ca immediately. 

  • Please note that there is an administrative fee of $200 for those who do not move in on their assigned date/time (or show up without an appointment) and additional nightly charges of $30/night may apply.
  • *This includes Athletes

Virtual Info Sessions

Moving into student housing can be overwhelming, and you want to be prepared. Especially if it is your first time away from home. To help ease the transition and make your move-in as easy as possible, in July we are hosting four virtual information sessions that will give you an overview of how to prepare, and what to expect during your move-in and while living on campus.

Housing 101 | July 9, 2024 - 8 am PST

Learn about the responsibilities you have with respect to your housing fees, contract, moving in, meal plans and so much more!

Campus Life Insider | July 16, 2024 - 8 am PST

Discover the services and supports you can access while living on campus, the recreational opportunities available to you and how you can get involved with your campus community.

Takeoff Ready | July 23, 2024 - 8 am PST

Get tips from students in housing on preparing for your move, on what to pack, shopping for personal items and groceries, and anything else you are curious about!

Dive into Orientation and Week of Welcome | July 30, 2024 - 8 am PST

Meet some of the student staff that work in Lá:lem te Baker, and get an overview of all the fun and informative events we are hosting to help you get settled and to connect with people in your new community.

Check your student email for a Zoom link to these sessions.

See you all soon!


Orientation events

Attend our fun and informative events designed for students moving into housing. These events are a great way to make connections with your 'neighbours', and to settle in before classes start.

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What to bring with you

The 'What to Bring' checklists below provide an overview of items typically needed by students living in student housing. This is not an all-inclusive list; if you are unsure about an item, please contact housing@ufv.ca.

what to bring list


What NOT to bring with you

Here are a few items that are not allowed in on-campus housing (or they are already provided):

      • Window mounted air-conditioner
      • Candles
      • Firearms/Weapons
      • Fireworks
      • Furniture (no additional furniture)
      • Grills with an open heat element
      • Grills or hotplates
      • Halogen lights, including lava lamps
      • LED light strips (e.g. from Amazon - the adhesive tears paint off the walls)
      • Iron & ironing board (provided in laundry rooms)
      • Microwave (provided)
      • Pets
      • Space heater
      • Toaster oven