A connected university experience

During your online semester, staying engaged while you are away from campus becomes essential. We are committed to providing you with the same level of attention and personal connections that you would be getting in a traditional on-campus setting.

Learn about campus and student services availability

Campus and student services will remain available, either virtually or in-person with physical distancing measures in place. We are also committed to these eight steps to keeping you safe on campus.

Find out quickly and easily how the campus facility or service you need is either available remotely, in person with modified hours, has limited access or is closed.

Check the status of a UFV facility or service

While most of you will be studying at home, some of you may need to be on campus from time to time during the fall semester. This situation may happen if you are enrolled in a blended course, experiential class, lab session or need access to a safe and quiet study space or meeting room.

If you are coming on campus, we ask students to carefully read our guide.

Safe return to campus guide for students

Stay connected with the UFV community

While studying remains your primary focus, there is more to UFV than just classes. We are here to help you find new ways to experience your online semester to the fullest and navigate all aspects of student life.

Check out below some of the ways you can stay engaged with the UFV community while studying remotely.


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This virtual wellness initiative is a way for you to connect to the UFV Student Community from the comfort of your home. REACH stands for Recreation, Engagement, Awareness, Connection, and Health! The group hopes to explore wellness through a holistic lens that touches on all the parts of REACH.





Join one of UFV's 65+ student clubs or associations, or attend an event with myCampusLife. This is a great way to meet new people with similar interests and participate in virtual activities such as trivia nights, art workshops, contests, or book clubs. Can’t find a club in the listing? Create your own.

Join myCampusLife



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Global Lounge HUB

Located in myClass, the Global Lounge HUB is the place to join events like Virtual Game Night, Language Exchange, or just hang out and engage with your peers. The Global Lounge HUB is open to all UFV students (international and domestic) and UFV's Global Engagement team will always promise a good time!

Join the GL HUB




A weekly drop-in Settlement, Transition, and Engagement Program that helps new international students navigate questions about academics, accomodation, working, self-care, community engagement, and more. Any question is a good question!

Join the STEP Cafe


More options to stay connected

Attend an event

We are working on bringing a full list of events for the fall. Stay tuned and bookmark the following pages to stay on top of upcoming activities.

Join an online student community

Get peer support

  • PRLC Peer Support Line
  • A one-on--one audio and chat peer support resource facilitated by trained Peer Leaders through Blackboard Collaborative.
Help other students or get a mentor

Apply for a paid Student Peer Tutor position

The Academic Success Centre (ASC) is hiring peer tutors for fall 2020. Make an impact by helping other students. As a peer tutor, you will provide guidance, answer questions about UFV, and help other students’ with their academic work.

Apply for a mentorship program

UFV Lead is currently accepting applications for Level-1 mentees. Connect with others while developing your leadership skills with supportive and flexible peer-mentorship. Get paired with a current UFV student-mentor who will be there to answer your questions and help you get through your semester.

Get a job

Find a co-operative (Co-op) education position

(Co-op) combines academic studies with paid relevant work experience. Academic semesters alternate with work terms of 4, 8 or 12 months, giving you up to two years of relevant work experience. The next co-op application deadline is September 12, 2020.

Land a part-time job at UFV and build up your references

The Work-Study program allows you to gain 120 hours of professional employment experience over the course of one semester in conjunction with your studies.

Not sure where to start?

Get in touch with a student support coordinators at the Student Support Centre. They'll answer your questions about UFV, connect you to what you need, and help assist you in reaching your academic and personal goals. 

Visit the Student Support Centre

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I love UFV's size. It's small enough that my learning feels personal and my teachers know me and care about my success. It's large enough to choose from a great selection of resources, events, and amenities.

Student Life has always been my biggest source of support. Whether my problems are academic or personal, there is always someone at UFV that can lend a hand. Don't be afraid to ask for help!

  • – Alec Zinman
  •    BA, Philosophy Major, Crim Minor

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