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Start your Winter semester with confidence

Start your Winter semester with confidence

Whether you are new to UFV or simply continuing your studies, orientation is a sure way to get ready for the start of the semester. 
Join us for a mix of on-campus activities and online sessions starting this December.

Tl'etl'axel: student orientation

Sign up for a wayfinding tour

Discover all the places UFV students learn, live, and have fun on the Abbotsford and Chilliwack campuses.

Whether you're a brand new student at UFV, or you've been studying with us for a while, wayfinding tours will help you discover UFV's key spots and navigate the campuses with confidence.

You need to be enrolled in at least one course at UFV to join a wayfinding tour. If you're not yet registered for classes, book a regular campus tour through the Future Students webpage.

Book your wayfinding campus tour today

A student group tours UFV's campus

Get to know your future campus 

Here is what you can expect from our wayfinding campus tours and why you should book one.




What better way to discover all that UFV has to offer than to hear it from the students themselves?


Small group

To make sure you are comfortable and o give you a chance to really connect with other students, tour groups are limited to 12 people.



Tours last for about 1.5 hours. You'll learn about support services, accessibility, and how to find your way around the campuses.

Book your campus wayfinding tour

Campus tours are available from about 6 weeks before classes start to two weeks into the semester.
Booking for tours opens up about 8 weeks before the start of each semester.


  1. Select a date from the calendar below to see the campus tour options available. You can also use the keyword feature to filter your tour options by campus location.

  2. Once you find the tour type you want, click the green "AVAILABLE" button.

  3. Select the timeslot that works best for you. There are multiple tour times to choose from each day.

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Don't see a tour date/time/location that works for you? Regular campus tours are also available by request through the Future Students webpage.



We strive to create an inclusive tour experience for students of all abilities and backgrounds. When signing up for your tour, remember to include any accessibility needs on the booking form.

If you have accessibility requirements, we recommend that you sign up 10-14 days in advance to give us time to adapt the tour to best suit your needs.

Get your campus card and U-pass on the same day as your tour

While you’re on campus for your tour, you may be able to get your Campus card (Student ID card) and U-pass sticker.



UFV campus card

If you are currently registered in at least one course for the Fall semester and would like to get your campus card before the start of classes, you can. Just make sure to:

  • bring one piece of government photo ID,
  • have your UFV student number ready
  • be photo ready

Check the campus card website to find out their hours of operation, and more information.


SUS U-pass

If you are planning on using BC Transit or municipal recreation centres in Abbotsford, Mission, and Chilliwack, you may also be able to get your U-pass sticker from the Student Union Society before the start of classes.

Check the SUS U-pass website to find out their hours of operation, and more information.



Some instructors provide a list of required course materials in advance so you can buy your textbooks and other items before classes begin. You have two options: you can check the Bookstore website for each of your courses and purchase the materials online, or you can visit the Bookstore in person.

Whichever option you choose, try to plan your bookstore visit or online order pick-up on the same day as your tour. 

Campus wayfinding tours FAQs

If you would like to cancel your tour, or change to a different date/time, please email the Orientation Team at

Tours depend on student interest. If less than four students book a tour, that tour may be cancelled. If your chosen tour date/time is no longer available, you'll be informed at least 2 days beforehand with instructions for selecting a new tour.

UFV Abbotsford campus — 33844 King Road, Abbotsford

Your tour guide will be waiting to check you in for your tour outside of Building A, under the catwalk between building B & building A.

Building B is located by parking lot 3b, and can be accessed using the King Road entrance.

Still not sure where to go? Take a look at this map of the UFV Abbotsford campus, or use this google maps navigation link.

UFV Chilliwack campus — 45190 Caen Avenue, Chilliwack

Your tour guide will be waiting to check you in for your tour outside of Building A.

Building A is located by the Caen-at-Festubert bus stop and parking lot 6, and can be accessed using the Caen Avenue entrance.

Still not sure where to go? Take a look at this map of the UFV Chilliwack campus, or use this google maps navigation link.

Tours take place both outside and inside buildings on campus. Bring what you need to be comfortable navigating or walking the campus for about 1.5 hours, and be prepared for the weather.

Here's what we suggest:

  • Bring your own non-medical mask to wear for the entire duration of your tour
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Dress appropriately for an indoor and outdoor environment
  • Consider bringing your own reusable water bottle (refill stations are available on campus)

Because of capacity, at this time guests are not permitted to accompany you on the campus wayfinding tour. If you have friends, family, or supporters who would like to attend a UFV campus tour, please book a campus tour with the Future Student Office.

On the day of your tour, before coming to campus, please complete a Self-Assessment Health Check. If you are experiencing any covid symptoms, please stay home. You can always rebook your tour for another date that works for you.

All UFV tours follow current PHO and University health and safety guidelines. For more information on UFV's return-to-campus plan and COVID-19 protocols, please visit UFV’s Coming to Campus webpage.

Can't make it to campus for a tour?

Check out one of our video tours.



We also have campus maps for each of our campus locations, including: Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Hope, Aggasiz, Clearbrook, and Mission.


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