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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.

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Smart Start online orientation

To help you get ready for your semester, we have created Smart Start — a 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

If you are beginning your 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 is 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.



Culture & conduct

  • Learn what it means to be part of UFV's diverse culture and community​
  • Explore UFV's expectations for student rights, responsibilities, conduct, and academic integrity​
  • Access resources that are available to support you during your educational journey

Wellness & success

  • Find out what to expect for online and on-campus learning at UFV​
  • Get to know your way around the UFV campuses, and explore ways to get to campus​
  • Learn how to navigate course expectations, and prepare for your first week of classes

Get ready for class

  • Find out what learning will look like at UFV — whether online or on campus.
  • Be prepared to navigate the expectations laid out in your classes
  • Start your first week of classes feeling confident by completing the "Get Ready" checklist

Get involved

  • Discover how to make new friends and stay connected at UFV​
  • Explore ways to build your network, wellness, leadership skills, and advocacy​
  • Learn how to use myCampusLife (MCL) to find student-led organizations, events, and opportunities

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