Residence Move-In & Orientation Information

**New Residents!**

Welcome to UFV’s Baker House!
Congratulations on making a great decision and we are happy you have made the decision to stay with us. Living in residence offers you a very special and rewarding experience- it is not just a place to stay!

To help facilitate a positive experience, the staff and students in Residence Services work hard to provide you a wide variety of programs and services in addition to convenient, safe and secure facilities. We provide you with opportunities designed to enhance your university experience and develop transferable skills beyond you stay with us from living with people from all over the world.

For example, you will have access to a University 101 course (during the Fall semester) at no cost to you and worth 2 credits! You will have many leadership opportunities such as joining the Baker House Residents Association, a UFV club or association or attending a leadership retreat. You will form friendships with people from diverse backgrounds and participate in many intramural activities.

Check out our Baker House Orientation Video

What to Bring to UFV Baker House

Our Move In Checklist is a general overview of items that typically are used in a residence room. We recommend waiting until you move-in and meet your roommate to determine who might bring certain items due to space and economic considerations. This is not an all-inclusive list; if you are unsure about an item, please contact

What NOT to Bring to UFV Baker House

Here are a few items that are not allowed in the residence halls or they are already provided.

  • Halogen lights, including lava lamps
  • Furniture
  • Toaster ovens
  • George Foreman grills with an open heat element
  • Air-conditioners
  • Telephone (provided)
  • Firearms/Weapons
  • Space heaters
  • Pets
  • Candles
  • Microwaves (provided)
  • Grills or hotplates
  • Iron & ironing board (provided in laundry rooms)
  • Fireworks









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