Move-in information

Congratulations on confirming your room in UFV Residence!

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

The Move-in Process

Begin by downloading your Move-In Process document:
For International Students For Domestic Students


Move in Dates

New Students — Thursday January 3, 2019

Returning Students — Saturday January 5, 2019

Need to arrive BEFORE the official move-in date?

  • We are able to accommodate a limited number of early move-ins.
  • Send your request to arrive early by email to
  • Please note that there is an additional cost of $25 per day.

Arriving AFTER the official move-in date?

  • With the exception of pre-arranged early move-ins, the assigned move-in dates are firm.
  • Residents arriving after their official move-in date will be charged a Operational Fee of $200.

What you can bring to UFV Baker House

Our Move-In Checklist overview of items typically 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 to bring - International

What to bring - Domestic

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:

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

Assistance on your Move-in Day

Student staff will be on hand to help you move in, will provide snacks and meals, and a free shopping shuttle to local stores: 
8:30 - 10:30 am    Self serve breakfast bar
Noon - 1:30 pm Self serve sandwich bar
1:00 - 6:00 pm Free Shopping Shuttle to local stores
6:30 - 8:30 pm Community dinner and social
Arriving after business hours?  No problem! Just dial '100' from the Front Lobby when you arrive or call 604-302-2362 from your cell phone.


UFV Welcome Day: January 4, 2019

Meet new people, learn about living in a campus community, and eat great food!

Living in student housing is a great way to become part of an amazing campus community and take your academic success to a higher level. 

Kick start your journey by attending welcome events designed to familiarize you with all that UFV has to offer.

This will be followed by our First Things First event for students living in UFV Residence for the first time.

Welcome Events
8:30-10:30 am International student check-in Global Lounge
Building B, Room 223 
9:00-10:30 am  Campus Tours Alumni Atrium
Building B, Room 201
10:30-1:00 pm  International Orientation North Gym
Building E
Noon-2:00 pm  Campus Tours  Alumni Atrium - Building B, Room 201
2:00-3:00 pm  Welcome Ceremony  North Gym - Building E
3:15-5:30 pm  Student Housing: First Things First  Building B, Room 121
 5:30-6:00 pm  Break  Break
 6:00-7:00 pm  Dinner Evered Hall - Building S, Atrium
 7:00-11:00 pm  Movies Building B, Room 101
 7:00-10:00 pm  Basketball Game South Gym - Building E

Student Housing: First Things First

Students moving into student housing at UFV are automatically signed up for First Things First.

Moving to a new home is a big change and can be a difficult transition. First Things First is your chance to make connections with your neighbours, to learn how things work in student housing, and to learn tips for getting the most out of your residence experience.  An official schedule will be emailed to all new students early in December. Below is an overview of what to expect.

3:15 pm Welcome and introductions
3:30 pm Housing Operations
3:45 pm Resident Assistants - Living the ResLife
4:00 pm Health Break
4:15 pm Roommate Success Plan
4:30 pm Know the Rules
4:45 pm Home Suite Home - Care and Cleanliness
5:00 pm Housing Community Events

Residence Orientation

All students living in Baker House for the first time must attend Residence Orientation.

Please help us prepare for you by confirming your attendance today.

Register now




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