Student Guide to Services
Student Guide to Services
Welcome to UFV! Need to figure out a career path or course of study? Perfect your study skills? Find a place to live? Buy books at the Bookstore? Connect with friends or fellow students? Secure financial assistance? Find out about on- and off-campus activities? Youâ€™ll find the people with the answers to these questions and many others inside this guide. Make the most of your university experience at UFV by taking advantage of the many services we offer for students.
Quick Phone List Aboriginal Access Services
Abbotsford campus 604-504-7441
Abbotsford: 604-557-4069 Chilliwack: 604-795-2835
EDUCATIONAL ADVISING Toll free: 1-888-504-7441, local 4528 Abbotsford: 604-854-4528 Chilliwack: 604-795-2808 Mission: 604-557-7603
COLLEGE OF ARTS ADVISING Arts Advice Centre Toll Free: 1-888-504-7441, local 4028 Abbotsford: 604-557-4028 Criminology/Criminal Justice Advising Office Toll Free: 1-888-504-7441, local 4579 Abbotsford: 604-854-4579 Fine Arts Advising Office Toll Free: 1-888-504-7441, local 4406 Abbotsford: 604-504-7441, local 4406
SCIENCE CENTRE ADVISING Abbotsford: 604-557-4060; Science.email@example.com
Call 604-504-7441 or toll-free (in Canada) 1-888-504-7441
Disability Resource Centre
Clearbrook centre 604-851-6324
ESL Help Centre 604-854-4581
UFV Aerospace centre at Abbotsford Airport 604-504-7441, local 5402
Chilliwack campus at Canada Education Park 604-792-0025
Abbotsford: 604-864-4601 Chilliwack: 604-702-2618
Chilliwack campus on Yale Road (Performance Theatre) 604-792-0025 Mission campus at Heritage Park centre 604-557-7603 Hope and Agassiz 604-869-9991
Financial Aid & Awards International
604-854-4544 Toll-free (Canada): 1-888-504-7441 local 4544 Fax: 604-855-7153
Abbotsford: 604-854-4545 Chilliwack: 604-795-2824
Abbotsford: 604-557-4006 Chilliwack: 604-792-0025, local 2460 Toll-free: 1-888-504-7441, local 4006
New Student Orientation
Abbotsford: 604-854-4535 Chilliwack: 604-795-2823
Office of the Registrar
Toll free: 1-888-823-8734 Abbotsford Phone: 604-854-4501 Chilliwack Phone: 604-795-2802 Mission Phone: 604-557-7603
Trades & Technology Centre 604-792-0025, local 5448
Abbotsford: 1-888-504-7441, local 4283, 4609, 4034, 4033 Chilliwack: 1-888-504-7441, local 2843
Toll free: 1-888-504-7441 x4528 Abbotsford: 604-854-4528 Chilliwack: 604-795-2808
604-557-4063 1-888-504-7441 local 4063
University House, Abbotsford: 604-851-6338 CEP Lounge, Chilliwack: 604-792-0025, local 2573
604-854-4544 local 4361
Upgrading and University Preparation Abbotsford: 604-854-4578 Chilliwack: 604-795-2807 Mission: 604-557-7615 Hope: 604-869-9991
Abbotsford: 604-504-7441, local 4313 Volunteer to Work Chilliwack: 604-792-0025, local 2293 604.854.4544 local 4408 Abbotsford: 604-557-4064
Office for Academic Integrity and Appeals 604-851-6314 1-888-504-7441 local 6314
604-504-7441 local 4282 (Abbotsford) 604-792-0025 local 2432 (CEP)
Aboriginal Access Services ufv.ca/arc Abbotsford: 604-557-4069 Chilliwack: 604-795-2835 Aboriginal Access Services provides resources and information for all students and support for aboriginal students, including Métis, Inuit, status, and non-status aboriginal students. You can enquire about services at S’olh Shxwlèlí, the Aboriginal Resource Centres, on both the Chilliwack campus (A1444) and Abbotsford campus (A219 A).
Educational Advising ufv.ca/advising
Toll Free (Canada): 1-888-504-7441 x4528 Abbotsford: 604-854-4528 Chilliwack: 604-795-2808 Mission: 604-557-7603 firstname.lastname@example.org Educational advisors in Student Services assist you to identify your interests, abilities, strengths, and weaknesses in order to develop an educational plan that best fits your academic, career, and personal goals. They demystify post-secondary education by teaching you about university processes and program requirements.
Educational advisors work with: • New and prospective students • Undecided or undeclared students • Program Path students (e.g. Business Studies, Arts Studies, Crim Studies, KPE Studies, General Studies) • Students planning for graduate school or professional programs (e.g. Master’s, PhD, Teaching, Law, Medicine)
College of Arts Advising Working with academic advisors in the College of Arts, students learn to develop meaningful educational plans that align with their goals. Our advisors will teach you how to connect your education and interests with activities and resources for the successful achievement of your goals. If youhave been accepted to a College of Arts program, you can contact your advisor at one of the following offices:
ARTS ADVICE CENTRE ufv.ca/artsadvice email@example.com Toll Free (Canada): 1-888-504-7441 local 4028 Abbotsford: 604-557-4028 The Arts Advice Centre sees students for the following programs: • Bachelor of Arts degree • Bachelor of General Studies degree • Bachelor of Global Development Studies • Associate of Arts degree • Liberal Arts diploma
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Advising, continued from previous page ... CRIMINOLOGY/CRIMINAL JUSTICE ADVISING OFFICE ufv.ca/criminology Toll Free (Canada): 1-888-504-7441 local 4579 Abbotsford: 604-854-4579 The Criminology/Criminal Justice Advising Office sees students for the following programs: • Master of Arts — Criminal Justice degree • Bachelor of Arts — Criminal Justice degree • Criminal Justice diploma
FINE ARTS ADVISING OFFICE ufv.ca/visualarts Toll Free (Canada): 1-888-504-7441 local 4406 Abbotsford: 604-504-7441 local 4406 The Fine Arts Advising office sees students for the following programs: • Bachelor of Fine Arts degree • Visual Arts diploma • Graphic and Digital Design diploma
Science Centre Advising ufv.ca/faculty_of_science Abbotsford: 604-557-4060 Science.firstname.lastname@example.org The goal of the Science Advice Centre is to assist students in reaching their academic and career goals. Science advisors will help you develop and evaluate your educational plans and provide you with accurate information about UFV policies, procedures, resources and programs. The Science Advice Centre advises students in the following programs: • Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Computer Information Systems • Associate of Science, CIS diplomas and certificates • Science and CIS studies
Assessment Services ufv.ca/assessment Toll-free(Canada): 1-888-504-7441, local 4006 Abbotsford: 604-557-4006 Chilliwack: 604-792-0025, local 2460 Assessment Centre for Testing Inquiries: email@example.com Assessment Services administers assessment for placement testing (CPT, MSAT & MDPT) and provides invigilation services for students who need to write UFV make-up exams or exams for other post-secondary institutions. Please note that the ESL, UUP, and Trades departments administer their own assessments.
Student Guide to Services
Athletics ufvcascades.ca Abbotsford: 604-854-4583 The UFV Cascades are members of Canada West (CIS) and PACWEST (CCAA) with 140 student–athletes participating on nine varsity teams in men’s and women’s basketball, rowing, soccer, volleyball and men’s golf. UFV athletics plays its home games in the Envision Athletic Centre (Abbotsford), and Exhibition Field and Chilliwack Golf & Country Club (Chilliwack) and rows at the Fort Langley Rowing Club (Fort Langley). Follow the Cascades on Twitter @ufvcascades and Facebook (UFV Cascades Athletics).
Bookstore ufv.ca/bookstore Abbotsford: 604-854-4535 Chilliwack: 604-795-2823 firstname.lastname@example.org New textbooks, used textbooks (when available), software, stationery, souvenir clothing and gift items are for sale year-round in your campus bookstores. Check online ufv.ca/bookstore where textbooks can be purchased for home delivery or convenient ‘pay & hold’ for pickup later. There is also a used book buyback scheduled at the end of each semester — times, dates and locations are posted in advance on our website.
Calendar ufv.ca/calendar email@example.com The academic calendar contains important information for students attending UFV. In addition to detailed information about courses and programs of study, it also includes admission procedures and deadlines, regulations and policies, and academic schedules. You should familiarize yourself with the calendar to be informed of your responsibilities as a student, and to understand the roles and responsibilities of the university.
Campuses and Centres
Toll-free (Canada): 1-888-504-7441 604-504-7441 General inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org Office of the Registrar: email@example.com UFV operates four campuses and five centres across the Fraser Valley.
33844 King Road Abbotsford, BC V2S 7M8 604-504-7441
Main: 604-854-4507 Career.Centre@ufv.ca Career Centre: Start your career development by meeting a career coach to find out what skills and qualities employers are looking for, to receive feedback on resumes and cover letters, or to practice interview situations. CareerLink: Search for job opportunities, apply to positions online, register for career-related events. Co-op Education: Complement your classroom learning with semester-long, career-related work experiences. Work Study: Land a part-time, on-campus job that is flexible around your classes.
(Continuing Studies and Applied Business Technology) 32355 Veterans Way Abbotsford, BC V2B 0B3 604-851-6324
UFV Aerospace centre at Abbotsford Airport (Trades & Technology)
30645 Firecat Avenue Abbotsford, BC V2T 6H5 604-504-7441, local 5402
Chilliwack campus at Canada Education Park 45190 Caen Avenue Chilliwack, BC V2R 0N3 604-792-0025
Trades & Technology centre 5579 Tyson Road Chilliwack, BC V2R 0H9 604-792-0025, local 5448
Chilliwack campus on Yale Road (Performance Theatre)
See what students are saying about Student Life:
I love and appreciate the enthusiasm,
care and encouragement shown to us as a student body by the staff, SUS and Student Life. I can’t wait to get involved!
— Natasha Neufeld, New Student Orientation 2012
45635 Yale Road Chilliwack, BC V2P 6T4 604-792-0025
Mission campus at Heritage Park centre 33700 Prentis Avenue Mission, BC V2V 7B1 604-557-7603
Hope and Agassiz centre
1250 7th Avenue Hope, BC V0X 1L4 604-869-9991
To book an appointment, call: Abbotsford: 604-854-4528 Chilliwack: 604 795-2808
This award is integral to my studies, as it helps me focus on academic success and community involvement, while reducing my immediate financial concerns. Again, thank you for your support.
The professional counsellors in Student Services can assist you in learning how to solve or deal with personal issues, cope with difficulties, and overcome challenges in your life so that you are able to move forward and succeed at UFV.
See what students are saying about Financial Aid & Awards:
— Thomas Davies, 2012 award recipient Cloverdale Paint Inc. Annual Leadership Award
Career counselling and life planning While studying at UFV, you may be trying to plan the next steps in your life and career. Counsellors at UFV are trained to help you clarify your skills, values and interests and to assist you in deciding upon a career direction. Standardized career assessments are also available.
Study skills/academic counselling Students attending UFV often need to improve their study habits. Study Smart workshops are offered each semester and one-on-one sessions with the UFV counsellors are also available throughout the year.
Continuing Studies ufv.ca/cs Main: 604-851-6324 firstname.lastname@example.org Continuing Studies offers a variety of programs and courses primarily designed to meet the needs of the communities UFV serves, focusing on career-related training and upgrading. The majority of courses are offered on a part-time basis, thus allowing students to continue to work. However, our certificate programs are mostly offered on a full-time basis. The UFV calendar outlines programs that students can take for credit. Find out about continuing studies courses in our CS booklet, published twice a year.
Convocation ceremonies occur in June every year. Ceremonies are held at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre. Visit ufv. ca/convocation in May for ceremony information and to reserve your gown online. Graduation requests can be submitted anytime during the semester in which you will complete your program requirements, but no later than April 1, with all requirements completed by April 30. Forms are available online at ufv.ca/admissions/graduation
Student Guide to Services
Anyone can experience a crisis while at UFV. If you find yourself in a crisis situation, please contact Student Services immediately by calling 604-854-4528 (Abbotsford), 604-795-2808 (Chilliwack) or by coming in to your nearest Student Services office. Every effort will be made to help you in a crisis. If you or someone you know experiences a crisis after hours, please call the toll-free crisis line at 1-877-8207444.
Disability Resource Centre ufv.ca/disabilityservices Toll-free (Canada): 1-888-504-7441 Main: 604-504-7441 Abbotsford locals: 4283, 4609, 4034, 4033 Chilliwack local: 2843 Contact the Disability Resource Centre if you require academic accommodations to help meet the demands of post-secondary education. Please contact the Disability Resource Centre if you: • have a documented disability, permanent or temporary • believe you may have a disability Services focus on providing accommodations and information to help meet academic demands while promoting student responsibility and self-advocacy.
ESL Help Centre ufv.ca/esl Main: 604-854-4581 The ESL Help Centre offers study assistance and information about Canadian culture to any UFV student whose first language is not English. The centre is located in A245 (ESL Computer Lab) in Abbotsford and is open every afternoon between 11:30 am and 12:30 pm. UFV ESL instructors and TESL program students can assist you with conversation practice, vocabulary acquisition, assignment clarification, writing practice, grammar, sentence structuring, reading comprehension, pronunciation exercises, and anything else you may need. Our goal is to help you communicate better in English or help you to understand Canadian social and academic customs and expectations.
Financial Aid & Awards ufv.ca/fineaid Abbotsford: 604-864-4601 Chilliwack: 604-702-2618 The Financial Aid & Awards advisors support and direct students by providing them with funding information needed to pay for post-secondary studies. The FA&A advisors can advise you for the following programs: • Provincial/Federal student loans • Grants for part-time studies and upgrading • Bursaries • Scholarships • Entrance scholarships Be sure to apply for UFV Awards online through your myUFV student account.
Grades myufv.ca Final grades: You can view your final grades using myUFV. Fall semester grades should be available by early January. Winter semester grades should be available by the end of April. Summer semester grades should be available by late August.
Grade point average (GPA): Post-secondary institutions use a grade point average to determine your academic performance based on letter grades (A+, A, A-, B+, etc.) and relative weight of the course (number of credits). See the following table for UFV grade points:
Letter Grade Points A+ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.33 A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.00 A- . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.67 B+ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.33 B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 B- . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.67 C+ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.33 C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.00 C- . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.67 P . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.00 NC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.00
Example: Course BIOL 111 ENGL 105 PSYC 101 GEOG 101
Credits 5.0 3.0 3.0 4.0
Grade A B B+ C
Grade Point (4.00) 20.00 (3.00) 9.00 (3.33) 9.99 (2.00) 8.00
Overall GPA: 46.99/15.0 = 3.13 GPA Total credits 15.0 Total grade point 46.99 Warning: Many programs have academic requirements, such as a minimum GPA, for continuance in the program. In addition, the Continuance Policy (92) at ufv.ca/secretariat/policies, sets a minimum semester GPA requirement for continuance at UFV. This policy is currently under review. Audit policy: You can register or change your registration to audit status anytime between the start of registration and the last day to add courses without department head’s permission, which is when 30% of the course is complete. Find the exact date in ufv.ca/admissions/registration/imprtregdates
Library ufv.ca/library Abbotsford: 604-854-4545 Chilliwack: 604-795-2824 The UFV Library will provide you with the information you need for your studies, through online and print books, journals, and government publications, as well as DVDs, videos, and other resources. We will teach you how to find this information yourself. We will also teach you to use Google and other internet resources skillfully, to help you learn how to evaluate the information you find there to see if it meets your academic needs. It has been proven: if you learn to use the Library early in your studies, you’ll get better grades and your life will be much easier. Your UFV student card is your library card, and is used to borrow materials from the UFV library.
See what students are saying about Student Life: I decided to get involved with Student Life and volunteered as an International Student orientation leader, BASA Executive, and a member of the school senate as a student. After that there was no turning back! These volunteer opportunities helped me develop my leadership and networking skills and through that I was able to give back to the school.
— Wise Bakson, The Standout Magazine, 2012
International ufv.ca/international Toll-free (Canada): 1-888-504-7441 local 4544 604-854-4544 Fax: 604-855-7153 email@example.com UFV International welcomes and supports more than 900 international students from 45 different countries, providing services such as admissions, credential evaluation, orientation, advising, registration, medical insurance, visa renewal, and extra-curricular activities. The department also facilitates internationalization at UFV, by developing international partnerships, and providing resources to support international projects.
Student Guide to Services
You can drop in to get help with math and stats problems. Math Centre assistants, Math and Stats faculty, and student assistants can help you with your math and stats problems. They can work with you personally to provide you with the extra insight needed to really understand. No appointment is necessary, just drop in! Hours are posted on the centre door in Abbotsford (G166) and Chilliwack (A 1208).
New Student Orientation (NSO) ufv.ca/nso Abbotsford: 604-557-4064 firstname.lastname@example.org New Student Orientation is designed to connect and introduce our new students to the UFV community and to provide the stepping stones for success in a student’s first year. It is a great opportunity to get to know the campus, meet fellow students, and talk to staff and faculty. Register for Orientation when you register for your classes. This is your one-day introduction to life as a UFV student.
Office for Academic Integrity and Appeals (OAIA) ufv.ca/oaia Toll-free (Canada): 1-888-504-7441 local 6314 Abbotsford: 604-851-6314 The Office for Academic Integrity and Appeals provides a fair, respectful, and supportive environment for students and faculty seeking assistance in resolving problems involving academic standing, grades, the learning environment, or unexpected difficulties with successful completion of studies.
Office of the Registrar
Toll free (Canada): 1-888-823-8734 Abbotsford: 604-854-4501 Chilliwack: 604-795-2802 Mission: 604-557-7603 email@example.com The Office of the Registrar looks after student admissions, transfer credit, registration, fees, records (grades, transcripts), graduation requests, and scheduling of exams and the timetable. To apply for a program, visit ufv.ca/apply Access your student record through my.ufv.ca to: • Receive email and notices about your application, waitlist status, and prerequisites • Find your registration time, register, add and drop courses • View your academic history and grades.
Pay parking is in effect at all UFV parking lots and on some neighbouring streets. You can either “pay by space” each time you park on one of the campuses (ticket dispensers are located at various spots on each campus) or you can purchase a weekly, monthly or semester e-pass online.
Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) ufv.ca/plar firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-851-6342 We provide assistance with PLAR for UFV current and prospective students. Through PLAR, adult learners may have their skills and knowledge assessed for UFV credit. Credit award is based on demonstration of skills and knowledge that are equivalent to UFV course or program learning outcomes. Go to ufv.ca/plar to see PLAR success stories and to learn about how PLAR can work for you.
How to Apply ADMISSION TO PROGRAMS New applicants can apply online at ufv.ca/apply .
Do not wait until the fee payment deadline to pay fees, to ensure they are processed in time.
Continuing students who wish to apply to a different program can do so through their myUFV accounts.
You will receive information about the status of your application to your UFV email account. Check your UFV email regularly for announcement and application updates.
DATES AND DEADLINES Specific dates and deadlines for each semester are found at ufv.ca/admissions/registration/imprtregdates Dates for future semesters are in the calendar at ufv.ca/calendar under schedule of events.
FEES Fees and other costs, and how to make your payment, can be found at ufv.ca/admissions/feeandpay See ufv.ca/admissions/registration/imprtregdates for important dates and deadlines.
To order an official UFV transcript, go to ufv.ca/admissions/forms and select Transcript Request. Transcripts from another post-secondary institution must be sent directly from the institution to UFV Admissions, 33844 King Rd, Abbotsford, BC V2S 7M8. For more information, please see Transfer between institutions, at ufv.ca/admissions/admissions/transfer
TRANSFER CREDIT If you have not had transfer credit evaluated and have submitted an official transcript, contact our credential evaluation staff at 604-854-4501 or toll-free (in Canada) 1-888-823-8734. An official post-secondary transcript must be sent directly to UFV from your institution in the original sealed envelope with the school’s name and address imprinted, and must include an official institution seal or authorizing signature.
The $200 registration deposit must be paid prior to registering for courses. The balance of fees is due approximately the second week of the semester. Failure to pay the balance in full by the fee deadline will result in penalties.
Priority Access to Student Supports (PASS)
ufv.ca/studentservices/pass email@example.com Your success at UFV matters to us, and that’s why we have developed Priority Access to Student Supports (PASS). It’s a simple, fast, and proactive program that delivers accelerated access to support services. PASS is a quick and easy online notification system that allows students who may be falling behind get the help they need, before small issues turn into larger ones. PASS brings all UFV resources together under one umbrella and provides a simple and effective way for instructors to confidentially refer students to them.
Residence ufv.ca/residence 1-888-504-7441 local 4063 604-557-4063 firstname.lastname@example.org Residence is much more than just a place to live; it’s the best way to get a complete university experience. Residence at UFV means small communities of students living, working, studying, and socializing together. Feel supported as you develop skills, gain information, and access many of the resources on the UFV campus. UFV’s residence, Baker House, houses 202 students on the Abbotsford campus.
Student Life ufv.ca/StudentLife University House (Abbotsford): 604-851-6338 CEP Lounge (Chilliwack): 604-792-0025 local 2573 email@example.com University is a life experience that extends far beyond the classroom, lab or workshop. Working with and for UFV students, Student Life aims to support the development of a vibrant campus. Start now and get involved — from new student/parent orientations to recreation, leadership and event programming to clubs and associations — we have something for every student at UFV. Take the first step by liking us on Facebook @UFV Student Life.
Study Abroad ufv.ca/abroad 604-854-4544 local 4361 firstname.lastname@example.org The Study Abroad office provides current UFV students with the opportunity to travel abroad to study for one or two semesters, while paying UFV tuition and earning UFV credits. Through an extensive network of international linkages, students can choose from more than 40 destinations for their study abroad experience. The office provides pre-departure information and support to ensure students make the most of their stay in the host country.
Student Guide to Services
Students attending classes at the Abbotsford or Mission campus will find appropriate information at busonline.ca/regions/cfv regarding the BC Transit system for Abbotsford, Mission and UFV. Students attending classes at the Chilliwack campus will find appropriate transit information at busonline.ca/regions/chw for Chilliwack/Agassiz/Harrison. The U-Pass is a student pass that offers unlimited transit within Abbotsford, Mission, and Chilliwack, as well as a number of other discounts to goods and services within the community. For more information on the U-Pass contact the Student Union Society or visit ufv.ca/upass.
Upgrading and University Preparation ufv.ca/uup Abbotsford: 604-854-4578 Chilliwack: 604-795-2807 Mission: 604-557-7615 Hope: 604-869-9991 UFV offers Adult Basic Education (ABE) courses through the Upgrading and University Preparation (UUP) department to complete prerequisites for university programs, earn the BC Adult Dogwood Graduation Diploma, prepare for the General Educational Development (GED) high school equivalency test, or meet employment requirements. UUP also offers a Training in Attitudes, Skills and Knowledge for the Workplace (TASK) program for students with disabilities.
Volunteer to Work ufv.ca/volunteer 604-854-4544 local 4408 email@example.com The Volunteer to Work program provides current students with the opportunity to get work experience, explore careers, and make contacts in the community. Every semester the program posts dozens of on- and off-campus volunteer opportunities on its Facebook group. Volunteer placements are available with more than 50 organizations, including community groups, sports organizations, charities, extended care and hospital centres, museums and national sites, entertainment venues, and more.
Writing Centre ufv.ca/Writing_Centre Abbotsford: 604-504-7441 local 4282 Chilliwack: 604-792-0025 local 2432 firstname.lastname@example.org The Writing Centre offers you one-on-one instruction in the academic, professional, and/or technical writing that you are doing for your UFV courses. Centre instructors can assist you at various stages of the writing process with narrowing topics, identifying research strategies, developing ideas, organizing material, drafting, and revising. They can also assist you in understanding various writing assignments, such as research essays and reports, annotated bibliographies, literature reviews, lab reports, critical reviews, resumes, and application and cover letters. Centre instructors do not edit or proofread your written work; rather, they offer expert advice that you can apply to your writing. Face-to-face or online appointments can booked at ufv.mywconline.com. You can also find handouts and other writing resources at ufv.ca/writing_centre.htm.
New Student Checklist Ready? Register for New Student Orientation Be sure to register for a fun-filled day touring around UFV and connecting with other new students — plus there’s food! ufv.ca/nso Apply for Residence/ Housing Sleep late AND make it to class on time. Ah yes…it is possible if you’re only living steps away from the classroom. ufv.ca/Residence Apply for a student loan or an award Do you have an hour? That’s about how long it takes to apply for free cash! ufv.ca/fineaid
Get set... Choose your courses We’re here to help you! If you need assistance in understanding how to choose your courses, make an appointment with an advisor. ufv.ca/advising Register and pay your fees Find out how to plan your timetable, how to register, when and where all in one place. If you find it difficult to navigate, remember we’re here to help you! ufv.ca/reginfo
Set up your student computer access Log in and set up your student computer access. Your user name is your Student ID number (printed on your admission letter). my.ufv.ca Get a parking pass We don’t want you to get a parking ticket! UFV has pay parking in effect 24/7 – as well as some of the neighbouring city streets. ufv.ca/parking Get your text books You can get all of your textbooks in one place — at the campus bookstore. Shop online or in person. ufv.ca/bookstore
Go! Attend your classes Just thought we’d remind you about this important element of your success at UFV. The first class is especially important: you are required to attend it.
Find a way to get involved There are many opportunities to get involved on campus: • Check out the Clubs and Organizations section of the SUS handbook • Look into becoming a tutor • Write for The Cascade student newspaper • Get involved with CiVL radio • Talk to others and see what you can do to make your experience unique • Connect with other students at University House • Play one of the drop-in team sports organized by Student Life • Volunteer to help with Angel Tree • Visit your Student Union Society
Good luck — we’re rooting for you!
Get a Campus Card Be sure to stop by the Library and have your photo taken for your new campus card. It’s your key university ID, library card, and Student Activity Centre membership card. ufv.ca/campus_card
Youâ€™ve made the first step towards your educational goals by enrolling at UFV; now take the next step to make the most of your university experience. At UFV we are proud to offer a supportive and nurturing environment for you, our students. Find out why. Inside this guide you will find a goldmine of services UFV provides, plus a quick phone list. Open and find information about areas ranging from Advising to Residences, Assessment Services to Priority Access to Student Supports (PASS), and Financial Aid and Awards to Study Abroad opportunities. Weâ€™re here to help you succeed. Mar 2013