Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Relax, Take A Tour
parent orientation June 19 at Canada Education Park
Released by Dessa Bayrock, UFV
into university for the first time can be scary, and not just for
the students. To make the experience a little less stressful for all
parties involved, UFV is offering two orientations designed
especially for the parents and families of new students.
"As students transition to university
they often experience challenges that may overwhelm or confuse
them," explains Jill Harrison, UFV Student Life manager. "By
partnering with parents and family members, we are able to offer a
unique, student-centred support system that enables students to
There are two orientations this year aimed especially at parents and
the families - one in the new building at the Chilliwack campus in
Canada Education Park, and one at the Abbotsford campus. "Attending
one of our family orientation sessions will provide family members
with a glimpse into the student experience," Harrison explains.
"It'll provide a sense of comfort and support, and let parents know
what services are available to students on campus and give them a
chance to see our facilities and grounds."
The Chilliwack orientation will take place on Tuesday, June 19, at
the new building at the Canada Education Park campus on Caen Ave off
of Keith Wilson Road. Things will kick off at 6 pm, and registration
will open at 5:30 pm in the atrium. The orientation will include a
welcome from UFV president Mark Evered, a Q&A, information booths,
and campus tours.
The Abbotsford orientation will take place the following Thursday,
June 21, at the Abbotsford campus on King Road. Registration will
once again open at 5:30 pm, and the orientation will start at 6 pm
in the foyer of the Envision Athletic Centre. Parents will
introduced to student services and have the chance to take a tour
and be part of a Q&A.
"We truly believe our students will have the best student experience
if UFV builds strong partnerships with our students and their
families," Harrison says, "and that's really what we're doing here:
starting to build a partnership."
UFV's new Chilliwack building is located at 45190 Caen Avenue at the
Canada Education Park, off of Keith Wilson Road. To find UFV's new
building, you have several entry options. If you enter the CEP
grounds at Keith Wilson and Dieppe Street, drive south on Dieppe
Street and turn right on Caen Ave.
If driving from Abbotsford, take the
Evans Road exit and head south on Evans until it turns into Tyson by
veering to the left. Continue on Tyson until you reach Keith Wilson
Road. Cross here and you will enter the Canada Education Park. You
will see the UFV Trades and Technology Centre (TTC) on the right.
Continue along south on Tyson (past the TTC), and turn left on Caen
The new UFV building has a dark grey exterior. There is currently
parking to the south and east of the building. Do not park in the
RCMP training centre lot north of the building. Pay parking will be
in effect in UFV Canada Education Park lots soon.
The Abbotsford campus is located at 33844 King Road, adjacent to the
Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre. Enter off King Road or
McKenzie Road. Pay parking is in effect.
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