Parent Orientation at UFV answers questions for students’ biggest fans

Parent OrientationWhen a student goes to university for the first time, their family is along for the journey. Mom and Dad may not be sitting beside them in the lecture theatre or attending labs, but they are often a key part of the support network for new students.

But for many post-secondary students, university is a new experience for the whole family. A significant number of UFV students are the first in their family to go to university.

Parents and other family members may be experiencing a range of emotions as they help the student in their family prepare for university. They share in the excitement, but worry about the challenges, costs, and unknown variables involved in a post-secondary education.

To help answer some of the questions that parents may have, UFV is hosting parent orientation evenings on June 18 in Chilliwack and June 20 in Abbotsford.

The Chilliwack session will be held on Tues, June 18 from 5:30 to 8 pm in the gathering place at the Chilliwack campus at Canada Education Park (45190 Caen Avenue).

The Abbotsford session will be held Thurs, June 20 from 5:30 to 8 pm in the Envision Athletic Centre north gym (Building E) on the Abbotsford campus (33844 King Road).

“Family members are valuable partners and coaches in a student’s academic journey,” says UFV Vice President of Students Jody Gordon. “We invite you to learn valuable information about UFV’s departments, programs, and services.”


To register for one of the sessions, please go to or and register by Fri, June 14.

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4 Responses to Parent Orientation at UFV answers questions for students’ biggest fans

  1. Louise Hallmark June 12, 2013 at 10:40 am #

    Trying to register for parent orientation night at Abbotsford June 20th.
    Not getting anywhere with Please direct me to the registration page.
    Thank you, Louise Hallmark

  2. Louise Hallmark June 14, 2013 at 9:32 am #

    Thank you for the help. All registered now.

  3. Marciano Magbitang June 26, 2013 at 5:31 am #


    My wife Mary Ann & myself attended the Parent Orientation last June 20th at Abbotsford and it was very exciting and informative however not so sure if we’ve discussed about the ” shuttle bus ” from Abbotsford to Chilliwack campus.
    Students residing at Baker Residence told us that there will be one with 10 trips each day. Since we are considering to have my son, Ian Magbitang who will taking Kinesiology degree program to reside at Baker Residence this school year and having subjects at Chilliwack campus will be convenient and safe for him rather than driving. We are from Surrey and driving for him will be a big challenge and too risky driving back & forth highway 1 and him being a ” Novice ” driver.
    Pls let us know at your earliest convenience for us to decide which option is best for my son and for us as a parent … also, we just received the letter of acceptance to Baker Residence yesterday and we have to pay the $500 ( non refundable ) within 2 weeks wherein the deadline will be by July 8, 2013
    Thank you and you need to contact us, pls phone us at 604 543-8887
    Marciano and Mary Ann