For any future student, choosing when and where to continue their academic journey is a significant life decision. On Oct 22, UFV aims to make the choice easier with its first-ever Open House as a university — bringing institution-wide programs together in Abbotsford to showcase unique and innovative opportunities for the next generation of UFV’s growing community.
The event runs from 10am–2pm in UFV’s Student Union Building (Building S) off Gillis Ave. Parking in lot 10 is free. See a map here.
Prospective students, parents, high school educators and counselors, and anyone else looking to learn more about UFV programs can meet faculty and current students, tour the campus, and participate in hands-on demonstrations and mini-lectures. There will also be food trucks, a photo booth, prize draws, and entertainment.
“We are pleased to welcome prospective students and their families to UFV to see and hear about the unique learning experience you receive here,” says David Johnston, UFV Associate Vice President of Enrolment Management.
“We hope high school students and adults who want to continue their learning journey come away from this event realizing that UFV is a place they can explore, discover, grow and be supported throughout their educational journey.”
UFV has hosted countless community events over the years, with an ever-growing interest to plan a campus-wide open house. With the global pandemic pausing all large-scale, in-person events, the start of the Fall 2022 semester emerged as an ideal time to host prospective students.
The theme of UFV’s open house is ‘House of Transformation’ or Íyáqáwtxw in the Halq’eméylem language of the Stó:lō people. The ‘House of Transformation’ motto, which is featured on UFV’s institutional coat of arms, reflects the university’s status as a place of intellectual and personal growth.
UFV’s open house aims to inspire students with this theme by providing them with a better understanding of their academic options, how they might fit in and where it can lead them. The goal is to leave students feeling confident to choose UFV as their house of transformation next fall, a goal identified in UFV’s maturing recruitment strategy.
This event is a campus-wide initiative that requires support from faculty and staff. To get involved, please reach out to the Future Students Office: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Know someone who can benefit from this event? To get the details and spread the word, visit ufv.ca/openhouse.