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Our Students

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Becoming a Wilson School of Design student means you’re joining a vibrant community of up-and-coming designers. We keep class sizes small to foster an atmosphere where students and faculty work together to create more than they ever thought possible. Student life here is about late-night work marathons with the most talented people you know. It’s about talking out that stubborn problem until you reach the ‘aha’ moment. It’s about the field trips, site visits and exchanges that light up your Instagram feed, and the under-eye bags and callused fingers that you’ll never show.

Our Instagram feed gives you a peek into what goes on behind the scenes, but to really get it you’ll need to apply.

Accepted already? Or just curious about resources and services that make up student life here? We’ve got you covered. Below are just a few of the resources available to you.

Being a student at the Wilson School of Design means you get the studio-based, small-group setting of our exclusive, purpose-built School, with the diversity and strength of a big university.

Student Resources

Academic Advising

Effective March 18, 2020
To All Wilson School of Design Students:

Your Design Advisor is here for you in these challenging times. Have questions? Please book an online appointment through Advisor Connect, and we will follow up with you. Please note, all meetings will be held online or on the phone. There are no in-person meetings available, in order to keep everyone safe and off campus. If you have difficulty using the Advisor Connect platform, please email your advisor, Nick Bransford at

Are you a Wilson School of Design student and need assistance with any of the following? 

  • Course Planning & Selection
  • Program Choices

  • Course Pre-requisites

  • Program & Graduation Requirements

  • Academic Regulations & Policies

  • ​Educational Planning for Career Goals

Schedule an appointment to meet with one our Wilson School of Design Advisor, Nick Bransford. 


Nick Bransford

Academic & Career Preparation

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Active KSA

This is a program funded by the Kwantlen Student Association that works in collaboration with KPU Sport and Recreation to bring health and recreational programming to KPU.

Campus Services

  • Bookstore
  • Cafeteria Hours
  • IT Resources for Students
  • Lost & Found
  • Security
  • Shuttle Bus Schedule
  • U-Pass BC / Compass Card

Campus Life
Your guide to Campus Life

Career Services
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KPU International
KPU International Facebook
KPU International Twitter
KPU International Instagram

Kwantlen Design Mix
The Kwantlen Design Mix is a KPU club all about inspiration and exploration across all boards of design media.
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KPU Orientation Team

Orientation at KPU introduces programs and resources to help students and their supporters prepare for university life.
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KSA (Kwantlen Student’s Association)

The Kwantlen Student Association is a non-profit organisation incorporated under the Society Act, independent of Kwantlen Polytechnic University. The KSA actively seeks out ways to enhance campus life; to ensure that student’s academic rights are upheld; to lobby KPU, the provincial government, and other external organisations to ensure the best possible conditions for students; to deliver student services to enhance their experience and success at KPU; and to be responsible stewards of resources.

KSA Instagram
KSA Facebook
KSA Twitter
KSA Blog

Programs & Courses

  • Continuing & Professional Studies
  • Dates, Deadlines, and University Calendar
  • Faculties
  • Programs
  • Timetables

Sport & Recreation

  • Updated fitness centres and studios on all KPU campuses
  • Free fitness centre and studio membership for all current KPU students, employees, and alumni
  • Reduced-cost fitness programs for all current KPU students, employees, and alumni
  • Increased hours of operation of sport and recreation facilities
  • New tournaments, sport leagues, and intramurals
  • Flexible personal training rates

KPU Sports & Rec Facebook
KPU Sports & Rec Twitter
KPU Sports & Rec Instagram

Student Enrolment Services

  • Applying for Graduation
  • Applying for Transfer Credit
  • Checking Your Grades
  • Getting a Transcript
  • Paying Your Fees

Student Health 101

Student Health 101 is a free monthly e-zine for KPU students promoting healthy bodies and minds. Each issue is filled with information to encourage students' well-being and to make the most of their time at KPU.

Student Life

  • Clubs & Student Groups
  • Leadership Activites
  • Sport & Recreation
  • Student Health 101
  • Volunteering
  • Working on Campus

Student Support

  • Career Guidance
  • Counselling Services
  • Academic Advising
  • Student Awards and Financial Assistance
  • Research & Projects
  • Accessibility Services
  • Tutoring

Student Survival Guide

Volunteer Opportunities

There are many opportunities for students to get involved and become a part of the KPU community, through a variety of volunteer initiatives. 

Work-Study Program

The Work Study Program at KPU offers part-time job opportunities on KPU campuses for full-time undergraduate students. The program provides financial assistance and career related employment experiences to students with demonstrated financial need. Jobs can offer challenging work and future experience for students who will work directly with faculty members, administrative and academic units.