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First Year Festival

Don’t miss KPU’s First Year Festival (FYF)!

A weeks worth of flexible programming and activities open to ALL first-year students registered in classes in ANY program from January 9th to January 13th.

Don't miss out on all the fun that KPU Orientation has to offer! We have curated a fun list of activities, both virtual and hybrid, for you to participate in, have fun, learn new skills and MAKE NEW FRIENDS!  First Year Festival is your opportunity to go beyond the basics and get a deeper look at what KPU and the KSA have to offer through drop-in activities and workshops hosted by on-campus experts.

You do not have to attend other Orientation Days to be eligible to attend First Year Festival events - FYF is open to ALL first year students, regardless of which semester you began your studies. 

FYF Calendar (SPRING2023)

 

Date/Time Location Session Name Description Hosted by How to Access
January 9th - 13th, 2023 Virtual KPU 100

Get prepared with some highly effective learning and life strategies before you start the upcoming semester.

Multiple cohorts are offered. Sign-up for the cohort that suits your schedule best.

The Learning Centres

Pre-registration is required.

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January 9th, 2023 from 9am - 10am (PST) Virtual Your First 13 Weeks Your first semester will be filled with new experiences and learning opportunities, and you should aim to do the best that you can throughout the semester. In this workshop you will learn skills, resources, and information that you should be familiar with at every point during the semester. The Learning Centres

Pre-registration is required.

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January 9th, 2023 from 10am - 11am (PST) Virtual University Essays Are you ready to write your first university essays?  This workshop will introduce the requirements and expectations for university-level writing as well as effective strategies and resources to help the writing process. Learn how to craft a thesis statement, structure an argument, and begin to write clearly and concisely. The Learning Centres

Pre-registration is required.

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January 9th, 2023 from 11am - 12pm (PST) Virtual Establishing Good Habits Learn techniques to form good habits for university studies and life in general so that you are confident facing more challenging or time-consuming reading materials and exams. Learn to make these habits a part of your regular routine. The Learning Centres

Pre-registration is required.

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January 9th, 2023 from 12pm - 1pm (PST)  Virtual Time Management Good time management skills can increase your productivity, help you get more done, and reduce your stress. In this workshop you will learn the tools and techniques to employ good time management strategies. The Learning Centres

Pre-registration is required.

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January 9th, 2023 from 1:30pm - 3:30pm (PST) Civic Plaza Campus Information Fair Come check out the many services and resources that KPU has to offer at our Spring Information Fair!  Meet and engage with representatives from Counseling, Health Promotions, the Library, Learning Centres and many more.   Orientation & Transitions

Drop In. 

Civic Plaza 614

January 10th, 2023 from 9am - 10am (PST) Virtual Your First 13 Weeks Your first semester will be filled with new experiences and learning opportunities, and you should aim to do the best that you can throughout the semester. In this workshop you will learn skills, resources, and information that you should be familiar with at every point during the semester. The Learning Centres

Pre-registration is required.

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January 10th, 2023 from 9am - 10am (PST)  Virtual Reading Texts & Taking Notes This workshop will help you learn from your textbooks and university lectures by introducing a variety of effective pre-lecture reading strategies along with in class note-taking and post-class techniques. The session will include organizing your reading strategy to make sense of all this new information so that you can be successful in your courses. You will learn how to listen for key points and summarize main ideas, preparing more meaningful and effective study notes. The Learning Centres

Pre-registration is required.

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January 10th, 2023 from 12pm - 1:30pm (PST) Virtual Undeclared - Acvising Workshop for Exploratory & Undecided Students Join Central Advising for some discussion and activities for students who aren’t sure yet of what their educational goals are or are trying to decide between several options. Spending some time exploring can help you make a confident choice that fits your strengths, values, and ambitions and it helps to do that exploration with a plan! Reflect, gather info, and evaluate your choices. Come up with a plan for how you explore your options and make a confident choice that is right for you. Central Advising

Pre-registration is required.

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January 10th, 2023 from 12pm - 2pm (PST) Langley Campus Information Fair Come check out the many services and resources that KPU has to offer at our Spring Information Fair!  Meet and engage with representatives from Counseling, Health Promotions, the Library, Learning Centres and many more.   Orientation & Transitions

Drop In.

Langley West 1030

January 10th, 2023 from 12:05pm - 12:50pm (PST) Richmond Campus Hatha Yoga This yoga practice includes breathing techniques, strengthening poses and flow sequences. This class will get you warm as we work on strengthening both the body and mind. Sport & Recreation

Drop In.

Lotus Studio - Richmond 1320

January 10th, 2023 from 12:05pm - 12:50pm (PST) Virtual Hatha Yoga This yoga practice includes breathing techniques, strengthening poses and flow sequences. This class will get you warm as we work on strengthening both the body and mind. Sport & Recreation

Drop In.

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January 11th, 2023 from 12pm - 2pm (PST) Richmond Campus Information Fair Come check out the many services and resources that KPU has to offer at our Spring Information Fair!  Meet and engage with representatives from Counseling, Health Promotions, the Library, Learning Centres and many more.   Orientation & Transitions

Drop In.

Richmond Atrium

January 11th, 2023 from 12:05pm - 12:50pm (PST) Virtual Hatha Yoga This yoga practice includes breathing techniques, strengthening poses and flow sequences. This class will get you warm as we work on strengthening both the body and mind. Sport & Recreation

Drop In.

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January 12th, 2023 from 12pm - 2pm (PST)  Surrey Campus Information Fair Come check out the many services and resources that KPU has to offer at our Spring Information Fair!  Meet and engage with representatives from Counseling, Health Promotions, the Library, Learning Centres and many more.   Orientation & Transitions

Drop In. 

Surrey Main Atrium

January 12th, 2023 from 12:05pm - 12:50pm (PST) Langley Campus Hatha Yoga This yoga practice includes breathing techniques, strengthening poses and flow sequences. This class will get you warm as we work on strengthening both the body and mind. Sport & Recreation

Drop In. 

Langley East 2565

January 12th, 2023 from 2:30pm - 3pm (PST)  Surrey Campus KPU Library Jeopardy Join the Library for some fun and games while also getting to know our awesome KPU Librarians. KPU Library

Drop In. 

KPU Surrey Library

January 13th, 2023 from 11am - 12pm (PST) Virtual Kickstart Your Career Career planning is planning to success. Join us to know more about how to plan for your career journey starting from NOW!  Melville School of Business

Pre-registration is required.

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January 13th, 2023 from 12pm - 2pm (PST) Virtual Jackbox Games Party Join us for an afternoon of Virtual Social Gaming mayhem with selections from the Jackbox Party Pack. Including word games, drawing games, and other social delights which will test your wit, creativity, and humour. Participation in each game is completely causal, with gamers able to 'lurk' and just watch, while others can choose to participate.  Sport & Recreation

Pre-registration is required.

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January 13th, 2023 from 1pm - 2pm (PST) Virtual Speaking Clearly The Learning Centre has designed the following very useful workshops for you! Please take this opportunity and join our workshops to accelerate your learning. These workshops are open to ALL first year students, regardless of which semester you began your studies.   The Learning Centres

Pre-registration is required.

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January 13th, 2023 Virtual  Grammar Refresher The Learning Centre has designed the following very useful workshops for you! Please take this opportunity and join our workshops to accelerate your learning. These workshops are open to ALL first year students, regardless of which semester you began your studies.   The Learning Centres

Pre-registration is required.

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