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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 4th to January 7th.

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 - SPRING2022

Date/Time Session Name Description Hosted by How to Access
January 4th, 2022 KPU Welcomes You KPU Welcomes You is the on-campus portion of your KPU Orientation! At KPU Welcomes You, you’ll meet the O-Team who will help you meet new students, answer your burning questions and will guide you around the campus. No matter how you decide to take your classes, we look forward to seeing you on campus at KPU Welcomes You! Orientation and Transitions

Pre-registration required.

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January 5th, 2022 from 7:30 am - 8:30 am (PST)

Your First 13 Weeks Your first semester will be filled with experiences opportunities, and you should aim to do the best you can. In this workshop you'll learn skills and resources that you should be familiar with during the semester. The Learning Centre

Pre-registration required.

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January 5th, 2022 from 10 am - 11 am (PST) International Peer Mentorship Info Session Learn more details virtually about the International Peer Mentorship Program and "What to Expect from Your Mentor" KPU International Join Here
January 5th, 2022 from 10 am - 11 am (PST) How to Land a Business Strategy Paid Internship Melville School of Business is partnering with Mitacs, a national not-for-profit organization, and RBC, to provide Business Strategy Paid Internships. These internships will be on a part-time basis and available to full time senior students. Register for this session to find out more about application requirements and how to prepare so you can apply in the near future. Melville School of Business Join Here
January 5th, 2022 from 10:30 am - 11:30 am (PST) University Essays Are you ready to write your university essays? This workshop will introduce the requirements and expectations of university-level writing and strategies and resources to help the writing process. The Learning Centre

Pre-registration required.

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January 5th, 2022 from 11 am - 11:45 am (PST) Your Librairian BFF Come to this virtual Q&A with KPU Librarians! If you're new to KPU or have never used the library before, come say hello and ask questions. We'll talk about KPU Cards, textbooks and more! KPU Librarians Join Here
January 5th, 2022 from 12 pm - 1 pm (PST) Your First 13 Weeks Your first semester will be filled with experiences opportunities, and you should aim to do the best you can. In this workshop you'll learn skills and resources that you should be familiar with during the semester. The Learning Centre

Pre-registration required.

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January 5th, 2022 from 2 pm - 3 pm (PST) Establishing Good Habits Learn techniques to form good habits for university studies so that you are confident facing more time-consuming reading materials and exams. Learn to make these habits part of your routine. The Learning Centre

Pre-registration required.

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January 5th, 2022 from 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm (PST) Speed Friending Join Orientation for the fastest way to meet a ton of new KPU students on Zoom! Get a chance to chat with other students with topic questions in speed rounds in small groups. You could find your next virtual study group or even your newest BFF! Orientation and Transitions Join Here
January 6th, 2022 from 7:30 am - 8:30 am (PST) Your First 13 Weeks Your first semester will be filled with experiences opportunities, and you should aim to do the best you can. In this workshop you'll learn skills and resources that you should be familiar with during the semester. The Learning Centre

Pre-registration required.

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January 6th, 2022 from 10 am - 11 am (PST) Guard.me Info Session Learn more virtually about your temporary insurance and how to access your account, submit your claims and more with Guard.me Campus Ambassadors. KPU International Join Here
January 6th, 2022 from 10:30 am - 11:30 am (PST) Reading Texts & Note-Taking In this workshop, you will learn how to listen for key points and summarize main ideas, preparing for more meaningful and effective study notes. The Learning Centre

Pre-registration required.

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January 6th, 2022 from 12 pm - 1 pm (PST) Your First 13 Weeks Your first semester will be filled with experiences opportunities, and you should aim to do the best you can. In this workshop you'll learn skills and resources that you should be familiar with during the semester. The Learning Centre

Pre-registration required.

Register Here

January 6th, 2022 from 12 pm - 1 pm (PST) Undeclared! An Advising Workshop for Undeclared and Exploratory 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 Academic Advising Join Here
January 6th, 2022 from 1 pm - 2 pm (PST) The Game of University Join Patrick and Laura from the Student Rights and Responsibilities Office in exploring scenarios KPU students may encounter and how to avoid these pitfalls! Learn about your student Rights and Responsibilities, meet new students, and learn ways to promote a community of care and respect. Participate in a fun and interactive game that focuses on how to recognize and resolve conflict in a positive solution-focused way. Student Rights and Responsibilities Join Here
January 6th, 2022 from 6 pm - 7 pm (PST) Cooking with Fresh Prep To showcase our partnership with Fresh Prep we'll be doing a cooking demonstration to show students the easy and delicious meals that will be available to them through this new partnership. The cook-along will be held on our Instagram account, @ksacouncil. Kwantlen Student Association Join Here
January 6th, 2022 from 7 pm - 8 pm (PST) Clubs Day

Clubs day is a way to get involved and make friends. Joining clubs is a great way to grow as an individual and express yourself. Join us for a day where our clubs tell you more about themselves and how to join.

Kwantlen Student Association Join Here
January 7th, 2022 from 9 am - 9:45 am (PST) KPU Welcomes You - Virtual Session Our student staff is here to help answer any questions you might have and help point you towards campus resources. Have questions about the student experience at KPU? All of our student staff are current students studying in a variety of programs and are happy to share! Orientation and Transitions Join Here
January 7th, 2022 from 10 am - 11 am (PST) Keep.me Safe Info Session Download keep.me Safe app to book an appointment with a Guard.me consultant, who provides you with extra support. Join our virtual session for more details. KPU International Join Here
January 7th, 2022 from 10:30 am - 11:30 am (PST) Time Management This workshop will discuss steps for creating semester, weekly, and daily schedules that incorporate principles for effective learning and adapt to your unique situation. The Learning Centre

Pre-registration is  required.

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January 7th, 2022 from 11 am - 12 pm (PST) Co-op Info Session Find out how you can get paid work experience through KPU's Co-op programs. Attend the session on Friday to learn how Co-op can enhance your educational experience and prepare you for a rewarding career! Our Co-op Team will be here to walk you through the co-op experience and will answer questions. Career Development Centre Join Here
January 7th, 2022 from 12 pm - 1 pm (PST) Peer Wellness Social - Games Day! If you’re looking for ways to get to know other students, or just want to unwind and have some fun, check out the Peer Wellness Team's social events! Join the team to participate in some fun virtual games, like Trivia, Codenames, and more! Peer Wellness Join Here
January 7th, 2022 from 12 pm - 1 pm (PST) Jackbox Party Join us for a round or two of social gaming delight.  Sport & Rec Join Here
January 7th, 2022 from 4 pm - 5 pm (PST) Student Ambassadar Info Session Meet other amazing leaders at KPU and learn about the Student Ambassador position! In-person at Surrey FSO. Future Students' Office