Fall New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation is…

Your opportunity to discover KPU, learn about services and resources, meet fellow students and classmates, receive guidance from senior students, and have a ton of fun!

Next Steps for New Students Fall 2023

  • Online Orientation Course

    Learn valuable and practical information about starting your studies like how to get your books, what services are available to you, the upass, and your KSA Health and Dental plan through our Online Orientation Course.

    • Complete at your own pace.
    • Engage, earn points & enter to win up to a $500 tuition waiver and other prizes if completed by September 22, 2023!

    *This course is designed for domestic and international students. It is mandatory for all new incoming international students.

  • Community Orientations

    Community Orientations are specifically designed for the unique experiences of the students they serve.   

    International Live Virtual Orientation

    Indigenous Orientation: 

    • Thursday, August 30th, from 3:30pm - 4:30pm (PT) in the Gathering Place (Surrey Main 166)
      • Drop in after KPU Welcomes You. 
    • Indigenous Online Orientation 
  • KPU Welcomes You

    Register for the on-campus portion of Orientation at either the Langley, Richmond, Civic Plaza or Surrey campus.  This opportunity includes a campus tour!

    Monday, August 28, 2023 at KPU Langley

    Tuesday, August 29, 2023 at KPU Richmond

    Wednesday, August 30, 2023 at KPU Civic Plaza

    Thursday, August 31, 2023 at KPU Surrey

    Friday, September 1, 2023 at KPU Surrey

    • Please register by clicking on ONLY ONE of the available dates and times below.  Please note which campus you are selecting.

    * Registration is required to attend.

  • First Year Festival

    One week of flexible programming and activities open to ALL first-year students registered in classes in ANY program.



International Students

International students are required to attend the Live International Orientation Session listed above. We highly encourage all new international students to attend KPU Welcomes You if you are in Canada.

Visiting and Exchange Students

Please attend the Live International Virtual Orientation session.  Visiting and Exchange Students are required to attend the Welcome event organized by the Study Abroad Team.   We highly encourage you to attend KPU Welcomes You.

KPU Tech Students

Trades students are encouraged to participate in the Online Orientation.  Though KPU Welcomes You will not take place at KPU Tech, we invite you to KPU Welcomes You on August 28th, August 29th, August 30th, or September 1st.


Students with Disabilities

KPU offers Orientation programs that adapt to the needs of all KPU students, including students with disabilities. KPU is happy to provide modified orientations for students with individual needs on the day of the event, or on a later date by request.

Learn about accessible orientation programming →

Preparing for Orientation

  • Pre-order your KPU Card (Student ID) online. You can order your card up to one month before the start of classes.
  • Order your books online at bookstore.kwantlen.ca
  • Check on your program/Faculty website to see if you have an additional Program Orientation or Information Sessions to attend.
  • International & Exchange students - Submit all required documents to KPU International.

New Student Checklists

Starting at KPU isn't quite as easy as just showing up in September. There are a number of tasks to complete before arriving and throughout the first few weeks to jumpstart your success. We've put together these tasks into downloadable checklists for your convenience. 


Check out our Orientation FAQs for more details.

Still unsure? Email orientation@kpu.ca or contact us through Social Media!