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Fall 2020 New Student Orientation

COVID-19 Update:
KPU is committed to ensuring the health and well being of its students. Following new guidelines to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus announced  by BC’s Provincial Health Officer, KPU has currently moved our Orientation programming from an in person orientation to an online format.

If you intend on attending KPU in the Fall, you will receive more information on the online orientation options in early August. Students are recommended to both attend Live Virtual Orientation and complete Online Orientation.

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Live Virtual Orientation: 

September 1st - 9:00am-10:30am


September 1st 7:00pm-8:30pm

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Also join us for optional Student Perspective Sessions:

Live Virtual International Orientation:*

 August 26th - 8:30am-10:00am


August 27th - 1pm-2:30pm

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*Orientation is mandatory for International Students

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Domestic Students

Indigenous Domestic Students

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Highly Recommended


First Year Friday

Coming up on TBD, First Year Friday is a second day of Orientation that goes beyond the basics of Orientation through drop-in programming hosted by campus experts and clubs. Chances to meet directly with your Faculty and ask questions! First Year Friday requires a separate registration from New Student Orientation: 

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New Student Orientation is…

Your opportunity to:

  • Discover KPU
  • Learn about services and resources
  • Meet fellow students and classmates
  • Receive guidance from senior students
  • Learn about the university experience at KPU
  • Have a ton of fun!

You can attend any Orientation date, but find out which one we recommend for your program: Which Orientation should I attend?

Orientation is a full-day session (not drop-in), we encourage you to attend the full session.





Mature Students are recommended to attend the September 1st 7pm Live Virtual Orientation.

For students ages 25+, you have the option of attending either a Mature Student Orientation, or a regular Orientation day


International students are required to attend TWO orientation sessions as above. Orientation is highly encouraged for all new students, and is mandatory for International & Exchange Students.


Trades students beginning in September/October 2019 are encouraged to attend Orientation. Orientation for Trades students will begin at the Surrey Campus on the morning of August 29 After lunch at Surrey, students will be taken to the Cloverdale Campus (KPU Tech) via shuttle bus provided by KPU. At KPU Tech, they will enjoy a fun & informative session hosted by the Trades Faculty, and will receive help finding their classrooms and preparing for their program at KPU. Students will be dismissed from Cloverdale, and an optional shuttle bus will be provided for students to return to the Surrey Campus.


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.

Preparing for Orientation

  • Register for KPU's First Year Friday (date TBD) online. This is an optional extended Orientation Day with workshops, activities, fun and food!
  • Pre-order your KPU Card (Student ID) online. You can order your card starting one month before the start of classes.
  • Bring picture ID and your 9 digit student number. The name on your photo ID must be written in English characters and must match the name you registered with KPU.
  • Check on your program/Faculty website to see if you have an additional Program Orientation or Information Session to attend.
  • International Students: You must bring your study permit with you to Orientation (not applicable to Exchange/Visiting Students), and prior to Orientation, you must purchase your medical insurance through KPU Online Self Service (For more information about medical insurance)


Check out our Orientation FAQs for more details.

Still unsure? Email


KPU would like to thank the Fall 2019 New Student Orientation Sponsors: