Spring 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!

Are you an International Student?

International students must attend the on-campus KPU Welcomes You and the International Virtual Orientation.

International Live Virtual Orientation

  • Wednesday, December 6, 2023 (10:00am - 11:30am PST)
    • Click HERE to join the Microsoft Teams Live
    • International Students are required to attend International Live Virtual Orientation.

For more information about KPU Welcomes You (New Student Orientation) and to register, please see below.

Next Steps for Students in Spring 2024

KPU Welcomes You (On-Campus)

All new KPU students starting in Spring/January 2024 are invited and encouraged to attend KPU Welcomes You (New Student Orientation)!
This is an opportunity to:

  • Connect with your fellow KPU students, staff, and the whole KPU community.
  • Learn about all the amazing resources and services available to you.
  • Explore the campus.
  • Prepare for your first semester at KPU.
  • For a chance to win some prizes!

*Mandatory for new KPU international students.
*Registration is required to attend.

Once you have registered for your courses, we recommend attending at the campus where most of your courses are held. For Post-Baccalaureate, Graduate Studies, and Trades (KPU Tech) students, we recommend registering for Surrey campus.
Please register by clicking on ONE of registration links below


Langley Campus

Wednesday, January 3, 2024
10:00am - 1:30pm PST

Click Here to Register 

Richmond Campus

Wednesday, January 3, 2024
10:00am - 1:30pm PST

Click Here to Register

Surrey Campus

Thursday, January 4, 2024
9:30am - 1:00pm PST

Click Here to Register

Thursday, January 4, 2024
2:30pm - 6:00pm PST

Click Here to Register


*Register by December 11, 2023 for a chance to win prizes!*

Students with Disabilities

For students who require acommodations to fully participate at KPU Welcomes You (examples: American Sign Language Interpreter, Wheelchair access, Personal Care Attendant, etc.) there will be a section in the ticket registration to request for accommodation(s). For questions email us at orientation@kpu.ca 

Preparing for your first semester at KPU

  • 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 through the iCent app

  • 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:
    • Complete the Online Orientation by January 21st, 2024 to be entered for a chance to win $500 towards your tuition at KPU.

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

  • International Students

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

    International Live Virtual Orientation
    International students must attend KPU Welcomes You as well as the Live Virtual Orientation.

    • Wednesday, December 6, 2023 (10:00am - 11:30am PST)
    • Click HERE to join the Microsoft Teams Live
    • International Students are required to attend International Live Virtual Orientation.


    International New Student Checklist: CLICK HERE

  • Indigenous Students

    Indigenous Student Orientation


New Student Checklists

Starting at KPU isn't quite as easy as just showing up in January. You need to complete a number of tasks 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 using our Social Media!