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Spring 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.
KPU Surrey
  • 2021 Date TBA
KPU Richmond
  • 2021 Date TBA
KPU Langley
  • 2021 Date TBA

Stay Tuned!

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.



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


Please attend the Richmond Campus Orientation, even if it is not your home campus. KPU's International Exchange Coordinators will be giving you a presentation on the Richmond Campus.


Trades students beginning in February are encouraged to attend a separate Orientation. Please check back soon for the next Orientation date.

Trades or CADD Students beginning in January are encouraged to attend one of the above Orientations, even though it will not be on the KPU Tech 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

  • Pre-order your KPU Card (Student ID) online. You can order your card up to 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 & Exchange Students: You must bring your study permit with you to Orientation, 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 Spring 2020 New Student Orientation Sponsors:

Platinum: KSA