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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!

Next Steps for New Students

  • 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 Online Orientation by January 21st to be entered to win up to a $500 tuition waiver!

    *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.     To register or attend the sessions, please click the links below on the date and time listed. 

    • International Live Virtual Orientation

    Thursday, December 15, 2022 at 9 am (PST) on MS Teams.

    • Indigenous Student Orientation

    Wednesday, January 4th, 2023 from 3 pm to 4:45 pm at the Gathering Place at KPU Surrey.

    *Registration is required to attend. Email to register.


  • KPU Welcomes You

    Wednesday Jan 4, 2023

    • Register for a 2-hour on-campus portion of Orientation at either the Surrey, Langley, or Richmond campus.  This opportunity includes a 45-minute campus tour!
    • Once you register, the event details will be sent to your email.

    * Registration is required to attend.

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

  • First Year Festival

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

Surrey Campus


Richmond Campus


Langley Campus


If you have not yet registered for KPU Welcomes You and would still like to attend, we encourage you to come to Surrey Campus as a walk-in registrant at 11am on January 4th, 2023.


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.  If you are in Canada, we highly encourage you to attend KPU Welcomes You.

KPU Tech Students

Trades students beginning in February are encouraged to participate in the Online Orientation.

Trades or CADD Students beginning in January are encouraged to attend  a KPU Welcomes You session, even though it will not be on the KPU Tech campus.

Post-Bacculaureate and Gradute Diploma Students

Post-Bacculaureate and Graduate diploma students at the Melville School of Business are encouraged to attend the Surrey KPU Welcomes You session and register for the Post-Bacc/Graduate ticket option which includes the Civic Plaza Program Orientation.

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
  • 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 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 or contact us using our Social Media!