With the fresh start of a new semester, it can be overwhelming to face the vast amount of options available to students, especially for new students. That is why the associations of UFV are set to soon come together to help make those choices easier. The UFV Student Union Society (SUS) and UFV Student Life are joining forces to host two twin U-Join events with the aim of bolstering participation in our on-campus community. U-Join will take place on both the Abbotsford and Chilliwack campuses, and will provide an opportunity for students to explore options available to them on campus that they may not have known of before.
Two separate events will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 15 in the Student Union Building’s Evered Hall at the Abbotsford campus, and on Jan. 17 in A Building at the Chilliwack campus, both from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
This is the second time that UFV departments, UFV clubs and associations, and volunteer organizations are coming together to host a mass U-Join event. The first occurrence took place earlier this school year in September for the fall semester.
At both U-Join events, students will have the opportunity to get a real idea of what UFV has to offer, such as the long list of UFV clubs looking for new members. In addition to exploring UFV’s many resources, students will be able to enjoy free food and live music from Cambree Lovesy, who has performed live at many previous on-campus events, as well as on our very own radio station, CIVL 101.7.
The tables will feature organizations such as Study Abroad, the Peer Resource & Leadership Centre, community volunteer opportunities, and more.
Aside from showcasing what clubs and associations UFV has to offer, the goal of U-Join is to help students find engagement opportunities on and off campus. Volunteer organizations from the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland will also be featured at the event. Overall, U-Join aims to help students connect with staff, faculty, the services and resources available to them on campus, and information on the UFV clubs and associations they can join.
Students need not fear if they are unable to attend either event in Abbotsford or Chilliwack, for there are several online resources available with more information. The SUS website currently lists all UFV clubs and associations. If students are interested in researching new volunteer opportunities, such information is available at Volunteer UFV on myCampusLife. A few great resources for information located on the Abbotsford Campus include the SUS office, the Student Life lounge, and the Coast Capital Savings Peer Resource and Leadership Centre (PRLC), which are all located in the Student Union Building. At the PRLC, students can speak with a peer leader if they have questions, or need help finding services to meet their specific needs.