UBC Orientations

Welcome to UBC! You're joining a vibrant and inclusive community of scholars from across Canada and around the world. You'll have opportunities to shape your UBC experience, be challenged by new things, and become the person and scholar you want to be. We're thrilled to welcome you to the UBC community.

Attend orientation

Whether you’re new to university life, or are continuing your university career, attending orientations will afford you the opportunity to meet people, learn about your new academic environment and what it means to be a scholar in your area of study.

Find your orientation program

Undergraduate students

Imagine UBC: All students

Imagine UBC is run by students for students. This campus-wide program replaces the first day of classes. Read more about Imagine UBC

Jump Start: First-year international students

Jump Start begins with an 11-day immersion in August and continues throughout students' first year. Read more about Jump Start 

Aboriginal Students

The First Nations House of Learning offers additional orientations opportunities for Aboriginal Students. Read more about Aboriginal Student Orientation Events

Information for parents

Parents play an important role in helping students transition to university life. Get information for parents of new-to-UBC students.

Graduate students

Orientation Day: All students

Grad student orientations run the week before labour day, with activities and events welcoming you to UBC and Vancouver. Read more about graduate student orientations

International Student Orientation

Find out how to manage life as an international student in Canada and make the most of your UBC experience. Read more about orientations for international graduate students

Aboriginal Students

The First Nations House of Learning offers additional orientations opportunities for Aboriginal Students. Read more about Aboriginal Student Orientation Events