Students living off campus
If you plan to live off campus, Jump Start gives you the opportunity to practice your commute, get to know campus, and meet new friends.
Meet other commuter students. Get used to your Collegium space - where you can study, warm up your food, or chat with a professor. Participate in fun, social activities with your peers and senior students.
Learn how to learn at UBC
Get comfortable with university learning environments before classes start. Connect with a professor and senior peers from your faculty who will support your academic transition from high school to university.
Explore your new home, university and city
Practice your commute and learn how to navigate campus. Settle into your Collegium, find classrooms and places where you can study. If you’re new to Vancouver, you can discover the city with people who know their way around.
Take care of the essentials
Explore transportation options, buy textbooks, or get banking and phone accounts organized. Discover work and volunteer opportunities, and find activities that interest you. By taking care of the essentials early, you’ll have more time to focus on what matters later.
Because of how important Jump Start is to your success at UBC, all programming costs are covered by the University.
The only cost to you for Jump Start (Commuter Program) is approximately $75.00 CAD, which covers the cost of food for the duration of the program. By registering and participating in Jump Start, you will be guaranteed a space in Collegia.
Your Jump Start week
Filled with activities and important information, Jump Start will provide you with a foundation for success in your first year at UBC.View your schedule
Registration for Jump Start 2018 is now closed
Can’t attend Jump Start? Don't worry - your UBC orientation will begin at Imagine UBC (September 4, 2018). Expect to receive an email with details in late August.