Students living off campus

If you're planning to live off campus in your first year at UBC, Jump Start gives you the opportunity to practice your commute, get to know campus, and meet new friends.

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Make 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.

Meet profs and peers

Spend time with a professor and senior peers from your Faculty before classes start. They’ll introduce you to their research and the academic community, show you where you’ll be learning, and give you tips to help you successfully transition from high school student to university scholar.

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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.


The cost for Jump Start (Collegia) is $100 + tax CAD. This includes meals during the program. By registering and participating in Jump Start, you will be guaranteed a space in Collegia.

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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.

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