New to UBC

Here's to you and the start of your journey as a UBC student. This term will be primarily digital, but we’re here to support you every step of the way.

Join UBC's virtual orientations

We’re working hard to bring orientation experiences online, just for you! Participate in these programs to make new friends, ask questions, and experience UBC life before school begins—and beyond.

Jump Start
Get a first look at university life at UBC Vancouver over five days of online events.

Imagine UBC
On the first day of school, meet students and professors from your faculty and join the UBC community at the virtual Pep Rally.

GradStart orientation
If you're a graduate student, connect with your graduate community online before school begins.

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Connect with UBC Life online

The UBC Life blog and Instagram are your go-to sources for the latest events, opportunities, and insights. From study hacks and wellness tips to student stories and advice from profs, get the 101 on university life and ways to thrive.

UBC Life blog
Get insider tips—written by students, for students.

UBC Life on Instagram
Say hello to your new UBC community today. (Plus, win freebies!)

If you're an international student coming to campus

Learn about important steps to take and what to prepare if you are eligible to travel to Canada.

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Navigating academics online

With most classes being offered online this fall, university learning will be different from previous years. UBC has numerous resources to help you flourish in this new learning environment.

Managing money

Check out budgeting basics, learn how to pay your tuition, access options for funding your education, and more.

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Getting support during COVID-19

UBC staff are here for you during these uncertain times. Learn whom to contact for assistance with academics, money, health, and more.

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Enriching your student life

Courses are online this term, but that doesn’t mean you have to put your student experience on hold. Browse diverse ways to meet new people and explore a variety of opportunities during this time.

    Staying connected to campus—virtually

    Familiarize yourself with campus culture, spaces, amenities, and attractions, so you’ll be ready to explore them in person when it’s safe to do so.

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