New to UBC

Here's to you and the start of your journey as a UBC student. We’re here to support you every step of the way.

Welcome to your first year at UBC

Congratulations on joining a diverse community of talented, inquisitive, and motivated scholars! We can't wait for you to arrive on the beautiful UBC Vancouver campus, which is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam people.

UBC is committed to providing a safe, supportive, and inclusive living and learning environment, with resources and services to support all students. Whether you're interested in meeting new people, pursuing a passion, gaining work experience, or more, the opportunities are endless.

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Campus safety information

Familiarize yourself with UBC Vancouver campus safety updates, information, and protocols.

Accessing UBC buildings on evenings and weekends

You’ll need your UBCcard to access some UBC buildings on weekdays after 5:00 pm and on weekends. If you have classes, research, or work requirements, your UBCcard will grant you access to these spaces. If you don’t have a UBCcard yet, you can apply online.

Student facilities like the libraries, recreational centres, or AMS Nest remain open during their regular hours.

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Your pre-university checklist