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.

2021/22 Winter Session Updates

Get answers to frequently asked student questions about the university experience during COVID-19.

Get ready for UBC's orientations

We’re working hard to offer a variety of orientation experiences this fall. Participate in these programs to make new friends, ask questions, and experience UBC life before school begins—and beyond.

Jump Start
Have a first look at university life on the Vancouver campus over five days of events. Options will be available for both in person and virtual participation.

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 and Main Event.

First Nations Longhouse Orientation
Connect to UBC Longhouse staff and resources at the orientation for Indigenous students.

GradStart orientation
If you're a graduate student, attend pre-arrival and arrival events to connect with your graduate community and discover resources and support.

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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 planning to travel to Canada.

Taking care of your health and wellbeing

It's important to care for your physical, mental, and emotional health during your degree, as university life can be demanding—UBC has resources to help you.

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Student support and resources

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