President Santa Ono's performance at Imagine UBC 2016

Imagine UBC

On Tuesday, September 4, start imagining the possibilities!

On the first day of classes, campus is transformed and the entire UBC community comes together to welcome you to your new academic community and celebrate the start of the school year.

About Imagine UBC

On Tuesday, September 4, you will come together with the entire Class of 2022 for the first and only time while you’re at UBC to be formally welcomed to the University and celebrate the start of your UBC journey.

And what a celebration it will be. Campus will be transformed on this one day to provide you with the chance to meet some great people, including your Dean, some of your future professors, and other students taking similar courses to you. This will be your opportunity to learn about your new academic environment and specific expectations of your Faculty, as well as meet people and make friends, before classes start the next day.

At the Pep Rally, you will be treated to a number of performances from various members of the UBC community. Afterwards, attend the Main Event, where you can see and sample the many opportunities and experiences available to you during your time at the University, and start thinking about how you want to make the most of your UBC experience.

Class replacement
In 2008 Senate approved ALL undergraduate classes on the first day of Winter Term 1 be replaced by Imagine UBC (with the exception of those classes that begin at, or after 5pm and meet only once per week). 

If you have a disability or medical condition that may affect your full participation in orientations, please contact as soon as possible so that arrangements can be made to ensure full participation.

Register for Jump Start!

Imagine UBC is one part of UBC's first-year orientation experience. If you are coming directly to UBC from high school, don't forget to register for Jump Start where you will:

  • Make friends
  • Learn how to learn at UBC
  • Get to know you new home, campus, and city
  • Take care of the essentials (like buying text books, paying tuition, and setting up phone and bank accounts)