Keeping the spirit of Imagine UBC alive
On September 5th you got to meet people from your faculty, attend a pep rally with the entire class of 2021, and catch a glimpse of the hundreds of clubs operated by students on UBC campus.
Hopefully you had a great time, met some cool people, and got a sense of where some of your classes will be this semester.
Some highlights of the day for me included:
Seeing UBC president Santa Ono and AMS president Alan Ehrenholz on stage together repping their new “Student Involvement Capes”
Checking out the awesome dance moves of the UBC Dance Club
Feeling a real sense of pride in the 7,000+ new students who showed up to represent their faculties on campus
You might be wondering if the spirit of fun and togetherness that you (hopefully) felt at Imagine UBC will stick around. Luckily there are a few ways you can keep the energy of Imagine UBC alive:
Attend Clubs Days: Like the Main Event, Clubs Days happens on Main Mall and will feature all of the great AMS clubs that you saw at Imagine UBC. From September 19th to the 22nd, you have another chance to go up to that club booth you considered visiting on Tuesday and actually write down your email this time.
Take advantage of Rec Free Week. UBC Recreation hosts tons of great events year round, as well as a schedule of weekly fitness classes. From the 11th to the 17th of September, try out a variety of classes for free and find what works for you! Group exercise allows you to meet new people while keeping fit and starting your year off right.
Go to Homecoming. Homecoming welcomes you and 9,999 other students and alumni home to watch our football team in their second home game of the season. Tickets are cheap for students and there’s lots of events ramping up to the big game.
You never know: maybe you’ll find an interesting club that shares your values and sense of adventure, and you’ll find a great community at UBC. Perhaps you’ll fall in love with Zumba and never go back. Or maybe you’ll make some new friends at Homecoming and make it a yearly tradition.
Remember that Imagine UBC was not the only day for you to make friends and find your place - you’ll have plenty of opportunities to do that in the coming weeks and months. You can get involved in Residence Life, in student government, or in other groups that pique your interest. Whichever one you pick and how ever long you need, UBC has lots of communities for you to become a part of. Take some time to find yours - you’ll be glad you did!