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June 30, 2021
3 mins read

Welcome to UBC Life

You made it! All of your hard work has paid off and it's time for you to start your next great adventure as a UBC student. 

Starting at UBC can feel sort of like running straight into the ocean on a day at the beach. It’s fun and exciting, but the sheer quantity of water comes as a shock, and it can take a while to find your bearings.

Whether this is your first venture into the deep or you’ve been swimming before, eventually you’re going to need something to hold onto.

That’s where UBC Life comes in!

By students, for students

Here on the UBC Life blog—as well as on our Instagram and Twitter—virtually all our content is powered by your fellow students and recent grads (myself included). We’re a resource that connects you with people, places, and opportunities that can make your student experience great.

We understand how it feels to try to balance all the elements of a full student life at UBC, from studying for finals to maintaining friendships to just trying to get enough sleep in a night. We’re here to offer you a helping hand because we’ve been there.

Students in a tutorial in the Buchanan Building

The content you want

We share content that keeps you connected to everything going on around campus. That means things like…

UBC is a big place, and it can be easy to feel like you're just a drop in the ocean. But you’re not! We’re here to help you get—and feel—connected to your community by putting all of these practical pieces in one place.

Connect with UBC Life online so you don’t miss out on events, advice, and other great content! It’s super simple:

  1. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter for student stories, events info, and regular contests!
  2. Bookmark the UBC Life blog—we update it regularly with content by students, for students.
  3. Add to your email contacts so you can be sure you'll receive our newsletter (we promise never to spam you!).

You can also bookmark the Student Services website for the answers to virtually any question you might have about student life at UBC. 

A space just for you

But life at UBC isn’t just about content—it’s also about action. To get the most out of your time at UBC, make use of the many campus services available to you—including:

Many of these services are available in the UBC Life Building or in Brock Hall, which is just steps away from the bus loop. You can also go there to grab a coffee, eat lunch, work out, study, or hang with friends. It’s a space for you to make your own!

Being in university is a unique experience; it’s different for everyone, but it’s always a time of change and growth. We want every student to have the most positive, fulfilling, and eventful experience possible—that’s what UBC Life is all about. We’re here to bring UBC to you and bring you to UBC.

A big group of UBC students taking part in the annual Polar Bear Swim

Transitioning to university doesn’t have to feel like a deep dive into murky waters. With a little help from us, we hope you’ll be able to take the plunge with confidence. Welcome to UBC Life!