There is something special about the first time you step on campus as an admitted university student. It’s the first time everything becomes real.
There’s no need to wait until September for this experience. Destination UBC – a weekend-long event for admitted students held on our Okanagan campus – and UBC Welcomes You – a full-day event for admitted students held on our Vancouver campus – are the perfect way to get a feel for UBC. Whether you’re still considering your offer or are already mapping out your first-year classes, these fun and informational events will help you picture your life at UBC.
Destination UBC and Indigenous Welcome on the Okanagan campus
At Destination UBC you’ll spend the weekend in UBC residence and join students from across Canada for a full day of programming that will give you a taste of student life. You will have the opportunity to get to know your campus and faculty and meet other students from the class of 2021 (that’s you!).
If you are a First Nations, Métis, or an Inuit high school student in Canada, please join us on the Okanagan campus on the Thursday for a special Indigenous Welcome. In addition to all of the exciting Destination events, you will also participate in a specific day of programming on the traditional territory of the Okanagan Nation (UBC’s Okanagan campus), designed to share relevant information and connect you with other Aboriginal students, staff, and advisors.
“Before Destination UBC I had a pros and cons list of the three schools I planned on attending. Because of Destination I was finally able to make my decision.” – Violet Ignace, Bachelor of Science ’19, Okanagan campus
UBC Welcomes You on the Vancouver campus
UBC Welcomes You is a full-day informational event on UBC’s Vancouver campus where you’ll get your questions answered, connect with the UBC community, and start preparing for life as a UBC student.
“Everything just became real – it wasn’t a viewbook or pictures online, but an actual place where students live and study.” – Reed Eaglesham, Bachelor of International Economics ’18, Vancouver campus
Destination UBC Aboriginal Student Welcome on the Vancouver campus
April 28 – 30: Destination UBC Aboriginal Student Welcome on UBC’s Vancouver campus (Aboriginal students)
If you are a First Nations, Métis, or an Inuit high school student in Canada, the weekend-long Destination UBC event is your chance to visit UBC’s Vancouver campus in advance and connect with the Aboriginal community. We’ll give you advice on transitioning to university life, and connect you with current students in your faculty or program who can dispense helpful insider tips.
Am I eligible for Destination UBC and UBC Welcomes You?
UBC will notify you of your eligibility with our offer of admission. Eligible students can register starting April 3, 2017 and need to register by May 1, 2017. Space is limited, so register early to avoid disappointment.
If you were admitted to UBC’s Okanagan campus, or you are a First Nations, Métis, or an Inuit high school student in Canada, learn more about the travel reimbursement program to find out if UBC can cover some of your travel costs.