UBC Welcomes You events in Canada

UBC Welcomes You events in Canada

Whether you’ve been admitted or you’re waiting for an offer of admission from UBC, we invite you and your family to join us at a UBC Welcomes You event to learn more about becoming part of the UBC community.

At these events, you’ll discover more about living and learning at UBC while you:

  • connect with UBC advisors, faculty members, and current students who’ll help you prepare for your journey to UBC;
  • find out how to accept an offer of admission;
  • get expert advice on planning your academic program;
  • learn about the housing, financial assistance, and student supports that are available to you.

UBC Welcomes You in Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec

UBC experts will be hitting the road next month! We will be visiting Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Toronto, and Montreal in April to connect in person with students who’ve applied to UBC for September 2017. To find details on these and other ways to connect from your area, check out our Canadian School Visits and Events, then click on your province.

Destination UBC and UBC Welcomes You 2017

Destination UBC and UBC Welcomes You 2017

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.

 

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Join us on campus for UBC Welcomes You

Join us on campus for UBC Welcomes You

Join UBC on Saturday, April 29, for an open-house style event for students admitted to UBC’s Vancouver campus. At UBC Welcomes You you’ll have the opportunity to explore campus and learn what it will be like to attend a world-class university while you meet current students and learn about their UBC experiences. You’ll also get advice about transitioning to university from UBC experts such as professors and academic advisors.

When is it?

  • Saturday, April 29, 2017

Save the date, because if you are admitted to UBC’s Vancouver campus, you won’t want to miss this! Read up on UBC Welcomes and stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks.

Join us on campus for Destination UBC

Join us on campus for Destination UBC

If you receive an offer of admission to UBC’s Okanagan campus or you are an Aboriginal student with an offer of admission to either the Okanagan or Vancouver campus, and you are a Canadian high school student, join us for Destination UBC. We’ll even pay your travel costs to get here!

This open-house style event is your chance to check out the UBC campus you are admitted to, meet current students, and learn about their UBC experiences. You’ll also get advice about transitioning to university from UBC experts such as professors and academic advisors.

When is it?

UBC will pay your travel costs

We think you’ll be so impressed with UBC that we’re willing to pay for your travel to our Vancouver or Okanagan campuses to visit us in person. That’s right, the travel costs and accommodations are on us! All you have to do is:

  1.  Apply to UBC.
  2. Get an offer of admission.
  3. If you are eligible, travel to UBC.

Why we love the Okanagan campus

Why we love the Okanagan campus

One of my favourite things about UBC is that its two campuses – in the Okanagan and Vancouver – offer opportunities for learning and involvement to all types of students, from anywhere in the world. In fact, UBC was named one of the world’s most international universities, and Canada’s most international university.

With UBC’s application deadline approaching on January 15, you’re probably excited to find the university experience that is going to be a great fit for you. So before you apply, make sure you check out UBC’s Okanagan campus, in Kelowna, BC.

UBC is consistently ranked among the top 40 research universities in the world and the Okanagan campus is a great place to be challenged, to thrive, and to develop into a global citizen. For over 7,500 current undergraduate students, the Okanagan campus provides an unparalleled mix of academics, community, and recreation.

Explore UBC’s Okanagan campus

Start by exploring the list of programs offered at UBC’s Okanagan campus, and then read up on what it’s like to live in the Okanagan Valley. Would you rather live in residence or live off-campus? Watch this great video about one student’s move-in day.

The best way to get a feel for the Okanagan campus is to join us for a guided campus tour – our student ambassadors would love to show you around and answer your questions. If you can’t join us in person, be sure to take a virtual tour.

Ready to apply? Coming to UBC’s Okanagan campus could be the best decision you’ve ever made.

Learn more about the Okanagan

To learn more, leave a question below, email recruitment.ok@ubc.ca, or call 1.888.807.8521.

UBC school visits and events across Canada

UBC school visits and events across Canada

It’s one of my favourite times of year in student recruitment: just as you’re settling into the 2016 school year, I’m hitting the road to help you plan for 2017!

Other UBC experts and I are rolling out from coast to coast — across the prairies, around lakes, and over mountains — to visit schools and communities across Canada. Our mission: to help support you and your and family with the next steps in your journey to UBC.

We know that you have questions about everything from admission requirements and academic programs to rez life and extracurricular activities, so please come see us. To find out how UBC is connecting with your community, visit the Canadian school visits and events page and click on your home province. I look forward to meeting you soon.

Get ready for Destination UBC 2016

Get ready for Destination UBC 2016

For those of you who have registered for Destination UBC, we can’t wait to meet you! Hundreds of newly admitted students from all over Canada will converge on UBC’s Okanagan and Vancouver campuses this month. It’s a time to celebrate, but also to explore UBC and prepare for life after high school.

What should I do now?

If you’re attending Destination UBC, you’ll want to check out what’s happening on social media before and during the event. Visit our Destination UBC Facebook pages for the Okanagan campus and the Vancouver campus to connect with fellow incoming students. Start sharing the beginning of your UBC story with the hashtag #DestinationUBC on Twitter and Instagram. It’s easy to make friends before you even arrive!

Plus, follow the weekend’s events on Snapchat (we’re at youbcsnaps), and take a peek before then to get a preview of springtime on campus.

If I am registered as part of the travel reimbursement program, what should I pack?

Review your confirmation package for a list of some important personal items. We have a variety of indoor and outdoor games and sports equipment. Plus, there are some activities like yoga, running groups, and walking tours that require proper clothing and footwear. If you play an instrument, bring it along and participate in a jam session. Above all else, bring a positive attitude and we will take care of the rest!

Destination UBC: May 2016

Destination UBC: May 2016

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, an event for admitted students held on both our Okanagan and Vancouver campuses, is 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, this fun and informational weekend will help you picture your life at UBC.

 

“At Destination UBC 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

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