There’s 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 that experience. Destination UBC, a weekend-long event for admitted students held on our Okanagan campus, and UBC Welcomes You, a half-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 life at UBC.
Destination UBC (Okanagan campus)
May 11–13: Destination UBC on UBC’s Okanagan campus
At Destination UBC you’ll join students from across Canada, spend the weekend in UBC residence, and get a taste of student life with a full day of programming. You’ll have the opportunity to get to know your campus and faculty, and meet other students who will be starting at the same time as you.
“The people that I met, the lifestyle that I saw, the opportunities that are offered, the prettiness of the Okanagan Valley, and the community spirit that Destination UBC showed me were enough for me to make the right, in my belief, decision.”
– Louis Fayolle, Bachelor of Science ’20, Okanagan campus
Indigenous Welcome (Okanagan campus)
May 10: Indigenous Welcome on UBC’s Okanagan campus (Aboriginal students)
If you’re a First Nations, Métis, or Inuit high school student in Canada, join us on Thursday for the Indigenous Welcome. In addition to all of the exciting Destination UBC events, you’re invited to take part in a special day of programming designed to share relevant information and connect you with other Aboriginal students, staff, and advisors on the traditional territory of the Okanagan Nation (UBC’s Okanagan campus).
“The most valuable part of the event was being able to meet so many other Indigenous students, both current and prospective, many of whom I am still friends with today!”
– Taya Jardine, Bachelor of Arts ’20, Okanagan campus
UBC Welcomes You (Vancouver campus)
At UBC Welcomes You, you’ll spend a half-day on UBC’s Vancouver campus getting your questions answered, connecting with the UBC community, and 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 (Vancouver campus)
April 27–29: Destination UBC Aboriginal Student Welcome on UBC’s Vancouver campus (Aboriginal students)
If you are a First Nations, Métis, or Inuit high school student in Canada, the weekend-long Destination UBC event is your chance to visit UBC’s Vancouver campus in advance and get to know the Aboriginal community. We’ll give you advice on transitioning to university life and connect you with current students in your faculty or degree who can share helpful insider tips.
Am I eligible to attend?
UBC will notify you of your eligibility for Destination UBC and UBC Welcomes You with our offer of admission. Eligible students can register between April 4 and May 2. 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 Inuit high school student in Canada, learn more about the travel reimbursement program to find out if UBC can cover some, or all, of your travel costs.