Campus tours available on UBC’s Vancouver and Okanagan campuses

Campus tours available on UBC’s Vancouver and Okanagan campuses

If you’re still in the process of figuring out whether UBC is the right place for you, we highly recommend visiting us in person for a campus tour.

Although we have lots of great candid info and photos on Instagram and Snapchat (youbcsnaps), there’s no substitute for setting foot on campus, talking with a current student face-to-face, and having them show you some of the key locations where you’ll spend time as a first-year student at UBC.

The campus tour experience

Your guided walking tour will include:

  • a brief introductory presentation
  • a visit to a residence, a library, as well as some of our recreational and social facilities
  • an introduction to the many services available to students

After the tour, a Student Recruiter-Advisor will be available to answer your questions about UBC’s undergraduate academic programs, admissions information, scholarship opportunities, and more.

Take a virtual tour

If you’re unable to visit UBC in person, you can get a feel for our two campuses by taking a virtual tour.

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You can search #UBCtour on Twitter and Instagram to get a glimpse of the locations you could see on a UBC campus tour. You can also use the #UBCtour hashtag to post your own thoughts or photos when you’re taking one of our campus tours.

We look forward to seeing you!

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 for a UBC applicant information event

Join us for a UBC applicant information event

Now that you’ve applied to UBC, you’re ready for the next steps in your journey to one of the world’s top 40 universities. You and your family are invited to attend UBC’s Applicant Information Events, which are being hosted in cities around the world and across the United States.

At these events, UBC representatives will discuss course planning, registration, housing, new student orientations, campus activities, and more. You will have a chance to meet other students from your area who have applied to UBC.

Registration for these events is easy – simply log in to your account and click on My Events.

Join us for an online information session

Can’t attend an event in person? Get your questions answered in one of our regularly scheduled online information sessions.

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.

International students: join us for our US Thanksgiving event

International students: join us for our US Thanksgiving event

If you are an international student, please join us on our Vancouver campus for US Thanksgiving to get a glimpse of what you can look forward to as an undergraduate student.

During this day of activities, current UBC students, staff, and advisors will tell you about what the university has to offer and why UBC is consistently ranked among the top 40 research universities in the world.

Event highlights

• Lunch with UBC students, staff, and advisors who can answer questions about student life and the programs you are interested in.
• A student panel with current undergraduate students who can provide you with the “real life” student perspective of UBC.

Date and registration

Events will take place November 25 on UBC’s Vancouver campus. Registering is easy: log in to your account, and then click on My Events.

Optional add-on events

If you’ll be staying in Vancouver for the weekend, there are a number of events taking place on Saturday, November 26, so that you can learn more about UBC’s programs:

Specialty Programs Day

Engineering Open House

UBC Sauder School of Business Fall Preview

Land and Food Systems Fall Preview Day

For more information about any of the events, please visit the links above.

Interested in visiting UBC’s Okanagan campus?

There will be campus tours and advisors available on Friday, November 25, and Saturday, November 26. To register, log in to your account,  and then click on Campus Tours.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Get your questions answered in an online info session

Get your questions answered in an online info session

It’s a wonderful time of year to visit our campuses – the temperatures have cooled down and the leaves have started turning to create a rich, colourful landscape. If you’re in Vancouver or Kelowna and have questions you’d like to ask us about applying to UBC, feel free to stop by the Welcome Centre in Brock Hall (on our Vancouver campus) during our regular hours, or drop by University Centre Room 222 (on our Okanagan campus) on Wednesdays from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm or Thursdays from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Visit us in an online info session

We know that not all of you will be able to visit us in person, but that doesn’t mean we can’t answer your questions. We have plenty of online information sessions coming up for domestic and international students to help you prepare for your application to UBC. These sessions will require an account, so take a few minutes to sign up for one if you haven’t already done so.

Whether you plan on joining us in person or virtually, we look forward to connecting with you!