On-campus events

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Throughout the year we host special on-campus events for Canadian students and on-campus events for international students. These occasions give you the chance to connect one-to-one with current students, faculty, and advisors to have your questions answered and to get a sense of what it’s like to be a UBC student.

You’ll discover why UBC is consistently ranked among the top 40 research universities in the world. Plus, you’ll experience its rich learning environment and learn more about student life and your wide-ranging opportunities inside and outside the classroom.

We look forward to meeting you.

On-Campus events for Canadian students

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Destination UBC 2018

Excited about attending UBC? Destination UBC is a full-day information event at UBC’s Okanagan campus where you’ll get your questions answered, connect with the UBC community, and start preparing for life as a UBC student. This event is only open to Canadian students who have been admitted to UBC for fall 2018.

Admitted students from outside of the Okanagan (school districts 22, 23, 51, 53, 58, 67, and 83) are invited for a full weekend experience and may be eligible for a full travel reimbursement.

Can my parents come?

Absolutely. Parent-specific programming and sessions are available on Saturday to help them learn more about supporting you in your transition to UBC.

Indigenous Welcome

If you are a First Nations, Métis, or an Inuit high school student in Canada, Destination UBC is your chance to visit UBC’s Okanagan campus before classes begin to 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.

Aboriginal high school students admitted to the Okanagan campus are invited to both the Indigenous Welcome and Destination UBC events, and may also be eligible for a full travel reimbursement.

Where and when

The Indigenous Welcome and Destination UBC will take place on UBC’s Okanagan campus in spring 2018.

How to register

Registration for Destination UBC will open in spring 2018.

Experience UBC 2018







Are you a grade 10 or 11 student from the Okanagan Valley? If yes, you are invited to come and experience campus life and learning at UBC’s Okanagan campus. You can choose two university programs to experience for the day and have the opportunity to connect with current UBC students, learn from a professor , explore campus and get a feel for what life and learning at UBC is all about.

Where and when

Wednesday February 14, 2018 at UBC’s Okanagan Campus from 10am to 2pm (arrive by 9:15am)

How to register

Send an email to Kate Lohr at kate.lohr@ubc.ca to register.


On-campus events for international students

There will be campus tours and advisors available for the 2018 US Thanksgiving weekend, on Friday, November 23, and Saturday, November 24. Please email ubco.tours@ubc.ca for more information.