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: May 2017

Excited about attending UBC next year? 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 2017.

Admitted students from outside of the Okanagan (school districts 22, 23, 51, 53, 58, 67, and 83) are invited for a full weekend experience (May 12-14) 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. Your weekend-long Destination UBC experience will kick off on Thursday, May 11.

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 & when

Indigenous Welcome: Thursday, May 11, 2017 on UBC’s Okanagan campus (Aboriginal students)

Destination UBC: Friday, May 12 – Sunday, May 14, 2017 on UBC’s Okanagan campus

How to register

Register for Destination UBC by logging in to your account and clicking My Events. Space is limited for the weekend program and travel reimbursement, so mark your calendars and register on time!

If you are an Aboriginal high school student who is interested in attending Destination UBC, please take our registration survey.


On-campus events for international students

There will be campus tours and advisors available for the 2017 US Thanksgiving weekend, on Friday, November 24, and Saturday, November 25. Please email ubco.tours@ubc.ca for more information.