What you need to do before your first day at UBC

What you need to do before your first day at UBC

Your first day at UBC is right around the corner, and we’ve prepared lots of online resources and events to make sure you’re ready. Whether you’re an international student or are based in Canada, find out about the final pieces of administration you’ll want to complete in order to hit the ground running next month.


UBC Okanagan

September 8 is coming up fast, and you’ll have to tick a few things off your list to prepare. Discover all the resources you need to stack your student toolkit on UBC Okanagan’s New to UBC page.

Here, you’ll discover everything about:

  • Attending UBC Okanagan’s virtual orientations, including Create and UBC 101
  • Learning about your first week’s welcome activities
  • Choosing to have a peer mentor
  • Understanding the dates and deadlines for classes and fees
  • Joining clubs with the UBC Students’ Union Okanagan (UBCSUO)
  • Making sure your health and dental coverage is in place


UBC Vancouver

There are also a few things you’ll need to do to be ready for your studies at UBC Vancouver. The campus’s New to UBC page is your go-to resource to make sure you know how to navigate your first term online.

On the page, you’ll find out more information about:

  • Attending UBC Vancouver’s virtual orientations
  • Ensuring you’ve applied for the essentials like your digital UBCcard
  • Navigating your academic studies online and where to find your classes
  • Budgeting and managing your money
  • Building your social life with clubs and societies
  • Setting up your health and dental coverage


We can’t wait to meet you in September!


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