May is just around the corner and that means Destination UBC is almost here. This is your chance to experience university life on UBC’s Okanagan campus, make new friends from across Canada before you start classes in September, and discover why UBC is the right place for you. If you’re a First Nations, Métis, or Inuit high school student in Canada, join us a day early for the Indigenous Welcome.
What to expect
Learn about your degree and have your questions answered by current students.
Explore your campus before classes begin.
Get ready for university in a supportive and inclusive community.
Hang out in residence and get a feel for life as a first-year student.
What past participants have to say
“My first impression of UBC’s Okanagan campus was just the sheer beauty that surrounded it. All the mountains and greenery just brightened me up. The campus felt small enough where I wouldn’t be overwhelmed by its size. The smaller lecture halls and classrooms reassured me that I wouldn’t get lost in the numbers. It was a beautiful campus that just felt like a happy and energetic place.”
– Destinie Baker, Bachelor of Arts, Okanagan campus
“The most valuable aspect of attending the event was being able to stay in the dorms and have the chance to explore almost every aspect of the campus and get the real experience of what ‘student life’ is all about. Destination UBC made me feel confident about my choice of school.”
– Genna Moyer, Bachelor of Arts, Okanagan campus
“By the end of Destination UBC, I had not only gotten to know the campus and city, but also met tons of other potential student, current students, and faculty, and learned about the programs and services available to Aboriginal students on campus.”
– Taya Jardine, Bachelor of Arts, Okanagan campus
“In the plane on my way home, I couldn’t stop thinking of what an amazing weekend I had. I toured multiple times on campus, biked in the surrounding trails, had conferences specially dedicated to my future faculty, had the opportunity to attend a Physics class and a Biology lecture, got shown Kelowna’s downtown and its amazing beach on the lake, met amazing people, and made more friends than I thought I would make in such a short time. I was home when I was at Destination UBC and this feeling has not left me since I started here.”
– Louis Fayolle, Bachelor of Science, Okanagan campus
Online registration is officially open, but space is limited. Find out if you’re eligible for a travel reimbursement and secure your spot. To register, log in to your account, click My Events, and follow the prompts. See you soon!