If you’re entering first year at UBC Vancouver and coming directly from high school, you’ll want to register for Jump Start at UBC Vancouver. This multi-day program is designed to give you a first look at university life, let you meet your professors and academic community, and help you make your first friends!
What to expect
You’ll join a learning community of 30 students, led by an upper-year UBC student leader and a faculty fellow. Together, you’ll participate in a full range of activities during the program, from discovering the university learning environment and the classroom setting to fun events such as trivia nights, photo challenges, games, exercise, sports and dance tutorials, and art activities.
If you’re planning to live in student housing on campus (known at UBC as “residence”) in your first year, Jump Start gives you the opportunity to move in early, get to know campus, and meet new friends. You will enjoy scheduled group events with your classmates, as well as sessions and offerings you can take part in at your own pace.
Move-in for the Jump Start’s residence stream takes place on August 27. The five-day program runs from August 28 to September 1.
If you’re planning to live off campus and will be commuting to UBC in your first year, Jump Start gives you the opportunity to practice your route to classes, get to know your new campus and your Collegium, and meet your first friends. The three-day program will include scheduled group events with your classmates, as well as sessions and offerings you can take part in at your own pace.
Jump Start’s commuter stream begins on August 30 and finishes on September 1.
Registration is now open! Visit the Jump Start Vancouver webpage to complete the registration form, pay the program fee, and save your spot.
Jump Start registration will close on July 6 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time.
If you’re concerned about your ability to afford Jump Start, contact your assigned Enrolment Services Advisor so they can learn more about your situation and provide you with financial guidance.
What students are saying
“Jump Start is such a great way to start the school year. I got to meet so many people who share common interests with me, and many of them I know I will be close friends with for life. It is also the perfect transition from summer to university, and also a great way to meet people and become familiar with the campus prior to classes.” – Katie A.
“I would recommend Jump Start because it has given me more time to get to know the campus and the people around me. I feel much more comfortable talking to new people and finding my way around campus than I did when I first arrived. I am glad that I already have this level of comfort now that classes are starting, and that I don’t have to try and figure it all out while also navigating my courses.” Keira S.