Take a virtual tour of UBC’s campuses

Take a virtual tour of UBC’s campuses

Getting a feel for a campus is an important part in deciding which university you want to attend. However, an in-person visit isn’t always possible. But, hey – that’s what the internet is for! We have two great virtual tours for you to explore, of our Okanagan and Vancouver campuses.

On each tour, our student ambassadors will show you some of the highlights of each campus. You can pause the tour at any time to check out our 360° panoramas, photos, and videos. You can even share your favourite spots on social media.

If you can make it to campus, you’ll definitely want to register for an in-person campus tour. Taking a tour led by our student ambassadors is a great way to determine if UBC is the right fit for you.

Whether you tour UBC virtually or in person, we hope you have a great experience!

Join us for US Thanksgiving 2018

Join us for US Thanksgiving 2018

If you are a prospective student currently studying in the United States, please join us for US Thanksgiving at UBC’s Vancouver campus to get a taste of what you can look forward to as an undergraduate student.

During this day of activities, current UBC students, staff, and advisors will tell you about what the university has to offer and why UBC is consistently ranked among the top 40 research universities in the world.

Event highlights

  • Campus tour led by current UBC undergraduate students
  • Lunch with UBC students, staff, and advisors who can answer questions about student life and the programs you are interested in
  • A student panel with current undergraduate students who can provide you with the “real life” student perspective of UBC

Date and registration

The events will take place Friday, November 23 on UBC’s Vancouver campus. If you are interested in registering, please contact us at vancouver.tours@ubc.ca.

Optional add-on events

If you’ll be staying in Vancouver for the weekend, there are a number of events taking place on Saturday, November 24, so you can learn more about UBC’s programs:

Interested in visiting UBC’s Okanagan campus?

There will be campus tours and advisors available on Friday, November 23, and Saturday, November 24. To register, log in to your account and click on Register for a Campus Tour.

We look forward to welcoming you!

International students: Ask your questions in an online info session

International students: Ask your questions in an online info session

Are you an international student interested in learning more about UBC, but don’t know where to start? Come join us for an interactive online info session! Our online events will give you the chance to ask questions and soak up crucial information about the application process – from the comfort of your own home.

What to expect

Each of our online info sessions are an opportunity for you to connect with current students, advisors, UBC experts, and professors, who will be on-hand to answer your questions in real-time. You’ll be able to watch a live video presentation and meet other international students who are applying to UBC. Current students will offer candid advice about their application experience, so you know what to expect.

Take a virtual tour

If you can’t make it to an online info session, you can still check out our Vancouver and Okanagan campuses from anywhere in the world. Take a virtual tour led by current UBC students who will walk you through key locations, giving you a feel for daily life at UBC.

Upcoming sessions

We have plenty of online info sessions coming up to help you prepare for your application to UBC. These sessions will require an account, so take a few minutes to sign up for one if you haven’t already done so.

Join us for a campus tour!

Join us for a campus tour!

Ever wonder what life on campus is like? Are you curious about what residence looks like, or where the best places to eat or study are? Maybe you’d just like to see if UBC feels like the right place for you.

If so, come and join us for a campus tour! We offer tours every day of the week (except Sunday) on our Vancouver campus, and three days a week on our Okanagan campus. Family members and friends are welcome to join you.

You’ll be in excellent hands once you arrive; campus tours are led by our friendly Student Ambassadors.

These are current students who live the UBC student experience and are excited to share their knowledge and experiences with you.

The only thing you’ll need to bring is a comfortable pair of shoes. You’ll also need to take the weather into account during your visit, so dress appropriately.

Looking forward to seeing you on campus!

 

Do you follow us?

Do you follow us?

At UBC, we’re pretty social. In fact, we have dedicated accounts on Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for anyone who’s an aspiring UBC student, applying to UBC, or getting ready for their first day on campus. Sound like you? Click that “follow” button for answers to your questions, important reminders, and a peek at student life.


Get answers to your questions

Have a question about UBC? Head over to Facebook Messenger or Twitter. Our team of advisors is online Monday to Friday, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Pacific Time), answering all of your questions about applications, admissions, awards, and more. If you’re in a different time zone, leave us a message and we’ll get back to you when we log in for the day.


Get important info and reminders

Looking for application tips? Worried about missing a deadline? We’ve got you covered. On our Instagram Stories and Snapchat, you’ll find information on how to apply to UBC, reminders about key dates and deadlines, and the inside scoop on events of all kinds – starting with info sessions before you apply, celebratory events, and even orientation


Get a peek at student life

If you’re curious what life is like on UBC’s Okanagan and Vancouver campus, you’ll find what you’re looking for on Instagram and Snapchat. On Instagram, we share our own photos from around campus and re-post our favourite shots of yours from the #iamubc hashtag.

 

On Snapchat, we often hand the microphone (and camera) over to current students so you can see UBC life through a fresh set of eyes.

 


Find us on social media

@youbcsnaps on Snapchat

@youbcpic on Instagram

@youbc on Facebook

@youbc on Twitter

Imagine UBC orientation on the Vancouver campus

Imagine UBC orientation on the Vancouver campus

On the first day of classes, join more than 9,000 new-to-UBC students and hundreds of volunteers on the Vancouver campus for Imagine UBC, a day-long orientation event that celebrates the start of the academic year.

What to expect

Imagine UBC is one of the largest orientation events of its kind in Canada. It’s an incredible opportunity to:

  • Make new friends.
  • Meet with student leaders and professors.
  • Get to know your faculty.
  • Find out about on-campus services and resources.
  • Learn all the ways to get involved during your time at UBC.

Over the course of the day, you’ll have the chance to take part in campus tours, workshops, a pep rally, and a showcase of nearly 400 on-campus resources, clubs, and organizations. But your orientation doesn’t end there – faculty orientations, AMS Firstweek, and homecoming are just a few of the ways you can keep learning about your UBC community.

Who can attend

All UBC students – including new, returning, and transfer students – are welcome to attend. Look for an email in late August with your personalized Imagine UBC schedule.


Heading to UBC’s Okanagan campus? Check out Tuesday’s post for details about Create orientation on the Okanagan campus.

Create orientation on the Okanagan campus

Create orientation on the Okanagan campus

On the first day of class, leave your books at home and join other new-to-UBC students on the Okanagan campus for Create, a day-long orientation event designed to welcome new students like you to the UBC community.

What to expect

You’ll start off by meeting your Create orientation leader or peer mentor (if you registered for one) and a small group of other UBC students from your degree or faculty. Together, you’ll:

  • Attend Kick-Off, UBC’s way of officially welcoming the incoming class of 2018.
  • Meet your faculty’s dean and important staff members.
  • Explore your new campus.
  • Enjoy a free lunch.
  • Get to know one another.
  • Learn more about on-campus resources, find out about opportunities to get involved, and listen to live music at Showcase.

How to register

Register for Create online today – the first day of class will be here before you know it!


Heading to UBC’s Vancouver campus? Check back later this week for details on Imagine UBC orientation on the Vancouver campus.

Never too early for a campus tour

Never too early for a campus tour

Heading into your final year of high school in September? Now’s a good time to start thinking about which universities you’d like to apply to for admission in 2019. Visiting campus is the best way to see if you can picture yourself at any university, including UBC.

How we do campus tours at UBC

All of our campus tours are led by our friendly (and knowledgeable!) student ambassadors – actual UBC students who are currently studying at the University and eager to show you around the Okanagan or Vancouver campus. They’ll take you to some of their favourite spots to learn, study, work up a sweat, and relax between classes. Best of all, you’ll get to see it all through the eyes of someone with firsthand experience of UBC life.

Three tips to make the most of your tour

  1. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. Your walking tour will last approximately 90 minutes on the Okanagan campus or 2 hours on the Vancouver campus – and you’ll spend much of that time outside.
  2. Bring your family. Choosing a university is a big decision and significant financial commitment. If you fall in love with UBC, you’ll want your family on board too.
  3. Ask questions! During the tour, your student ambassador guide can tell you more about student life, and campus events and activities. After the tour ends, a UBC advisor will be available to answer questions about undergraduate programs, admissions, finances, and scholarships and awards.

Ready to come for a visit?

Sign up for a campus tour online