You’ve been admitted to UBC, but why wait until the fall to visit campus? If you want to get a jump start on university life, or you still need some help making up your mind, spend a weekend with fellow admitted students at Destination UBC. You may even be eligible to have your travel costs reimbursed.
Join us on the campus you’ve been admitted to – in Kelowna, on the traditional territory of the Syilx Okanagan Nation, or in Vancouver, on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the Musqueam people. You’ll take part in a weekend packed full of activities that will let you experience residence life, make new friends, get to know people within your degree, and connect you with UBC’s Aboriginal community.
Why should I attend?
- Get familiar with campus before you arrive this fall
- Live in UBC residence for the weekend
- Explore downtown Vancouver or downtown Kelowna
- Meet professors, advisors, staff, and current students
- Connect with the Aboriginal community and learn about programs, services, and dedicated spaces on campus
Okanagan campus: Indigenous Student Welcome
As part of the Indigenous Student Welcome, you’ll enjoy a special welcome dinner and have the chance to meet and mingle with current UBC students.
“Destination UBC was a lot of fun because we were able to get a glimpse of what university classes would be like, and were able to participate in fun activities. I was able to make friends at Destination that, for my second year, I’ve now decided to live with. I was also able to get a glimpse of all the things that the Aboriginal Centre does for its students, and quickly felt at home there.”
–Mackenzie Griffin, Creative Writing and Cultural Studies, UBC’s Okanagan campus
Vancouver campus: Destination UBC Aboriginal Student Welcome
As part of the Aboriginal Student Welcome, you’ll enjoy a special welcome feast in the First Nations Longhouse and have the chance to meet and mingle with current UBC students.
Am I eligible to attend?
UBC will notify you of your eligibility for Destination UBC with your offer of admission. Eligible students can register now – please see your email invitation for details. Space is limited, so register early to avoid disappointment. Learn more about the travel reimbursement program to find out if UBC can cover some, or all, of your travel costs.