Destination UBC

If you’ve received an offer of admission from UBC Okanagan, or if you are an Indigenous student who has received an offer from either campus, you’re ready to experience Destination UBC online.

Virtual Destination UBC Okanagan

After much deliberation, UBC decided to cancel Destination UBC Okanagan in 2020 due to COVID-19.

Instead, we are very excited instead to launch Virtual Destination UBC Okanagan. This month-long event will run from May 4 to May 29, 2020, and include sessions and activities similar to our in-person Destination UBC events. Our Virtual Destination UBC event will give you the chance to connect with other admitted students, current UBC Okanagan students, and UBC staff members and faculty. Every week there will be exciting and informative sessions that will help prepare you for your university journey this upcoming fall.

 

Your Destination UBC events

Across the Month of May, there will be weekly videos, student features, social events, and more to help you get to know UBC Okanagan. Every week, the sessions and events will be based on a different theme.

Week one (beginning May 4): Get to know the UBC campus and Kelowna

Week two (beginning May 11): Learning at UBC

Week three (beginning May 18): Services and resources

Week four (beginning May 25): Your student experience

 

What to expect

Across the scheduled sessions we will be offering you information, guidance, and support to help you prepare for this new and exciting chapter in your life. You’ll also have the chance to meet other admitted and current UBC students, and learn more about what it’s like to live and study at UBC Okanagan. Each week there will be online social events and opportunities for you to get to know the people you could be going to class with in September, and help you feel like a part of the UBC community before you attend in the fall.

 

How to register

Registration is simple:

  1. Log in to the UBC Future Student Portal
  2. Check the “Off campus” and “Online” tabs on the Tours and events page.
  3. Register for Virtual Destination UBC

Please note that you will only be able to see the events that you’re eligible to attend.

After you register, you’ll be ready to join our Virtual Destination UBC 2020 – Okanagan Campus Facebook page. You will be assigned to a peer leader (a current UBC student) to help you navigate the event and answer any questions you may have.

Virtual Indigenous Destination UBC

UBC has elected to move its Indigenous Destination UBC events online in light of COVID-19, and we are now very excited to meet you digitally.

If you are a First Nations, Métis, or Inuit high school student in Canada with an offer of admission to either UBC campus, our Virtual Indigenous Destination UBC will help you connect with the Aboriginal community ahead of your September arrival. Across the last week of May, you can take part in events that give you advice on transitioning to university life, and connect you with current students in your faculty or degree who can share helpful insider tips.

 

Your Indigenous Destination UBC events

From May 24 to May 29, 2020, join other incoming Indigenous students to learn more about UBC. You can take part in activities including making bannock, storytelling, beading circles, and more, and get to know the people you could be going to class with in the fall. Our Virtual Destination UBC events will give you the chance to connect with current UBC students as well as staff and faculty, and have your questions answered about student life, learning at UBC, Indigenous services and resources, and others.

 

How to register

You can register using the following steps:

  1. Log in to the UBC Future Student Portal
  2. Check the “Off campus” and “Online” tabs on the Tours and events page.
  3. Register for Virtual Indigenous Destination UBC

You can also reach out to us at aboriginal.recruitment@ubc.ca to register.

Please note that if you’re registering via the Future Student Portal you will only be able to see the events that you’re eligible to attend.