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Get ready for Destination UBC

April 24 – May 7

If you’re a Canadian student who has received an offer of admission, you’re ready for Destination UBC!

The spring is an important period in your academic journey – it’s the time when you’ll decide where you want to study after high school. We know that choice can be tough, so Destination UBC is your chance to find out what makes UBC such a vibrant place to live, play, and study – and discover whether it’s the right home for you.

This two-week event will give you the chance to connect with other admitted students, current UBC students, and UBC staff members and faculty. Join us online for exciting and informative sessions that will help you make your decision, and prepare you for your university life this upcoming fall.

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Why Destination UBC?

Make friends

Start building your community early. Over the course of Destination UBC, you’ll meet other incoming students and begin making your first connections.

Meet profs and peers

Find out what life and learning looks like as a member of your UBC Faculty. Meet your UBC professors, be welcomed by your Associate Dean, and discover the many ways you’ll be supported academically throughout your time at UBC.

Learn all about UBC

Housing, tuition, planning your finances, how to look after your health and wellness – we know you probably have lots of uncertainty about the decisions you’ll need to make in the coming months. As part of Destination UBC, you’ll have the chance to learn about what resources are available to you, and ask all of your questions.

How to read the schedule

Over the course of two weeks, there are more than 70 events for Destination UBC. Don’t worry – you don’t need to go to all of them!

Some sessions are just for certain communities – for example, Indigenous students or parents – and you’ll only be eligible to attend sessions for the UBC campus you’ve been admitted to, unless they are open to everyone.

To get the most out of Destination UBC, we recommend you attend at least:

  • One kickoff session
  • One info session
  • One of your Faculty’s sessions
  • One social event, or one campus tour

Expand the headings below to find the sessions that are right for you.

Destination UBC schedule

 

Kickoff sessions

Join us to celebrate your offer and learn more about Destination UBC.

In this 30-minute welcome, meet your fellow students for the first time as you celebrate your offers together and discover more about the Destination UBC event. Join in to win prizes!

Both sessions will have the same content, so you only need to register for one.

 

Date Time Session Eligibility
Saturday, April 24 9:00 – 9:30 a.m. PT Destination UBC kickoff All students
Saturday, May 1 9:00 – 9:30 a.m. PT Destination UBC kickoff All students

 

Social events

Take part in fun, community-building activities hosted by current UBC students.

Start building your community at UBC early. Meet current students and ask them what life is like at UBC, and begin making your first connections with your fellow incoming class.

 

Date Time Session Eligibility
Saturday, April 24 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. PT DJ dance party with DJ Kookum All admitted students
Monday, April 26 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. PT Social programming, UBC Okanagan Students admitted to UBC Okanagan
Wednesday, April 28 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. PT Social programming, UBC Okanagan Students admitted to UBC Okanagan
Friday, April 30 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. PT Social programming, UBC Okanagan Students admitted to UBC Okanagan
Friday, April 30 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. PT Social programming, UBC Vancouver Students admitted to UBC Vancouver
Monday, May 3 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. PT Social programming, UBC Okanagan Students admitted to UBC Okanagan
Wednesday, May 5 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. PT Social programming, UBC Okanagan Students admitted to UBC Okanagan
Friday, May 7 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. PT Social programming, UBC Okanagan Students admitted to UBC Okanagan
Friday, May 7 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. PT Social programming, UBC Vancouver Students admitted to UBC Vancouver

 

Faculty sessions

Join your Faculty to learn more about your upcoming first year, and meet other new students.

Welcome to your new home! These sessions will let you meet your faculty members, discover how to register for your courses, and find out more about your first steps. Best of all, you’ll get to meet other new students in your degree program.

If your Faculty has any updates about COVID-19, they’ll share them with you here.

Please note: You will only be able to register for sessions put on by the Faculty (or program) that has admitted you. Some Faculties will run their session more than once.

 

Date Time Session
Monday, April 26 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. PT Arts, UBC Vancouver
Monday, April 26 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. PT Science, UBC Okanagan
Monday, April 26 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. PT Engineering, UBC Vancouver
Monday, April 26 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. PT Management, UBC Okanagan
Monday, April 26 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. PT Kinesiology, UBC Vancouver
Tuesday, April 27 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. PT Arts, UBC Okanagan
Tuesday, April 27 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. PT Science, UBC Vancouver
Tuesday, April 27 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. PT Engineering, UBC Okanagan
Tuesday, April 27 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. PT Commerce, UBC Vancouver
Tuesday, April 27 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. PT Human Kinetics, UBC Okanagan
Tuesday, April 27 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. PT Land and Food Systems, UBC Vancouver
Wednesday, April 28 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. PT Nursing, UBC Okanagan
Wednesday, April 28 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. PT Bachelor of Design, UBC Vancouver
Wednesday, April 28 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. PT Bachelor of Music, UBC Vancouver
Wednesday, April 28 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. PT Arts, UBC Vancouver
Thursday, April 29 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. PT Forestry, UBC Vancouver
Thursday, April 29 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. PT Bachelor of International Economics, UBC Vancouver
Monday, May 3 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. PT Arts, UBC Okanagan
Monday, May 3 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. PT Science, UBC Vancouver
Monday, May 3 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. PT Engineering, UBC Okanagan
Monday, May 3 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. PT Commerce, UBC Vancouver
Monday, May 3 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. PT Human Kinetics, UBC Okanagan
Tuesday, May 4 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. PT Arts, UBC Vancouver
Tuesday, May 4 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. PT Science, UBC Okanagan
Tuesday, May 4 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. PT Bachelor of Fine Arts, and Bachelor of Media Studies, UBC Okanagan
Wednesday, May 5 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. PT Kinesiology, UBC Vancouver
Wednesday, May 5 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. PT Engineering, UBC Vancouver
Wednesday, May 5 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. PT Management, UBC Okanagan
Wednesday, May 5 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. PT Engineering (Women in Engineering session), UBC Okanagan
Thursday, May 6 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. PT Faculty of Land and Food Systems, UBC Vancouver
Thursday, May 6 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. PT Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC Vancouver

 

Campus tours

Get to know the spaces and resources available on campus.

During these 75-minute Zoom sessions, you’ll learn more about UBC, see photos from some of our favourite spots around your new campus, and hear from current UBC students about their experiences in class, residence, and beyond.

 

Date Time Session Eligibility
Saturday, April 24 12:00 – 1:15 p.m. PT UBC Vancouver campus tour All students, and their guests
Saturday, April 24 1:30 – 2:45 p.m. PT UBC Okanagan campus tour All students, and their guests
Saturday, May 1 12:00 – 1:15 p.m. PT UBC Okanagan campus tour All students, and their guests
Saturday, May 1 1:30 – 2:45 p.m. PT UBC Vancouver campus tour All students, and their guests

 

Info sessions

Find out how to plan your finances, apply for UBC housing, discover UBC’s resources, and more.

Choose from four different info sessions to discover more about what to expect in the coming months and when you arrive at UBC.

Financial session: Learn about financial options and how to plan for a UBC undergraduate degree.

Housing session: Find out about first-year housing options at both campuses, and hear from current Residence Life staff.

Mental health and wellbeing: Learn about the resources, well-being tools, and student support services available at UBC.

Degree outcomes: Discover what you can do with your UBC degree after you graduate.

Date Time Session Eligibility
Saturday, April 24 9:45 – 10:30 a.m. PT Financial All students
Saturday, April 24 9:45 – 10:30 a.m. PT Housing All students
Saturday, April 24 9:45 – 10:30 a.m. PT Mental health and wellbeing All students
Saturday, April 24 10:45 – 11:30 a.m. PT Financial All students
Saturday, April 24 10:45 – 11:30 a.m. PT Housing All students
Saturday, April 24 10:45 – 11:30 a.m. PT Mental health and wellbeing All students
Saturday, May 1 9:45 – 10:30 a.m. PT Financial All students
Saturday, May 1 9:45 – 10:30 a.m. PT Housing All students
Saturday, May 1 9:45 – 10:30 a.m. PT Degree outcomes All students
Saturday, May 1 10:45 – 11:30 a.m. PT Financial All students
Saturday, May 1 10:45 – 11:30 a.m. PT Housing All students
Saturday, May 1 10:45 – 11:30 a.m. PT Degree outcomes All students

 

To register for an info session:

1. Log in or create an account on the Future Student Portal.

2. Scroll down to the “Upcoming events you might be interested in” section.

3. Register for one of the kickoff sessions.

4. The info sessions have now been unlocked! Scroll down to see the info sessions you’re eligible for, and click to register.

Indigenous sessions

Find out more about what it’s like to be an Indigenous student at UBC, and start building your community.

Join us at a number of different events that will welcome you to UBC and its Indigenous community. Take part in fun activities with our Indigenous student ambassadors, meet your new classmates, and learn more about what it’s like to be an Indigenous student at UBC.

Please note that these events are open to Indigenous students only.

 

Date Time Session Information Eligibility
Saturday, April 24 10:45 – 11:30 a.m. PT Financial info session Learn about Indigenous-specific financial planning and sponsorship information Indigenous students admitted to UBC Okanagan
Saturday, April 24 10:45 – 11:30 a.m. PT Financial info session Learn about Indigenous-specific financial planning and sponsorship information Indigenous students admitted to UBC Vancouver
Saturday, April 24 12:00 – 1:15 p.m. PT Indigenous campus tour, UBC Vancouver Hear from current Indigenous students, get to know the Indigenous campus community, and discover the different opportunities available to UBC Indigenous students Indigenous students admitted to UBC Vancouver
Saturday, April 24 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. PT Yoga session with Shayla Stonechild One-hour guided yoga session for Indigenous students, facilitated by an Indigenous yoga instructor All Indigenous students
Saturday, April 24 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. PT DJ dance party with DJ Kookum Celebratory dance party hosted by an Indigenous DJ All admitted students
Monday, April 26 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. PT Indigenous social session: games night Enjoy fun, interactive, community-building activities hosted by current Indigenous UBC students All Indigenous students
Wednesday, April 28 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. PT Indigenous social session: Bob Ross paint night Enjoy fun, interactive, community-building activities hosted by current Indigenous UBC students All Indigenous students
Thursday, April 29 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. PT Aboriginal Access Studies Sessions Aboriginal Access Studies is an entrance program that prepares and transitions Indigenous learners into degree programs at UBC Indigenous students admitted to Access Studies
Thursday, April 29 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. PT Faculty session: Arts, UBC Vancouver Join your Faculty to learn more about your upcoming first year, and meet other new Indigenous students Indigenous students admitted to UBC Vancouver in the Faculty of Arts
Friday, April 30 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. PT Beading workshop Meet your fellow Indigenous students and learn how to bead. Supplies will be provided before the session All Indigenous students
Saturday, May 1 10:45 – 11:30 a.m. PT Financial info session Learn about Indigenous-specific financial planning and sponsorship information Indigenous students admitted to UBC Vancouver
Saturday, May 1 10:45 – 11:30 a.m. PT Financial info session Learn about Indigenous-specific financial planning and sponsorship information Indigenous students admitted to UBC Okanagan
Saturday, May 1 1:30 – 2:45 p.m. PT Campus tour, UBC Vancouver Discover more about your new campus, and the programs and services available to you as an Indigenous student Indigenous students admitted to UBC Vancouver
Saturday, May 1 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. PT Yoga session with Shayla Stonechild One-hour guided yoga session for Indigenous students, facilitated by an Indigenous yoga instructor All Indigenous students
Monday, May 3 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. PT Indigenous social session: bannock making Enjoy fun, interactive, community-building activities hosted by current Indigenous UBC students All Indigenous students
Monday, May 3 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. PT Wellness session Learn about Indigenous-specific supports and services available to you on campus Indigenous students admitted to UBC Okanagan
Monday, May 3 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. PT Wellness session Learn about Indigenous-specific supports and services available to you on campus Indigenous students admitted to UBC Vancouver
Tuesday, May 4 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. PT Faculty session: STEM subjects (UBC Vancouver) Join your Faculty to learn more about your upcoming first year, and meet other new Indigenous students Indigenous students admitted to UBC Vancouver, for Science, Forestry, Land and Food Systems, Kinesiology, Applied Science, and AISES student group
Wednesday, May 5 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. PT Parent/guardian session Invite your parents or guardians or carers to learn more about UBC Parents/guardians/carers of Indigenous students admitted to UBC
Wednesday, May 5 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. PT Indigenous social session: “What do you meme” games night Enjoy fun, interactive, community-building activities hosted by current Indigenous UBC students All Indigenous students
Friday, May 7 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. PT Beading workshop Meet your fellow Indigenous students and learn how to bead. Supplies will be provided before the session All Indigenous students

 

 

To register for an Indigenous Destination UBC session:

Because Indigenous students have the chance to take part in these additional sessions, your registration will be a bit different.

  1. Fill out this form to register for all the events you’d like to attend at Destination UBC – both the sessions open to everyone, as well as your Indigenous-specific choices.
  2. Log in or create an account for the Future Student Portal to see the sessions you’ve registered for. Please be patient – your sessions will be displayed within a few days of submitting the form.

Parent/guardian sessions

Learn about your student’s next steps in their journey to UBC.

Join UBC faculty members and staff to learn more about what your student can expect in the coming months. You’ll have the chance to ask your questions to knowledgable and friendly UBC experts.

 

Date Time Session Eligibility
Wednesday, April 28 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. PT Vancouver parent session (Zoom webinar) Parents/guardians of students admitted to UBC Vancouver, from provinces other than BC
Thursday, April 29 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. PT Vancouver parent session (Zoom webinar) Parents/guardians of students admitted to UBC Vancouver, from BC
Thursday, 6 May 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. PT Okanagan parent session (Zoom webinar) Parents/guardians of students admitted to UBC Okanagan

 

 

To register for a Destination parent/guardian session:

Fill out the registration form.

How to register

To register for a Destination UBC session:

1. Log in or create an account on the Future Student Portal.

2. Scroll down to the “Upcoming events you might be interested in” section.

3. Choose and register for all the sessions you’d like!

 

Please note that the info sessions, Indigenous sessions and parent/guardian sessions follow a different registration process. You’ll find those details at the bottom of each schedule.

Registration is now open, and closes 24 hours before the start of the session.