Virtual Destination UBC

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Get ready for Virtual Destination UBC

March 14 – May 27

If you’re a Canadian student who has received an offer of admission, you’re ready for Virtual 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.

Over three months, our selection of virtual events will give you the chance to connect with other admitted students, current UBC students, and UBC staff members. 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 Virtual Destination 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 Virtual Destination UBC, you’ll have the chance to learn about what resources are available to you, and ask all of your questions.

Meet UBC advisors and peers

Join other incoming students to find out what life and learning looks like at UBC. Take part in one-on-one sessions with UBC staff, or join your peers to learn how you’ll be supported throughout your time at the university in our information sessions.

Chat with current students

Start building your community early. Hear from current UBC students and ask your questions about their experiences on campus.

Your Virtual Destination UBC events

Join us for one or many events in the Virtual Destination UBC schedule. These sessions are all hosted online via Zoom, and all Canadian students with an offer of admission are encouraged to attend.

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One-on-one meetings with UBC advisors

February 15 to March 30

Do you have questions about what to expect at UBC? Join us online for a one-on-one personal appointment with our UBC advisors to learn more about life and learning at the university. We’ll help guide you through your next steps and help you discover whether UBC is the right place for you. Your parents are also welcome to join your meeting.

 

How to register

  1. View our student meetings page.
  2. Log in or sign up to view the events.
  3. Select an available meeting time.

Virtual panels with current UBC students

March 14 – May 2

Choose from a number of panels led by our UBC student ambassadors. You’ll learn more about the university from current UBC students, and find out about their experiences in class, residence, and beyond.

March 14: Transitioning from high school to university | Watch the recording >>

March 21: First-year finances | Watch the recording >>

March 28: Alumni, careers, and life after UBC | Watch the recording >>

April 4: First-year course planning, and choosing your favourite courses | Watch the recording >>

April 6 | 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. PT: Clubs, resources, and mentorship (for Black Canadian students admitted to UBC Vancouver only)

April 25 | 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. PT: Faculty, staff, and student panel (for Black Canadian students admitted to UBC Vancouver only)

May 2 | 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. PT: Indigenous student panel (for Indigenous students only)

 

How to register

  1. Visit our information sessions page
  2. Log in or sign up to view the events.
  3. Select the panel you’re interested in.

Drop-in Q&A

April 29 and May 27

Still have questions about life at UBC? Join our student recruiters and advisors for a casual, drop-in Q&A session, and get the answers you’re looking for from the experts.

April 28

Black Canadian students admitted to either campus are invited to join us for a session on April 28 from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. PT for content tailored to you.

 

How to register

  1. Visit our information sessions page
  2. Log in or sign up to view the events.
  3. Select the panel you’re interested in.

Sessions for your parents

April 7 – May 11

Your parents are invited to join us at an online panel to help them discover more about what you’ll experience at UBC.

April 7 | 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. PT: Destination UBC parent information session, UBC Vancouver

April 26 | 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. PT: Destination UBC parent information session, UBC Vancouver

May 10 | 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. PT: Destination UBC parent information session, UBC Okanagan

May 11 | 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. PT: Indigenous parent session (for parents, guardians, or chosen family of Indigenous students only; either campus)

 

How to register

  1. Visit our information sessions page
  2. Log in or sign up to view the events.
  3. Select the panel you’re interested in.

Live virtual campus tours

Join our selection of current students as they share their knowledge and experiences with you, and help you discover what it’s like to live, work, and study on campus.

You’ll be in excellent hands during this in-depth look at UBC. Tours of the Okanagan campus last for 75 minutes, and the Vancouver campus tours run for 90 minutes. Both finish with a Q&A panel where you can ask your questions.

Tours are scheduled at both UBC Okanagan and UBC Vancouver on various days throughout the week. All tours take place using Zoom.

 

How to register

Take a look at our campus tours page to see the most up-to-date schedule and register.