Campus community

UBC is an inclusive intercultural space where a spirit of community thrives. Here, you’ll be part of an energetic campus with students and faculty from over 150 countries. Kick off your first year at orientation, get to know your peers at events across campus, and take advantage of UBC’s many resources to help you succeed.


Celebrate an exciting first year with thousands of new students, faculty, and volunteers at some of the largest university orientations in Canada. Whether you’re from Burnaby or Bogota, UBC has an orientation event for you that will help get your university experience off to a great start.

UBC's Storm the Wall

Campus events

Strut on the catwalk during the Rejoice Cultural Fashion show on the Okanagan campus, or hoist, heave, and tackle the infamous wall with over 3,000 Vancouver campus students during Storm the Wall. Either way, you’ll get a taste of UBC’s shining school spirit reflected in countless events throughout the year.

Okanagan Campus

Learn about the Rejoice Cultural Fashion Show

Vancouver Campus

Check out Storm the Wall


Student spaces

Students at UBC's Collegia Image source: Martin Dee/UBC Communications & Marketing


Hang out, eat lunch, or spend time with classmates before, between, and after classes. Collegia are on-campus spaces that offer a home away from home for commuter students.

Okanagan Campus

Explore the Okanagan Collegia

Vancouver Campus

Explore the Vancouver Collegia

AMS Nest Image source: Martin Dee/UBC Communications & Marketing

AMS Nest

Eat, shop, study, socialize, or try out the three-storey climbing wall. The AMS Nest is a welcoming space for all students and leads the way in sustainability practices.

Vancouver Campus

Check out the AMS Nest

Informal learning spaces Image source: Martin Dee/UBC Communications & Marketing

Informal learning spaces

The library is an obvious place to study, but certainly not your only option. There are a variety of study spots and informal learning spaces on both campuses.

Okanagan Campus

Explore informal learning spaces

Vancouver Campus

Explore study spaces

Global Lounge

Global Lounge

Learn about global issues with like-minded people or enjoy a free cup of tea while you study. Access resources or attend events in the media centre, lounge area, or meeting rooms.

Vancouver Campus

Visit the Global Lounge

Students in the Aboriginal Centre

Indigenous Centre

Connect with other Indigenous students, access computers, or warm up your lunch in the kitchen. The Indigenous Centre is an inclusive, intercultural space open to all students.

Okanagan Campus

Visit the Indigenous Centre

UBC students in the First Nations Longhouse

First Nations Longhouse

Access tutoring, computers, and study spaces. Socialize and relax with other Indigenous students, or head next door to the Xwi7xwa Library and get help with your research projects.

Vancouver Campus

Visit the First Nations Longhouse

UBC Story: Nagi Matsuoka

Nagi’s story

Bali, Indonesia | Biology

The International Collegium is a welcoming home away from home for international students.

"The Collegium has such a good vibe and gets so much natural light because of the large windows. It’s an amazing study area and a great place to hang out in between classes."

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Indigenous students

UBC is dedicated to supporting Indigenous student academic success and leadership. The University offers Indigenous students unique and culturally appropriate educational opportunities and student services.

We invite you to join the growing community of Indigenous students, faculty, and staff at UBC. To help us help you, please self-identify as an Indigenous person on your undergraduate admission application.


Student support

UBC offers a safe and supportive environment that celebrates diversity and encourages personal growth. When you live well, you learn well too!

Students with disabilities

UBC is committed to creating a living and learning environment in which all students can thrive. UBC offers mobility assistance, interpreting, captioning, and facilitating accommodations needed by students with physical and/or learning disabilities. If you have questions or require support, there are resources, services, and people who can help.