More than 1,700 students will move into UBC residences the weekend before classes officially start. Move-in day for first-year students at UBC’s Okanagan campus takes place Sunday, August 31, while returning students will move-in on Monday, September 1.
Students moving into residences are assigned a time to arrive on campus between 8:30 and 11 a.m. Upon arrival, they are directed to a specified parking lot where they wait their turn to drive up to their residence and unload. To keep things moving, UBC student athletes from several Heat athletics teams along with Student Orientation volunteers wait outside residences and help unload vehicles as soon as they pull up.
While students are getting settled, parents of new students have an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the university through Parent Conference – an informative and constructive introduction to UBC’s Okanagan campus that provides information about campus and community resources, as well as offers support strategies to parents to help maximize their student’s success.
“Sending your student to university is a major event,” says Michelle Lowton, director of student development and advising at UBC’s Okanagan campus. “As a parent, guardian, or family member, you should know that UBC's Okanagan campus has systems and resources in place to promote your student's academic and social development, health and safety.”
For more information or to register visit http://www.ubc.ca/okanagan/parents/orientations/parentconference.html