As the fall approaches, the entire campus is preparing to welcome our new and returning students to campus through a broad range of orientation activities and events.
- August 27 to September 2
Over 250 international students will participate in Jumpstart, a pre-orientation program that supports international students with their academic, social, and cultural transition to UBC.
- August 31 to September 3
We will welcome 75 domestic, out-of-region students to participate in Kick Start, a pre-orientation program that helps first-year students settle into campus, meet faculty, and gain valuable tips for academic success.
- September 4
Student Housing & Hospitality Services will welcome approximately 1,700 students to UBCO residences for its annual move-in day. During the afternoon, we’ll host family members of our new-to-UBCO students at Parent Conference.
- September 5
over 100 new students will be on campus for the Aboriginal Student Orientation to familiarize themselves with the campus, engage with the campus community, make connections, and prepare for a successful start at UBC.
- September 6
2,646 new undergraduate and graduate students are invited to join our community for Create, a day-long series of events for the newest members of our close-knit campus community, to help launch them on their path to success.
- September 7 to October 7
New and returning students will take part in Spark Extended Orientation, a five-week program that supports all students and their success as they transition into our campus community.
All faculty and staff play an important role during this time – by welcoming incoming students and taking part in orientation events, you join us in helping to create memorable and lasting positive student experiences.
We encourage you to get involved in Create – interact with students, attend orientation events, and immerse yourself in the experience along with the rest of the campus community.
Here are three easy ways to join in the excitement of the day:
- Be aware of what is happening during Create so you can serve as a resource to students
- Participate in campus and Faculty orientation events
- Volunteer for Create
For more information on the various orientation programs at UBC Okanagan, visit: students.ok.ubc.ca/orientations
To learn about programs and services available to support UBC Okanagan students, visit: students.ok.ubc.ca