As fall approaches, campus is gearing up to welcome new and returning students to campus through a broad range of orientation activities and events.
August 28 to September 1
More than 400 international and out-of-region domestic students will participate in Jumpstart, a pre-orientation program that supports students with their academic, social, and cultural transition to UBC. On August 28, Jumpstart families are invited to join us for the first of two Parent Conferences offered this year.
More than 100 graduate students will take part in the College of Graduate Studies Student Orientation, a day-long event that provides information about the College of Graduate Studies, UBC’s student resources, student and supervisor roles, scholarships and awards, and more.
Student Housing & Hospitality Services will welcome approximately 1000 students to UBC Okanagan residences for its annual move-in day. During the afternoon, we’ll host family members of our new-to-UBC students at the second of this year’s two Parent Conferences.
More than 100 new students will be on campus for the Aboriginal Student Orientation to familiarize themselves with the campus, make connections and prepare for a successful start at UBC.
More than 2,500 new undergraduate 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 6 to 13
As faculty and staff, you all play an important role during this time.
By welcoming incoming students and taking part in orientation events, you help create memorable and lasting positive student experiences.
Join in on the excitement by getting involved in Create—interact with students, attend orientation events, and immerse yourself in the experience.
Here are four easy ways to join in the excitement of the day:
- Get to know what is happening during Create so you can serve as a resource to students
- Check out the campus and Faculty orientation events
- wearing your UBC and Heat apparel
- Offer your support at Create or one of this year’s two Parent Conference sessions – sign up now.
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