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The 5 W's of Create


You! Create is geared toward all New-to-UBC students. Whether you are new to university, transferring from another institution, a mature student, or a graduate student, Create is for you!


Create is our favourite day of the year! It is UBC's Okanagan campus' new student orientation program, a day-long series of events designed especially for the newest members of our close-knit campus community. We know coming to a new school can be a little nerve wracking, but we'll walk with you as you take your first steps as a new UBC student, and we'll give you the tools to launch you on your path to success.

During Create, you'll learn about the people, places, activities, and resources available to you at UBC's Okanagan campus. You'll meet lots of other students – some new and some not-so-new – as you explore your new university home. We'll also introduce you to faculty VIP's and give you the program-specific info you'll need to get started on the right academic path. Throw in some entertainment, food, prizes, and UBC loot, and you've got a fun-filled, jam-packed day to remember! Oh, and did we mention it's free?


Tuesday September 4, 2018


Throughout UBC's Okanagan campus in Kelowna BC


Join us by registering - form to be posted in Spring 2018

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Orientation for Graduate Students 

Create is UBC's Okanagan campus' new student orientation program. It is a day-long series of events aimed at giving the newest members of our campus community information about the people, places, activities, and resources available at UBC's Okanagan campus. While all new students are invited to be a part of Create day, the College of Graduate Studies' orientation will be most suited to graduate students.

All students, undergraduate and graduate alike, are welcome to join us for Create's Showcase event where students can learn about resources, campus partners, and community partners.

Graduate Students: Please note, if you have not already done so, you must email the College of Graduate Studies at to accept, decline or request to defer your admission offer.


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Event day details

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 

General information

Getting here
We recommend that New-to-UBC students carpool or use public transportation to get to campus on the day of Create. 

When you get here
New-to-UBC students are asked to arrive on campus by 8:00 am and join your small group. Welcome Team members will be available to help you find your group!

Students are asked to park in the designated lot as per their parking pass.  If you haven't had a chance to pick up your parking pass from Parking Services, please park in H lot.

Create will happen, rain or shine!  Please plan ahead and dress appropriately!

Create Day events

Introductions - 8:00-8:30
You'll be experiencing Create New Student Orientation with a small group of new classmates and peers.  Join your Orientation Leader, Peer Mentor, and other new-to-UBC students at your designated meeting area. See the map below for faculty specific meeting locations (you'll be getting your group number closer to September). Click here for a campus map.


meeting map

Kick Off Event - 9:00-10:00
Join us as we officially welcome the Class of 2020 to UBC's Okanagan campus in the Gymnasium! 



Meet the Dean - 10:15-11:15, 11:45-12:45, or 12:45-1:45
Get to know the dean, faculty and staff in your Faculty!  Learn what to expect from your Faculty and ways to get involved! Please note:Eachfaculties Meet the Dean session happens at different times.



Campus Tour - 10:15-11:45, 11:30-1:00, or 12:15-1:45
Bring your class schedule and we'll tour campus together helping you familiarize yourself with campus and find your classes on the first day!  We'll point out handy resources and good places to know! You'll also get a chance to sit in a classroom and ask your leaders any questions you have about the student experience!



Lunch - 11:45-1:45

Lunch is on us! Free for all New-to-UBC students!  



Showcase - 1:00-4:00
Kelowna and campus resources come together to share information, offer insight, and give away great free stuff to all new-to-UBC students! There will also be live music from local talent. Join us!







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Join Create 2018

Registration to join us at Create 2018 will be posted in Spring 2018 - check back

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Questions about Create?

Student Experience Office
University Centre, UNC 329
Tel: 250.807.8632

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