Summer & off-campus study options

UBC Okanagan offers a wide variety of study options for the summer months.

Summer study course options

Are you a current student considering summer courses?

  • Students are automatically eligible to take summer courses and can register in late February/early March. See the Registration dates page for more information.
  • Students are notified of their registration date and time approximately two weeks before registration opens
  • The summer schedule is normally posted early in the new year
  • Students can register in a maximum of 12 credits in the Summer Session (May to August)
  • The course schedule is subject to change; check for updates frequently

UBC Okanagan campus

For summer 2024 courses, go to your Student Service Centre (SSC). Click on Course Schedule, set the campus to UBC Okanagan, then set the Session to 2021 Summer.

Two terms offered: Term 1: mid-May to end of June; Term 2: July to mid-August.

For Summer 2025 and beyond, login to Workday and navigate to the Academics App. Under the Registration and Courses tab, click “Find Course Sections”. In the pop-up window, enter the academic term you are researching (e.g. 2025 Summer Session (UBC-O)” 

In Workday, both Summer Term 1 and Term 2 courses will appear under the “Summer Session” academic term.

Summer study resources

Student Housing & Hospitality Services

Summer housing is available between May and August. For eligibility, options, rates, and application form, visit UBC Okanagan Housing.

For more information, contact:

Student Housing & Hospitality Services
1290 International Mews
250 807 8050

Career Advising

Summer work opportunities are available through the UBCO Job Board. To find a job visit the UBC Okanagan job board.

For more information, contact:

Career Advising
UNC 207
250 807 9215

Student Services

Provides services relating to tuition payments, refund requests, fee inquiries, student loans, awards, scholarships, and more.

For more information, contact:

Student Services
UNC 2nd floor foyer
250 807 9100

Global Engagement Office

Provides advising, transition services, and programs for international students.

For more information, contact:

Global Engagement Office
UNC 227

Disability Resources

Provides services and academic accommodations to promote educational equity and inclusion for students with disabilities. Commonly used academic accommodations can include extended time for exams and peer note takers.

For more information, contact:

Disability Resources
UNC 214
250 807 8053

Go Global Options

Global Seminar Programs

Want to study abroad, but prefer to travel and study with a group? Is there a particular region or topic you want to learn more about that isn’t currently offered through other UBC programs? A Global Seminar might be the right choice for you.

Global Seminars are each unique in terms of location, course content, length, and cost.

Global Seminars offer you the chance to take UBC credit courses taught by UBC faculty members in an international location. These programs run in the summer but can still allow you to return home and have a summer job.

Global Seminar Programs


Summer Abroad

Our partner universities around the world offer many summer programs that allow you to study abroad at a prestigious university without interrupting your winter semester course load. You could also add a summer term of study before you begin your winter exchange.

Summer Abroad

Off-campus study options

UBC’s Vancouver campus

To take courses on the Vancouver campus, students must receive approval for cross-campus registration. Before submitting a cross-campus request form, be sure to check to see if the course(s) will work towards your Okanagan degree requirements using the UBC Equivalency site.

To research Vancouver Summer 2024 course options, go to your Student Service Centre (SSC). Click on the Vancouver tab and select the session you intend to be in Vancouver.

To research Vancouver courses being offered after Summer 2024, login to Workday and navigate to the Academics App. Under the Registration and Courses tab, click “Find Course Sections”. In the pop-up window, enter the academic term you are researching and be sure to select the Vancouver campus (e.g. 2025 Summer Session (UBC-V)” 

Note: Approval is not guaranteed; if approved, you will be registered by the Vancouver faculty once all UBC Vancouver students have registered.

Post-secondary institutions other than UBC

Follow the steps below to ensure you are eligible to study at another post-secondary institution.

Note: Students must receive permission from their faculty before registering in courses outside of UBC.

Step one: Determine academic standing
Ensure you are a student in good academic standing.

Step two: Pick an institution and transferable courses
Research course options at other institutions and check the to ensure the course will transfer.

Step three: Contact an Academic & Career Advisor
Consult Academic & Career Advising with your course selection.

Step four: Complete a Letter of Permission (LOP)
Complete a Letter of Permission by Faculty or School.

Step five: Send your transcripts
Upon completion of your course, have your transcript sent to:

UBC Okanagan – Enrolment Services
UNC 322, 3272 University Way
Kelowna, BC Canada, V1V 1V7