Welcome to UBC Okanagan — we’re here to support you every step of the way.

Congratulations on joining a diverse community of talented, inquisitive, and motivated scholars! We can’t wait for you to arrive on the beautiful UBC Okanagan campus, which is situated on the unceded territory of the Syilx (Okanagan) Peoples.

UBC is committed to providing a safe, supportive, and inclusive living and learning environment, with resources and services to support all students. Whether you’re interested in meeting new people, pursuing a passion, gaining work experience, or more, the opportunities are endless.

Join UBC’s orientations

UBC 101

Learn the basics about getting started at UBC Okanagan — anywhere, anytime.

Jump Start

Get a first look at university life at UBC Okanagan at our week-long orientation event.


Join us for our flagship day-long orientation program to meet students and professors from your faculty and join the UBC community at our campus kick-off event.

Grad Student Orientation

If you’re a graduate student, connect with your graduate community before school begins.

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Connect with UBCO Life

UBCO Life Blog & Newsletter

The UBCO Life Blog has insider tips and go-to sources for current students. As an undergraduate student, you’ll receive blog posts, event updates and more — right in your inbox. You don’t even need to subscribe.

UBCO Students on Social

Connect with us on our social channels:

Instagram | Facebook | Twitter


Questions? Ask a peer mentor



two, students, talking, new friendsAll new-to-UBCO students (including transfer and mature students) are automatically paired with an upper-year student in the same academic program. Peer mentors are seasoned campus experts who can answer your non-academic questions.

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International students

If you’re an international student coming to campus, learn about important steps to take and what to prepare if you are eligible to travel to Canada. See details.

Campus safety in September

Find out what the UBC Okanagan campus will look like in fall 2021, including safety information and protocols.

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Managing money

Learn how to pay your tuition, access options for funding your education, and more.

Enriching your student life




Watch UBC Okanagan’s events calendar for upcoming events, workshops and more.

Event Calendar

Get to know the Okanagan Campus

Familiarize yourself with campus culture, spaces, amenities, and attractions.

Your Student Experience

Bookmark these important resources that can help guide you through your university journey.

Information for parents

Learn how you can support your student’s learning and help them stay thrive at UBC.

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