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
Learn the basics about getting started at UBC Okanagan — anywhere, anytime.
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.
This year, UBC will also be hosting Re-Create for second year students who have not been to campus before, and all incoming/returning transfer students.
If you’re a graduate student, connect with your graduate community before school begins.
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
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Questions? Ask a peer mentor
All 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.
Your pre-university checklist
Before school starts, there are some things you’ll need to do so that you’re ready for your studies.
Navigating academics online
UBC has numerous resources to help you flourish in the online learning environment.
- Get connected with the tools and strategies you need to succeed
- Get started with online classes
- Explore academic resources, support, and accommodations
- Contact an academic advisor
- Familiarize yourself with important dates and deadlines
- Explore UBCO’s library resources
- Get support with technical issues
Learn how to pay your tuition, access options for funding your education, and more.
Get to know the Okanagan Campus
Familiarize yourself with campus culture, spaces, amenities, and attractions.