Welcome to UBC Okanagan. With a primarily digital first term, the start of your journey as a UBC student may look a little different this year — but we’re here to support you every step of the way.

Join UBC’s virtual orientations

We’re working hard to bring orientation experiences online, just for you!

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 over five days of online events.


On the first day of school, meet students and professors from your faculty and join the UBC community at the virtual kick-off.

Grad Student Orientation

If you’re a graduate student, connect with your graduate community online 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


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.

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Navigating academics online

With most classes being offered online this fall, university learning will be different from previous years. UBC has numerous resources to help you flourish in this new learning environment.

Getting support during COVID-19

UBC staff are here for you during these uncertain times. Learn whom to contact for assistance with academics, money, health, and more. Learn more

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Managing money

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

Enriching your student life

Courses are online this term, but that doesn’t mean you have to put your student experience on hold.

Peer Mentor Program

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.

Virtual Events

Watch UBC Okanagan’s events calendar for upcoming online offerings — speakers, workshops and more.

Staying connected to campus—virtually

Familiarize yourself with campus culture, spaces, amenities, and attractions, so you’ll be ready to explore them in person when it’s safe to do so.

Information for parents

Learn how you can support your student’s remote learning and help them stay connected to UBC from home. See options.