Helping your student find community and stay connected from home


Encourage your student to register for and virtually attend orientation in order for them to be introduced to the university, become familiar with their faculty/program, learn about student life at UBC Okanagan, and meet some new friends.


Peer support

Encourage your student to reach out to their Peer Mentor, an upper-level student from your student’s home program or faculty. Peer Mentors are available to help your student transition to UBCO and feel connected with our community. All new students are automatically paired with a Peer Mentor, but may opt-out of the Peer Mentor Program if they choose.

Peer Mentor program

Get connected

Keeping tabs on what is happening at UBC Okanagan will help your student feel informed and connected. All undergraduate students will automatically the semi-monthly UBCO Life newsletter straight to their inbox during the academic year, containing university news and important information in addition to social and academic activities relevant to student life and success at UBCO. Students can also review the UBC Okanagan events calendar regularly to find upcoming virtual and in-person events and activities.

Events calendar


Your student can also explore what the University of British Columbia Student Union Okanagan (UBCSUO) offers, including clubs and course unions, events, the Pride Resource Centre, and the Women’s Resource Centre.

Student life coaches

If your student is on the Autism spectrum, they may wish to register for the Student Life Coach Program. Offered in partnership by the Disability Resource Centre and Health & Wellness, these trained and experienced Student Life Coaches help navigate the social aspects of university life through 1-on-1 support. For more information, contact