You’re smart, organized, and excited to learn (after all, you’re a UBC student now)—so of course you want to get the best start to your university journey. Our orientations are designed specifically to equip new students with the knowledge and skills needed for a successful transition to UBCO.

Create new student orientation

With an emphasis on forging connections—to people, places, services, and resources—Create is your day-long introduction to all things UBCO. Our flagship orientation program is strongly recommended for all students who are new to UBC’s Okanagan campus.

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UBC 101

From textbooks to housing, medical insurance to degree planning, our online orientation provides a critical foundation of university and campus knowledge to help you succeed once you arrive on campus. To access UBC 101, visit canvas.ubc.ca and log in using your campus-wide login (CWL). If you don’t see the course on your Canvas dashboard, you can self-enrol here.

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Enhanced & extended orientations

Jump Start

Scheduled the week before Create, Jump Start is an enhanced week-long orientation for students who are new to the Okanagan—whether you’re from Ottawa or Oslo—and provides an opportunity to get to know your campus and community before the academic term begins. Jump Start features a number of on- and off- campus academic, social, and cultural activities throughout the week to help you prepare for life at UBCO.

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Graduate Student Orientation

Graduate Student Orientation includes information about the College of Graduate Studies, UBC graduate student resources, student and supervisor roles, scholarships and awards, and the opportunity to mix and mingle with fellow graduate students.

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Aboriginal Student Orientation

Open to all First Nations (status and non-status), Metis, and Inuit students new to UBC’s Okanagan campus, Aboriginal Student Orientation is designed to help familiarize Aboriginal students with the campus, build a sense of community, and prepare for a successful start at UBC.

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Parent Conference

Sending your student to university is a major event. As a parent, guardian, or family member, you should know that UBC’s Okanagan campus has systems and resources in place to promote your student’s academic and social development and ensure their health and safety.

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Additional programs

Welcome Activities

Orientation continues into September with programs and events for new students.

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Winter Orientation

UBC’s Okanagan campus orientation program for all new-to-UBC students arriving in January.

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