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New for 2021

This year, we are offering two orientation events to welcome all students who will be experiencing campus in-person for the first time.

Create orientation

September 5, 2021

Kick off your first year at UBC with Create new student orientation, your introduction to all things UBCO. With an emphasis on building connections to the people, places, and resources that will support and shape your university experience, our free flagship orientation program is strongly recommended for all first-year students who are new to UBC’s Okanagan campus. Create day will be hosted on campus and in-person, with options for participation virtually if being in-person is not possible for you.

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RE-Create Orientation

September 6, 2021

Second-year UBCO students who have not been to campus before, and all incoming/returning transfer students are invited to Re-Create – an event designed just for you! Meet your classmates from the last year in person, get to know the campus, and celebrate your return to campus. Re-Create day will be hosted on campus, with options for participation virtually if being in-person is not possible for you. 

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Sample schedules

All new students who register for Create or Re-Create will receive an official email in late August with your personal Create/Re-Create schedule, including your group number and other important information about the day. Due to COVID-19, registration is required this year to ensure everyone’s safety.  

Here is an example of how your Create/Re-Create day might look: 


Meet your fellow students Meet with your Orientation Leader and a small group of fellow first-year students from your Faculty, and join in on social events to have fun and make new friends. 
An official welcome  Hear from UBCO Leadership in a welcome ceremony, and have a chance to show your UBC Okanagan school spirit! 
Workshops & Information sessions  Hear from campus experts about their services and personal experiences to help shape your UBCO journey.  
Campus tour Take a guided tour of campus and locate all the essentials.

After Create/Re-Create Day, you will be invited to participate in a Faculty-Specific welcome, where you will meet you Faculty’s Dean(s), and a few of the instructors from your home faculty. Stay tuned for more information. You’ll also be invited to participate in other great events as part of Welcome Week.

Create is a fantastic opportunity to meet your new classmates and get a taste of what UBC is all about. The variety of activities throughout the day ensures a connection point for everyone, whatever your interests are.

—Michele, Science Student

Stay tuned for more details about Create and Re-Create! Contact with any questions about Create or Re-Create. 


Volunteer at Create

Each year, the Okanagan campus comes together to celebrate and welcome the new incoming class, made possible by the generous support of student and staff volunteers.

Volunteering at Create isn’t just a fun and rewarding way to get involved and give back to your campus community, it’s also is a great way to develop skills, meet new people, and gain valuable experience for your resume.

Volunteer positions are posted every February on the job board.