Learn what UBC is all about. Get the lay of the land. Meet a bunch of awesome people. Your UBC experience is yours to create.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

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 students who are new to UBC’s Okanagan campus.

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Sample schedule

All new students will receive an official email in late August with your personal Create schedule, including your group number and meeting location.

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


Morning Meeting Meet with your Orientation Leader and a small group of fellow first-year students from your Faculty.
Kick-off Ceremony Join the entire incoming class in the gym for the kick-off ceremony to hear from President Santa Ono, enjoy musical performances, and have a chance to show your UBC Okanagan school spirit!
Meet the faculty Get to know a few of the instructors from your home faculty before classes begin.
Lunch Grab a free lunch and socialize with your new classmates.
Campus tour Take a guided tour of campus and locate all the essentials.
Showcase Browse through and sample the variety of clubs, resources, and involvement opportunities available to you at UBCO.

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

Important things to remember

Here are a few pro tips that will make your day at Imagine UBC even more enjoyable!

  • Create will happen rain or shine, so dress for the weather!
  • Expect to do a lot of walking, so wear comfortable shoes
  • Don’t forget to pack a water bottle and some snacks
  • Free lunch is provided

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.

Sponsorship opportunities

Create provides many opportunities for businesses, not-for-profit agencies, on-campus groups (such as clubs and course unions), and campus partners to promote and share their services with UBCO students, volunteers, and staff and faculty.

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