Jump Start

UBC's multi-day enhanced orientation is designed to introduce you to university life, your faculty, and new friends.

August 29 — September 2, 2022

Jump Start is open to all first-year students coming to UBC from high school. Whether you are an international or domestic student, whether you plan to live on- or off-campus, Jump Start is for you.

Students are expected to be in Kelowna before the start of Jump Start on August 29. If you’re living in residence, plan to arrive on August 27/28.

Why attend Jump Start?

Make friends

Jump Start will help you connect with campus life, learn about opportunities, and connect with other students. It’s a great way to make friends before classes start through fun social activities and academic workshops. 

Prepare to learn

Our academic success workshops are designed to welcome you to UBC’s academic environment. You will learn about support resources for a successful transition to university, understand expectations and policies specific to UBC, and connect with faculty members, staff, and other students who are available to help you throughout your time at UBC. 

Get organized

We get it—there are a lot of things to take care of before starting university, like buying textbooks and getting organized. You may also want to explore work and volunteer opportunities and find activities that interest you. By taking care of the essentials early, you’ll have more time to focus on what matters later. 

If you’re planning to live on-campus or in Kelowna in the fall, Jump Start will welcome you to life at UBC.

Whether you’re planning to live off-campus or in student housing on campus (known at UBCO as “residence”) in your first year, Jump Start gives you the opportunity to arrive early, get to know your new campus, and meet your first friends in person. You can enjoy scheduled group events with your classmates, as well as sessions you can take part in with student leaders, and other campus experts.

REGISTRATION

Register now

 

Commuter Student Jump Start Program:

Designed for students who will be living off-campus


  • Join us on campus during the day for Jump Start programming, and (optionally) in the evenings for social events
  • Connect with other students in small groups
  • Meet senior students in your faculty
  • Meet and get advice from UBC professors
  • Attend workshops and sessions designed for academic success
  • Attend our signature Jump Start Event – a hike on Big White!
  • Program fees include lunches each day, Big White transportation/fees, swag bag, access to optional evening events
  • Program fees do not include breakfasts or dinners, or costs associated with off-campus housing and transportation

REGISTRATION FEE (NON-REFUNDABLE): $35 
PROGRAM FEE (NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER AUGUST 9): $75 
TOTAL COSTS: $110 + TAX ($115.50) 

Residence Student Jump Start Program:

Designed for students who will be living on-campus during Term 1


  • Join us on campus during the day for Jump Start programming, and (optionally) in the evenings for social events
  • Connect with other students in small groups
  • Meet senior students in your faculty
  • Meet and get advice from UBC professors
  • Attend workshops and sessions designed for academic success
  • Attend our signature Jump Start Event – a hike on Big White!
  • Program fees include breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day, Big White transportation/fees, swag bag, access to optional evening events
  • Program fees do not include housing costs associated with on-campus housing (Approx $245), parking fees, or transportation

REGISTRATION FEE (NON-REFUNDABLE): $35 
PROGRAM FEE (NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER AUGUST 9): $185 
TOTAL COSTS: $220 + TAX ($231.00) 
 

Due to the positive impact Jump Start can have on a student’s academic success and transition to university, UBC is committed to ensuring Jump Start is accessible to all direct entry students. If the cost associated with Jump Start may prohibit you from participating, please contact us directly at jumpstart.ok@ubc.ca 

Self-Identified Indigenous Students are welcomed to participate in Jump Start free of costs provided they have self-identified through the SSC. Once you have self-identified, please contact jumpstart.ok@ubc.ca for a discount code.

Learn more about Self-Identification.

Accessibility

UBC provides individual support and programs designed to remove barriers for students with a disability or ongoing medical condition. Learn more.

This includes academic accommodations, exam accommodations, academic concessions, priority access to housing, and transportation and access. If you have any concerns about attending Jump Start, please contact jumpstart.ok@ubc.ca.

If you have any questions about Jump Start, please contact jumpstart.ok@ubc.ca.

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