Jump Start

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

August 30 — September 3, 2021

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.

registration Information

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

Looking for Jump Start at UBC’s Vancouver campus?

 


 

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. 

Registration

As countries around the world continue to be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, UBC is working closely with public health authorities to determine what a safe return to campus will look like in the fall. This year, we’re looking forward to offering Jump Start both virtually and in-person! 

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

 

Choose from two streams

Hybrid stream for students living in residence or commuting to campus


If you’re planning to live on-campus or in Kelowna in the fall, Jump Start is offering a five-day, in-person/hybrid option to welcome you to life at UBC.
 

 

Jump Start Hybrid Stream

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 move arrive early, get to know your new campus, and meet your first friends in person.  

This hybrid stream will offer a combination of in-person and virtual programming. You can enjoy scheduled group events with your classmates, as well as sessions you can take part in online and at your own pace. 

Program Dates

Students travelling to Canada are expected to arrive in time to complete any applicable federal quarantine requirements on or before August 28, 2021. If you are required to self-isolate, please read more about self-isolation and Jump Start prior to registering. 

Residence students who are not required to self-isolate can arrive on August 28 or 29th for check-in. Commuter students not living on campus will be required to arrive on the morning of August 30th for check-in. 

Costs
Registration Fee (non-refundable): $35
Program Fee (non-refundable after August 14th): $120
Total Costs: $155+ tax ($162.75)

 

Included in Jump Start Registration & Program Fees for Domestic Students:

Access to Jump Start program and activities, $180 meal card for on-campus food outlets.

Extra Costs for Domestic Students:

Housing Costs(on- or off-campus), costs related to self-isolation, and spending money

Included in Jump Start Registration & Program Fees for International Students:

Housing during the week of Jump Start (for residence students only), Access Jump Start program and activities, $180 meal card for on-campus food outlets.

Extra Costs for International Students:

Costs related to self-isolation, and spending money

 

 

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

Virtual-only stream 


We understand that not everyone can make it to campus in advance of the semester, so Jump Start’s five-day, fully-virtual stream includes both live and pre-recorded activities for you to get ready for your first day

 

Jump Start’s virtual-only stream

Jump Start’s five-day, fully-virtual stream includes both live and pre-recorded activities to accommodate for time zone differences and accessibility. 

Each day will include two to three hours of scheduled events with a small group of your peers, student leaders, and other campus experts. You’ll also enjoy a number of sessions, socials, and other offerings that you can take part in at your own pace. 

The virtual-only stream allows you to participate in Jump Start from anywhere in the world. Just like many of your courses at UBC, you’ll be using Canvas, Zoom, discussion boards, and group chats to connect. 

Program dates 

This stream will begin on Monday, August 30 and finish on Friday, September 3. 

Costs 

The total cost for Jump Start’s virtual-only stream is $35 + tax CAD*. This amount is non-refundable and due at the time of registration. 

This participation fee contributes to the ability to hire student leaders who are integral to delivering a meaningful academic orientation for you, as well as the necessary organization and planning involved in executing a large, multi-streamed program. 

Registration Fee (non-refundable): $35 + tax ($36.75)

 

Included in Jump Start Registration & Program Fees for Domestic Students:

Access to Virtual Jump Start program and activities.

Extra Costs for Domestic Students:

Housing Costs (on- or off-campus), costs related to self-isolation, and spending money

Included in Jump Start Registration & Program Fees for International Students:

Housing during the week of Jump Start (for residence students only), Access Virtual Jump Start program and activities

Extra Costs for International Students:

Costs related to self-isolation, and spending money

 

 

*Self-Identified Indigenous Students are welcomed to participate in Jump Start free of costs (including on-campus housing for residence students) provided they have self-identified through the SSC. Learn more about Self-Identification. Once you have self-identified, please contact jumpstart.ok@ubc.ca for a discount code. 

We know that your plans for the fall may be uncertain due to the impacts of COVID-19. If you don’t yet know when you’ll be able to return to Canada, or if you’ll be able to participate in person, we recommend you register for the hybrid stream that matches your hopes for housing in the fall. If you’re not able to make it to UBC in time to participate, or if your housing plans change, let us know in advance by emailing jumpstart.ok@ubc.ca and we will be happy to switch you into a different stream.  

 

We strongly encourage you to arrange your plans so you can attend Jump Start in full. Please let us know immediately if you anticipate arriving later than the first day of your Jump Start program. 

Register for Jump Start

Registration closes July 30, 2021, at 12:00pm PST

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.