Jump Start

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

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 move 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.

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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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