Back to School

Whether it's Day 1 of your UBC experience or you're returning to campus, see what's new at UBC Okanagan and check out these back to campus resources.

Getting Started


Brand new to UBC?
Orient yourself…take the UBC 101 online course.
New-to-UBC Okanagan students are registered in UBC 101 already. Just log into Canvas with your CWL.


Orientations & Residence Move-in

Aug 25-31: Jump Start (Early Orientation)

Aug 30: Grad Student Orientation

Sept 2: Move in Day

Sept 4: Create (All New-to-UBC Students)

Read more about Move In Day: Making Moves feature story


Getting Around


Visit the UBC Okanagan events page for more back-to-school events.



Five things to get your year off to a great start!


Get the most from class

There is no substitute for attending a class in person, where you can ask questions and engage in thoughtful conversation.

If you need to change your registration, do it before the Drop/Withdrawal deadlines.
Contact an advisor for help.


Access learning support


Relax & take a breather

UBCO Collegia spaces are a home-away-from home for commuter students—a place to relax, eat lunch, do schoolwork, or connect with friends.

Watch for super cute pooches from the B.A.R.K. (Building Academic Resilience Through K9’s) program.


Fuel Your Body

Food trucks or something from the grill. Find some eats around campus.

Keep on top of your fitness regime—or maybe start a new one—with UBC Recreation.

It’s okay not to be okay. Reach out to Health & Wellness Counselling if you need support.


Find Your People

Make connections with like-minded people and forge new friendships.

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Student Life at UBC Okanagan

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