Friday, September 27 &
Saturday, September 28, 2019

Homecoming is our premier celebration of school spirit — a chance for students, alumni, and the neighbouring community to gather and celebrate UBC Okanagan. Coming to campus? View the Homecoming events map.




Big Breakfast

8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
University Way

Calling all students! Help us kick off Homecoming 2019. Breakfast food, beverages, prizes and fun to start your day!

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Discover U

1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Courtyard & Nonis Field

Join us for free, family-friendly activities in celebration of Homecoming, including UBCO Heat soccer matches and a Discovery Expo, presented by UBC Okanagan faculties.

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Scavenger Hunt

5:00 to 6:00 p.m. (4:15 p.m. registration)
University Way

Prizes, prizes, prizes await you at the end of fun and challenging games and clues. Gather your team of four for some friendly competition.

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5:00 to 9:00 p.m.
University Way

Step right up and try your luck with games galore! Win prizes, enjoy food trucks, beer gardens and an amazing line-up on the entertainment stage.

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Supper with Steve Patterson

5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The Commons

Enjoy a delicious meal in the most unexpected of places — the classroom in our newest building, The Commons. Host of CBC’s The Debaters, Steve Patterson will entertain guests with his unique and uproarious style.

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Faculty Events & Alumni Golf Tournament

Faculty events: Friday, September 27, times vary. Golf tournament: Saturday, September 28.

Friday, September 27
3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
University Way (outside UNC)

Barber alumni, faculty and graduating students are invited for a beer and burger on us at this year’s homecoming event!

Admission is free. Register now

Friday, September 27
3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
FINA Gallery

FCCS is pleased to host an exhibition of new works by recent BFA alumna Mirjana Borovickic ‘19. Mirjana completed a residency at the Caetani House this summer for the month of July, and will be showing the work she created during that time.

The exhibition runs from September 24 to 28, culminating with a wine and cheese reception with the artist September 27, 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Free reception. Register now

Friday, September 27
2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
COM 201

Beckie Scott is one of Canada’s best Olympic keynote speakers. A three-time Olympian, Scott retired in 2006, capping nearly two decades of competitive cross-country ski racing. She is Canada’s most successful cross-country skier and one of the world’s best all-around cross-country racers.

This event is free, but registration is required. Register now

Friday September 27
5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
UBC Innovation Hub at the Innovation Centre
#203-460 Doyle Avenue

This engineering networking event features appetizers, drinks and a panel discussion with our leadership team. There will be many opportunities for you to reconnect with your fellow alumni as well as faculty, current students and local industry collaborators during our alumni reception. Have you heard of 25/25 vision?

Admission is free, but registration is required. Register now

Friday, September 27
4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
EME 1123

The Okanagan School of Education (OSE) is proud to share a Drop-In Session of the Building Academic Retention through K9s (B.A.R.K.) program as part of Homecoming 2019. Interact with the dogs and learn more about the research behind this unique student-support program.

And, after visiting the dogs, step around the corner into the EME lobby to learn about opportunities in Education and for a free ice cream sundae, served by the faculty and staff of the OSE!

Admission is free, but registration is required. Register now

Saturday, September 28
8:30 a.m. tee-off
The Okanagan Golf Club
3200 Via Centrale

UBC Okanagan Heat and Heat Alumni are hosting the third annual Alumni Golf Tournament on September 28 at Okanagan Golf Club, the Heat golf program’s home course and site of the inaugural Canada West golf championship this fall.

From humble beginnings in 2017, this event is growing each year and aims to be bigger and better again in 2019. We’ll be on a great golf course on a great day (Homecoming), with an opportunity to socialize and reconnect with our Heat family.

All Heat alumni are invited to join and all skill levels are welcome to play in this “best ball” format with teams of four being evenly balanced based on experience/skill.

  • Early Bird Heat Alumni Price: $69 + GST for the first 24 Heat Alumni golfers registered, includes golf, cart, prizes and a $10 voucher for the lounge
  • Regular Price: $99 + GST per person, includes golf, cart, prizes and a $10 voucher for the lounge

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Note: Homecoming event schedule is subject to change.


Do you have your Homecoming schedule all figured out? Purchase tickets, UBC Bucks, and register for events now.

If you’re not sure, you can always return and add events to your registration in the future.

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Reconnect with friends at some amazing events during UBC Okanagan’s Homecoming weekend!


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Reflect on the Past

UBC’s Okanagan campus has seen tremendous growth and change since opening its doors to 3,500 students in 2005.

Take a look back at campus milestones: building booms, innovative research accomplishments and events that put campus on the world-stage while connecting UBCO to the local community.

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