September 25 to 27, 2020

Homecoming provides our alumni the opportunity to reconnect with former classmates and brings our UBC Okanagan community together for an inspiring, nostalgic and fun-filled weekend.

Join us for our third annual UBC Okanagan Homecoming from September 25 to 27, 2020, presented by RBC On Campus. While our events may look a little different than in the past, this year we reimagine Homecoming digitally as we celebrate our campus’ 15th anniversary.

All listed event times are Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).

Scheduled Activities

Friday, September 25

An excited, smiling UBCO alumnus watches the Homecoming celebration on her computer.Homecoming at Home ft. Scott Helman

6:00 to 6:30 p.m.

This year, Homecoming comes to you — wherever you are around the world.

Our global broadcast, Homecoming at Home, invites UBC alumni, students, faculty, staff, and the community to gather and celebrate together.

While physically apart, we will connect through this online celebration featuring UBC speakers, alumni and student appearances, and a special musical performance by Canadian singer-songwriter Scott Helman.

Invite your bubble for a viewing party, pull out your blue and gold gear, and get ready to join together virtually!


With special thanks to RBC On Campus, following our virtual Homecoming at Home celebration, we invite you to join us for our First Up with RBCxMusic Tailgate Show at 6:30 p.m. and enjoy great music by some of BC’s emerging artists!

Saturday, September 26

Photos of gourmet burgers and friesVirtual Cooking Class with Fresh Prep

10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Are you tired of eating the same meals every day? Looking to learn new cooking skills? Join alumni UBC in partnership with Fresh Prep as they guide you step-by-step through a recipe to take your cooking to the next level. Learn more.

Wine being poured into glasses at a tastingUBC Minds & Wines Virtual Tasting

4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

A virtual tasting journey through six Okanagan wines. Learn and sip with UBC alumni and winemakers in the industry. Learn more.

A graphic of speech bubblesLet’s Get Quizzical: Homecoming Edition

7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Match wits with your fellow alumni in an online trivia night. The game will feature special UBC-themed rounds so be prepared to show off your UBC mastery with pride. Learn more.

Online Classes

Available all weekend; classes go live September 25.

entrepreneurship@UBCO VODCAST: Homecoming Edition ft. Trent & Ria Kitsch

Get inspired in the vineyard with entrepreneurs, Trent and Ria Kitsch, BBA’06. From founding and selling Saxx Underwear and DOJA to Canopy, to building an award-winning home building company and Kitsch Winery, discover their lessons learned on the journey.

Drawing 101

Pick up your pencils and crayons! This introductory art session covers basic drawing skills for kids and tweens. Great for the whole family!

Visual Journaling 101

Tap into your inner self and put your feelings on the canvas. Learn about journaling your daily musings through creative visuals. Ideal for teens and up.

Drag Storytime

This family-friendly Drag Storytime features captivating readings of children’s books by local Drag performers, Maiden China, BA’15, and Karmella Barr. Hosted by alumna and author Stephanie Lecce, BEd’16.

Stretching & Movement: Working from Home

Learn some tips and tricks for optimal movement and stretching while you work from home and at the office to continue your job while minimizing discomfort!

UBC Homecoming Coloring Sheet

Print off and complete your own Homecoming coloring sheet.

Volunteer Opportunities

The A Project: Help From Home – Homecoming Edition

The A Project is alumni UBC’s volunteer program for alumni to work shoulder-to-shoulder on community service projects. In 2020, we reimagine volunteering virtually and offer alumni simple micro-volunteer opportunities that can be completed online and from the comfort of your home. Share your career wisdom or assist students experiencing food security. Learn more.


FIFTEEN: UBC Okanagan Alumni Exhibition

September 19 to October 18, 2020 | Kelowna Art Gallery

FIFTEEN features the works of 15 UBC Okanagan alumni in celebration of the campus’ 15-year anniversary. Held at the Kelowna Art Gallery, the exhibition will display works of alumni featured in the FIFTEEN art catalogue. Curatorial choices explore a diverse range of mediums including painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, and drawing.

Alumni will receive complimentary admission at the Kelowna Art Gallery during Homecoming weekend. Learn more.

Explore FIFTEEN Online

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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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