UBC Okanagan's close-knit campus community is full of opportunities to fuel your passions, build connections and open new ways of thinking.

UBC has switched to a new student system called Workday for courses starting in September 2024. Please check your email for setup instructions. Summer Session students should continue using SSC. Learn more, login to Workday, and access tutorials and support at students.ok.ubc.ca/workday.

Make Yourself at Home

You’re going to spend a lot of time on campus during your studies. That’s why UBC Okanagan’s campus offers a warm place to lay your head and food to keep you fed.

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Living in residence

Stay on campus in a traditional single room, connected rooms, shared suite or townhouse. Living in residence lets you shape your experience and make new connections.

Eating on campus

Made-to-order sandwiches, spicy samosas, sushi to-go, rotating food trucks; vegetarian, vegan and allergy-aware choices—there are plenty of options to keep you full and fuelled on campus.

Find your Communities

Attending university isn’t just about advancing your education—it’s also about growing your community! There are so many opportunities to connect and discover new experiences on campus.

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Student clubs and groups

Connect with like-minded students, pursue your passions or discover new ones with UBC Okanagan’s student association clubs and groups.

Learn more at suo.ca

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UBCO Heat varsity athletics

Pick up tickets for game day and ignite your school spirit with UBCO Heat. You can also get in on the action by joining the Heat events crew!

Learn more at goheat.ca

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On-campus events and activities

UBC Okanagan is buzzing all year with workshops, speakers, symposiums, concerts, social events and more. Check the event calendar frequently to make sure you don’t miss a thing.

Learn more at events.ok.ubc.ca

Transit Around Kelowna

Get off campus and explore the Okanagan Valley! There is plenty to see and do in downtown Kelowna, up the mountains or on the water. And it’s just a short trip away.


Discover the sustainable options for travelling to, from and around UBC’s Okanagan campus. Public transit, cycling, car-sharing and parking are all available and easy to access.


Explore Kelowna and the surrounding area with the Universal Bus Pass (U-PASS) included in student fees. Buses arrive and depart from the centralized bus loop right on campus.

Explore the Okanagan

Visit local shops, lounge lakeside on the beach, go for a refreshing swim, hike up forested mountains or ski down powdery slopes. The Okanagan is truly a four-season playground.

Visit tourismkelowna.ca

Stay Healthy and Well

Join a campus that’s passionate about providing a healthy, positive environment for students, faculty and staff. At UBC Okanagan, we offer a welcoming space that’s supportive of everyone.

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Student Services

Searching for resources to support your student experience? Look no further for tips on improving your academic success, finding student jobs and charting your career plan, or getting more involved on campus.

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Campus Recreation

Access on-campus services or join an intramural sports team. Campus Recreation is your source for elevating your campus experience and helping you connect with others at the gym, on the field and more.

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Health clinic and counselling

Maintain and support your health on campus with prescriptions, assessments, referrals, lab tests, or counselling. Students can access everything they need to promote healthy wellbeing.

Learn more at students.ok.ubc.ca/health-wellness

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Extended Health and Dental Plan

Students are automatically enrolled in the UBC Student Union Okanagan (UBCSUO) Extended Health and Dental Plan, which includes many services that are not covered by basic health care.

Learn more at suo.ca/health-dental

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Campus safety and security

UBC Okanagan provides resources and services to the university community that ensure the campus is a safe place to work, study, and live.

Learn more at security.ok.ubc.ca

Canine comfort

B.A.R.K. Dog Therapy

Looking for a furry stress reliever? Swing by a B.A.R.K (Building Academic Retention Through K9’s) drop-in session for a quick snuggle or pet between classes. Pooches can also be paired with students who request ongoing support.

Learn More

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Reimagine your Education

Elevate your studies with experiential learning like co-op and community service learning. UBC Okanagan’s wealth of experiences allow you to make a real-world impact while you receive a globally respected education.

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Discover experiential learning

UBC Okanagan moves learning beyond the classroom to help students build networks, shape their career aspirations and prepare for graduate studies.

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Explore degrees and programs

Find a program that fuels your passion and opens new ways of thinking. With over 100 programs, you have the freedom to pursue your interests and discover new ones.

Get to Know Campus

Experience the natural landscape of UBC Okanagan’s campus—cascading down to the valley floor, residences and learning spaces intersect with green spaces for recreation and relaxation.

Immerse yourself in a close-knit environment

UBC Okanagan’s campus has a wide variety of amenities for you to experience. Whether you’re using a quiet study space, having lunch in the courtyard, or exploring the trails around campus, there’s something for everyone.

Explore the Interactive Map

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  • Students running on the trails behind campus.
  • A view of the courtyard with the fountain and story poles.