Spring is here, and that means that Destination UBC, at the Okanagan campus, and the Destination UBC Aboriginal Student Welcome, at the Vancouver campus, are right around the corner. This is your chance to experience university life on campus, make new friends from across Canada before you start classes in September, and discover why UBC is the right place for you. If you’re a First Nations, Métis, or Inuit high school student in Canada, join us a day early on the Okanagan campus for the Indigenous Welcome.
(Attending UBC’s Vancouver campus? Our UBC Welcomes You event is for you.)
What to expect
Meet your future classmates.
Learn about your degree and have your questions answered by current students.
Attend a lecture – and maybe even witness something cool.
Explore your campus before classes begin.
Get ready for university in a supportive and inclusive community.
Hang out in residence and get a feel for life as a first-year student.
What past participants have to say
“My first impression of UBC’s Okanagan campus was just the sheer beauty that surrounded it. All the mountains and greenery just brightened me up. The campus felt small enough where I wouldn’t be overwhelmed by its size. The smaller lecture halls and classrooms reassured me that I wouldn’t get lost in the numbers. It was a beautiful campus that just felt like a happy and energetic place.”
– Destinie Baker, Bachelor of Arts, Okanagan campus
“The most valuable aspect of attending the event was being able to stay in the dorms and have the chance to explore almost every aspect of the campus and get the real experience of what ‘student life’ is all about. Destination UBC made me feel confident about my choice of school.”
– Genna Moyer, Bachelor of Arts, Okanagan campus
“By the end of Destination UBC, I had not only gotten to know the campus and city, but also met tons of other potential student, current students, and faculty, and learned about the programs and services available to Aboriginal students on campus.”
– Taya Jardine, Bachelor of Arts, Okanagan campus
“In the plane on my way home, I couldn’t stop thinking of what an amazing weekend I had. I toured multiple times on campus, biked in the surrounding trails, had conferences specially dedicated to my future faculty, had the opportunity to attend a Physics class and a Biology lecture, got shown Kelowna’s downtown and its amazing beach on the lake, met amazing people, and made more friends than I thought I would make in such a short time. I was home when I was at Destination UBC and this feeling has not left me since I started here.”
– Louis Fayolle, Bachelor of Science, Okanagan campus
Please see your email invitation for registration details. Space is limited and registration closes on April 26 – so register soon to avoid disappointment. Find out if you’re eligible for a travel reimbursement and secure your spot.