Register now for Jump Start at UBC Vancouver

Register now for Jump Start at UBC Vancouver

If you’re entering first year at UBC Vancouver and coming directly from high school, you’ll want to register for Jump Start. The event is designed to give you a first look at university life, let you meet your professors and academic community, and help you make your first friends!

 

What to expect

UBC is working closely with public health authorities to determine what a safe return to campus will look like in the fall. This year you can choose which of the three streams best suits you.

Residence stream

Join Jump Start’s residence stream if you’re planning to live on campus in the fall. Jump Start gives you the opportunity to move in early, get to know your profs, explore your new campus, and meet your first friends in person. This hybrid stream offers three days of in-person programming, and two days of a mix of on-campus and virtual programming. You can enjoy scheduled group events with your classmates, as well as sessions you can take part in online at your own pace.

You’ll move into your room at UBC on Sunday, August 29, and the five-day program begins on Monday, August 30.

Commuter stream

If you’re planning to live off campus and will be commuting to UBC in your first year, Jump Start gives you the opportunity to practice your route to classes, get to know your instructors, explore your new campus and your collegium, and meet your first friends in person. Like the residence stream, you’ll enjoy three days of in-person events, and two days of virtual programming. Some of those sessions will be scheduled group events with your classmates, and there will be activities you can take part in online at your own pace.

This stream will begin on Monday, August 30.

Virtual-only stream

Jump Start’s five-day, fully-virtual stream includes both live and pre-recorded activities to accommodate for time zone differences and accessibility. Each day will include two to three hours of scheduled events with a small group of your peers, student leaders, and a professor from your Faculty. You’ll also enjoy a number of sessions, socials, and other offerings that you can take part in at your own pace. The virtual-only stream allows you to participate in Jump Start from anywhere in the world.

This stream will begin on Monday, August 30.

  

Register now

Registration is now open! First, find out more about your Jump Start options, and then click the registration link to sign up. 

You must register for Jump Start before July 12. 

 

What students are saying:

“Jump Start was amazing! I am currently STILL communicating with all my Jump Start friends on social media. It was such a relief to make some connections before school, even if they were online. With our small group we all are already helping each other out. Our leaders were super fun, engaging, knowledgeable, and reassuring. I couldn’t have asked for anything better.” – Isabella Guthrie

I met a lot of great people in Jump Start whom I am still hanging out with. We mostly have classes together too so we helped each other in transitioning during the first week of class. Best decision I’ve ever made!” – Martina Francisco

 

 

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