Student experience events

Throughout the year, we host special events that let you experience what UBC is like first-hand. Join us to participate in a mini-lecture, explore each campus with your potential new classmates, meet current students, and more.

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Before and after you apply

Experience UBC Okanagan

If you live in the Okanagan Valley, we’re excited to invite you to visit! As part of the Experience UBC Okanagan event, we’ll arrange your transport to get to campus. When you get here, you’ll enjoy a full day of programming to help you learn more about the unique programs available at UBC Okanagan, discover the best places on campus, and find out what makes this location such a vibrant place to live, play, and study.

Who can attend:

Prospective students who live in the Okanagan Valley



Future Global Leaders

If you’re a high school student aged 15 to 18, you can get a head start on your academic goals by taking part in the UBC Future Global Leaders program. During each 10-week online course, you’ll explore your academic interests with a top-tier university, try a popular university course without the stress of exams, and make friends from around the world. These pre-university courses are a great way to work out what your passions are while you’re still in high school, and prepare yourself for success at university and beyond.

Who can attend:

Students from 15 to 18 who have completed Grade 10 or equivalent. We suggest that you have a grade point average of 78% or letter grade B or higher, or a minimum IB final grade of 5. Find out more information about eligibility.


September to November

How to register:

Check out our blog post for more information and registration instructions

UBC Masterclass

Find out what learning is like at university! Join us online for a series of mini-lectures from UBC professors, tailored for those in their junior year (Grade 11). You can choose from five lectures on various topics, and each will be hosted by different UBC faculties. As part of the event, you’ll also enjoy a presentation to help you learn more about what life and learning is like at UBC, and will have the chance to ask your questions to staff and faculty.

Who can attend:

International students and Canadian students studying abroad (including permanent residents and refugees studying abroad), in Grade 11 (junior year).



UBC Virtual Open House

Join us online for UBC’s virtual open house. During this multi-day event, you’ll enjoy a series of live video presentations as well as on-demand content you can watch at your own pace, and your can ask your questions to UBC advisors using live chat.

As part of the event, you’ll discover how to apply to UBC and what the admission requirements are, learn more about our undergraduate programs, find out about the learning opportunities available, and get a head start on your financial planning. You’ll leave the event prepared to submit a successful application to UBC.

Who can attend:

International students and Canadians studying abroad



Virtual US Thanksgiving Event

If you’re a US student who is unable to make it to campus, join us online for our virtual US Thanksgiving event. You’ll connect with current students, staff, and advisors to learn about undergraduate academic programs, admissions information, scholarship opportunities, and more. Take part in a live virtual campus tour of both UBC Okanagan and UBC Vancouver, ask your questions to a student panel with ambassadors from both campuses, and enjoy live presentations to help you learn more about UBC.

Who can attend:

Applicants and prospective students from the USA


November 26, 2021

After you've been admitted

UBC Future Student Conference

The UBC Future Student Conference is a five-day online event that connect professors, advisors, and current students with students who have been offered a place at UBC. You’ll have the chance to join live online sessions run by UBC advisors and watch on-demand videos to learn more about essential topics including student life and financial planning. As part of the event, you can:

  • Ask your questions directly to an advisor, professor, or UBC student
  • Learn about your new program and faculty
  • Explore your campus virtually
  • Get tips and advice from UBC advisors
  • Hear from current UBC students
  • Start building your community

Who can attend:

International students and Canadians studying abroad who have been admitted to UBC.



Destination UBC

Deciding where to choose for university can be tough. Destination UBC is your chance to find out what makes UBC Okanagan a global top 40 university, and to discover whether it’s the right home for you. During this multi-day event, you’ll:

  • Move into a student residence and experience living on campus
  • Meet other incoming students and begin making your first friends
  • Find out what life is like as a member of your faculty and meet your new professors
  • Learn about what resources are available as an incoming student
  • Enjoy presentations about the essentials, such as housing, tuition, and finances.

Who can attend:

Canadian students (including permanent residents and refugees studying abroad) with an offer of admission to UBC Okanagan



Destination UBC Indigenous Student Welcome

If you’re a Canadian Indigenous student, you’re invited to come a day early to Destination UBC for the Indigenous Welcome. At this event, you’ll learn about the spaces and resources available on campus for Indigenous students, and enjoy an Indigenous-specific campus tour. You’ll have the chance to attend info sessions held by your new faculty, as well as having the chance to ask your questions about life and learning at UBC to your advisors.

Who can attend:

Students who identify as Indigenous (a member of First Nations, Inuit, or Métis peoples in Canada), with an offer of admission to UBC Okanagan



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