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Your Orientations Leaders

  • Christopher Ison
    Orientation leader


Find everything you need to know about what's planned for your UBC Orientations experience on this page. Check back regularly, as event details are subject to change leading up to the events. Please note: if a last-minute schedule change is required on the day of, you will be updated via email or through your Orientation Leader.

In addition to these great events, your orientation to UBC will be comprised of a wide range of events being hosted from across the University. Learn more

Your Schedule

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Meet Up!
9:15 am - 10:00 am

Meet with other incoming exchange students and your Global Ambassadors (student leader).

Exchange Essentials
10:10 am - 11:00 am
DMP 110

Join us for a welcome and learn essential information for your exchange including UPass, iMED and details of course registration.

Campus Experience
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Explore the campus through a guided tour by our Global Ambassadors. Learn more about the campus and popular study and lunch areas.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Academic Panel
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
LIFE 2201

Engage in a dynamic discussion with UBC professors and students about UBC’s academic culture, expectations and norms.

Community Involvement
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
LIFE 2201

Learn about ways to get involved at UBC and with local communities to get the most out of your time at UBC.

Main Event
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Visit hundreds of booths along Main Mall hosted by UBC student groups, clubs, and UBC services. Chat with group representatives, sign up for clubs, or take part in activities throughout the fair.

University-wide events & activities

UBC Recreation Free Week

From September 11-17, 2023, UBC Recreation’s Free Week will feature a variety of opportunities for you to try different classes, activities and sports. Open to all students, programs and events happen in various UBC Recreation facilities across campus. No experience is required and all abilities are welcome. You won’t want to miss out! 


On UBC’s Vancouver campus, Homecoming is a celebrated tradition to kick-off the academic year and it’s our biggest annual school spirit event. This year, join us from September 16-23, 2023, for a weekend of celebration, reconnection & cheering on your UBC Thunderbirds.

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Events & activities in your faculty

A great way to help you get orientated to life in your Faculty is by attending an Undergraduate Society event. Your Undergraduate Society is the student government located in your faculty. Events they host vary between faculties, but they are all designed to help you have fun, meet people and find your place in your Faculty community. Learn more about your faculty/school’s specific programming: