Preparing to Arrive

There’s a lot to think about before you start classes so UBC has prepared a pre-arrival checklist to help you get started.

Learn more about Preparing to Arrive.


Whether you’re new to university life, or are continuing your university career, attending orientations will afford you the opportunity to meet people, learn about your new academic environment and what it means to be a scholar in your area of study.

Learn more about Jump Start and Imagine UBC.

Welcome to Engineering Handbook on Canvas

New to Engineering? The Welcome to Engineering Handbook on Canvas will give you a head start on how the Engineering program works. We will walk you through the enormous number of resources available at UBC and explain how they can be useful and relevant to your academic and professional development.

Learn more about the Welcome to Engineering Handbook

Indigenous Students

At the heart of the on-campus Indigenous community, the First Nations House of Learning (the Longhouse) is dedicated to supporting Indigenous students in achieving their academic goals.

The Longhouse is offering Indigenous Orientation events for incoming 2022 students. Learn more at Indigenous Orientations 2022.

Learn more about the First Nations House of Learning.

Commuter Students

Will you be driving, taking transit, or biking to campus? You are not alone! Over two thirds of UBC students are commuters. UBC Collegia is a home away from home for first-year commuter students. Need a place to stay on campus after participating in an evening activity? Check out the Commuter Student Hostel – an affordable overnight accommodation available during Winter Session to support academic success and involvement in campus co-curricular activities.

Learn more about UBC Collegia and the Commuter Student Hostel.

International Students

Coming to a new country can be daunting. Luckily, UBC has resources to help you land on your feet.

Learn more in the International Student Guide.