Date: August 30 to September 3, 2021
Location: from the comfort of wherever you’d like!

We’re looking forward to welcoming you and the return of on-campus activities this fall. Recognizing that not all students may be able to attend in person by August 30,  the majority of orientation activities will be online. We are planning for an in-person social activity.

The purpose of Graduate Student Orientation Week is to give you the critical information and skills needed to be successful in grad school while providing opportunities to get to know your peers and the campus at UBCO. Workshops will be held throughout the week, hosted by campus partners including Aboriginal Programs and Services, International Programs and Services, The Centre for Scholarly Communication, UBC Recreation, and many more.

Orientation is open to all graduate students who will be starting their programs in September 2021 and all graduate students who began their programs in January 2021 and May 2021.

If you have questions about orientation, please email gradadmin.ubco@ubc.ca.

Orientation Registration

Click the dropdowns below to register for workshops throughout Graduate Student Orientation Week. You must be registered for a workshop to attend.

Once you register for a workshop, you will receive a confirmation email with the ZOOM workshop details.

For more information about using ZOOM, read the ZOOM Student Guide.

Date: August 30, 2021
Time: 9:00 – 10:00 AM
presenter: The college of graduate studies

Privacy Notification

Your personal information is collected under the authority of section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). This information will be used for event registration for the College of Graduate Studies. Questions about the collection of this information may be directed to gradadmin.ubco@ubc.ca

Date: August 30, 2021
Time: 10:30 – 11:30 AM
presenter: the Office of research services

Privacy Notification

Your personal information is collected under the authority of section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). This information will be used for event registration for the College of Graduate Studies. Questions about the collection of this information may be directed to gradadmin.ubco@ubc.ca

Date: August 30, 2021
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pM
presenter: health and wellness

Privacy Notification

Your personal information is collected under the authority of section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). This information will be used for event registration for the College of Graduate Studies. Questions about the collection of this information may be directed to gradadmin.ubco@ubc.ca

Date: August 31, 2021
Time: 9:00 – 10:00 aM
presenter: ubco rECREATION

Privacy Notification

Your personal information is collected under the authority of section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). This information will be used for event registration for the College of Graduate Studies. Questions about the collection of this information may be directed to gradadmin.ubco@ubc.ca

Date: AUGUST 31, 2021
Time: 11:00 – 12:00 PM
presenter: the centre for scholarly communication

Privacy Notification

Your personal information is collected under the authority of section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). This information will be used for event registration for the College of Graduate Studies. Questions about the collection of this information may be directed to gradadmin.ubco@ubc.ca

Date: August 31, 2021
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pM
presenter: Aboriginal programs and services

Privacy Notification

Your personal information is collected under the authority of section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). This information will be used for event registration for the College of Graduate Studies. Questions about the collection of this information may be directed to gradadmin.ubco@ubc.ca

Date: September 1, 2021
Time: 9:30 – 11:30 AM
Presenter: the sexual violence prevention and response office

Privacy Notification

Your personal information is collected under the authority of section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). This information will be used for event registration for the College of Graduate Studies. Questions about the collection of this information may be directed to gradadmin.ubco@ubc.ca

Date: September 1, 2021
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pM
presenter: the disability resource centre

Privacy Notification

Your personal information is collected under the authority of section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). This information will be used for event registration for the College of Graduate Studies. Questions about the collection of this information may be directed to gradadmin.ubco@ubc.ca

Date: September 1, 2021
Time: 2:30 – 3:30 pM
presenter: indigenous programs and services

Privacy Notification

Your personal information is collected under the authority of section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). This information will be used for event registration for the College of Graduate Studies. Questions about the collection of this information may be directed to gradadmin.ubco@ubc.ca

Date: September 2, 2021
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 AM
presenter: the centre for scholarly communication

Privacy Notification

Your personal information is collected under the authority of section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). This information will be used for event registration for the College of Graduate Studies. Questions about the collection of this information may be directed to gradadmin.ubco@ubc.ca

Date: September 2, 2021
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pM
presenter: the equity and inclusion office

Privacy Notification

Your personal information is collected under the authority of section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). This information will be used for event registration for the College of Graduate Studies. Questions about the collection of this information may be directed to gradadmin.ubco@ubc.ca

Date: September 3, 2021
Time: 8:15 – 9:15 AM
presenter: gradaute student reps

Privacy Notification

Your personal information is collected under the authority of section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). This information will be used for event registration for the College of Graduate Studies. Questions about the collection of this information may be directed to gradadmin.ubco@ubc.ca

Date: September 3, 2021
Time: 9:30 – 11:00 AM
presenter: international programs and services

International Graduate Student Orientation Session

Missed the first International Graduate Student Orientation? This workshop is for you. You have questions — we have answers! Learn about COVID-19 health restrictions, your responsibilities as an international student and worker, the Post-Graduation Work Permit, health insurance, and more.

Privacy Notification

Your personal information is collected under the authority of section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). This information will be used for event registration for the College of Graduate Studies. Questions about the collection of this information may be directed to gradadmin.ubco@ubc.ca

*Postponed due to current public health restrictions. This event will be rescheduled for later in the fall. 

Privacy Notification

Your personal information is collected under the authority of section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). This information will be used for event registration for the College of Graduate Studies. Questions about the collection of this information may be directed to gradadmin.ubco@ubc.ca

UBC 501

 

UBC 501 is a self-guided, online orientation designed to help prepare you for your arrival at UBC Okanagan. UBC 501 is made up of five modules and can be accessed anywhere, anytime with an internet connection. Each module takes approximately 20-30 minutes to complete. The modules cover topics such as graduate student expectations, working with your supervisor, familiarizing yourself with Kelowna and the Okanagan, history and traditions of UBC Okanagan, and important on-campus resources to help you along the way.

Enroll in UBC501