This advisory holds information about two orientation events:
• International Student Orientation (Sept. 2-3)
• Imagine UBC and Pep Rally (Sept. 4)
Dates: September 2-3
UBC rolls out the welcome mat for exchange and international students with a two-day orientation comprising workshops, small groups and social activities. Students will learn about campus resources, employment, study permits, entry visas (temporary resident visas) and health insurance.
Contact: Michelle Suderman, Assoc. Director, UBC International Student Development, Cell: 604.377.9788, email@example.com
Imagine UBC: Undergraduate student orientation, Canada’s largest one-day orientation program
Date/time: Tuesday, September 4, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
First-day classes at UBC’s Vancouver campus have been replaced with orientation activities for the majority of the more than 38,000 undergraduate students. In its 16th year, Imagine UBC was created by UBC students. More than 900 volunteer student leaders will be taking part this year.
Faculties and departments across campus have organized events throughout the day to help returning students meet professors, advisors and peers. Faculty specific events can be found at: www.events.ubc.ca.
First-year Program: Students gather in groups organized by faculty to meet other students, have questions answered, tour campus and learn strategies for success at UBC.
Returning and Transfer Programs: Students attend events organized by faculty departments and programs.
Pep Rally: 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Location: UBC Thunderbird Arena [http://www.maps.ubc.ca/?551]
About 6,500 first-year and transfer students, exuberant in their bright faculty or school colours, will receive a warm welcome from UBC President Stephen Toope, Vice President, Students Louise Cowin and AMS President Jeremy McElroy.
Open to the entire UBC community, the Main Event offers information booths with food, games and giveaways, and a main stage with performances.
Contact: Kim Kiloh, Director, Centre for Student Involvement and Careers, 604.366.1143 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For information about student orientation programs at UBC’s Okanagan campus, visit: http://okanagan.students.ubc.ca/orientations