This advisory holds information about three orientation events on the Vancouver campus:
- International Student Orientation (Sept. 1-3)
- Residence Parent Orientation (Sept. 4)
- Imagine UBC (Sept. 6).
For information about student orientation programs at UBC’s Okanagan campus, visit: http://okanagan.students.ubc.ca/orientations
Imagine UBC: Undergraduate student orientation, Canada’s largest one-day orientation program
Date/Time: Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
First-year Program: Students meet in groups organized by faculty to meet other students, have questions answered, tour campus, and learn strategies for success.
Returning and Transfer Programs: Students attend events organized by faculty departments and programs.
Pep Rally: 2:15 – 3:15 p.m., First-year and transfer students attend the rally at UBC Thunderbird Arena
The Main Event: 2:00 – 5 p.m., Main Mall between Agronomy Road and University Blvd. Open to the entire UBC community, The Main Event will include information booths with food, games and giveaways, and main stage with performances
First-day classes at UBC’s Vancouver campus have been replaced with orientation activities for the majority of the more than 37,000 undergraduate students. For a list of the faculties involved visit: www.events.ubc.ca.
First-year students who participate are assigned to small groups and will meet their deans, take a campus tour, and attend a student success workshop.
Incoming transfer students can meet their counterparts and attend faculty events, the Pep Rally, and The Main Event.
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.
UBC President Stephen J. Toope, Vice President, Students pro tem Louise Nasmith, and AMS President Jeremy McElroy will speak at the 2:15 p.m. Pep Rally.
Imagine UBC was created 15 years ago by UBC students, and will be run by more than 800 volunteer student leaders this year.
Contact: Margot Bell, Associate Director Student Development, 604.822.9818 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
UBC Residence Parent Orientation—More than 800 parents registered
Date/Time: Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011 10 a.m. – 12 pm and 1:30 – 3:30pm
Place: Totem Park Residence
UBC’s Vancouver campus welcomes more than 800 parents to the Residence Parent Orientation.
Residence Parent Orientation provides the opportunity for parents of students living in residence to learn more about the opportunities, resources, programs, expectations and support available in UBC residences, and about how they can enhance the university experience for students. Representatives from Food Services, Student Health Services, Student Development & Services, UBC Chaplains, Alma Mater Society (AMS) Services, and Alumni Affairs will also be available.
(UBC will hold an orientation for parents of commuter students, or students living at home, on Saturday, Sept. 24. Sessions will be offered in Mandarin and English)
Contact: Janice Robinson, Director Residence Life & Administration, Student Housing and Hospitality Services: 604.822.5779, or email@example.com.
International Orientation; GALA Community Welcome
Date: Sept. 1–3, 2011
Place: UBC International House, activities at various locations around UBC
UBC Vancouver welcomes more than 1,300 new exchange and degree students from 143 countries for a three-day orientation program.
Through workshops, small groups and social activities, new students will learn about Canadian culture, campus resources, employment, study permits, entry visas (temporary resident visas), health insurance, and academic success. In addition, parents of international students will take part in International Orientation.
Contact: Michelle Suderman, 604.377.9788 or firstname.lastname@example.org.