Orientation

UBC's motto is Tuum Est which translates to It’s Yours. We invite you to take full ownership of your university experience and approach learning with passion and enthusiasm.

UBC Student Orientation welcomes students to UBC before classes start. Orientation will help students make friends, navigate the academic transition, meet professors, and learn more about UBC and surrounding areas. Research shows that UBC’s orientation programs lay the foundation for students to succeed academically. As a new student, join in orientation activities to learn about all of the programs and services available to you. As a returning student, stay involved and give back by volunteering to help UBC welcome the incoming class.

The Spark

New to UBC Sauder students

The Spark welcomes first year and transfer students to the UBC Sauder community and is a key part of the UBC Sauder experience. This year, we are planning to deliver a fun and safe in-person experience for students. Programming will follow the Provincial Health Guidelines, but you can still expect the classic Spark experience with cheering, dancing, and games. Attending The Spark will help you make friends as you start your new journey at UBC Sauder. The Spark 2022 will be held on September 9th and 10th. Registration is now open, click the link below to secure your spot!

Learn more about The Spark  

Expand your scope

There are plenty of opportunities within UBC Sauder to enrich your university experience, but remember that there's a diverse campus out there to explore. Look outside the walls of Henry Angus for ways to connect with students from other programs and faculties, and build your campus community.

Make friends for life

Orientation is just your first step. Immerse yourself in university life through the many clubs and services offered by the AMS and CUS student societies.

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