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Science Advising Hours

  Mon Tues Wed Thu Fri

 9:30 to
11 am

Virtual drop-in Virtual drop-in In-person drop-in In-person drop-in Virtual drop-in

11 am
1 pm

Virtual drop-in  In-person drop-in In-person drop-in Virtual drop-in Virtual drop-in
1 to 4 pm

Virtual drop-in
(until 2 pm)

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What types of questions can I ask?

If you have a medical issue or personal problem that is affecting your academic life, come see us as soon as possible! Don't wait for exams. Our advisors can connect you with resources to help you cope with extenuating circumstances. We can also help you with general inquiries like applying for a minor, taking a term off, Faculty level requirements, taking summer courses, determining if you're eligible to graduate, and more.

What should I do before visiting Science Advising?

Look through the online UBC Academic Calendar (the official book of rules) and search the UBC Science Student website. We expect you to have completed a little bit of research before contacting our office--just like you wouldn't show up at your professor's office asking questions to which the answers can easily be found in your lecture notes or textbook! Resourcefulness is an important skill to develop and hone during your university years.

What types of questions can't you answer?

As much as we want to help, we can't help you select a program specialization in second year, or with course selection once you're in a major. Picking a program is something you need to do on your own. Think about your interests and strengths. What career would you like to pursue? Are you passionate about one subject or a broad range of science disciplines? Remember that your time in university is not only about learning, but also self-discovery. So go to program information sessions (often put on by science clubs), workshops (such as Beyond First Year) and career expos. We're the office to go to if you have questions about Faculty requirements, but your program advisor is the expert on requirements specific to your degree.

Alternate Contact

We strongly recommend contacting us by one of the methods listed in the menu on the right - it allows us to provide better, more personalized advising and is more efficient. If it truly is not an option, you can leave a message. Please note that our response to these messages will be significantly delayed and we strongly encourage you to connect with us at drop-in advising to speak with an advisor.

Talk to an Advisor

Drop-in advising is the fastest way to get your questions answered. You can reach us in-person, online, or by phone. We recommend connecting with us in-person or online. 

  • Join the Science Advising line. Choose our in-person or virtual line queue.
    Note: You can see our available hours for each option above.
  • Learn your expected wait time via the text notification.
  • When it's your turn, you'll get a text with instructions. Have your student number ready.

The queue closes when we reach capacity for the day. 

In-Person Location

Science Advising
Chemistry Physics A
6221 University Blvd, Vancouver


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UBC’s virtual line system is a secure system called Qless. All information collected by Qless is stored within Canada. If you have questions, please email