Things to Think About in Your First Year
How do I define success in my courses?
Who can help me with my academics?
What do I want to accomplish during my undergrad?
Where can I find people with similar interests to me?
How is university preparing me for the career I want?
What do I want to be responsible for knowing about?
Your First Year Bucket List
UBC’s immersive, multi-day orientation is designed to introduce you to the University, your faculty, and new friends.
Residence Jump Start runs from August 24 - 30, 2019. Commuter Jump Start runs from August 26 -30, 2019.
You’ll be paired with a Science Imagine Orientation Leader and connect with the Science community at UBC.
Kick-start life as a UBC Science student. Fun events organized by SUS.
Tuesday Sept 17, 2019
Last day to withdraw from Term 1 courses without a W standing on your transcript.
Meet new friends in Science and kick-off your first year.
Prepare for midterms by learning study advice from professors.
Mid - Late September 2019
Get one-on-one support from a Science Peer Academic Coach.
Sept 28 - 29, 2019
Join 3,000 students in the world's largest voyageur canoe race.
Friday Oct 11, 2019
Last day to withdraw from a Term 1 course with a W standing on your transcript.
Late October 2019
Tips to help you improve your study skills for the next round of midterms.
Learn tips to resolve your anxiety during midterm season.
Wednesday Nov 6, 2019
Hear student speakers and meet local groups for volunteer opportunities.
Hear how researchers got started in the field as undergraduate students.
Create a quick, personal study plan and get exam prep tips.
Friday Nov 29, 2019
Last day of Term 1 classes for most faculties.
December 3 - 18, 2019
The final exam period runs from Dec 3 to Dec 18.
Late December 2019
Consider the impact of the course and take appropriate steps going forward.
Hear from inspiring speakers and attend interactive workshops while meeting fellow student leaders.
friday Jan 17, 2020
Last day to withdraw from Term 2 courses without a W standing on your transcript.
On-campus student leader positions are available for the next academic year.
Wednesday Jan 22, 2020
Form teams and find solutions to a global issue.
Monday Mar 2, 2020
Departmental advisors and senior students answer your questions about specializations.
Mar 21 - 24, 2020
Swim, bike, run, and get over a 12-foot wall in a team or individually.
late March - early April 2020
Create a quick exam study plan and get a free care package.
wednesday Apr 8, 2020
Last day of Term 2 classes for most faculties.
April 14 - 29, 2020
The final exam period runs from Apr 14 to Apr 29.
wednesday May 1, 2019
Deadline for most students to accept UBC's offer of admission.
friday May 31, 2019
Last day to apply to UBC's small, integrated science experience.
June 18 - 20, 2019
Register for your courses in Term 1 and 2 Winter Session.
Learn tips on how to secure a spot in a lecture or lab.
monday Jul 15, 2019
Last day to apply to register for the Jump Start Orientation Program.
New students receive a welcome email from the president.
August - September 2019
Visit the UBC bookstore website to get your personalized book list.
Support for Science Students
Questions about course selection? Not sure about program or specialization requirements? Need help with your Science degree planning? Visit Science Advising.
Connect with a Science Peer Academic coach at the Irving K Barber Learning Centre. Get personalized advice on study techniques, time management and exam prep. Did you know students who work with a coach see up to a 10% increase in their grades? Learn more.
Build Knowledge and Skills to Complement Your Coursework
Attend SCI Team events to gain experience and get ahead with your academics, extra-curriculars, professional skill development, and career plans. SCI Team hosts a variety of events, such as Get into Research, throughout the year. Learn more.
There are many free on-campus resources available to you. Make the most out of your Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree.