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Jan 15, 2021
Deadline to apply to transfer to UBC from another post-secondary institution.
Transcript Submission Deadline
May 15, 2021
Submit your interim transcripts from your current institution and high school.
Login to your Student Service Centre (SSC) to officially accept your offer to UBC.
Visit the Science website and start exploring options for your specialization.
Specialization Application opens
TUESDAY Jun 15, 2021, 9 AM
Apply with your top three choices for specialization.
Look for the first emails from UBC Science Advising and Student Engagement with important registration info.
Welcome Email from Orientation Leader
Connect with your Orientation Leader for answers to any questions you have.
Jul 20 - 22, 2021
Login to your SSC to register for courses for the winter session, including terms 1 and 2.
Jul – Aug, 2021
Emails from UBC Science to introduce you to important tools, people and resources on campus.
Visit the UBC Bookstore website to get your personalized book list.
Late Aug 2021
Your personalized schedule for Imagine UBC is emailed to you.
TUESDAY Sep 7, 2021
Imagine UBC Orientation, including a Science student transfer social event.
Connect with your Orientation Leader
Sep - Dec 2021
They can help answer any questions you have.
UBC Bursary program application deadline.
Get ahead with one-on-one support from a Science Peer Academic Coach.
MONDAY Sep 20, 2021
Last day to drop most courses in winter Term 1 without a W.
Participate in the largest voyageur canoe race in North America hosted by UBC Intramurals.
FRIDAY Oct 29, 2021
Last day to withdraw from a course with a W.
Late Oct 2021
Get tips to help you improve your study skills for the next round of midterms.
Hear how researchers got started in the field as undergraduate students.
TUESDAY Dec 7, 2021
Last day of Term 1 classes for most faculties.
Dec 11 - 22, 2021
Find your exam schedule in your Student Service Centre.
Late Dec 2021
Read how to take appropriate steps going forward.
Hear from inspiring speakers and attend interactive workshops while meeting fellow student leaders.
Your Weekly Distillation
Jan - Apr, 2022
Stay updated with important and helpful info, sent each week to your inbox.
On-campus student leader positions applications are open for the next academic year.
Jan - Feb 2022
Sign up for helpful workshops to help prepare for your next steps after your BSc.
Form teams and find solutions to a global issue.
Attend festivities in a week-long celebration of Science.
Get involved with the Science Undergraduate Society.
Feb 21 - 25, 2022
Lectures and labs not in session. Get involved during the break.
Swim, sprint, bike, run, and get over a 12-foot wall in a team or individually.
What is UBC Science Orientations?
UBC Science Orientations supports the transition of new students to the UBC community. You’ll receive academic, community, and professional support through peer-to-peer connections, workshops and social events throughout first term.
What is Imagine UBC and the Imagine Transition Program?
Imagine UBC - Tuesday Sept 7, 2021 - is the first day of your university experience. On this day, you will be paired with a senior Science student - your “orientation leader” - meet fellow students, explore campus, and connect with your department (specialization).
What is a Science Orientation Leader and what do they do?
Every new-to-UBC Science student is automatically paired with a Science Orientation Leader who will send you a personal email over the summer. Your Science Orientation Leader will be your guide through your first term – to the end of December. They can help point you to resources, let you know about awesome events around campus, or meet up for lunch. Check-ins with your Science Orientation Leader can be when you want and about whatever you need.
What kinds of questions can I ask my Science Orientation Leader?
- Where can I get my textbooks?
- What are some recommendations for electives?
- Where are the best places to eat/study on campus?
- Are there any free resources to help me prepare for exams?
- How is university different from high school?
- Where can I find involvement or research opportunities?
- How do I get involved in research?
How can I contact my Science Orientation Leader?
Your Science Orientation Leader is available through the first round of final exams in December. You’ll receive a personal email from them before registration. From then, you can contact them by Facebook, email, text and more – they’ll send you preferred contact details in their introductory email.
It’s mid-June and I haven’t gotten an email from my Orientation Leader. What should I do?
Please contact Science Student Engagement at email@example.com with your full name and UBC student number.
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